July 24, 2014

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River trio having stellar seasons in wrestling

Spencer White

It’s not easy facing the top of Black River’s lineup. From 106- to 113- to 120-pounds, the trio of lightweight wrestlers Sebastian Vidika, Spencer White and Mike Hozan has dominated the competition and own more trophies this season than can fit in the school’s trophy case. “This is the first time I have had a Read More…

Sharon Twp. man faces federal child porn charges

SHARON TWP. — A 47-year-old township man was arrested Wednesday on federal charges of distributing child pornography. Richard J. Miezin, of 5490 Boneta Road, was taken into FBI custody at about 3:30 p.m. and awaits arraignment, according to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office. A federal indictment charges that Miezin “knowingly distributed, by computer, numerous computer Read More…

Indictment made in $61,000 theft case

Stephen C. Bugg

MEDINA — A Medina County grand jury indicted an Elyria man Friday in a case involving more than $61,000 worth of stolen guitars, music equipment and clothing from a Liverpool Township warehouse. Stephen C. Bugg, 44, of 149 Clark St., Elyria, is facing a fourth-degree felony theft charge, punishable by up to six to 18 Read More…

Have a ball while supporting local charities

County Commissioner Steve Hambley, left, poses with Deborah Poland and Al Morrison from Faith in Action’s Expanded Transit Option Program at the 12th annual Commissioners’ Charity Ball in 2011. About 180 guests attended the event at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township. The event raised $22,500 for charity. Medina County commissioners’ choices to receive funding that year were: Feeding Medina County, Pat Geissman; Medina County Community Fund/Faith in Action’s Expanded Transit Options Program, Hambley; Project: LEARN & Medina Health Ministry, Sharon Ray. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — When was the last time you went to a ball? In a couple weeks, you’ll have your chance — and you’ll support some local charities while you’re at it. The 14th annual Commissioners’ Charity Ball will be 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina Township. “It’s like a Read More…

Medina teacher resigns before drug conviction

Shannon Briggs

MEDINA — Medina Schools officials won’t have to decide whether to fire a middle school teacher convicted of drug charges. She’s already resigned. Shannon Briggs, 34, a special education teacher at A.I. Root Middle School, was placed on paid leave in October after she and her husband were accused of growing marijuana in their North Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for Jan. 10

Brunswick police Sunday, Dec. 30 12:52 a.m. — Rashella T. Futch, 31, Cleveland, charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and a marked lane violation. 1:41 a.m. — John J. Ulch, 29, Cleveland served with a warrant for failure to appear in Parma Municipal Court. Tuesday, Jan. 1 8:15 p.m. — 4400 block Laurel Road, Read More…

School reaches out in Steubenville football rape case

STEUBENVILLE — School officials in the eastern Ohio city where a rape case involving high school football players has garnered national attention are reaching out to students and parents about the ordeal. The Steubenville Board of Education released a statement Thursday saying officials are in the process of communicating with students and parents in the Read More…

Cavs: Anderson Varejao’s injury woes continue

CLEVELAND — Two seasons ago it was a torn tendon in his ankle. Last season it was a fractured wrist. Now it’s a split of one of the muscles in his right quadriceps. The Cavaliers announced Wednesday that center Anderson Varejao will undergo surgery Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic and be out six to eight Read More…

Donald F. Brophy, Jr.

OBIT FLAG

Donald F. Brophy, Jr., 63, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013. He was born in Flint, Michigan, on August 24, 1949 to Donald F. Brophy, Sr. and Joyce (Mathews) Brophy. He grew up in Lodi, where he attended Cloverleaf High School. Don joined the U.S. Navy on January 4, 1967 and served as Read More…

Melva Minck Santee

Melva Minck Santee, 77, of Clermont, Florida passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 3 to 5 P.M., and 7 to 9 P.M., at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 18, 2013, 11 A.M., at First Read More…