June 25, 2016

Medina
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Fans drink in sights at Cavs parade

Gary Downing, sales consultant at Bill Doraty Kia in Medina Township, will never forget watching Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. “I watched it with my father,” the Medina resident said. “Sports are his life. He started crying when the Cavs won, and I did too. It was the best Father’s Day ever. Read More…

LeBron says ‘This is the happiest time of my life’ as team, fans celebrate Cavs’ title

The way Cavaliers general manager David Griffin sees it, “The Drive,” “The Shot” and “The Fumble” — all infamous plays in Cleveland’s pro sports history — now have been replaced by “The Block, “The Three” and “The ‘D’.” None of the million-plus people — some crowd estimates were as high as 1.3 million — at Read More…

Spirits high during RTA waits for Cavs parade

Thousands of people waited and waited Wednesday morning for a downtown Cleveland parade and victory rally to begin. Thousands more waited too — and they weren’t even downtown yet. Jill Laps of Medina and her triplets were among those in line to board a bus at the West 150th Street RTA terminal. Laps decided to Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, June 22

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How Trump aims to portray Clinton The likely Republican presidential nominee will lambaste his Democratic rival as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration. 2. London is most Read More…

Thousands downtown already for Cavs parade

CLEVELAND — Thousands of people are downtown already, and thousands more are trying to get there, for the first championship parade in Cleveland Cavaliers history — and the first major sports title in Cleveland in 52 years. The public was encouraged to take public transportation, and seems to have heeded that advice in droves. The Greater Read More…

Cavs legend Joe Tait tuned into Finals victory

Once in his life, he had to pay attention to every intimate detail of the Cavaliers. Those days are in the past. Joe Tait, affectionately known by fans as the “voice of the Cavaliers,” was the radio play-by-play broadcaster for 38 years. The Medina County resident began the job during the Cavs’ inaugural year in Read More…

NBA champion Cavs, fans to pack Cleveland

Fans of Cleveland’s major pro sports teams waited 52 years for a championship and the ensuing victory parade. Now that both finally have arrived, surely they have enough patience to handle a few traffic jams and some possible parking hassles, right? With at least 800,000 — some estimates say as many as 1 million — Read More…

Gas aggregation bid sets lower prices

Medina County officials say a change to the pricing structure of the county’s gas aggregation program would guarantee savings for residents. County commissioners are considering a bid for a two-year contract from the program’s supplier, Pickerington-based Volunteer Energy Services. The bid would continue the gas aggregation program that was approved by voters in May 2014. Read More…

Back-to-back festivals coming to Brunswick

Two Brunswick festivals are gearing up to provide entertainment and fun for the community this month. The St. Ambrose Summer Festival begins Thursday and continues through Sunday. It will be followed by the Brunswick Summer Celebration that runs June 29 through July 4. “We’re really hopeful that the two festivals being back-to-back will create an Read More…

Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival kicks off

Six days after some Wadsworth residents began claiming their favorite observation posts along the route, thousands came out to watch the Blue Tip Festival parade Tuesday. Tom Flath, a lifelong Wadsworth resident, secured his place on Broad Street Tuesday morning using a tarp and stakes. Flath owned his own electrical business, Flath Electric, which was Read More…