December 22, 2014

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Montville Township shooting highlights conflict in laws

Mark Bornino

MEDINA — If the two men charged with shooting an assault rifle that sent bullets into two Montville Township homes are convicted of felonies, will they still be able to own guns? Ohio law says yes. Federal law says no. Mark Bornino and R. Daniel Volpone were arrested Jan. 16 after police received 911 calls Read More…

School staff, police and firefighters learn life-saving techniques

Larry Labadie, a paramedic with the Medina Life Support Team, demonstrates how to stop bleeding during a Tactical Casualty Combat Care course Wednesday at the Montville Township Safety Services Center. Also pictured is Hallie Beardsworth, a Medina Township police officer, who took part in the training. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MONTVILLE TWP. — School staff members, police officers and firefighters received some instruction Wednesday on how to provide immediate medical aid for victims of mass shootings. The two-day course, Tactical Casualty Combat Care, was developed by the U.S. military so service members could care for the injured during combat when medics aren’t available. Medina Mayor Read More…

Girls basketball: Blue Devils win 10th game in a row

Medina's Angela Tesny ties up Brunswick's Monica Wasson for a jump ball during the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — The celebration was brief, but filled with excitement. A convincing victory over a bitter rival will do that to emotions. Behind top-notch, half-court execution and the scoring of seniors Gabrielle Bulic and Brianna Moss, Brunswick’s girls basketball team manhandled Medina 42-31 Wednesday. The Blue Devils (14-5, 5-2), who won their 10th straight, are Read More…

Wrestling: Lack of numbers hampers Bucks

Buckeye's Kyle Fowler works against Bay Village's Nick Kubinski in the 132 pound match. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

YORK TWP. — Winning matches wasn’t a major issue for the Buckeye wrestling team. Filling weight classes was. The sixth-seeded Bucks had to forfeit five matches Wednesday night against No. 2 Bay in the second round of the Division II state team tournament, and that was too much to overcome in a 51-28 loss. “We Read More…

Hornets foil Cloverleaf’s upset hopes

Mallory Adams

By Richard Doyle WESTFIELD TWP. — Fresh off an impressive win against Revere, Cloverleaf’s girls basketball team was looking to make a name for itself Wednesday against Highland. In the end, the Hornets utilized all their talent to bring home an energetic 58-36 Suburban League win. Cloverleaf coach John Carmigiano used an undersized but quick Read More…

Cavs’ Kyrie Irving has plenty of company at All-Star Weekend

Dion Waiters

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is going to have some company over All-Star Weekend in Houston. Cleveland power forward Tristan Thompson, shooting guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller will join Irving in the Rising Stars Challenge, the league announced Wednesday. The game, which features rookies and second-year players on a pair of Read More…

Pirates, Bucks split in bowling

Brandon Butcher

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Buckeye boys bowling team rolled past Black River 2,391-2,193 Wednesday in North Shore Bowling Conference action at Brunswick Zone. Brandon Butcher rolled a team-leading 440 series (221-219) and Zak Diaz added a 428 (224-204) for the Bucks. Justin Sword paced the Pirates with a 434 series (246-188) and Brandon Wacker chipped Read More…

Maddie Brandt has big night in gymnastics classic

MASSILLON — Cloverleaf junior Maddie Brandt put on a performance for the ages Wednesday at the North East Gymnastics Conference Winter Classic. Brandt captured the league championship in all five events, topped by her Medina County-record score of 9.5 in the floor exercise. The 2012 All-Gazette honoree also earned a season-high 36.1 in the all-around, Read More…

Doctor says medical costs are drag on economy

Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic, speaks Wednesday at the Medina Performing Arts Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — “We have only one problem in our economy,” Dr. Michael Roizen told a crowd of about 900 Wednesday at the Medina Performing Arts Center. “And that’s medical expenses. “And whose fault is it?” he asked. Roizen answered his own question: “It’s each of ours.” That’s because the four factors that cause 75 percent Read More…

Medina County Court Log for this week

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 22, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: – Antonio Hargrove, 25, of Springbrook Drive in Medina, was sentenced to one year in prison on one count of burglary, a third-degree felony, and one count of domestic violence, a fifth-degree felony. – Jeremy Snyder, Read More…