February 14, 2016

Mostly cloudy

Halftime football scores

Brunswick 10, Medina 7 Cloverleaf 24, Highland 0 Buckeye 14, Keystone 3 Black River 48, Brooklyn o

Police arrest Cleveland man for allegedly selling heroin

BRUNSWICK — Local authorities arrested a Cleveland man Thursday night for allegedly selling heroin to an undercover narcotics agent. Reginald D. Williams, 31, was charged with one count of trafficking heroin, which is a felony, according to a prepared statement from the Medina County Drug Task Force office. He was taken to the Medina County Read More…

Wind monitored at proposed turbine sites in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Cleveland has put up monitoring towers at two sites to see if they offer the right conditions for wind power. City sustainability chief Andrew Watterson told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer the nearly 200-foot towers that went up earlier this month will track wind at the locations for about a year. Officials want to Read More…

3 GOP governors stump for Ohio’s Kasich

LEBANON — GOP candidate for Ohio governor John Kasich expects to get help in his final campaign push from three current Republican governors. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Mississippi’s Haley Barbour and New Jersey’s Chris Christie rally today for Kasich in the Republican-dominated Southwest Ohio suburbs. The three governors are campaigning in Ohio ahead of weekend Read More…

Brunswick, Medina will battle on football field for potential playoff berth

Running back/cornerback Laterian Brown and Medina’s football team will be playing for their Division I playoff lives tonight vs. Brunswick. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — The Old West couldn’t have scripted it better. Cool Hand Luke will square off with Larry the Legend on Friday in what is easily the biggest game of the year for both Brunswick and Medina’s foot­ball teams. Bees coach Larry Laird will look for Medina to beat Luke Beal’s Blue Devils in what Read More…

Volleyball: Rockets secure their revenge against Buckeye

Buckeye’s Amelia Shaw makes a dig in the Bucks’ Keystone Division I District championship loss to Bay. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

LaGRANGE — Buckeye’s volleyball team clinched its first-ever trip to the regionals by beating Bay last season. The Rockets turned the tables this year— and pulled off the same feat at the same site. No. 1 seed Bay had too much firepower for the sec­ond- seeded Bucks in the Keystone Division II District championship, advancing Read More…

Blue Devils’ Eric Fox has risen to the challenge


No one, not even Eric Fox, knew what was in store for Brunswick’s football team this season. Heading into 2010, the Blue Devils knew they had a strong one-two punch in Tevin Jack­son and Nick Roberts on offense and a monster of a defender in the line­backer/ strong safety Fox. But when Roberts went down Read More…

Districts look into alcohol-detection devices for school dances

Robert Locher, a Medina County sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer for Buckeye Local School District, demonstrates one of the school’s two Intoximeters with Buckeye senior Joe Walker. (COURTESY PHOTO)

High school homecomings and proms may bring to mind dancing, limos and corsages, and Medina County schools want to make sure teenage drinking isn’t part of the pic­ture. Several school districts in the county are considering having alco­hol- detection devices at school dances, and some have weighed the pros and cons of testing every stu­dent Read More…

Medina County Job and Family Services distributes coats, food

From left, Allison Tatro and DeDee Keith, of Medina County Job and Family Services, sort through coats at the agency’s Coats for Kids distribution event Thursday in Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MARIA KACIK KULA)

Adults left the Medina County Job and Family Services offices Thursday morn­ing with bags full of groceries, and chil­dren left in warm coats. The agency held its annual Coats for Kids dis­tribution and its monthly delivery of food from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “This worked so well to do these all together,” agency director Mead Read More…

Complaint dismissed against Medina County Democratic Party chair


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Elections Commission dismissed an ethics com­plaint Thursday filed by Wadsworth resi­dent Ed Powers against the Medina County Democratic Party chairwomen. Phil Richter, executive director of the Ohio Elections Commission, said the panel deals mostly with false statements in cam­paign materials, and did not find probable cause that Pamela Miller, head of Read More…