September 22, 2014

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How A Carbon Monoxide Detector Could Benefit Your Family

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas given off as a byproduct of the combustion process. Nicknamed “the silent killer,” this gas is impossible to detect with any of the human senses. Every year, hundreds of people are accidentally killed in their own homes as a result of CO poisoning. Sadly, most of these deaths Read More…

Cemetery in Kent to welcome people and their pets

KENT, Ohio — A cemetery in northeast Ohio will offer a final resting place to both people and their pets. In the spring, Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent will open a new section with gravesites for animal remains. Multiple news outlets report that the public cemetery about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland also will have Read More…

Ohio bill would make left lanes for passing only

COLUMBUS — A bill that would raise the speed limit on Ohio interstate highways also would make it a crime to drive in the left lane unless you’re passing or exiting. Republican state Rep. Ron Maag said it’s dangerous when slower drivers stay in the left lane and other motorists try to pass them on Read More…

Jack Snowball will play football for D-I Miami (Ohio)

Gazette football MVP Jack Snowball has made a verbal commitment to play for Miami (Ohio). (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — Wake-up calls at 8 a.m. Sunday are usually met with a groan and a phone slamming down. But when it’s a Division I college football program offering a full scholarship, exceptions can be made. That was the case for Wadsworth’s Jack Snowball when Miami (Ohio) gave him a ring and wanted the senior Read More…

Bucks roll Monday night with wins in bowling

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Buckeye’s bowling teams were on a big roll Monday night. In North Shore Bowling Conference action at the Brunswick Zone, the boys beat Wellington 2,369-1,996, the girls bested the Dukes 1,564-1,250 and the Buckeye junior varsity boys prevailed 1,935-1,016. Cory Schultz paced the Buckeye boys varsity with a 455 series (206-249). Ryan Read More…

Girls basketball: Grizzlies clinch a Suburban League title share

Jessie Gearhart

By Chad Grant GREEN — It was a big-game atmosphere. The Green fans were fired up and the student section was chanting at tip-off, ready for the home team to pull of the upset. Enter “The Silencer” — aka Jessie Gearhart. The senior wing and her Wadsworth teammates quickly quieted the Bulldog fans with a Read More…

Michael Butts pleads not guilty to theft in youth football case

Michael T. Butts, 47, of Medina, appears Monday before Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier. Butts pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he stole money from a youth football program he used to run and coach. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

MEDINA — A former youth football coach pleaded not guilty Monday to charges alleging he stole money from the defunct Medina Bees Youth Football, a nonprofit organization. Michael T. Butts, 47, of 966 Guilford Blvd., pleaded not guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony; grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, and Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth crowns four champs at last GIT

Wadsworth heavyweight Nick Tavanello locks up with Mike Brown during the Grizzly Invitational Tournament finals. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

WADSWORTH — They don’t come tougher for Nick Tavanello. At least they haven’t this year as the two-time state champion from Wadsworth proved himself — not that he had to — in a loaded heavyweight class at Saturday’s Grizzly Invitational Tournament. In claiming his fourth GIT title along with teammate Kagan Squire (132), the Grizzlies Read More…

Brunswick school officials hope a play will spur bullying discussion

BRUNSWICK — The community is invited Thursday night to take a look inside the often secret world of bullying. Brunswick Schools is hosting a play, “I Have a Secret,” produced by Chesterland-based Diversity Initiative and followed by a panel discussion. Assistant Superintendent Joelle Magyar said school administrators saw the play over the summer and knew Read More…

Ohio Highway Patrol: Granger teen still serious after Friday crash

GRANGER TWP. — A township teenager remained hospitalized Monday following an accident on his way to school Friday, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. A dispatcher at the Medina post said no citations had been issued in the two-vehicle crash because Andrew Hayes, 16, was still in the intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital Read More…