October 20, 2014

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Cloverleaf Schools levy failure brings bus cuts

Daryl Kubilus

WESTFIELD TWP. — Officials at Cloverleaf Schools plan to cancel busing for high school students when they return from winter break and have set auctions for three elementary schools following the defeat of a 6.9-mill levy Nov. 6. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus announced the district’s plans to the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission at its meeting Read More…

Assistant Fire Chief Richard Barber recognized for work in Brunswick

Brunswick Assistant Fire Chief Richard Barber is the city’s firefighter of the year. Chief Jim Baird said Barber is a hard worker and is pleased with initiatives he has taken to improve the safety of Brunswick residents. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Assistant Fire Chief Richard Barber said he was humbled when he learned Chief Jim Baird had named him the city’s firefighter of the year. “It makes it easy when you have a good boss, good Council, good administration and good staff,” Barber said when he accepted the award Monday night. Barber has been Read More…

The Gazette’s annual toy drive is underway

notForgotten

Many families in Medina County will have little to look forward to as the holiday season unfolds. To help make the season brighter, The Gazette once again is hosting the Not-Forgotten Box. The Gazette is partnering again this year with The Salvation Army’s Christmas basket program for its Not-Forgotten Box toy and food drive. The Read More…

Ohio Turnpike will see record revenues this year

BEREA — Toll increases will help the Ohio Turnpike see record revenue of about $270 million this year. Turnpike officials reported Thursday that a 10-percent toll increase to start the year, combined with traffic running higher than projected, will generate about $250 million in tolls. And money from service plaza concessions and other sources will Read More…

Browns defense wants to remain hot vs. Raiders

Browns linebacker Craig Robertson tackles Pittsburgh’s Chris Rainey. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Seven sacks of Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. Eight turnovers forced against the Steelers. A combined 112 rushing yards allowed. The D-word (dominant) has been used to describe the Cleveland D (defense) the last two weeks, and those involved believe it’s just the beginning. “Something special is building,” defensive end Frostee Rucker said. “We’ve Read More…

Boys basketball: Cynthia Berry aims to turn around Pirates’ program

Black River baskeball coach Cynthia Berry with team at a recent practice. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE MANHEIM)

Cynthia Berry remembers growing up as a “farm girl” in the Black River school district with a love of basketball. When her junior high didn’t have a girls team, she simply went out for the boys team — and made it. After she graduated from Black River High School in 1985, and while attending what Read More…

Bees’ Megan Wolfgang finds perfect fit at Robert Morris

MEDINA — Medina lacrosse standout Megan Wolfgang knew the minute she walked onto the Robert Morris University campus in Pittsburgh, it was the perfect fit. Wolfgang made it official this month by signing her national letter of intent. “When I stepped on campus, I just knew I loved it,” she said. “The campus is so Read More…

College notes: Elaina Lanson set for national stage

Elaina Lanson

As a high school athlete at Wadsworth, Elaina Lanson was one of the top swimmers in Ohio. Now in her second year competing for Georgia Southern University, the former Gazette MVP will test her skills against some of the best in the world at the prestigious AT&T Winter Nationals. Lanson will swim the 50 and Read More…

Blue Devils cage Tigers in bowling

OAKWOOD — Brandon Lemmerman rolled a 389 series and Mitch Andzelik added a 383 as Brunswick’s boys bowling team rolled over Twinsburg 2,398-2,033 on Thursday. Andzelik’s 205 in the first game of the Northeast Ohio Conference match was one pin better than teammate Zack Miller, while Lemmerman’s 215 led the Blue Devils (2-0, 2-0) in the Read More…

Cloverleaf girls lose second basketball game

Bri Burgos

ASHLAND — The Cloverleaf girls basketball team fell 65-48 to Ashland on Thursday in non-league action. The Colts (0-2) were outscored 19-7 in the third quarter, as Mar-iah Mans-perger (21 points) and Alexis Stoops (15) led the Arrows to their third straight victory. Center Bri Burgos paced Cloverleaf with 12 points and five rebounds. Guard Read More…