July 29, 2014

Medina
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No move for Medina County Board of Elections

MEDINA — County Commissioners Pat Geissman and Adam Friedrick rejected a proposal Monday by the Board of Elections to relocate to 3600 Stonegate Drive, Medina Township. Commissioner Steve Hambley was on vacation, but all three commissioners voiced concern with the proposal last week, believing the board should continue searching. The board is housed with the Read More…

Medina County’s top stories of 2012

Brunswick High School students gather June 4 at the site of a one-vehicle crash that took the lives of four of their classmates and injured another in June on Boston Road in Columbia Station. (GAZETTE FILE)

No. 1 It was the kind of tragedy that burns in the memories of the community. Four Brunswick teenagers, just days away from a much-anticipated summer break, were killed June 3, shortly after midnight, at a railroad crossing on Boston Road in Columbia Township. Jeffrey Chaya, 18; Blake Bartchak, 17; Lexi Poerner, 16; and Kevin Read More…

Pawnee Road, near Simcox Road, to close in Medina County

Pawnee Road, near Simcox Road, is expected to be closed after today to allow workers to complete a railroad bridge replacement project begun in 2010. Medina County Engineer Mike Salay said he wasn’t sure when Pawnee Road, which runs along the border between Homer and Harrisville townships, would close this week because weather could delay Read More…

Browns: Trent Richardson played with broken ribs

BEREA — Browns running back Trent Richardson finally came clean Monday as he was cleaning out his locker at the end of the season. The rookie from Alabama admitted that he actually suffered two broken ribs, in addition to torn cartilage on the left side of his chest, on Oct. 14 against the Bengals. “My Read More…

Future of Browns rests in hands of CEO Joe Banner

For better or worse, the future of the Cleveland Browns now rests in the hands of CEO Joe Banner. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III made that abundantly clear Monday, when he announced the firings of coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert during a late-morning press conference. Those moves allowed Banner to complete an Read More…

Heckert expected to be fired

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — General manager Tom Heckert was fired Monday in a quick meeting at about 9 a.m. He saw it was coming months ago. Ever since new owner Jimmy Haslam brought in Joe Banner as CEO. “As soon as Joe was hired, I knew it was not going to work out,” Read More…

Browns fire GM Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur

BEREA — Pat Shurmur is out after two years as Browns coach. Tom Heckert is gone after three as general manager. Both were fired this morning with two years left on their contracts. The team announced the moves in a news release. The Browns went 5-11 and finished the season Sunday with a 24-10 loss Read More…

Ohio gas prices on the rise

COLUMBUS — Ohio motorists are seeing rising gas prices again. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.32 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 9 cents higher than a week ago, and the second consecutive week the price has risen Read More…

More snow expected for Ohio to end year

COLUMBUS — The last day of 2012 is expected to bring more snow to Ohio. After a storm last week dumped as much as foot of snow on some areas of Ohio, another 1 to 3 inches is expected during the day Monday and Monday night. As usual, the heaviest is expected in northeast Ohio. Read More…

John J. Racketa, Sr.

OBIT FLAG

John J. Racketa, Sr., 82, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012, in Bolivar, Ohio. He was born February 11, 1930 in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, to the late Paul and Louise Racketa. John enjoyed working crossword puzzles, fishing, and especially rod making and fly tying. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and past member Read More…