September 2, 2014

Medina
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Medina County Elections board wants bigger facility

Steve Hambley

MEDINA — The Medina County Board of Elections says it needs bigger quarters. Board member Bill Heck presented a detailed proposal Monday to county commissioners, who must approve and pay for the relocation. Heck said the board would like to move its offices in June from 4210 N. Jefferson St., Medina Township, a block north Read More…

Montville Twp. man gets 6 years in prison for sex with teenager

Patrick Shank

MEDINA — A Montville Township man was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for having sex with a teenager against her will and supplying her with alcohol. But Patrick Shank, 45, of 5170 Chippewa Road, could face more prison time as the result of a Dec. 5 indictment that accused him of raping a Read More…

Browns only worry is the next game

Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur is ignoring the coaching rumors swirling around the Browns and is focusing on Sunday’s game against Washington. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — When coach Pat Shurmur arrived at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday morning with a two-game winning streak, the latest rumor about his job was making its way through cyberspace. Alabama coach Nick Saban could be part of a package deal with general manager prospect Mike Lombardi, according to the Boston Globe. Oregon’s Chip Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving should start against the Lakers

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving drives to the basket against Washington’s Bradley Beal, right. and Emeka Okafor in a game in October. (MCT FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Help has arrived. And so have the struggling but talented Los Angeles Lakers. Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving practiced Monday and is expected to be in the starting lineup tonight when Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and the rest of the Lakers visit Quicken Loans Arena. “It feels great to finally be out there Read More…

Plenty of talent returns in high school gymnastics

Maddie Brandt

Three-time Medina County MVP Ashley Rose of Cloverleaf has moved on to the University of Toledo, but the majority of the 2011-12 All-Gazette gymnastics team is back this winter. Cloverleaf junior Maddie Brandt, Medina sophomore Samantha Borrelli and Medina senior Megan Kerrigan all competed at the state meet, combining for nine individual berths in the Read More…

Austin Lubinski, Zak Diaz give Bucks lift in bowling

WELLINGTON — Austin Lubinski and Zak Diaz were on fire Monday, lifting the Buckeye boys bowling team to a 2,212-1,969 North Shore Conference victory over Firelands. Lubinski had a 448 series (225-223), while Diaz was right behind with a 433 (247-186). Buckeye only had three bowlers for the girls match, with Hannah Burley rolling a Read More…

Gymnastics: Maddie Brandt leads Colts past Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Maddie Brandt won three events and the all-around Monday to lead the Cloverleaf gymnastics team to a 126.4-119.8 victory over Wadsworth. Brandt captured the vault (9.05), uneven parallel bars (9.1) and floor exercise (9.3) en route to an all-around score of 35.35. Wadsworth’s Callie Almes won the balance beam (8.95) and was second Read More…

Medina woman finds way to help family members when child is sick

Brett Hubeny, 6, a student at Buckeye Elementary School, receives a scrapbook from Eric Haneberg and his sister, Gretchen Naumoff (not pictured) during a visit earlier this fall at Akron Children’s Hospital. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — A local woman’s family has teamed up to help her spread cheer to sick children this holiday season. Gretchen Naumoff is a consultant with Creative Memories and each year her clients help by donating scrapbooks for children at Akron Children’s Hospital. This year, she wanted to extend the Christmas cheer to families, especially Read More…

Woman in Brunswick cited for OVI twice in 2 weeks

Carl DeForest

BRUNSWICK — Two weeks after a woman suspected of driving drunk struck a car carrying two young children, she was arrested again, accused of drunken driving. Milica Falkman, 62, of 4407 Laurel Road, Apt. 114, was charged Thursday with operating a vehicle while impaired and driving under an OVI suspension. Falkman was arrested about 10:45 Read More…

Brunswick council votes to oppose state income tax proposal

BRUNSWICK — City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution opposing a proposed state law that would alter the municipal income tax system. Similar resolutions have been passed by communities across Ohio, Councilman Brian Ousley, at-large, said. “I hope the folks downstate take notice,” he said. Finance Director Todd Fischer said the law has been Read More…