August 27, 2014

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Medina keeps tennis perfection in tact

Bruce Xu

MEDINA — Medina’s boys tennis team took a 5-0 Northeast Ohio Conference crossover victory over Garfield Heights Thursday. Alex Haley, Jake Liebler and Nick Everetts notched singles victories for the Bees (3-0), while Connor Varney and Brian Bachir and Bruce Xu and Phil Willse swept doubles play. On Wednesday, the Bees bested North Olmsted in Read More…

Cloverleaf teachers want cuts to be fair

Jim Dombroski, Cloverleaf Education Associationpresident, speaks Thursday at a meeting of the financial oversight commission for Cloverleaf Schools. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf teachers’ union president said Thursday the commission appointed to oversee the school district’s finances should consider cutting administrative positions. Jim Dombroski, president of the Cloverleaf Education Association, told the five-member Financial Planning and Supervision Commission that Cloverleaf teachers have agreed to wage freezes four times in the past 10 years. Read More…

Battling cancer, newlyweds set new goal: A first year anniversary

James and Adora Stillings, of Wadsworth, were married Saturday at HMC Hospice of Medina County in Granger Township. James, 61, was diagnosed with lymphoma in May. (COURTESY PHOTO)

GRANGER TWP. — On a snowy Saturday in January, Wadsworth resident James Stillings’ doctor came in on her day off to deliver the bad news: His cancer wasn’t responding to treatment. Stillings and his girlfriend of five years, Adora Alexander, knew they had to make the most of the time they had left, and wanted Read More…

Medication dump program is successful so far

More than 1,000 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications have been dropped off since November when 10 drug-collection boxes were installed at law enforcement agencies in the county, said Brian Nowak, director of the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission. J. Tadd Davis, Medina County Drug Task Force agent, said the boxes at the Wadsworth Police Read More…

Sex offender charged with public indecency, unlawful restraint

Justin Murphy

MEDINA — A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday on charges of public indecency and unlawful restraint, according to police. Justin D. Murphy, 24, formerly of Orrville, reportedly approached a 13-year-old girl about 4:30 p.m. while appearing to be engaged in self-stimulation. The child’s mother saw the alleged act and immediately called the Police Department, Read More…

Medina County’s jobless rate up slightly

COLUMBUS — The jobless rate in Medina County inched up 0.1 percentage last month. Unemployment in February was 7.3 percent, which is up slightly from the January rate of 7.2 percent, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. December’s county jobless rate was 5.9 percent. “We’re still seeing a bit Read More…

Wadsworth Crime Waves for March 30

Wadsworth police Friday, March 23 10:04 a.m. — 222 E. Smokerise Drive, an officer responded to Walmart about a shoplifting complaint. Benjamin A. Gray, 24, Barberton, was arrested on a charge of theft for allegedly stealing merchandise from the store and then trying to return it for a refund. 1:32 p.m. — 222 E. Smokerise Read More…

Cloverleaf Academic Challenge Team wins challenge

The Cloverleaf Academic Challenge Team won the Medina County Academic Challenge League Tournament by sweeping to a perfect 7-0 record. (COURTESY PHOTO)

On March 23, the Cloverleaf Academic Challenge Team won the Medina County Academic Challenge League Tournament by sweeping to a perfect 7-0 record. In round 1, Cloverleaf defeated Medina 55 to 26; round 2 — Cloverleaf, 53, Columbia, 17; round 3 — Cloverleaf, 53, Buckeye, 32; round 4 — Cloverleaf, 43, Revere, 13; round 5 Read More…

Obituaries for March 30, 2012

Esther R. Baranski Nicolas J. D’Amico Valorie Rene Kamms (Ganiere) Edward Schmuhl James C. Scoby Vivian Tullius Walter Wendschuh Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

Medina County unemployment rate up slightly in Feb.

The jobless rate in Medina County rose one-tenth of a percent last month. Unemployment in February was 7.3 percent, which is up slightly from the January rate of 7.2 percent, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. December’s jobless rate was 5.9 percent in the county. “We’re still seeing a Read More…