July 30, 2014

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Medina Kmart to close after almost 40 years

The Kmart store at 1105 N. Court St. in Medina is among the “marginally performing” locations Sears Holdings Corp., the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced this week it plans to close. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LIZ SHEAFFER)

MEDINA — After almost 40 years, Kmart is closing its doors in Medina. The announcement came this week from parent company Sears Holdings Corp., which plans to close 100 to 120 Kmart stores across the country, including at least six in Ohio. Closing dates have not yet been determined, according to a company statement. Medina Read More…

Wilson family in Medina Twp. opens home to adopt 6 siblings

Medina Township residents Jim and Gina Wilson adopted six children from the Philippines on Christmas Day, doubling the size of their family. The 12 family members are, back row from left: Austin, 15, Jim, Gina and Jordan, 14; front row from left: Bernardo, 14; Birny, 13; Rafael, 10; Natalie, 7; Jeffrey, 11; Jenive, 15; and Analiza, 18. In front of Jenive is Timmy, 5. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

MEDINA TWP. — As the early morning snow began to fall, six wide-awake siblings dashed from their rooms, gathered the rest of the family, threw coats over their pajamas and sprinted out the front door. With them yelling “Snow! Snow!” over and over again, it was no surprise to their mother when she received a Read More…

Medina freshman Samantha Borelli has big night in gymnastics

BROADVIEW HTS. — Medina freshman Samantha Borrelli finished fifth in the all-around Wednesday as the Bees finished second in a six-team meet held at Gymnastics World. Medina’s team score of 134.125 was second to host Brecksville’s “A” team (147.175). North Royalton (131.175) was third, followed by Chagrin Falls Kenston (118.55) and Brecksville’s “B” team (112.75). Read More…

Feeding Medina County Initiative outgrows its shared space

Feeding Medina County Initiative's food pantry at the National Guard Armory in Medina is overflowing with donations. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

MEDINA — Sandy Calvert’s garage is filled with containers of food, but not to feed her family. Because of limited space at the Feeding Medina County Initiative food pantry, Calvert, director of the organization, has resorted to using her Lafayette Township home to store donations while new pantry space is sought. An increase in food Read More…

Brunswick sophomore drills a game winner in overtime

Brunswick’s Jason Swords, left, Taylor Armagost, right, and Kyle Wheeler celebrate after defeating previsously unbeaten Shaker Heights. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

BRUNSWICK — The postgame moshpit in the Brunswick locker room had plenty of extra bounce Wednesday night. “We usually only do that after the Strongsville game,” in-pain coach Joe Mackey said after getting kneed in the thigh. The Blue Devils had a big reason to celebrate like rockstars. Sophomore Ryan Badowski drilled a 17-footer in Read More…

Casey Boduszek is Cloverleaf’s Geography Bee winner

Westfield Upper Elementary fifth-grader Casey Boduszek, center, is Cloverleaf’s school-level winner of the 2012 National Geographic Bee. He is joined by runner-up Grace Schmitt and Westfield Elementary principal Jamie Lormeau. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Westfield Upper Elementary fifth-grader Casey Boduszek is Cloverleaf’s school-level winner of the 2012 National Geographic Bee. Casey advances to the next round — a written test to determine his eligibility to compete in the state bee on March 30. The first-place winner at each state-level competition will advance to the national level of the National Read More…

Wadsworth Crime Waves for Dec. 30, 2011

Wadsworth police Friday, Dec. 23 10:39 a.m. — 222 E. Smokerise Drive, a Walmart manager reported a small bottle containing marijuana was found inside the store. 2:33 p.m. — 400 block Oakwood Ave., a resident reported fraudulent use of a credit card for a $54.67 purchase. Saturday, Dec. 24 2:56 p.m. — 200 block Brookpoint Read More…

Dayton airport wants $4.4 million for upgrades

DAYTON — One of Ohio’s larger airports is seeking $4.4 million in extra federal funding to help create more room for airlines to park their planes overnight and tear down a concourse that has been idle for almost 20 years. Dayton’s aviation director, Terrence Slaybaugh, said that having more space for airlines to park planes Read More…

Obituaries for Dec. 30, 2011

Harriet Globlek Robert Joseph Wozniak II Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

Obituaries for Dec. 29, 2011

Helen M. Arters Christopher P. Blahnik Richard L. Forsthoffer Harriet Globlek Margaret E. “Peg” Lang Tyler Joseph McLean Noel Eugene “Gene” Moon Ruth Reese Robert Joseph Wozniak II Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/