November 24, 2014

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Westfield Twp. girl takes part in clinical trial for rare disease

Nicole Young, of Westfield Township, holds her stepdaughter, Emma Young, 8, who has Angelman syndrome. Emma was one of 24 children with AS to be selected last week to participate in a clinical trial in Florida to treat the syndrome. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

WESTFIELD TWP — Emma was beyond excited for her first father-daughter dance with her dad at Cloverleaf Elementary School last month. She wore a flowered dress, black dress shoes and a smile. When Emma, 8, and her dad, Donald Young, both of Westfield Township, walked into the gymnasium, Emma appeared to be the most popular Read More…

Low estimates pay for Pearl Road upgrades in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — After price estimates came back lower than expected for the Pearl Road reconstruction project, the city will upgrade by using concrete to do base repairs instead of asphalt, which is cheaper but does not last as long. The $1.4 million Ohio Department of Transportation-led project requires the city to pay 20 percent of Read More…

Wadsworth school administrators make temporary move

Dan Ortiz, a computer technician for Wadsworth Schools, and Sandy Hall, administrative assistant for the superintendent, load office equipment Friday at Isham Memorial Elementary School. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

WADSWORTH — A hefty moving process began Friday for Wadsworth Schools as administrators started relocating from offices at Isham Memorial Elementary School to temporary quarters at the middle school. More moving is on tap for today. School officials and staff members are transferring desks, chairs, computers, printers and copiers in preparation for a larger move Read More…

Obituaries for March 31, 2012

Gretta Lee Atkinson Jerry A. Fenwick Sandra L. Lovelace Loretta C. Malcolm Amelia Mary Nowak “Molly” Mary Jo Peters Edward Schmuhl Fred Joseph Schultz, Jr. Scott L. Taylor Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

Kyrie Irving sprains shoulder in Friday night loss

CLEVELAND — FedEx and the United States Postal Service couldn’t have mailed this one in nearly as fast. Heck, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL don’t always work this quickly. The Cavaliers didn’t even show up Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, falling 121-84 to the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that wasn’t a game at all. Read More…

$1 million in marijuana welded in heavy machines in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Federal officials say marijuana worth more than $1 million has been found welded inside heavy machinery in a vacant Ohio warehouse. WBNS-TV reported five people were arrested Thursday at the warehouse in Columbus. DEA agents told the station they’d have to use a plasma torch to cut into eight machines called rakes, which Read More…

Gov. Kasich signs Ohio bill honoring Vietnam veterans

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law today a proposal designating the day — along with each March 30 — as Vietnam Veterans’ Day. Supporters said the annual day is set aside to honor those who fought, died or are still unaccounted for in the Vietnam War. The date had been in flux Read More…

Lindsey Tenyak helps Ashland to title game, then gets engaged

Former Wadsworth  standout Lindsay Tenyak, the 2009 Gazette MVP, helped Ashland to the Division II national title game. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

ASHLAND — Lindsay Tenyak almost got two rings last weekend. On Friday, Tenyak and the Ashland University women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 88-82 overtime loss to Shaw in the NCAA Division II National Championship in San Antonio. Two days later, the 2009 Wadsworth High graduate became engaged to Brandt Danals, a former Ashland University Read More…

Iron deficiency is no longer torturing Highland’s Natalie Zidd

Air Force recruit Natalie Zidd of Highland is hoping for a big senior season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Last year’s trip to state didn’t go the way that Natalie Zidd expected. The reigning Division I state champion in the 800-meter run had high hopes of getting back to the top of the podium in Columbus. The stage appeared to set when Zidd won titles at the Suburban League, Lakewood Division I District and Read More…

Girls track & field: Plenty of stars dot Medina County squads

Brianna Neitzel

Here’s an in-depth look at Medina County’s seven girls track teams: Black River Coach: Corey Kline (8th year) Last year: 3rd in Patriot Athletic Conference, 10th Orrville D-II District, T-29th Lexington D-II Regional, T-23rd state. Letterwinner lost: Becca Herte (All-Gazette). Key returning letterwinners: Seniors — Elaine Hess (distance), Amber Neuman (throws), Abby Miller (throws). Juniors Read More…