July 26, 2014

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Medina Nazarene Church celebrates its new facility

By BETTY CARLISLE Special to The Gazette The recently completed construction of the Medina Church of the Nazarene was “a long time in the praying,” said congregation member Claudia Skidmore. Skidmore, who had been transporting materials for her preschool and kindergarten religious education class in a deep, heavy bag every Sunday, is happy that the Read More…

Short-term missions answer needs

By JUDY A. TOTTS Religion Editor The mission bug first bit Beth Schnabel when she went to Salmopal, Poland, 15 years ago with a group from her home church, Prince of Peace Lutheran (Missouri Synod). “I packed paint brushes, but when we got there, the walls weren’t built yet,” she said. “We found out what Read More…

Warriors come out to play

By BRAD BOURNIVAL Staff Writer TIFFIN — Highland baseball coach Jeff Rollyson was looking for a Dick Weber somewhere on his baseball team. Instead of a professional bowler seeking the perfect game, what the Hornets got was bowled over by Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 17-0 in the Tiffin Division II Regional final on Friday. The Read More…

Bad ending doesn’t mar great run

By RICK NOLAND Staff Writer  The thunderstorms held off, no one got injured and Highland’s baseball team had the good fortune of avoiding a meeting with powerful Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit until Friday. Other than that, there wasn’t a whole lot of immediate positive news for the Hornets, who fell 17-0 in five innings in Read More…

Symphonic summer: Rock out to concerts coming to Northeast Ohio

By John Benson Special to The Gazette This summer we’re going to party like it’s 1999 (sorry, no Prince but we do have Stone Temple Pilots) with a slew of veteran bands hoping to turn back the clock and turn up the volume. Whereas 2007 was the year of unexpected reunions (The Police, Van Halen, Read More…

Recess is over: Kids in the Hall are back

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette Similar to the ’90s alt rock movement, which saw underground bands move into the limelight, the sketch comedy show “The Kids in the Hall” flirted with the mainstream. Discovered by Lorne Michaels, The Kids in the Hall troupe, which features the off-the-wall and oftentimes subversive comedy stylings of Read More…

Brunswick set to battle Hoover

By ALBERT GRINDLE Staff Writer AKRON — Pitching is often overhyped in softball, but there’s no reason to downplay the undeniable talents of Brunswick’s Emlyn Knerem and North Canton Hoover’s Jessica Simpson. The two lead their respective teams into the University of Akron Division I Regional final today at noon with unbelievable resumes in a Read More…

Sheets back at Highland as girls cage coach

By ALBERT GRINDLE Staff Writer GRANGER TWP. — Matt Sheets is coming home. Pending approval from the Highland School Board, the 26-year-old will be named the ninth girls basketball coach in school history, giving the 2000 graduate a chance to lead a sports program at his alma mater. “I always envisioned coming back and winning Read More…

Richard K. Elwell

Richard K. Elwell, 88, of Painesville, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Kemper House in Mentor. He was born Dec. 3, 1919, and was raised in the Toledo area. He was a 1937 graduate of Libbey High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He lived in many different locales, including Akron, Cumberland, Md., Read More…

George A. Ling

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George A. Ling, 68, of Seville, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in Medina. He was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Johnstown, Pa. Mr. Ling retired as a machine operator for Hy-Level Screw with more than 25 years of service. He was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, and a past Medina Pee-Wee Read More…