April 24, 2014

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Thieves hit Liverpool Twp. for thousands of dollars in property

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Police are investigating a rash of burglaries over the holiday weekend that saw thousands of dollars in property stolen. A 67-year-old man said his truck, tools and music equipment were stolen from a detached garage on his property in the 2400 block of Columbia Road. “The thing that frosts me the most Read More…

Taxes rise for Medina County property owners

MEDINA — All property owners in Medina County will see increases in their tax bills this year because of the new levy passed in November by the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities. While most of the levies approved last year were renewals and won’t mean higher tax bills, voters approved several new money issues. Read More…

Oregon’s Chip Kelly on top of Browns’ short list

Oregon coach Chip Kelly is reportedly high on the Browns’ wish list. (AP PHOTO)

Safety T.J. Ward is the Chip Kelly expert inside Browns headquarters. That could change in the next several days. Ward was with Kelly for three years at the University of Oregon, the final one with him as head coach. Ward watched the quick-strike, fast-paced, pedal-to-the-metal offense grow into a national phenomenon. “He’s a great motivator,” Read More…

Tribe: Pitcher Brett Myers joins the fold

Brett Myers

CLEVELAND — The Indians continued their busy offseason ways Tuesday, acquiring veteran pitching assistance as they prepare to officially announce the signing of free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher. Though the team did not confirm as much, multiple sources reported that Cleveland has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-hander Brett Myers. The deal includes Read More…

College notes: Ashland is off to 13-0 start

Taylor Woods

After a trip to the Division II national championship game a season ago, the Ashland University women’s basketball team is off to another fast start. The No. 1-ranked Eagles have made it look easy en route to a 13-0 record, which has included wins over ranked programs Indianapolis (No. 5), Gannon (No. 15) and Grand Read More…

Top 10 sports stories of 2012 in Medina County

Wadsworth's Nick Tavanello wins his third state wrestling title, becoming the first Medina county wrestler to accomplish that feat. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Another year is in the books. Now it’s time to put 2012 on paper. There were many great accomplishments over the 366 days — it was a leap year, remember — when it came to high school sports in Medina County. Some were recorded by individuals, others by teams. Some were total shocks, some were Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Jan. 1

Billy Geschke

Boys basketball Billy Geschke, Medina: Senior small forward named MVP of Hudson Holiday Tournament. … Scored 26 points in championship against Hudson. … Opened event with 25 points in win over Kenston. … Leads Medina County and Northeast Ohio Conference with 20.1 scoring average. … Third varsity season.         Girls basketball Gabrielle Read More…

Time running short for U.S. military veteran bonuses

MEDINA — Veterans of the Persian Gulf War have only until the end of this year to apply for a tax-free bonus from the state totaling between $150 and $5,700. If veterans miss the Dec. 31, 2013, deadline to apply, they will no longer be eligible, said Ed Zackery, director of Medina County Veterans Service Read More…

Ohio traffic deaths up, while Medina County sees decrease

Railroad tracks on the westbound side of Boston Road in Columbia Township where four Brunswick High School teenagers were killed June 3. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Seven people died on Medina County roadways in 2012 — half the number who died in traffic crashes the previous year. “It was a real good year,” said Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Dearmitt, of the Medina post. “It’s the lowest I’ve seen since I’ve been here — since January 2006.” Medina reported 14 highway Read More…

Medina County Court Log for Jan. 2

The following people appeared in Common Pleas Court Dec. 26, according to Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman: • James Brown, 20, Elyria Street, Lodi, pleaded not guilty to one count of trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. A jury trial is scheduled for March 25. • Evan Cerny, 25, Birch Hill Drive, Medina, pleaded not Read More…