October 20, 2014

Medina
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Truck crashes, spills gas in Medina Twp.

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. (Maria Kacik Kula / Gazette)

MEDINA TWP. — Cleanup crews were working into the afternoon Saturday after a tractor-trailer overturned on Fenn Road early in the morning and spilled part of its 5,800 gallon load of gasoline. Captain Mark Roberts of the Medina Township Fire Department reported that the truck crashed just west of state Route 3 around 2:25 a.m. Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth’s Alfredo Gray is close to joining area greats

Wadsworth senior Alfredo Gray is two wins away from cracking Medina County’s career top-10 list. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

The poll went out. The question was: “Which current Wadsworth wrestler came into the week with 142 wins and has placed in 23 of the 26 tournaments he’s competed in?” No one outside of the Grizzlies’ circle got it right. When told it was Alfredo Gray, the responses ranged from “Wow!” to “Really?” to a Read More…

Mike Griffith is nearing Medina win mark

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BRUNSWICK — A week from today, something will likely happen in Medina’s wrestling room that Mike Griffith never saw coming. As a freshman, the senior stared at the board proclaiming Mark Balog as the school’s all-time win leader with 131 victories and dared to dream. After Griffith’s win Thursday, the 135-pound senior needs just two Read More…

Kmart will downsize to a Big K by April Fool’s Day

The Super Kmart in Medina will downsize to a Big K in April. Layoffs are expected after the store liquidates its grocery section. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LISA HLAVINKA)

MEDINA — Super K no longer will be “super” come April, when the store completes the liquidation of its grocery section and lays off an undetermined number of employees. By April 1, the store at 1105 N. Court St. will be considered a Big K and no longer be open 24 hours, spokeswoman Kim Freely Read More…

Concerns arise about proposed fee increase to dump trash at Westfield Twp. plant

Workers help move trash along a conveyor belt Thursday afternoon in the tipping room at the Medina County Central Processing Facility in Westfield. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Trash haulers had the opportunity Thursday to voice concerns about Medina County’s plan to increase the fee to dump trash at the Central Processing Facility. All trash haulers doing business in the county were invited to meet with Sanitary Engineer Jim Troike, county Commissioner Adam Friedrick and officials at the facility, although Read More…

Wadsworth applies for grant to fund multi-use trail system

WADSWORTH — The city is working on ways to fund its multimodal transportation plan, beginning with multipurpose trails. Economic Development Director Harry Stark said the city administration is finalizing a grant application to the Clean Ohio Fund for approximately $540,000 to partially fund a system of regional multipurpose trails. Stark said he couldn’t estimate what Read More…

How low can they go? Cavs in danger of making losing record books

INDEPENDENCE — Since the NBA went to an 82-game schedule in 1967-68, only seven teams have recorded fewer than 14 victories.
An NBA-worst 8-37, not to mention losers of 18 straight and 28 of their last 29 as they prepare to host the Denver Nuggets tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers are in danger of [...] Read More…

Tri-C opens new Brunswick University Center on Monday

BRUNSWICK — Cuyahoga Community College will begin offering classes at its new Brunswick University Center on Monday. The 30,000-square-foot facility, 3065 Center Road, will offer core classes in subjects including math, science and English. Classrooms will be equipped with wireless technology, overhead projectors, computer labs and laptops. The building features labs for classes in chemistry, Read More…

Medina County is poised for a run to state championship

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The ruby edition of the Brakeman Report is out and Medina’s wrestling team finds itself in rare air. The 40th annual report came out late Wednesday night and the Bees were ranked eighth as a team in Division I. The program has never been ranked in the top 10 before, according to Medina coach Chad Read More…

College signings: Medina’s Alex Fotheringham picks Air Force

Fotheringham

MEDINA — Alex Fotheringham has done a pretty good job with both feet on the ground, but the Medina senior would rather be 30,000 feet in the air. The accomplished cross country runner will get the chance to soar, as he has verbally committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at the United States Read More…