February 10, 2016

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Weather appears to dampen start of Ohio deer season

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s deer season has gotten off to a soggy start as rain contributed to lower opening-day numbers. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said hunters with guns on Monday bagged 23,600 white-tailed deer. That was down 39 percent compared to the first day of last year’s hunt, when weather conditions were described as Read More…

Medina High School football coach Ray Hradek resigns

Ray Hradek gives instruction to several players before Medina’s charity game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Hradek resigned as Medina’s football coach Tuesday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MEDINA — Medina High School is about to have its fourth different head football coach in four seasons. Ray Hradek, who led the Bees to a 4-6 overall record and 2-3 mark in the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division in 2011, resigned Tuesday. Hradek, who teaches at Midpark High, cited the difficulty of not being Read More…

John Guilford is a repeat selection for 1st-team honors

John Guilford

COLUMBUS — Black River’s John Guilford did it again. For the second straight season, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder earned first-team All-Ohio honors in football when the Division IV team was announced Tuesday. Guilford, a senior who is being recruited by Division II Ashland University, finished the season with 27 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and four Read More…

College signing: OU is the best fit for Grace Campbell

Grace Campbell

WADSWORTH — Through all the mail, emails and other college materials, Grace Campbell just had to look at what worked best for her. The Wadsworth senior soccer player found that school in Ohio University, signing a national letter of intent to play for the Division I Mid-American Conference school. “The college process was very stressful, Read More…

Boys basketball preview: Bucks are not short on goals

Bill Doerge drives to the basket in a game against Black River last season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

YORK TWP. — The Buckeye boys basketball team has big goals for the 2011-12 season. What the Bucks don’t have are big players. With no true center on his roster and the tallest player standing 6-foot-3, fourth-year coach Matt Saunders hopes to pick up the tempo on both ends of the floor as Buckeye (10-11, Read More…

Pirates must almost start from scratch

Black River’s John Guilford blocks out against Buckeye. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Black River boys basketball team lost its entire starting lineup from a season ago. The Pirates, who went 8-13 overall and 5-8 in the Patriot Athletic Conference, will have to make up for the graduation of second-team all-league selections Joe Tutie (11.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg) and Jon Sas (10.5 ppg, 6.3 Read More…

Girls basketball: Colts run out of time

WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf’s girls basketball team may have found its identity Tuesday. The problem was it took the Colts three quarters to figure it out. GlenOak methodically pushed its lead well over double digits and held off a late Cloverleaf rally to win the non-league game 53-42. “Going in, we were unsure of where Read More…

Hinckley Elementary School gets a phone threat

Catherine Aukerman

HINCKLEY TWP. — Police are investigating a voicemail found Tuesday that threatened to burn down Hinckley Elementary School. In an email to the Highland community, Superintendent Catherine Aukerman said someone left a message on the elementary school’s main voicemail system on Nov. 23 that stated, “You and Hinckley Elementary will burn to the ground.” Communications Read More…

Local veterans put their artillery in position

Members of Medina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137, workers from Great Lakes Construction of Hinckley Township and D&L Motors of Medina help place a 5,000-pound World War II cannon back on its base Tuesday afternoon at the Medina Township post after a month-long restoration process. Great Lakes Construction donated its services to restore the 1944 3-inch field gun. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

Medina County jobless rate drops below 6 percent

Bill Hanigan

MEDINA — The unemployment rate in Medina County dropped for the fourth straight month in October, according to state data. Unemployment in October was 5.9 percent, which was down two tenths of a percent from the September rate of 6.1 percent, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The August Read More…