July 25, 2014

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Video review catches Walmart thieves in act at Wadsworth store

WADSWORTH — A Walmart employee discovered something sur­prising while reviewing security tapes Saturday: Thieves made off with thou­sands of dollars of electronics the week before. Altogether, four men stole $2,678 worth of electronics from the store at 222 E. Smokerise Drive. At least two of the men, according to store security, previously were banned from Read More…

Paying more to play: Wadsworth schools lucky with no fees, Buckeye students pay $600

Members of the Brunswick marching band practice at the recent Meet the Band night. Students throughout Medina County pay to participate in music programs such as band and choir. In Brunswick, the fee is $80 to play in the marching band. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

When Scott Brady started at Medina High School three years ago, his core groups of friends were members of the marching band. At the start of his final marching band season, the senior said several of those friends have been forced to mute their instruments because of growing pay-to­ participate fees. “There’s a couple that Read More…

Banged-up Bucks forced to postpone soccer game

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In 25 years of coaching at the high school and college level, Buckeye girls soccer coach Bud Roberts has seen at all. Or at least he thought. For the first time in his longstand­ing career Saturday, he had a game with Brunswick postponed due to the numerous injuries his team sustained in the preseason. Since Read More…

Grizzlies’ golfers get by pesky Cloverleaf

WESTFIELD CENTER — Wadsworth and Cloverleaf’s girls golf teams were treated like LPGA professionals Mon­day, making their crucial Sub­urban League match even more intriguing. With workers from the Cava­liers being feted, Westfield Group Country Club geared up the difficulty of the pin place­ments. That didn’t seem to faze the Grizzlies as they pulled out a Read More…

Electricity zapped in Brunswick; power trouble disrupts school, traffic

Crews from FirstEnergy work on power lines to fix an outage in Brunswick on Monday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

BRUNSWICK — The power was back on Monday evening after two separate electrical failures caused outages for the high school, an elementary school, City Hall and about 1,600 FirstEnergy customers Monday afternoon. FirstEnergy spokesperson Mark Durbin said the outage began at 12:40 p.m. when a connector on a utility pole failed, downing a wire and Read More…

Spencer police seeking recruits for first-time citizens academy

SPENCER — The Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to participate in the first Spencer Citizens Police Academy this fall. The department will accept 20 people into the academy, which begins Oct. 7 and runs for seven weeks, Patrolman James Goff said. “This is for civic-minded citizens who want to Read More…

$24K state grant helps pay for fencing at Montville Twp. ballpark

MONTVILLE TWP. — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently awarded the township more than $24,000 for fencing at Cobble­stone Park. “That will cover about 25 percent of what the fencing is going to cost,” trustee Ron Bischof said of the grant. The fencing is for the park’s ballfields. The remaining money will come from Read More…

Hornets remain perfect with Suburban League win

Cloverleaf’s Ashley Birow, above, hits a shot against Highland during first doubles action Monday. Below, Highland’s Danielle Hadler returns a shot against Cloverleaf’s Ashley Ritchie during their first singles match. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Highland girls tennis team is still rolling. The Hornets improved their record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Suburban League on Mon­day with a 4-1 victory over Med­ina County rival Cloverleaf. Highland didn’t lose a game in singles competition, as Danielle Hadler, Nicole Hadler and Michelle Mullen all served up Read More…

Medina County task force issues 17 permit recommendations

MEDINA — County Commis­sioner Sharon Ray presented her colleagues with a list of sug­gestions on how to keep poten­tial developers from slipping away. The 17 recommendations are the product of a year’s work by a county task force. They seek to smooth out the county’s plan­ning and permit process by encouraging communication or collaboration among Read More…

‘Greatest Brown’ … says no to attending team’s Ring of Honor ceremony

BEREA – Jim Brown, considered the greatest Brown of all time, won’t attend the Browns Ring of Honor ceremony.
President Mike Holmgren said Brown informed him Monday that he wouldn’t be at the ceremony Sept. 19, when the team’s 16 Hall of Famers will be inducted as the inaugural class of the Ring of Honor inside [...] Read More…