August 1, 2014

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Wissel brothers have solid night at Medina County Fair motocross race

Harley Lucas (62) and Chase Witmer battle it out in the last turn of the Schoolboy race during the motocross at the Medina County Fair. Lucas went on to win the race. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — It was a tale of different levels of competition for the Wissel brothers in their motocross races Tuesday at the Medina County Fair. The Medina 15-year-olds finished one-two in their first Super Mini bike race, with Tyler coming in ahead of Ryan. But the brothers’ second race showed a different result, as they Read More…

Wadsworth football coach Greg Dennison could miss first game

Greg Dennison

There’s a strong chance the most recognizable figure on Wadsworth’s football team won’t be around when the Grizzlies open their season Aug. 29 at Ashland. Head coach Greg Dennison, who is entering his 20th year with Wadsworth, hasn’t stepped down or been non-renewed. The winningest coach in school history, Dennison will likely still be recuperating Read More…

Reciever Charles Johnson has real chance to make Browns team this year

Charles Johnson

BEREA — Browns coach Mike Pettine didn’t pull any punches during his first meeting with wide receiver Charles Johnson. “I told him I didn’t know much about him, but I went on You Tube and watched his Grand Valley State highlights,” Pettine said. “They were impressive. You could see he was worth taking a peek Read More…

Tiger Woods focused on winning at Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods

AKRON — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started. The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way Read More…

Indians Corey Kluber outduels Mariners ‘King’ Felix Hernandez

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — Though they traded their ace to St. Louis, the Indians appear to be in good hands with Corey Kluber atop their rotation. As he has done all season, Kluber pitched like a No. 1 starter, outdueling one of the majors’ best in Seattle’s Felix Hernandez on Wednesday night to push Cleveland to a Read More…

Indians notes: Corey Kluber takes over as ace

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — T.J. House will replace Justin Masterson in the rotation, but right-hander Corey Kluber will take over as the Indians’ ace now that Masterson has been traded. Truth be told, Kluber had earned the title long before Masterson was dealt to the Cardinals on Wednesday. He has been one of the American League’s best Read More…

Indians: Justin Masterson traded to St. Louis for prospect

Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND — After his discount long-term contract offer was rejected this spring, Justin Masterson probably felt his days in Cleveland were numbered. Wednesday, the Indians traded the right-hander to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder James Ramsey, bringing an end to Masterson’s tenure with the Tribe — a stint that began when Cleveland Read More…

More tickets offered for LeBron’s homecoming

LeBron James (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

AKRON (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed Read More…

PHOTOS: ATVs sling mud off tires at county fair’s motocross event

Dan Hoisington (71), from Medina, and Nicholas Walkuski, from Medina, battle in the ATV A race during the motocross at the Medina County Fair. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Check out these photos from the motocross event at this year’s Medina County Fair. Check Thursday’s Gazette for a story and more photos.

Mark Szakacs Jr. adds to his family’s demolition derby legacy

Brunswick's Ian High and Medina's Ryan Keaton compete in the second heat of the sub-compact division of the 80's & Newer Demolition Derby Monday at the Medina County Fair. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Father to son, senior to junior. The demolition derby at the Medina County Fair has been a part of Mark Szakacs Jr.’s family since his father won the stock derby in 1978. The Medina resident added his first 80’s and Newer Demolition title in his sixth year in the event, describing the win Read More…