December 19, 2014

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Ann Romney to meet with voters today in Wadsworth

Ann Romney

WADSWORTH — Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is slated to speak at a campaign rally today in the city. Ann Romney is scheduled to meet with voters at about 4:30 p.m. today at the Medina County GOP Victory Center, 300 Weatherstone Drive, Wadsworth. She is also slated to campaign today in Read More…

Candidates know their way around a courtroom

Clair Dickinson

Voters have two experienced candidates on the ballot in the race for 9th District Court of Appeals judge. Incumbent Clair Dickinson has served 12 years as judge, and has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney. His opponent, Jennifer Hensal, has 19 years of experience as an attorney, both in private practice and Read More…

Bad bounces doom Bees in regional soccer action

Medina goalie Dean McNeil gives up a goal to Westlake’s Nick Wertman, left. Medina’s Noah Hastings looks on in the first half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MACEDONIA — Sometimes breaks don’t go your way, and sometimes they don’t matter anyway. That was the case for Medina’s boys soccer team Wednesday night, as it dropped its Division I regional semifinal to Westlake 3-0 at Boliantz Stadium. Despite trailing by two after the first half, the Bees (12-5-2) felt they had done everything Read More…

Cavs: Big men are willing to help out

Tristan Thompson

INDEPENDENCE — Tristan Thompson played in 23 games as a rookie before he had five total assists. The second-year power forward had that many in the first half Tuesday as the Cavaliers opened the season with a 94-84 victory over the Washington Wizards at Quicken Loans Arena. Toss in a career-high nine assists by center Read More…

Regional volleyball: Devils can’t wait to play Bears again

Mande Pyzik

BRECKSVILLE — Brunswick volleyball coach Mande Pyzik’s words on the night of Sept. 27 still echo in her players’ ears. Earlier that evening, North Royalton had eliminated the Blue Devils from the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division race with a 25-16, 23-25, 25-7, 23-25, 15-5 home win. “She told us, ‘You guys will never get Read More…

Suburban League, Chagrin champs meet in volleyball match

Wadsworth’s Peyton Booth nails a spike. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

HUDSON — The best volleyball team in the Suburban League squares off with the top squad in the Chagrin Valley Conference tonight at 7:30. Three-time reigning SL champion Wadsworth (23-2) challenges eight-time defending CVC kingpin Kenston (18-7) in the Hudson Division I Regional semifinals, setting up a battle of wills that promises to be interesting Read More…

College notes: Sandy slows down red-hot Mount Union

Elaina Lanson

Hurricane Sandy has been one of the few things to slow down Mount Union’s volleyball team. After clinching their first Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season title in school history, the nationally ranked Purple Raiders had their OAC Tournament opener vs. Muskingum pushed back to tonight. While the storm will pass by the end of the week, Read More…

Medina soccer players enjoy magical tourney ride

Michael Clendenin

MACEDONIA — Michael Clendenin wasn’t happy how it all ended so quickly, but the Medina senior is proud of what it took to get there. The news of the night was the Bees saw their soccer season come to an end with a 3-0 Division I regional semifinal loss to Westlake, but there’s so much Read More…

Sisters share special time in volleyball

“Sister Act” was the title of a popular 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. It also describes the thrilling run to regionals for two sets of Medina County volleyball players. Senior setter Haley Beavers and junior middle hitter Andrea Beavers are members of the Wadsworth Grizzlies, while junior setter Megan Anderson and junior outside hitter Erin Read More…

Officials say disabilities board faces cuts without levy

MEDINA — Without passage of a replacement levy on Tuesday’s ballot, the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities will face “across-the-board and systemic cuts,” Superintendent Greg LaForme said. When the levy first was approved 17 years ago, the board served about 440 people, he said. Now it serves more than 1,100. “The levy revenues don’t Read More…