August 20, 2014

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Orioles 4, Indians 1: Tribe can’t complete sweep of division leaders

Jonathan Schoop, Kyle Crockett

CLEVELAND — A productive homestand ended with the Indians being not so productive Sunday at Progressive Field. With a chance to sweep the American League East Division-leading Orioles, Cleveland instead settled for a three-game series win, managing just two hits in a 4-1 loss in front of 22,564 fans. The Indians, who went 3-2 in Read More…

Browns analysis: Pettine needs QB battle to wrap up tonight

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The end is near. At least Browns coach Mike Pettine hopes. Pettine wants desperately to name the starting quarterback for the season opener this week, and put a stop to the competition that has overwhelmed all other storylines in camp. It’s been his plan since before training camp and hasn’t changed despite a near-even battle Read More…

Indians notes: Rotation shining for a spell

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ rotation has picked an opportune time for a top-shelf spell. Despite scoring only 19 runs over the last seven games, Cleveland has posted a 5-2 record, thanks in large part to effective outings from its starting pitchers, who have allowed just five earned runs over a span of 44 innings. In Read More…

Wadsworth school board: No more ‘no mow’ in front of buildings

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Responding to complaints from residents, the Wadsworth school board has agreed to eliminate the “no mow” areas in front of the high school and other new school buildings. Tall shrubs, grass and wild flowers that haven’t been cut in 2½ years eventually will be replaced with a more conventional grass landscaping. “It just is not Read More…

Medical officials urge parents to vaccinate their schoolchildren

Staff and wire reports The Ohio Department of Health and local medical officials are urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year. Dr. Hanna Lemerman, of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Medina, said getting children all of the vaccines Read More…

Vincent James “Jim” Cavallaro

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Vincent James “Jim” Cavallaro, 87, of Lodi, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. He was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on November 7, 1926, to the late Larry and Hallie (Stohl) Cavallaro. Jim was employed for 31 years at MTD on the mower assembly line, and would often be found working on lawnmowers in his Read More…

Mary Beth Chrystal

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Prayers will begin Thursday morning, August 21, 2014, at 9:15 A.M., at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, followed by a Mass and Christian burial celebrated at 10 A.M., at St. Patrick’s Church in Youngstown for Mary Beth Chrystal who passed on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the age of 53. She was a resident Read More…

Parents crusade for teen driving safety

As high schoolers pile into cars to head to school, dances, football games and other fall events, local law enforcement officers and parents are urging teens to make sure they follow state laws for young drivers. Ohio has laws that prohibit 16-year-old drivers from having more than one passenger who is not a family member. Read More…

Medina athletes take gold at Gay Games in Cleveland

Meghan Joyce, left, and Jessie Hall, both of Medina, display the gold medals they won in volleyball at the Gay Games 9, held this week in Cleveland. The international competition was expected to draw more than 9,000 participants from around the world. ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE

Meghan Joyce says Gay Games 9, which Cleveland hosted this week, was an opportunity for people from around the world to celebrate who they are. “It really brought the community together,” said Joyce, 24, who graduated from Buckeye High School and lives in Medina. “I am just so happy that it happened in Cleveland.” The Read More…

Family who lost husband, father gives thanks for overwhelming support

Michelle Radke and her four children: from left, Hannah, 16, Isaac, 8, Owen, 11 and Brynn, 14. Husband and father Peter Radke died in May while trying to rescue a teenager in Lake Erie. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Michelle Radke says it’s difficult to adequately express her gratitude for the support her family has received following the death of her husband, who drowned 2½ months ago while trying to rescue a teenage girl in Lake Erie. “There are no words to thank everyone,” said Radke, of Medina Township. “We’re still getting cards in Read More…