September 17, 2014

Medina
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Wedge isn’t worried

Alan Robinson Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Eric Wedge talked about center fielder Grady Sizemore’s return from the disabled list. He commented on Tony Sipp’s latest call-up to the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen and Asdrubal Cabrera’s rehabilitation assignment. What the Indians man-ager didn’t discuss Tuesday before the start of what might be an important three-game interleague series Read More…

Horse on the run

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A stray horse meandered down state Route 3 near state Route 162 in Montville Township around 2:30 p.m. Monday. “He just came trotting down the road,” said a man who saw the horse as he was driving in the township. He and his wife, both of whom did not want to be identified, stopped the Read More…

State may slash library funding

Allison Wood | The Gazette A proposal by Gov. Ted Strickland to cut the state’s library funding in half would dramatically affect the county’s two library systems. While both the Medina County District Library and the Wadsworth Public Library collect local tax levies, the state provides a significant percentage of their budgets. Strickland announced the Read More…

Cobblestone’s dead end

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Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette MONTVILLE TWP. — Cobblestone Park Road is paved and nearly ready for traffic — but barriers blocking the road will stay up indefinitely, the Ohio Department of Transportation said. The road will not become part of a four-way intersection until developers build a southbound turning lane on state Route 3 Read More…

City considers transit options

Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The city’s contract with a local firm to operate the Brunswick Transit Alternative bus system expires at the end of the year. Until then, the city will be looking at possibly revamping how the transportation services operate within the city. The seven-year contract the city holds with Buckeye Read More…

Old Fashioned Days celebrates 29 years

Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The Old Fashioned Days festival is celebrating its 29th year and organizers are ensuring fun-seekers will enjoy some of their favorite Old Fashioned Days staples and some exciting new events. The festival will be held Wednesday through Sunday on the grounds of Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road. Read More…

Cavs consider buying draft pick

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE – Unlike many NBA teams, the Cavaliers are on solid financial footing and willing to spend money. That means there’s a possibility, however remote, that Cleveland could buy another team’s pick and move up in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thurs-day night. The Cavaliers currently own the Read More…

Challenge lies ahead for offensive coordinator

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Brian Daboll is 34 years old. He’s never been an offensive coordinator or called plays. He doesn’t have a No. 1 quarterback and is taking over a unit that didn’t score a touchdown for the final six games of 2008. If he’s worried, he’s doing his best not to Read More…

New Akron U program gets its beginning at county site

Maria Kacik | The Gazette AKRON — The University of Akron will offer the nation’s first courses in corrosion engineering starting in the fall, and Medina County will get to play a part. The development of each course — which includes a bachelor’s degree and several qualification courses — was done largely at the Medina Read More…

Town keeps the flame for Blue Tip Festival

Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WADSWORTH — Food, festival rides and a 20-foot tall match. They’re all part of the 37th Blue Tip Festival. The festival, which begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park, is named after the Ohio Blue Tip, a factory that produced wooden matches for several decades in the city until Read More…