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Obituaries for October 29, 2011

Helen Consilio Joe Elmer Homonai Laura Lynn Zales Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

Ohio student group protests racially-based costumes

COLUMBUS — An Ohio student group is asking its peers to avoid costumes based on racial or ethnic stereotypes this Halloween. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Students Teaching About Racism in Society at Ohio University has launched a campaign in advance of this weekend’s Halloween party, which draws tens of thousands of revelers to Athens. Read More…

Police use dashboard cam to catch nearly topless speeder

BAINBRIDGE, Ohio — Police in northeast Ohio say they’ve captured a nearly topless speeder on dashboard camera video and charged her with drunken driving. WJW-TV in Cleveland reported the woman was wearing sheer clothing, a G-string and wedge heels when she was arrested in Bainbridge. Police Chief Jon Bokovitz said 28-year-old Hiram resident Erin Holdsworth Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court: No extra time for state map repeal

COLUMBUS — Democrats won’t have extra time to try to repeal Ohio’s new congressional districts under a Thursday state Supreme Court decision. The court denied Democrats’ request to re-start the 90-day clock to gather signatures to put the map before voters in 2012. Democrats asked for extra time after the court stated on Oct. 14 Read More…

Volleyball: Bees survive rally, advance to regionals for 1st time since 1984

Medina’s volleyball team celebrates its Barberton Division I District championship. Below, the Bees’ Carmen DeRose goes up for a kill against Wadsworth’s Haley Beavers. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BARBERTON — For the first time in a quarter-century, Medina’s volleyball team is headed to the Sweet 16. Seniors Kaitlyn Witsaman and Ally Peters each hammered 22 kills Thursday, leading the Bees to a 25-23, 25-18, 19-25, 22-25, 15-8 victory over Wadsworth in the Barberton Division I District championship. Second-seeded Medina (16-8) will face either Read More…

Indians escape high-strung soccer match with district title

Medina’s Jared Vidika heads the ball over Copley’s Colin Burton. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

By Dan Brown and Albert Grindle Editor’s note: A full recap will appear in Saturday’s Gazette. COPLEY TWP. — Reservations at the Heartbreak Hotel were made for the Medina boys soccer team Thursday night. The Bees blew a lead with less than a minute in regulation, allowing Copley to win 4-3 via shootout and escape Read More…

Grizzlies’ Bret Baughman is more than the protypical fullback

Wadsworth senior Bret Baughman has established himself as one of the top fullbacks in Northeast Ohio. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Wadsworth’s Jack Snowball, Tyler Perry and Daryk Maki spewed all the clichés they could think of when describing Bret Baughman the football player. “He’s just a great all-around fullback,” Snowball said. “He’s what you want your fullback to be.” “He’s a workhorse,” Perry said. “He’s a tough load. He’s a big kid. He works hard.” Read More…

Josh Cribbs, Ted Ginn have contrasting styles in return game

BEREA — Browns kick returner Joshua Cribbs is tough, fearless and charismatic. 49ers counterpart Ted Ginn Jr. is quick, elusive and enigmatic. Even with those major differences, they have one very important thing in common. “Josh and Ted are both so good at what they do, they make blocking for them a pleasure,” San Francisco Read More…

Medina Township man faces cockfighting charges

By Michelle Sprehe MEDINA — A Medina Township man faces five charges relating to animal neglect and cockfighting. Dale Lind, 52, of 3135 S. Weymouth Road, faces three animal cruelty charges, second-degree misdemeanors; one animal fighting charge, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; and one possession of criminal tools charge, a first-degree misdemeanor. The charges, filed Thursday in Read More…

Lodi community gathers to remember a ‘true friend’

Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus speaks Thursday night on the square in Lodi at a candlelight vigil for Stevie Jeffery, a 15-year-old Lodi resident who died of a drug overdose last month. Jeffery was a former Cloverleaf student. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

LODI — “We’ve had enough.” That was the message Thursday night when about 50 people gathered on the village square to remember Stevie Jeffery, a 15-year-old Lodi resident who died of a drug overdose last month, and to pledge not to let another life slip away to drugs. Stevie’s friends and family were on hand Read More…