September 21, 2014

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Witsaman is latest Division I volleyballer

Brian Dulik  The Gazette  MEDINA — Emily Witsaman has been closely watched by college coaches since her freshman season on Medina’s volleyball team.  Only one NCAA Division I university, however, was going to win the recruitment battle for the 6-foot-2 junior.  That lucky school is the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, which has locked up Witsaman’s Read More…

Judge takes flu matters into own hands

Allison Wood | The Gazette MEDINA — He didn’t order anyone to wear a surgical mask, but Judge Dale Chase isn’t taking any chances. The lobby of Medina Municipal Court smelled like disinfectant Wednesday after Chase ordered everyone to use hand sanitizer, citing concerns about the swine flu. “I thought it might be a suitable Read More…

EMA disaster drill involves twister and pesticide spill

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Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WESTFIELD CENTER — HazMat workers in full gear, bloodied victims crying out for help, ambulances and police car lights flashing in the background. With the right camera angles and lighting, this could have been the set of the latest action movie, but its purpose was more serious. On Wednesday morning, Read More…

Officials believe station holdups linked

Allison Wood | The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — An armed man who robbed the Pilot Truck Stop at 8924 Lake Road around midnight Saturday is believed to be the same person who held up a gas station in Medina Township and another in Richfield earlier this month. “We have confirmed almost 100 percent it is Read More…

For charities, good intentions sometimes go bad

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Maria Kacik | The Gazette MEDINA — Most people who donate material items to the Community Services Center have good intentions. But sometimes they cause more trouble than they help, Director Michelle LaMar said. For instance, she said between Tuesday and Wednesday someone pushed a pile of loose, shabby clothing through the drop box at Read More…

Richard W. Westlake

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Richard W. Westlake, 68, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009 in Cleveland. He was born December 13, 1940 in Litchfield. He was a chef at the Holiday Inn in Richfield and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of North Royalton Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Read More…

Mackenzie Leigh Thompson

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Mackenzie Leigh Thompson, 17, of Charleston, Tennessee, and formerly from Medina, departed this life Friday, April 24, 2009 at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee with her grandmother, Sarah and her Aunt, Sophie, by her side. She was born December 29, 1991 in Medina County and had lived their all her life. Mackenzie was a Read More…

Katherine R. Spitler

Katherine R. Spitler, 76, of Wooster, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born August 26, 1932 in Wooster, the daughter of William and Sadie Christy Mowrer. She was a homemaker who loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Franklin E. Read More…

Victoria Lynn Schroder

Victoria Lynn Schroder (nee Richards), of Brunswick, left us to join the angels Monday, April, 27, 2009. She was the beloved daughter of the late Raymond and Edith Richards; dearest sister to Ray (Jan) Richards, Richard Richards, William Richards and Beverly (Mike) Neidert; aunt to Carissa, Dustin, Chase, April, William and Bradly; great-aunt to Issaac, Read More…

Janet Marie Pearrell

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Janet Marie Pearrell, 62, of Brunswick, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009 in Copley. She was born March 21, 1947 in Akron. She was active in St. Ambrose Church and taught PSR. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Roy Pearrell of Brunswick; sons, Benjamin Pearrell of Brunswick, Todd Pearrell of Brunswick and Brian (Kynslee) Read More…