September 1, 2014

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Ohio’s unemployment rate drops again, below U.S. rate

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate has inched downward again. The state Department of Job and Family Services said today that seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio was 6.9 percent in October, down from the revised figure of 7.1 percent in September. That’s the lowest rate since August 2008, when it was 6.8 percent. Ohio’s unemployment rate Read More…

Basketball Hall of Fame: Longtime Cavaliers’ broadcaster Joe Tait to be inducted tonight

After 40 years broadcasting NBA games, including 38 with the Cavaliers, Joe Tait will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Joe Tait quickly agreed to meet two reporters for lunch the other day to discuss his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. Picking an establishment wasn’t quite as easy. “How about The Oaks?” a reporter sug­gested, figuring the upscale Chippewa Lake restaurant was close to Tait’s home in Lafayette Township. “Boy, Read More…

Williams uses Twitter to beg Cavs not to trade him

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Mo Williams isn’t too proud to beg. Williams, the subject of trade rumors with the Portland Trail Blazers heading into tonight’s NBA Draft, posted a message on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon asking the Cavaliers not to move him. It read: “Pls don’t trade me, I’m not ready to go. Read More…

Brunswick’s ‘Mr. Fix-It’ finally gets to fly like an eagle

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By Sandy Ciupak Special to The Gazette On Feb. 15, Ken Dudas of Brunswick was one of 150 new Eagle Scouts honored by the Greater Cleveland Council of the Boy Scouts of America in a ceremony at Cleveland’s Renaissance Hotel. Unlike the other recipients of scouting’s highest honor, Dudas wasn’t wearing his uniform. Even if Read More…

Medina grad competes in online contest for Red Carpet coverage

By John Benson Special to The Gazette And the Oscar goes to? For 2005 Medina High School graduate Chad Courtney, who is currently a senior at Bowling Green State University majoring in film production, the eventual goal is attending the Academy Awards ceremony and perhaps hearing his name read as winning cinematographer. While this dream Read More…

Medina grad competes in online contest for Red Carpet coverage

By John Benson Special to The Gazette And the Oscar goes to? For 2005 Medina High School graduate Chad Courtney, who is currently a senior at Bowling Green State University majoring in film production, the eventual goal is attending the Academy Awards ceremony and perhaps hearing his name read as winning cinematographer. While this dream Read More…

Craving mouth-watering chocolate?

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By Angela Huston Special to The Gazette Brownies. Fudge. Tortes. Caramel candy enrobed in chocolate. The recent Red Cross of Medina County Chocolate Festival, held Feb. 7, might make it seem as though we tout its delectable goodness more during the month of love, but for many, no day is complete without chocolate, no occasion Read More…

Age of Aquarius: Annual Medina County Art League exhibition transitions to its new location at Medina Library

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By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette To celebrate its fifth annual Aquarius Exhibition, Medina County Art League officials felt the time was right for a change of venue. This year’s art display opens Feb. 7 and runs through Feb. 27 at the Medina Library. “We had it at the Western Reserve Masonic Community for Read More…

Cavaliers earn some top grades

By RICK NOLAND Assistant Sports Editor The Cavaliers were an NBA-best 35-8 going into a game in Orlando on Thursday, so Professor Noland was all smiles as he handed out midseason report cards: Daniel Gibson: Boobie has been one of the few downers in this amazing season, as he’s been unable to consistently knock down Read More…

Addicted to adventure: Medina native tackles tall peaks around the world — and names a couple along the way

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By Sandy Ciupak Special to The Gazette In search of adventure, Anna Pfaff moved to Colorado from her hometown of Medina in 2003. There, she discovered the mountains, and ever since, her life has revolved around her next expedition. From El Capitan in Yosemite National Park to the distant peaks of Argentina, this 28-year-old registered Read More…