February 7, 2016


Ohio’s future oil, gas tax picture up for debate

COLUMBUS — The state and the oil and gas industry are peddling radically different fiscal scenarios while lobbying lawmakers to support or oppose the tax package proposed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The Republican governor wants to raise the severance tax on oil and gas to 4 percent over time and use proceeds for income-tax Read More…

Cloverleaf Schools offers a recovery plan

Paul Marshall

WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf Schools Superintendent Daryl Kubilus presented the state commission overseeing school district finances with a draft of a recovery plan Tuesday that includes numerous cuts and a 6.9-mill emergency levy. Paul Marshall, chairman of the financial planning and supervision commission, said Cloverleaf already has made about $5 million in cuts. He added Read More…

State Senate panel to make changes to texting bill

COLUMBUS — An Ohio Senate committee is taking another look at a proposal to ban texting while driving in the state. The bill is slated for revisions and a possible vote today. It would make writing, reading and sending text messages while driving a minor misdemeanor with possible fines of $150. The GOP-controlled House passed Read More…

Obituaries for May 2, 2012

Betty Arnold Ruth (Zappone) Barucky Charlene Rae Bernacchia David William “Bill” Bettiker Norma J. Buonocore Dorothy Caroline Miller Melody D. Neer Joanne Sampsell Florence M. Sasala Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

High school baseball: Jake Suran delivers game-winner for Highland

Highland’s Jacob Pries, left, and Luke Raley, right, congratulate Jacob Suran after he hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

GRANGER TWP. — In the baseball life of Highland outfielder Jake Suran, the situation late Tuesday afternoon couldn’t have been more heart-pounding. It was the bottom of the eighth inning. Tie score, bases loaded, two outs and a full count. Tallmadge reliever Nick Robinson had to bring it. Suran swung at a knee-high strike and Read More…

Brandon Kutrubs pitches two-hitter for Brunswick

Brandon Kutrubs

STRONGSVILLE — Brandon Kutrubs is finding it harder and harder to keep one thing under his lid: He’s a big-game pitcher. That was especially true after the way the senior right-hander threw Tuesday in a 4-0 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division win over Strongsville. But Kutrubs (6-0) has known that all along because the words Read More…

Brunswick’s Selena Pasadyn to run cross country, track at Harvard

Selena Pasadyn

BRUNSWICK — The Wendy’s High School Heisman winner will continue her athletic and academic careers at Division I Harvard University. Brunswick senior Selena Pasadyn, who is first in her class with a 4.77 grade-point average and scored a 33 on the ACT, announced Tuesday she will run cross country and track for the Ivy League Read More…

Track & field: Bucks’ Tyler Yurik jumps at major challenge

First-year pole vaulter Kyle Yurik competes at the Triway Invitational. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

Buckeye’s Tyler Yurik is one of those guys that will stand in line 90 minutes for a roller coaster ride that lasts around two minutes. And he would do it all over again. The junior likes the thrill, but he also appreciates a challenge. So when he was approached to try the pole vault, the Read More…

High school tennis: Jacob Dunbar reigns in singles again

Jacob Dunbar

MEDINA — The rain-plagued Suburban League Tournament ended with a familiar name reigning over the boys tennis competition. Cloverleaf sophomore Jacob Dunbar captured his second straight SL first singles championship — and the conference’s player of the year award — Tuesday afternoon. Dunbar defeated Copley’s Andrew Ong 6-0, 6-2 in the final, completing his six-set Read More…

Bees no match for lacrosse state champs

MEDINA — Don’t let the record fool you. Hudson’s boys lacrosse team is still the defending Division I state champs. Tuesday night the Explorers showed they have no intentions of giving that crown up just yet. Hudson held down Medina’s top-ranked attack and beat up the Bees in every statistical category en route to an Read More…