July 30, 2014

Medina
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Waite’s wait is over

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MONTVILLE TWP. — Concerns over traffic problems with Cobblestone Park Drive remaining closed at state Route 3 failed to materialize as buses arrived for the first day of classes Thursday at the new Ralph E. Waite Elementary School. Teaching staff, bus drivers and auxiliary personnel spent the week preparing and rehearsing getting children safely to Read More…

Buckeye schools to get add ons

YORK TWP. — The Buckeye Local School District soon will construct additions to the building housing Buckeye Primary and Intermediate schools to ease overcrowding. The combination building was meant to accommodate 1,200 students in both schools, but the closing of Litchfield Elementary School and increasing enrollment put the building over capacity, Superintendent Dennis Honkala said. Read More…

Players mingling in new locker room layout

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Braylon Edwards is out of his comfort zone. And he likes it.   For four years, he occupied the same locker at Browns headquarters. He was among his fellow receivers, adjacent to the quarterbacks and across from the tight ends.   In the first year of the Eric Mangini Read More…

Behind Giant Eagle, dirt’s being moved, but no project is planned at site yet

BRUNSWICK — Construction crews are moving dirt behind the Town Center, but city officials said there are no definite plans yet for the 12-acre parcel. The city asked Zaremba Group, which previously owned the land behind Giant Eagle before the city bought it, to remove the dirt that was dumped there when the developer constructed Read More…

Flammable ink leaks on I-76 ramp

SEVILLE — A tractor-trailer carrying several barrels of chemicals leaked highly flammable printers ink onto the eastbound ramp of Interstate 76 at state Route 3 on Tuesday evening, closing the ramp for at least seven hours. Just after 5 p.m., a 55-gallon barrel toppled over and cracked after the truck driver slammed on his brakes, Read More…

An honor long deserved

Liverpool Township resident and World War II veteran Steve Jezio

LIVERPOOL TWP. — The curtain closed long ago on World War II’s European Theater, but France has not forgotten its debt to the American GIs who helped liberate the country and the continent from German occupation. That’s what led Steve Jeziorski and nine fellow World War II veterans to the Ohio Statehouse last month, where Read More…

Deputies encounter mobile meth laboratory

WADSWORTH TWP. — Medina County sheriff’s deputies found a suspected mobile methamphetamine lab after they stopped a man and woman driving west on Interstate 76 on Friday night. A deputy stopped Stephen A. Batdorf, 42, of 144 Royal Crest Drive, Apt. A, Seville, at 10:36 p.m. for driving under suspension. Batdorf and his passenger, Timothia Read More…

Southwest General plans ER

BRUNSWICK — Emergency room services soon will be closer to home for residents in northern Medina County. This fall, Southwest General Health Center plans to open a 24-hour emergency room at its Brunswick Medical Center on Center Road. The building, next to City Hall, currently houses medical offices and an urgent-care center, and the emergency Read More…

Age just a number for Lewis

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Jamal Lewis hit the big 3-0 Wednesday. He didn’t keel over, start walking with a cane or announce his retirement. He did take some ribbing from his teammates. “Talk about the ’70s and Ozzie Newsome,” receiver Braylon Edwards said as they switched spots in front of the assembled media. Read More…

Greinke stymies Indians

The Associated Press   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Zack Greinke struck out a team-record 15 in eight overpowering innings and got some rare offensive support, helping the Kansas City Royals end a five-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.   Greinke (12-8) passed his career high with 12 Read More…