October 24, 2014

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Candlelight Walk drew up to 10,000 people to Public Square

Rosewood Carriage Service offered horse-drawn rides around Medina during Candlelight Walk weekend. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — A record number of people showed up for this year’s Candlelight Walk weekend. “Overall I think the crowd was very much larger this year than last year, both for the parade and the fireworks,” said Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell. Hanwell said he watched the fireworks from in front of the Engine House. “From Read More…

All Gazette: Volleyball wasn’t always in plans for Gabrielle Bulic

Brunswick senior Gabrielle Bulic is the 2012 Gazette MVP in volleyball. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

When Gabrielle Bulic entered high school, she thought her future was all planned out. She expected to focus on her studies and play basketball, which then would allow her to do the same for four more years in college. Fate, however, intervened on the opening day of tryouts for Brunswick’s volleyball team. “I was debating Read More…

Browns: Untimely penalites prove costly in gut-wrenching loss

Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey kicks the game-tying field goal late in the fourth quarter. (AP PHOTO)

By Stephen Hawkins ARLINGTON, Texas — The Cleveland Browns were already hampered with starting cornerback Joe Haden injured. All those penalties against the defensive backs who did play certainly didn’t help, especially on the drive that allowed the Dallas Cowboys to force overtime. Safety T.J. Ward was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for a hard hit Read More…

Marisa Scullin selects Slippery Rock University

Marisa Scullin

MEDINA — Marisa Scullin always looks at the big picture. While the standout defender wanted to find a college where she could continue her soccer career, she also knew the next four years will help decide what she’s going to do for the rest of her life. The Gazette MVP and All-Ohio selection found that Read More…

Cavs fall to 76ers, 86-79

By Rob Maaddi PHILADELPHIA — If Evan Turner strives for consistency over perfection, he could end up fulfilling the lofty expectations of a No. 2 overall draft pick. Turner had 19 points, a career-high nine assists and six rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers 86-79 Sunday night. “Evan shows flashes,” Read More…

College signing: Tradition helps draw Cory Teachout to Ashland

Cory Teachout

MEDINA — It’s becoming a trend with Medina pitchers. Cory Teachout made his pitch to Ashland. The Eagles responded with a scholarship offer and a chance to compete for playing time as a freshman. The combination vault-ed the D-II school above Heidelberg, Lake Erie, Baldwin Wallace and Mount Union, and Teachout recently signed his letter Read More…

Two-fifths of a happy holiday to come home

Jacob and Leann Alferio, of Medina, pose in one of the first group photos of their quintuplets, posted on their blog in early November. Two of the five are expected home at the end of this week. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — Two of the quintuplets born to Leann and Jacob Alferio are expected to come home from the hospital at the end of this week. The rest are expected home by Christmas. The 31-year-old Medina mother said all five of her babies, born Oct. 7 at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, are continuing to do Read More…

Public meetings slated for Nov. 19

Editor’s note: Fax public meeting notices to (330) 725-4299 or email areanews@medina-gazette.com. TODAY Harrisville Township trustees, regular meeting, 8 p.m., township hall, 209 Railroad St., Lodi. Highland Board of Education, regular meeting, 7 p.m., Hinckley Elementary School, 1586 Center Road, Hinckley Township. Hinckley Township trustees, regular meeting, 7 p.m., administration building, 1410 Ridge Road. Lafayette Read More…

Northeast Ohio man selected as a Rhodes Scholar

CANTON — A 21-year-old Northeast Ohio native who wants to become a physician and work in the area of health policy is one of 32 American students named Sunday as Rhodes Scholars for 2013. Micah Johnson, of Canton, was selected Saturday for the award that pays all expenses for up to four years of study Read More…

Moody’s rating firm gives Medina Aa1 rating

MEDINA — Credit rating firm Moody’s Investor Service has awarded the city’s latest bond issue an Aa1 rating — the second highest rating possible. Moody’s also re-affirmed the city’s overall credit rating at Aa1. “Most of the entities that are Aaa (the highest possible rating) are either much larger or much, much wealthier,” said city Read More…