November 21, 2014

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Antoinette M. Johns


Antoinette M. Johns, 67, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born on March 17, 1947, in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, to the late Antonio and Mary Ann (nee Sicchitano) Pollifroni. Antoinette worked as a secretary for years, but will be remembered most for her love and devotion Read More…

Popovich sees bright future for Cavaliers


Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of the surliest interviews in professional sports. He enjoys demeaning sideline reporters and mocking journalists in every city, as was the case Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Popovich’s responses included, “Duh,” “Did you stay up all night thinking of that question?” and “I never said that. You’re making those Read More…

Josh Gordon overjoyed to be back with Browns


BEREA — Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” blared through the field house speakers Wednesday as the Browns began stretching. It set the perfect mood for receiver Josh Gordon’s return to the practice field after serving a 10-game drug suspension. He’s back for the final six-game stretch and said he’s “extremely pumped” to be part Read More…

LeBron James loses ball on last possession as Cavs lose close game to Spurs


CLEVELAND — For the Cavaliers, the good news is LeBron James struggled to score, coach David Blatt made some questionable tactical decisions and they still had a chance to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. The bad news is they lost 92-90 Wednesday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “This is a game Read More…

Foundation laid for new hotel in Medina Township

Battling snow and cold weather, employees with Modern Poured Walls Construction Services Inc. work Wednesday on the new Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, Medina Township. The hotel is scheduled to open next summer. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The recovering economy is bringing more then just shops and restaurants to Medina County. It’s bringing a new hotel. Foundation work began for the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, west of the Interstate 71 interchange with state Route 18 in Medina Township, at the beginning of the month. The owner, Aashish Patel of Read More…

Tifft joins Kyle Busch Motorsports lineup

Brad Bournival The Gazette If Matt Tifft has anything to say about it, the 2014 Highland graduate will go from go-karts to a Sprint Cup championship one day. The HinckleyTownship native took a step in the right direction over the weekend when Kyle Busch Motorsports announced the addition of Tifft to the team’s lineup for Read More…

PHOTO: Preparing to light up Brunswick

Tom Adams of the Brunswick Parks Department installs a snowflake light along Center Road on Wednesday afternoon. Adams said crews will be working to complete the installation of lights this week and the snowflakes are scheduled to light up next Wednesday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Victorian Christmas festivities begin

Joann King of the Medina Historical Society sits by the traditional Christmas tree on display at the John Smart House, 206 N. Elmwood Ave., across the street from Medina City Hall. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

With the holidays just around the corner, the Medina County Historical Society will host a Victorian Christmas at the John Smart House Museum that begins this weekend during Medina’s Candlelight Walk festivities. Historical society volunteer Joann King said the event is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the next two Sundays, Nov. 30 Read More…

Montville trustees purchase more Blue Heron land for park

The Montville Township trustees are moving forward with the transformation of the unused Blue Heron golf course into a public park. Trustees purchased an additional parcel for $25,000 from 6061 River Styx LLC, the company that owned the golf course, which closed in 2012. The land will serve as a separate entrance to the park Read More…

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for rest of season


MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the league and the NFL Players Association over the player Read More…