August 31, 2015

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Things to know: Ferguson marks one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

Marchers on Sunday start the walk to Greater St. Mark's Church from the spot where Michael Brown was killed a year ago in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. HOW FERGUSON MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF MICHAEL BROWN’S DEATH The father of the slain 18-year-old leads a march in the Missouri town, one year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities. Read More…

Medina County Republicans weigh in on Kasich’s debate comments

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The day after the Republican presidential debate, many analysts were tabulating the number of minutes and seconds that each of 10 candidates actually spoke during the two-hour event at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. Republicans in Medina County, as expected, paid particular attention to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Kasich spoke for a little more Read More…

Local GOP leaders closely watch presidential candidate debate in Cleveland

From left, Sharon Ray of Wadsworth, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Nancy Abbott of Hinckley Township pose for a photo at Quicken Loans Arena before Thursday’s debate among presidential hopefuls in Cleveland. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Republicans from Medina County said Thursday they were enjoying the atmosphere of the first debate of the 2016 GOP presidential campaign. Many had their eyes fixed on Gov. John Kasich, who narrowly made it to the prime time stage with the 10th best polling numbers that were averaged by cable television channel Fox News. The Read More…

Protesters gather outside Republican debate venue in Cleveland

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in Cleveland. (AP PHOTO)

Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski | The Gazette Protestors outside Quicken Loans Arena weren’t fans of the ideas being espoused inside during Thursday night’s Republican debates in Cleveland. Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change, told a large crowd that it’s time to shine a spotlight on how out of touch the Republican Party Read More…

Follow Gazette reporters on Twitter for live coverage of GOP debate in Cleveland

This combination of photos, from top left, shows Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and from bottom left, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Scott Walker. The candidates are scheduled to participate in a Fox News Channel Republican presidential debate on Thursday. (AP FILE PHOTOS)

The Gazette’s Loren Genson and Bruce Bishop are attending the Republican presidential debate tonight at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. They’ll be tweeting about the event all day and live-tweeting the debate, so feel free to engage them on Twitter at @LorenGenson and @Bruce_Bishop. Use the #GOPdebate hashtag! Tweets by @LorenGenson Tweets by @bruce_bishop #GOPdebate Tweets

Things to know: Malaysian flight debris, 2016 election, China cross crackdown

In this July photo, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEBRIS OF MISSING FLIGHT 370 MAY STILL BE AFLOAT “I’m certain other bits floated. But whether they’ve washed up anywhere is another question,” says John Page, an aircraft design expert at the University of New South Wales Read More…

Gov. John Kasich makes cut for Thursday’s GOP debate in Cleveland

Gov. John Kasich pauses before announcing his run for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University on Tuesday in Columbus. (AP PHOTO)

Fox News announced Tuesday that Gov. John Kasich earned the 10th and final spot on the stage for Thursday’s Republican presidential debate at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. “It’s only fitting that this phase of the Republican presidential nomination begins in Ohio — the Mother of Presidents,” Kasich said in a press release after Tuesday’s announcement. Read More…

County charter ballot initiative challenged by residents

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A proposed ballot initiative that would create a county charter establishing a community bill of rights faces a formal protest from five Medina County residents. The five protest filings with the Medina County Board of Elections were from Bethany Dentler, executive director of the Medina County Economic Development Corp.; Mark Overholt, president of Tiger General, Read More…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks GOP nomination for president

Gov. John Kasich pauses before announcing his run for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University on Tuesday in Columbus. (AP PHOTO)

Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday made his campaign for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination official, citing his experience, his family and his campaign work for former President Ronald Reagan. At a speech at Ohio State University, his alma mater, Kasich spoke about his work as a legislator in the Ohio House and then in Read More…

Gov. Kasich to jump into GOP presidential race today

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Gov. John Kasich will announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president today at Ohio State University in Columbus. Kasich then will leave to campaign in the early primary state of New Hampshire. Kasich, who was elected to a second term as governor in 2014, will speak at his alma mater in Read More…