October 23, 2014

Medina
Mostly sunny
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Average fuel prices in Ohio increase slightly

COLUMBUS — Gasoline prices in Ohio are up for the second week in a row and are well above the prices from this time in 2010. A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express said the statewide average is about $3.10 per gallon for regular-grade gas. That’s up from Read More…

Ohio’s Medicaid cost could jump $1.6 billion

COLUMBUS — The head of the new Governor’s Office of Health Transformation says Medicaid will cost taxpayers in Ohio $1.6 billion more next year if no changes are made, and he’s trying to reduce costs. Greg Moody told The Columbus Dispatch the administration wants to evaluate the rates paid to care providers and expand home Read More…

Snowy weather en route to Medina County tonight

More snowy weather is on tap this week for Medina County and Northeast Ohio. A winter-storm watch is in effect this evening through early Wednesday in Medina County. Snow will start to fall overnight with 2 to 4 inches possible by Tuesday morning, according to a National Weather Service report. A second blast of the Read More…

Girls basketball: Bees win vs. Stow, tie ‘Dogs atop division

Medina’s Taylor Burke shoots over Stow’s Julie Rooney. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MEDINA — If Saturday afternoon was a preview of how good Medina’s girls basketball team is going to be, the Akron Division I Sectional/District should be very interesting. In a must-win game to stay in the hunt for the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title, the Bees made the most of the opportunity, knocking off Read More…

Boys basketball: Strongsville handles Blue Devils, 70-66

BRUNSWICK — Foul trouble for Pat Forsythe meant big trouble for Brunswick’s boys basketball team. Strongsville took advantage of the 6-foot-10 center’s absence by pounding the ball inside early and often, paving the way for a 70-66 win over the Blue Devils on Saturday night. Forsythe scored 20 points in 20 minutes before fouling out, Read More…

Wrestling: Six champions lead Wadsworth to another title

Wadsworth heavyweight Jake Crowley scores a takedown on Eastlake North’s Rory McComb. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

WADSWORTH — It’s been a decade of dominance for Wadsworth’s wrestling team at the Grizzly Invitational Tournament. To put that in perspective, the last time Wadsworth lost a GIT, the president was playing saxophone, the country wasn’t at war and gas was less than $2 a gallon. That’s something not lost on this crop of Read More…

Big first half by Colts stone Hornets

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WESTFIELD TWP. — It’s hard to stop a polar bear, especially a physical one with a silky-smooth jumper. Saturday afternoon, Cloverleaf’s Marissa Fowls channeled her inner-Arctic beast by jumping into frigid water at the inaugural Chippewa Lake Lions Club Polar Bear Run and Jump. Five hours later, the senior was a beast on the basketball Read More…

Brunswick works to eliminate pole signs from general district

Brunswick’s City Council is reviewing legislation to eliminate pole signs from the city’s commercial general district. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

BRUNSWICK — City Council is working to pass legislation that would eliminate pole signs from the commercial general district in the city by the year 2018. Ward 3 Councilman Joe Delsanter said the legislation, which went through the first of three Council readings last week, amends several parts of the city’s sign code to clarify Read More…

Chippewa Lake charity dip makes a splash

From left: Tommy and Shelly Baltic of Chippewa Lake, Leeann Pavlovicz and Allison Wodzak, both of Seville, wade in Chippewa Lake on Saturday during the Chippewa Lake Lions Club’s Polar Bear Run and Jump fundraiser. Participants, some wearing wild costumes, took the plunge into the lake to raise money for local charities. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MARIA KACIK KULA)

CHIPPEWA LAKE — A gorilla, a county commissioner and a Lady Gaga look-alike all made a splash in the village’s namesake lake on Saturday. It wasn’t a scene from one of Lady Gaga’s surreal music videos. It was an inaugural charity event sponsored by the Chippewa Lake Lions Club that had local participants — some Read More…

Tanker accident closes Fenn Road, evacuates 20 residents

Crews work to clean up gas that spilled after a truck carrying 5,800 gallons of gas crashed in Medina Township early Saturday morning. The driver received only minor injuries, and four homes were evacuated. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MARIA KACIK KULA)

MEDINA TWP. — Cleanup crews worked into the evening Sunday after a tractor-trailer overturned on Fenn Road early Saturday morning and spilled part of its 5,800-gallon load of gasoline. Capt. Mark Roberts of the Medina Township Fire Department reported that the truck, owned by Kenan Advantage of Canton, crashed just west of state Route 3 Read More…