September 19, 2014

Medina
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Hornets claw back into Suburban League golf race

Ryan Scherler

TALLMADGE — The Suburban League race is officially wide open. The Highland boys golf team stunned two-time defending champion Tallmadge 153-161 Thursday at Maplecrest Golf Course to essentially force a three-way tie atop the standings. Seeking their first SL crown since 2001, the Hornets (5-1, 3-1) pulled off the upset behind 3-over-par 38s from Mark Read More…

Girls tennis: Cloverleaf crushes Lake Ridge

Morgan Wood

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Cloverleaf girls tennis team notched its first win of the season Thursday, rolling to a 5-0 non-league victory over Lake Ridge Academy. The Colts (1-8) got straight-set singles wins from Mariah Wood, Kelsey Duncan and Morgan Wood, while the No. 1 doubles team of Casey Kornowski and Kaitlin Gray and the Read More…

Brunswick blasts Shaker Heights in volleyball match

Gabbie Bulic

BRUNSWICK — Gabbie Bulic had 18 kills, five blocks and two aces Thursday to lead the Brunswick volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-8, 25-9 win over Shaker Heights in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division action. The Blue Devils (2-0) also got 26 assists, five kills and two aces from Morgan Ritchie and seven aces and three Read More…

Overcrowding causes sheriff to reopen area in jail

Sheriff Neil Hassinger, standing in a recreation area Wednesday at the Medina County Jail, discusses the opening of the jail’s east pod. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — The Medina County Jail got a bit bigger last week. After an influx of 19 new inmates — all probationers who violated drug tests on Aug. 24 — Sheriff Neil Hassinger was forced to open up the east pod to make room for them. The pod had not been used for about three Read More…

Sandridge in Medina to add lunchroom, expand parking

Sandridge Food Corporation, at 133 Commerce Drive in Medina, will add a new employee lunchroom room, additional parking and office space. The business has added about 40 employees a year over the past several years, despite the poor economy. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — A local producer of fresh deli food is seeing its business grow, despite the poor economy. Sandridge Food Corp., 133 Commerce Drive, soon will add an employee lunch room and office area and expand parking. The Medina Planning Commission approved the site plan for the expansion Wednesday. The plan includes a 28,000-square-foot warehouse Read More…

Office opens in Brunswick for Barack Obama’s re-election

Kim Novack, of Brunswick, signs a poster outlining her reasons for joining President Barack Obama's re-election team during the opening of a campaign office in Brunswick. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Under a hand-painted “Forward” sign, President Barack Obama’s campaign staff was joined Thursday by more than 50 people to open the doors of the Brunswick office. The new office, in a plaza at 1733 Pearl Road, is one of more than 75 Obama offices in Ohio. Volunteers at the office said they are Read More…

3 injured in 4-car crash on westbound I-76

Workers clean up the scene of a four-vehicle crash Thursday morning in a westbound lane of Interstate 76 between state Routes 57 and 3 in Guilford Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

GUILFORD TWP. — A four-vehicle crash Thursday morning closed a section of Interstate 76 westbound. Three people from two of the vehicles were taken to Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to Trooper Dan Kumor, of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post. The accident, about 10:50 a.m., involved a tractor-trailer, Chevrolet Silverado, Mercury Sable and Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Aug. 31

Wadsworth police Thursday, Aug. 23 2:19 p.m. — 150 Silvercreek Road, a city resident reported her wallet was stolen from her car parked at Wadsworth Middle School. Friday, Aug. 24 3:36 a.m. — High Street and city square, police arrested Sylvia Criss, 19, of Orrville, on charges of operating a vehicle while impaired, open container Read More…

Akron area contractor admits bribing officials

AKRON — An electrical contractor has pleaded guilty to bribing a northeastern Ohio county commissioner and other officials in exchange for contracts and favors. Federal prosecutors said Michael Forlani pleaded guilty Thursday to bribery-related charges in connection with a wide-ranging public corruption case that saw Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora sentenced to 28 years in Read More…

Backups to the forefront: Browns sloppy again in loss to Bears, but QB questions take center stage

CLEVELAND — The most intriguing roster decisions to be made today by the Browns involve the backup quarterbacks. After a month of training camp and four preseason games, coach Pat Shurmur has all the information he needs.
“I do know what I want to … Read More…