November 1, 2014


PHOTO: One injured, sent to hospital in Liverpool Twp. crash

A 1 p.m. crash Wednesday at state Route 303 and Station Road in Liverpool Township sent a Brunswick woman to Medina Hospital. Francis Nasiatka, 50, was driving a Kia Soul east on Route 303 when Dylan Bruce, 20, of Columbia Township, who was driving a Toyota Scion south on Station, pulled out in front of her, Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Jones said. Jones said Nasiatka was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled. Bruce was cited for failure to yield, a patrol dispatcher said. (BRUCE BISHOP / GAZETTE)

A 1 p.m. crash Wednesday at state Route 303 and Station Road in Liverpool Township sent a Brunswick woman to Medina Hospital.

Browns coach Mike Pettine, teammates sense QB Johnny Manziel’s frustration from not playing

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel has said all the right things about life as the backup quarterback. He’s staying in his “own lane,” playing his “role” and supporting starter Brian Hoyer. His best friend and coach know standing on the sideline is killing him. “He’s the ultimate competitor,” Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans said Wednesday on a Read More…

LeBron James, Dan Gilbert focus on shared goal of bringing Cleveland a championship

Dan Gilbert

CLEVELAND — Small forward LeBron James and owner Dan Gilbert, the two most powerful men in the Cavaliers organization, look at their divorce and second marriage the same way. “We had one bad moment and it overshadowed all the great times we had together,” James said Wednesday after practice at Quicken Loans Arena. “Now we’re Read More…

Madison Bumgarner fires 5 shutout innings as Giants win 3rd World Series title in 5 years

World Series Giants Royals Baseball

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of the bullpen to throw Read More…

Cavs Notes: Tristan Thompson likely to sign contract extension

Tristan Thompson, Mike Conley

CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson isn’t going to come cheaply, but it sounds like the Cavaliers are ready to reward the fourth-year power forward. Cleveland has through Friday to agree to a contract extension with Thompson, who was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and will earn $5.4 million this season under Read More…

Browns Notes: Jordan Cameron’s replacements bring own styles to TE

Jim Dray, Khalil Mack

BEREA — Browns tight end Jim Dray has played five solid seasons in the NFL, while Gary Barnidge is in his seventh year in the league. Though they are filling in for Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron (concussion), neither has any illusion of playing at his level. “Jordan is literally an athletic freak, so you really Read More…

Festival of Trees lights up holiday giving

Christmas is eight weeks away, but it isn’t too early for some to think about buying a holiday tree, especially if it benefits a good cause. More than 300 people already have registered for the eighth annual Festival of Trees Nov. 6 at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township. “This is the biggest crowd we’ve Read More…

Elizabeth Spencer Klopp


Elizabeth Spencer Klopp died Sunday, October 19, 2014, in Naples, Florida. She was born October 8, 1924, in Cleveland, to the Reverend Tracy Day Spencer and Dorothy Doolittle Spencer. A graduate of the College of Wooster, Betsy was an elementary school music teacher for the Cloverleaf School District for 25 years. She was an active Read More…

James R. “Jim” Rupp

James R. “Jim” Rupp, 72, of Seville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Wooster Community Hospital. He was born August 18, 1942 in Akron, to the late Ralph and Arlene (Mullet) Rupp and lived most of his life in the Sterling/Seville area. Jim graduated from Norwayne High School in the class of 1960 and Read More…

Dolores Hadgis


Dolores Hadgis (nee Matelski), 83, died Monday, October 27, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Alexander (deceased); dear mother of Tom (Paula) and Alan (Traci); cherished grandmother of Matthew (Sandy), Elizabeth (Jay) Kirby and Cameron; dear sister-in-law of Christina and Tode Cosic and dear aunt and friend of many. Friends may call Thursday, October Read More…