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Obituaries for July 31, 2010

Abby E. Blumenthal Samuel Yelic II Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

Grafton youth injured late Thursday in go-cart, vehicle crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A 12-year-old Grafton boy is in good condition after being transported to a Cleveland hospital Thursday night following a go-cart accident, according to a Medina General Hospital spokeswoman. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, James Mulkey, 12, was pulling his go cart out of a field and attempting to go south on Read More…

Motocross: Mario Testa’s ride of a lifetime

Motocross has gone from a hobby to a potential career for Lodi resident Mario Testa, 16, who will compete in the AMA Amateur Nationals next week in Tennessee. (COURTESY PHOTO)

To say motocross is Mario Testa’s life would be an understatement. The Lodi resident has turned what was once a recreational activity in his backyard into nothing short of a career. “It used to be recreation and just riding around the backyard,” Testa said. “It’s a hobby sport, but it’s a kind of a job. Read More…

Brunswick’s Josh Lord races off to motocross championships

Mario Testa won’t be the only Medina County resident racing this upcoming week at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Tennessee. Brunswick’s Josh Lord will be making the trip to Hurricane Mills, beating out over 2,000 hopefuls to earn one of the 1,386 qualifying spots for the 29th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships. The event will Read More…

Medina County cross-country meet comes to end after 33 years

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WADSWORTH — What once was an area staple for Medina County cross country teams now is just a distant memory. Directors of the Medina County Meet decided Thursday to cancel this year’s meet for financial reasons, ending a 33-year run for the invitational. The meet, which was scheduled for Aug. 28 at Memorial Park, had Read More…

The Mystery of Mel Wiley: Hinckley police chief hasn’t been seen in 25 years

Then-Medina County sheriff's deputy Mel Wiley relaxes while off duty by reading a mystery novel at Franklin Sylvester Library in Medina for this April 1969 photo. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Mel Wiley, an aspiring novelist, never wrote the next great American mystery. But the 1985 disappearance of the Hinckley police chief is one mystery that continues to mystify those who knew him 25 years later. Friends say Wiley is probably fine with that — wherever he may be today. *** “I think Mel wrote his Read More…

Timeline of Wiley’s disappearance

Saturday, July 27, 1985 — Hinckley Police Chief Mel Wiley is last seen when he visits his girlfriend of six months. Sunday, July 28 — Wiley tells his girlfriend he is meeting a friend from out of town at Edgewater Park in Cleveland. He does not tell her who he is meeting. Monday, July 29 Read More…

Medina lacrosse players pick up honors

MEDINA — Six Medina boys lacrosse players were named to the All-Ohio team for their efforts this past fall. Senior defenders Tim Viancourt and Justin Riccelli both earned first-team honors, along with junior attackman Alex Schell. Viancourt and Riccelli helped the Bees defense pace make a deep run into the postseason, which ended with a Read More…

Medina County revs up for annual fair

MEDINA — Embarking on its 165th year, the Medina County Fair showcases the area’s agriculture, ingenuity and love for fair food. “The fair is place for community and fun,” spokeswoman Pam Oberholtzer said. The fair begins Monday and runs through Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the county fairgrounds, 710 W. Smith Read More…

Special Election: Voters weigh in Tuesday on more money for schools

Voters in the Highland and Buckeye local school districts will decide in Tuesday’s special election whether to approve additional operating money for their schools. In Highland, this is district’s third levy request within a year. For Buckeye, this is the 11th attempt to receive new operating money in 16 years. Buckeye Buckeye Local School District Read More…