September 30, 2014

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Regional volleyball: Blue Devils can’t break through wall

Brunswick’s Gabbie Bulic hits against North Royalton’s Natasha Medic. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRECKSVILLE — North Royalton seniors Rachel Krikke and Natasha Medic threw a block party Thursday in the Division I regional semifinals. Unfortunately, their celebration came at the expense of Brunswick’s volleyball team. Krikke and Medic combined for 14 blocks and 18 kills — controlling the net from start to finish — as the Bears eliminated Read More…

Defeat doesn’t damper volleyball journey

Gabrielle Bulic, Morgan Ritchie, Paige Elias and Alex Fuldauer should be walking the halls of Brunswick High today with a huge sense of accomplishment. Sure, traces of sadness and disappointment may linger following the Blue Devils’ 27-25, 25-21, 25-21 loss to North Royalton in a Division I regional semifinal volleyball match Thursday evening at Brecksville, Read More…

Grizzlies do their best, but can’t dig out of hole

Rachel Goddard

By Eric Barnes HUDSON — The Wadsworth volleyball team found some momentum late in the match Thursday, but couldn’t overcome an early deficit in its Division I regional semifinal loss to Kenston at Hudson. Despite a surge that led to a Game 3 victory and carried over into Game 4, the Grizzlies fell 25-16, 25-18, Read More…

Ann Romney stops in Medina County, thanks volunteers

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, thanks volunteers Thursday during a 10-minute speech at the GOP Victory Center, the Republican campaign office at 300 Weatherstone Drive, Wadsworth. About 200 people packed into the office to hear her talk. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

WADSWORTH — Ann Romney said she is confident her husband will be the president-elect come Wednesday. “You are all going to wake up in the morning with a new president, and it’s going to be Mitt Romney,” she told a crowd of about 200 volunteers and supporters who filled the Republican campaign office to capacity. Read More…

Medina man part of Red Cross relief effort

Beth Kilchenman

Staff and wire reports Medina County Red Cross volunteers are working in shelters as far away as New York City to help residents in the Northeast struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy. One of the volunteers, Bill Taylor, of Medina, said he has been in New York state since Sunday. “There’s a lot of downed Read More…

Libraries collect holiday greetings for military troops

BRUNSWICK – Holiday cards are being collected for overseas U.S. military service members by libraries in Medina County. For about five years, the Medina County Library District has gathered Christmas cards to send to the USO, an organization that provides morale, welfare and recreation-type services to military personnel. The USO then distributes the cards to Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Nov. 2

Wadsworth police Friday, Oct. 26 8:19 p.m. — 992 High St., Anna Carpenter, 20, of 509 High St., cited for selling alcohol to a minor at Chipotle. 9:11 p.m. — 500 College St., Mandi Lessie, 35, of 202 Parkview Ave., cited for selling alcohol to a minor at Stop-n-Go gas station. Saturday, Oct. 27 7:07 Read More…

Medina County roads reopen after superstorm Sandy

Most Medina County roads were back Wednesday to carrying cars rather than channeling the deluge of water brought by superstorm Sandy. Only portions of two county roads remained closed Wednesday: Chippewa Road between Lake and Ballash roads in Lafayette Township and Bear Swamp Road between state Route 162 and Fixler Road, between Sharon and Montville Read More…

Officers in Brunswick honored at MADD awards ceremony

Officers Scott Smith, left, and Joe Ceccacci, right, of the Brunswick Police Department, were honored  at the Northeastern Ohio Mothers Against Drunk Driving Community Champions awards ceremony last week. At center is Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Two Brunswick officers were honored last week during the annual Community Champions awards ceremony sponsored by local chapters of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Officer Joe Ceccacci was awarded the DEUCE award for service above and beyond the call of duty to enforce impaired and drunken driving laws. The award stands for Doing the Extraordinary, Unselfishly, Read More…

School Closings for 11/02/11

Bay Village Schools St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain