September 1, 2014

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Medina tackles fracking issue for the first time

Tish O’Dell, a Broadview Heights resident, spoke to a Medina City Council committee Tuesday about how drilling affected her community. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — City Council tackled the controversial issue of fracking for the first time Tuesday. About 40 people attended the special Legislation Committee meeting, which featured several speakers, including residents from Broadview Heights who succeeded in getting a charter amendment passed to ban new oil and gas drilling in their city. Tish O’Dell, a Broadview Read More…

Convicted sex offender indicted again for assault

Patrick Shank

MEDINA — A Montville Township man convicted in October of sexually assaulting a teenage girl was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday, accused of raping another teenage girl. Patrick J. Shank, 45, of 5170 Chippewa Road, is scheduled for a Dec. 13 arraignment before Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler on 12 first-degree felony counts Read More…

‘Kardiac Kids’ hope to score again with local fundraiser

MEDINA TWP. — The Medina County Community Fund is hoping the Kardiac Kids can score some last-minute holiday donations for local charities. On Saturday, the Medina County Community Fund hosts its “Fall into Winter” fundraiser at the Weymouth Country Club, featuring 13 players and coaches of the 1980 Cleveland Browns football team that finished the Read More…

Boys basketball: Angry Hornets are all fired up

Highland’s Tanner Houska scores between Parma’s Greg Smalley, left, and Anthony Schmook in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

GRANGER TWP. — Highland boys basketball coach Michael Murphy needn’t have worried about his team coming out flat. After losing by two points in an emotional season opener at Brecksville on Saturday and with Suburban League rival Green coming up on Friday, the Hornets dominated from start to finish Tuesday en route to a 67-35 Read More…

Brennan Magalski is clutch in basketball win for Blue Devils

Brunswick’s Brennan Magalski hits a  3-pointer over North Olmsted’s William Lucien  at the buzzer at the end of first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

BRUNSWICK — Brennan Magalski’s “Decision” didn’t carry a lot of hoopla — until Tuesday night. The Brunswick student section was chanting the 6-foot-4 junior’s name as he made three clutch 3-pointers in a 60-41 non-league victory over North Olmsted. Magalski’s performance fit the theme of the night for the Blue Devils (2-1), who also received Read More…

Buckeye claims overtime thriller vs. Elyria Catholic

By Chad Grant YORK TWP. — In a game where momentum was more fickle than a child trying to decide what he wanted for Christmas, the team that made the last run was the winner. With both teams trading scoring runs, big plays, bigger shots and turnovers Tuesday night, the Buckeye boys basketball team finally Read More…

Green Wave rides off with basketball victory

Cliff Collyer

PARMA HTS. — Northeast Ohio boys basketball fans should remember the name Lawrynce Johnson because they’ll be hearing a lot of it over the next three seasons. The sophomore point guard erupted for a career-high 37 points, six rebounds and four assists Tuesday in leading Holy Name to a 63-54 non-league victory over Cloverleaf. Johnson Read More…

Boys basketball: Early deficit too much for Pirates

DOYLESTOWN — The Black River boys basketball team got behind big early and never recovered Tuesday in an 86-41 non-league loss to Chippewa. The Pirates (0-2) trailed 31-5 after the first quarter, 50-17 at the half and 71-26 after three periods. The balanced Chipps (2-0) received double-digit scoring totals from Bailey Breitenstine (16 points), Brian Read More…

Local grand jury indicts 11 people

Jeananne Trout

MEDINA — Eleven people, including a woman who is accused of ramming her truck into her ex-husband’s garage, were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday. Jeananne M. Trout, 37, of San Antonio, was indicted on one charge of burglary, a third-degree felony. She was arrested Nov. 13 after admitting to slamming her pickup into her Read More…

Two-vehicle crash injures Lodi man

A Lodi man was transported to Akron City Hospital Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle accident involving a 2000 Toyota Camry and semi truck at the U.S. Route 224 and Vendemark Road intersection. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

HARRISVILLE TWP. — A 37-year-old Lodi man who was ejected from his car after it collided with a tractor-trailer early Tuesday morning at U.S. Route 224 and Vandemark Road was listed in serious condition at an Akron hospital this morning. Shane Charles Elswick, of 302½ Medina St., was northbound on Vandemark Road at about 5:45 Read More…