October 20, 2014

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Banged-up Browns defense turns in bang-up performance in win over Steelers

Joe Haden, Antonio Brown

CLEVELAND — The Browns defense faced an uphill battle Sunday against Pittsburgh. It was down two starters and a key reserve. Two other starters were ailing and two more contributors were lost during the game. It had not played well so far, entering Sunday allowing 421.8 yards — second-worst in the NFL — and 26.2 Read More…

Browns special teams stumble badly against Ravens

Asa Jackson, Billy Cundiff

CLEVELAND — With the game hanging in the balance Sunday, the Browns’ special teams couldn’t tip the scale. Not only did the kicking game not help the Browns, it cost them dearly in a 23-21 loss to the Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium that was decided when Justin Tucker nailed a 32-yard field goal as time Read More…

Legislation tackles heroin epidemic

MEDINA — The Cleveland Clinic and U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach are calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at the heroin crisis in Northeast Ohio. The legislation is part of larger community action plan released Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office — Northern District of Ohio, in Cleveland. The plan was developed after a forum Read More…

One day, 15,000 pounds of food

Sandy Calvert, left, and Cheryl Mason hand out boxes of granola bars Thursday during Feeding Medina County’s free food distribution at the Community Center in Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY ANDREW DAVIS)

MEDINA — Every month Feeding Medina County gets a call from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank detailing how much, and what kinds, of food it will receive the next morning for its free distribution. Early the next morning, 50 to 70 volunteers rush to set up the nearly 15,000 pounds of food that will supplement the Read More…

Bake sale to benefit boy, 4, with cancer

BRUNSWICK — Brownie Troop 91284 has taken up the cause of helping the family of 4-year-old Quinn Demko, who is battling cancer, by hosting a bake sale Sunday outside Starbucks, 3362 Center Road. Quinn, whose family is from Brook Park, was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor on Nov. 22 at Rainbow Babies & Children Read More…

Teen boys learn science at ‘secret’ club

Teen services librarian Sean Rapacki shows Noah Nicholson, 13, how to wire a homemade speaker during the “Dangerous Boys Club” at Wadsworth Public Library on Wednesday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY ANDREW DAVIS)

Every month a secret group of boys called the “Dangerous Boys Club” convenes in the back halls of Wadsworth Public Library to make gadgets and crack codes. The program, designed by teen services librarian Sean Rapacki, aims to spark creative interest in subjects ranging from science and technology to engineering and art. This month, members Read More…

Robinson to leave school board with Vlcek

MEDINA — Medina school board President Karla Robinson announced that she would resign effective Jan. 1 instead of in May as she had planned. Robinson and board member Susan Vlcek, who also is resigning effective Jan. 1, shed tears during their last regular meeting as members of the board. Robinson and Vlcek announced in September Read More…

Why do gas prices differ day to day, place to place?

On Thursday, regular unleaded fuel sold for $3.48 a gallon at the Sunoco station, 6392 Lafayette Road, Lafayette Township. Five miles north, regular unleaded gas was $3.55 a gallon at Stop ’n Go, 828 W. Liberty St., Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Bill Preisler has been a gas price watcher for two years. That’s when he began asking why service stations in the same area often have much different prices. “I bought a car that gets crappy gas mileage that became a price issue,” Preisler said. “I started off looking for the cheapest gas.” Every day for Read More…

PHOTO: 2013 Medina County Fair king and queen named

Caleb Parker and Emily Howard were named 2013’s Medina County Fair king and queen Monday night.  Parker will be a senior at Medina High School and Howard attends the University of Akron.  Six young women and two young men from around the county competed for the titles, which grant the winners a chance to compete for Ohio State Fair king and queen next January.  Each contestant was asked a random question and given a word to describe what the meaning held for him or her. Three judges decided the winners based on each contestant’s poise, personality, communication skills, activities and leadership skills among other things.

Getting ready for the county fair

Dan "Red" Sexton tries to keep a cable taut while working on "Catch 'n' Air" on Wednesday at the Medina County Fairgrounds in Medina. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Carnival rides hold a special place for fairgoers — the Medina County Fair is no exception. But somebody has to build and operate the rides. A week before the Medina fair was scheduled to open Monday, 11 men from Bates Amusement — most sporting tattoos, some shirtless and all turned a deep bronze from so Read More…