July 29, 2014

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Man dies after flipping truck on I-71

A Brookpark man died this morning after flipping a box truck along southbound Interstate 71 near state Route 3. The body of driver was entraped in the truck for about an hour after the crash. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA TWP. — A Euclid man died on impact this morning after flipping a 2007 Hino box truck along a southbound lane of Interstate 71 near state Route 3. Joseph Davis, 46, apparently lost control of the truck, veered into a guardrail along the left side of highway and flipped over about 8:20 a.m. today, Read More…

Cleveland snow unusually scarce this year

CLEVELAND — Cleveland has had no measurable snow for 250 days, the city’s second longest snowless stretch on record. The National Weather Service says the last time its station at Cleveland Hopkins airport detected snow on the ground was on March 25. In records that go back to 1893, the only longer span between official Read More…

High school football: Suren, Suggs, Hans receive honors

Suren

COLUMBUS — Scott Suren intercepted more passes than any other Brunswick football player in 44 years. That made him an easy choice for the Division I All-Ohio first team, which was released by the Associ­ated Press on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound junior picked off eight passes for the 5-5 Blue Devils, the most by a Read More…

Old-fashioned Bill Batchelder brings Medina values to office

When Bill Batchelder learned he was to become speaker of the Ohio House of Rep­resentatives— in a General Assembly career that touches six decades — he called his father, former Medina County Prosecutor William G. Batchelder Jr., to tell him the news. “First of all, he said: ‘That is wonderful!’ ” recalled Medina’s longtime 69th Read More…

Bucks feel they’re improved, ready to rise

Junior Ben Checkelsky will be Buckeye’s top threat from the outside this season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

YORK TWP. — There’s only one way for the Buckeye boys basketball team to go, and that’s up. How far up is the question. Last in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division a year ago, the Bucks (4-17, 4-9) return four letterwin­ners and could surprise a lot of people in 2010-11. “There is no reason Read More…

Pirates have senior leadership for basketball season

Guard Jake O’Connor is back for the Pirates. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

The good news? Black River’s boys basketball team is coming off its second straight 10-win season. The five returnees have 11 years of varsity experience and its combi­nation of post players is hard to beat in the Patriot Athletic Conference. The bad news? The bench is thin, especially in the backcourt, and 14-point scorer and Read More…

Medina resident takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Medina resident David Snyder completed a journey of 1,846-miles down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. (COURTESY PHOTO)

SHARON TWP. — If ever there was a man who embodied the saying “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” it’s David Snyder. The Medina resident spent about 2½ months canoeing 1,846 miles down the Ohio and Mis­sissippi rivers, from just south of Canton to New Orleans. “It was actually about 20 years ago I came up with Read More…

Firm proposes $3M waste treatment system that could save money annually

An aerial view of Medina County’s Liverpool Waste Water Treatment Plant in Liverpool Township. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — The county is consid­ering contracting with a private firm to install a more environmen­tally friendly waste water manage­ment system that could save hun­dreds of thousands of dollars annu­ally. In order to capitalize on most of the savings, the county would have to take some quick action. Representatives from Wooster­-based Quasar Energy Group spoke Read More…

Medina man receives 12th impaired driving charge

Dorler

MEDINA — A city resident received his 12th impaired driving charge on Thanksgiv­ing Day after a concerned motorist called police to report a drunken driver. Kelly Dorler, 45, of 530 Wadsworth Road, Apt. 312, was arrested at approximately 5:15 p.m. Thursday after he allegedly was observed weav­ing while driving a van on West Washington Street. Read More…

South side of Medina under boil alert at 3 p.m. today

MEDINA — A portion of the city’s south side will be under a boil alert today at 3 p.m. as crews complete work on the Koons Avenue water station upgrade. The boil alert is expected to last until noon Wednesday. During the alert, residents are advised to boil tap water used for drinking for at Read More…