September 19, 2014

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Barack Obama’s win didn’t include Medina County

Barack Obama

MEDINA — President Barack Obama won Ohio, but he lost Medina County — even worse than last time. In Tuesday’s election, only 42.5 percent of county voters favored Obama, compared with 55.6 percent who voted for Mitt Romney. Obama’s support in Medina County dropped significantly since 2008, when he garnered 45.2 percent of the vote. Read More…

Medina County Board of Elections explains election results delay

MEDINA TWP. — Anyone wanting to know the fate of Medina Schools’ levy on Tuesday’s ballot had to stay up until after 2 a.m. Wednesday. That’s when the Medina County Board of Elections posted the final unofficial results on its website. Until then, the latest available results, posted at about 10:30 p.m., showed only 85 Read More…

Bees’ Ali Garrity has put together a great career

Medina senior Ali Garrity is the 2012 Gazette MVP for girls tennis. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

Ali Garrity is taking something she learned on the tennis court and applying it to the rest of her life. If the results are anywhere near as good, she’s going to be a very successful — and happy — person. En route to becoming the first four-time Gazette MVP in girls tennis, Garrity learned to Read More…

Medina County volleyball players dot all-star teams

Megan Mey

Four Medina County players have been named first-team all-district by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association. Brunswick middle hitter Gabrielle Bulic and Wadsworth setter Haley Beavers earned the honor in Division I, while Black River outside hitter Megan Mey and Pirates setter Emily Cartwright were chosen in D-III. Local coaches voted for the awards Read More…

Joe Banner won’t rush to decisions with Browns

Joe Banner

BEREA — Joe Banner moved into his office Oct. 31 and attended his first game as Browns CEO on Sunday. “That was neat. It made it very real,” Banner said Wednesday in an interview with The Gazette. Reality isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. He’s just getting to know how things work inside team headquarters and Read More…

Warriors outlast undermanned Cavs, 106-96

OAKLAND, Calif. — David Lee logged 38 more minutes than he thought he would Wednesday night after constantly vomiting and fighting a fever, dizziness and dehydration — “just about anything you can think of,” he said — from all the fluids lost. At one point in the second half, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson Read More…

Cavs are testing their post depth

Anderson Varejao

Rookie center Tyler Zeller missed the Cavaliers’ game at Golden State on Wednesday night due to a non-displaced fracture in his left cheekbone and a concussion. Compounding matters immensely, starting center Anderson Varejao was a late scratch due to a sore right knee, forcing Cleveland to move Tristan Thompson from power forward to center and Read More…

Bras hold message across Medina Township bridge

Passing motorists did a double-take Wednesday at some unusual decorations on the bridge over the Rocky River on Fenn Road in Medina Township. Scores of multicolored bras adorned the railings to raise awareness of breast cancer awareness. The display was sponsored by the Celtic Club of Ohio. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA TWP. — Scores of multicolored bras covered the railings of the Fenn Road bridge over the Rocky River on Wednesday. The display, which promotes breast cancer awareness, was the last of seven similar ones in Summit, Stark and Portage counties. It had been planned for the end of October, but was delayed until Wednesday Read More…

Medina deemed a great place for Christmas

MEDINA — The city of Medina was named by Midwest Living magazine as one of the 25 best places to celebrate Christmas. The latest issue of the magazine names Medina under the category of “small town festivities,” singling out the city’s annual Candlelight Walk as a special attraction. This year’s festivities begin Nov. 16 with Read More…

Wadsworth Twp. barn fire cause ruled ‘undetermined’

WADSWORTH TWP. — Firefighters say they haven’t been able to determine the cause of a barn fire that resulted in losses of about $200,000 to farm equipment and crops. The Oct. 26 blaze destroyed a 2,000-square-foot storage barn and its contents. Among the items inside the barn were a car, lawn equipment, camping trailer, farm Read More…