October 2, 2014

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A dozen cats abandoned at Medina County SPCA

Twelve cats were abandoned early Friday morning in three cardboard boxes at the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals building. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

By Jennifer Pignolet and Steve Grazier MEDINA — A dozen cats and newborn kittens were abandoned in sealed cardboard boxes Friday morning outside the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals building. The 12 felines, including six newborn kittens, were left for an unknown amount of time in three cardboard boxes with Read More…

Feeding Medina County to expand in 2012

Sandy Calvert

MEDINA — Fewer area children and senior citizens may have to go hungry next year because of Feeding Medina County’s plans to expand programming. Beginning Feb. 8, about 75 students at the new Cloverleaf Elementary School who qualify to receive free lunch also will receive free food for the weekend under FMC’s Weekender program. About Read More…

Obituaries for Dec. 31, 2011

Sara L. Webb Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

New Year’s walleye drop in Ohio goes back 15 years

PORT CLINTON, Ohio — A Lake Erie community in Ohio is getting ready to drop a giant Fiberglas fish from a crane to welcome the new year, in a tradition going back 15 years. Port Clinton’s walleye drop at the stroke of midnight New Year’s Eve features a 20-foot, 600-pound replica of the fish that’s Read More…

Elephants make it a big year for the Cleveland zoo

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s zoo says a new elephant exhibit contributed to jumbo attendance this year, despite record rainfall. WKYC-TV reported the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is headed toward ending 2011 with more than 1.3 million visitors, for only the fourth time in history. Officials expect to show a 10 percent increase in attendance over last year. Read More…

State seeks Ohioans missing $3.6 million in tax refunds

COLUMBUS — The state says it’s having trouble finding Ohioans owed an estimated $3.6 million in tax refunds. That’s the total from about 12,000 refund checks that came back to the state in 2010 and 2011 because the taxpayer moved away or provided a faulty mailing address. Ohio Tax Commissioner Joseph Testa said in a Read More…

2011 was a year to remember in Medina County sports

Medina’s Taylor  Burke celebrates winning the 2011 Division I state high jump title with coach Phil Brewer. Burke capped her high school career by winning her third straight state high jump title. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

From individual and team state championships to the resignation of longtime coaches to an unbelievable comeback, 2011 featured a bit of everything when it came to Medina County sports. There was success on the links, the pitch, the hardwood, the mat, the diamond, the gridiron and the track in what turned out to be a Read More…

Matt Hammer walks off with wrestling title

Matt Hammer

MEDINA — In wrestling — perhaps more than any other sport — momentum can mean a mountain. When you have it, you feel almost untouchable. When it leaves you, you feel like you can fall into a crack. Medina’s Matt Hammer had it and it led to an individual title in his home gym. Hammer Read More…

Boys basketball: Hornets win fifth-straight game

Adam Bialosky

YORK TWP. — It doesn’t take an electrical engineer to follow instructions, hustle and play defense. Adam Bialosky won’t be confused with Nikola Tesla any time soon, but he was the spark Highland’s boys basketball team needed Thursday in a 53-46 non-conference victory over Buckeye. Despite a horrendous 1-of-14 shooting exhibition in the first quarter, Read More…

Girls basketball: Red-hot Bees take on powerhouse Grizzlies

Rachel Goddard will handle the ball for the Grizzlies. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

WADSWORTH — Medina and Wadsworth’s girls basketball team share many similarities. Both squads like to push the ball in transition and keep the tempo up with a variety o pressure defenses. Both go deep into the bench to keep everything fresh and maintain a scoring balance. Both have stretch power forwards who can play inside-out Read More…