October 1, 2014

Medina
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Stellar Automotive Group in Seville looking to expand

SEVILLE — Stellar Automotive Group, a vehicle transmission distributor, is looking to add 30,000 square feet of warehouse space and at least 10 new jobs to its facility on Panther Parkway. Company officials said the expansion is needed because of the acquisition in January of a Seattle-based lubricant manufacturer, LubeGuard. “Having bought this company, we’re Read More…

Ohio had most hospitalized swine flu cases

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than two-thirds of the people in the U.S. hospitalized after contracting a flu virus spread by swine at county fairs were from Ohio. The report, released Thursday, showed that 11 of 16 people hospitalized in the U.S. for the H3N2 variant Read More…

Loudonville Democrat challenging GOP’s Hall in 70th House District

Republican state Rep. Dave Hall, R-Millersburg, is facing Loudonville Democrat Steve Johnson in the Nov. 6 race for Ohio House District 70. Dave Hall Hall, a two-term incumbent, said he will continue to work to lessen the “tax and regulation burden” on businesses, as well as individuals, and ensure the state budget continues to be Read More…

Clevelander pleads guilty to sex crimes

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man faces up to 1,205 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to molesting five boys — including one at a Medina County campground. Darin Casper, 49, also pleaded guilty to 150 counts involving child pornography. “Darin Casper’s vile, unforgivable acts destroyed the innocence of countless young children,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Read More…

Shurmur is upbeat after loss

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns coach Pat Shurmur was remarkably upbeat and composed on Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Cleveland suffered a hard-fought 23-16 loss in Baltimore. Though the Browns are 0-4 on the season and have dropped 10 straight games overall, he refused to be critical of his players or Read More…

Bees put it in reverse

Dan Brown The Gazette SOLON — The Medina football team made huge strides last week in playing tough with Shaker Heights. On Friday night, however, the Bees took a step backwards. With an offense that was unable to move the ball and a defense that was stuck battling Solon in short-yardage situations, Medina lost 42-14 Read More…

Grizzlies put on show

Kenneth Coleman The Gazette BATH TWP. — The only thing Wadsworth’s football team could not do on Friday night was stage a defensive shutout. Everything else was marked off the list. Dominate defensively? Check. Dominate offensively? Check. Limit penalties? Check. Earn a Suburban League road win? Checkmate. The Grizzlies put together a complete game and Read More…

Bulldogs bounce back

Chad Grant The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Green football coach Ed Cybak carried a tennis ball around in his pocket to send the message to his team that it needed to bounce back after falling to Nordonia a week ago. That message carried into the Bulldogs’ 47-21 Suburban League win over Cloverleaf on Friday. Green Read More…

Gotto goes wild

Eric Barnes The Gazette TALLMADGE — Tallmadge quarterback Anthony Gotto proved to be too much for Highland on Friday as the Blue Devils won 35-21 in Suburban League action. Gotto, a senior, showed why he’s getting the attention from Division I college programs, tossing for 203 yards and touchdown passes of 56, 11, 6, 5 Read More…

Pirates almost blow 28-0 lead

Black River's Matt Hritz can't outrun Black River's Caleb Stiver. (Judd Smerglia)

  Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — Coach Al Young’s postgame speech was short but pointed. Andrew Vaughn rambled negatively for 2 minutes. Austin Phillips reiterated “we can’t have these close games every fricking time.” Black River had every reason to be upset Friday except for one undeniable fact: The Pirates beat archrival Buckeye Read More…