February 6, 2016


An expensive summer

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By LISA HLAVINKA Staff Writer MEDINA — It’s not easy working the Ohio fair circuit these days. Diesel fuel, delivery charges, rising propane and oil prices. Everyone has been affected by high gas prices — right down to fairgoers. “It’s all a cycle from the high gas prices,” said Rick Kilgore, who owns a food Read More…

Firestone course a tough opponent

By BRAD BOURNIVAL Staff writer   There are 80 professionals competing at the Bridgestone Invitational, but there’s just one opponent every golfer is worried about. No, his name is not Tiger Woods. In fact, the foe is 7,400 yards long and has left more than one golfer cursing its name as it walks off the Read More…

Twin calves need names


By ALLISON WOOD Staff Writer MEDINA — Those visiting the Medina County Fair this week will have an opportunity to name one of the event’s youngest set of twins. The twins are bull calves, who were born several days ago at a farm in York Township and have brown, black and white markings. “They are Read More…

Parma woman faces charge of felonious assault in dispute

By CASSANDRA SHOFAR Staff Writer MEDINA — A Parma Heights woman allegedly involved in running over the legs of a 51-year-old Medina resident early Saturday morning faces a felonious assault charge, police said. Early that morning, Nicole Babicz, 26, picked up her daughter, who was staying with the child’s father at his female friend’s house Read More…

Tribe notes: Bullpen stinks

By CHRIS ASSENHEIMER Staff Writer CLEVELAND — No one has experienced the fickle business of the bullpen like the Indians. Cleveland’s relief corps, one of the majors’ best last year, has been one of the big league’s worst this season, despite the front office returning the bulk of it intact – with the addition of Read More…

Cloverleaf names new principal

WESTFIELD TWP. — High school assistant principal Sean Osborne is the new principal of Cloverleaf Middle School. Osborne has been with the district since 2000, when he was hired as the high school’s assistant principal. He will replace Ron Tisher, who is now the high school’s principal. Osborne’s move is one of many administrative changes Read More…

Bochdanio Bogus

Bochdanio “Bud” Bogus, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008. He was the beloved husband of 59 years of Audrey J. (nee Wolf); loving father of Daniel (Sandra); grandfather of Angela, Tracy and Jeanette; and great-grandfather of Jackson. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Busch Funeral Home and Crematory Services, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma. On Read More…

Cow wash

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Friends and Buckeye Local Schools students Amanda Dash (left), 17, and Anna Wolff, 13, of York Township, wash their 7-month-old Holstein Tuesday at the Medina County Fair. (Andrew Dolph | Staff Photographer)

John B. Brooks

John B. Brooks, 74, of Wakeman, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Gazette.

Thomas out to avoid sophomore slump

By SCOTT PETRAK Staff Writer BEREA — For a town that watched the Indians’ Joe Charboneau go from Rookie of the Year to the answer to an obscure trivia question, it’s reasonable that fans be worried about a sophomore jinx for any promising Cleveland athlete. That includes Browns left tackle Joe Thomas. But Thomas and Read More…