April 23, 2014

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Boys basketball notes: Close wins put Bucks in division lead

Matt Saunders

Coach Matt Saunders’ Buckeye boys basketball team has proved it can score. The balanced Bucks (6-3, 4-2) have three double-digit scorers in Garrett Beck (13.6 ppg), Matt Cox (13.4) and Jeff Miller (11.1) and games of 83, 79 and 70 points to their credit. Over the past three-plus weeks, they’ve also proved that if they Read More…

Girls basketball: Blue Devils starting to find rhythm

Bri Moss

It would have been easy for Brunswick’s girls basketball team to sulk after a three-game losing streak last month. Instead, the Blue Devils regrouped and are back rolling down the tracks. Brunswick (8-5) has won four straight games, including high-quality wins over Ann Arbor Huron, Mich. (49-48), Midpark (49-36) and North Royalton (42-38) as it Read More…

Hornets might field a swim team

From left to right, Breanna Stacho, Malia Smith, Nicole Hadler and Katharine Janesch hope to be part of Highland’s first swim team. (COURTESY PHOTO)

If Monday night’s Highland Board of Education meeting goes as planned, the Hornets will be represented at next month’s Akron Division I sectional swim meet. Highland, with the help of the Medina Makos Club Swim team, has six swimmers that have already competed in an interscholastic meet, along with several Lake Erie League Club events Read More…

Vaccine offered locally to kids for nasty flu season

MEDINA TWP. — Because the Medina County Health Department has been getting a lot of calls asking for child flu vaccines, it will offer an evening clinic Monday. Seasonal flu vaccines for children 6 months through 18 years old will be available 5 to 7 p.m. at the Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive. Ohio and Read More…

Nationwide impact of the flu

— From wire reports While flu normally doesn’t blanket the country until late January or February, it is already widespread in more than 40 states, with about 30 of them reporting some major hot spots. On Thursday, health officials blamed the flu for the deaths of 20 children so far, of which only two were Read More…

Medina Rec center to build your resolve with open house

Dr. Michael F. Roizen

MEDINA — The Medina Community Recreation Center is encouraging people to start the year off in a healthy way Sunday with its annual open house. The rec center, 855 Weymouth Road, will celebrate its 10-year-anniversary with its “New Year, New You” open-house program. Program manager Nita Justice said the event is “a great opportunity” for Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Jan. 11

Wadsworth police Wednesday, Jan. 2 8:04 p.m. — 222 E. Smokerise Drive, an officer responded to Walmart about a reported theft. Charges are pending. Thursday, Jan. 3 11:20 a.m. — 222 E. Smokerise Drive, an officer responded to Walmart about a reported theft of PlayStation 3 controllers. Joseph Senz, 28, Rittman, was arrested on a Read More…

Police: Elyria man sold crack near kids in Westfield Twp.

WESTFIELD TWP. — An Elyria man was arrested after selling crack cocaine at a truck stop to an undercover officer just feet away from three small children, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. Task force agents arrested Ivan Brown, 30, of 504 12th St., upstairs apartment, Elyria, on the charge of trafficking in Read More…

New chamber board announced in Wadsworth

The Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2013 board of directors and executive board. The organization will be led by President Johanna Perrino, of WCTV; Vice President Karen Wilson, of Wadsworth Real Estate; Treasurer Dave Hopkins, of D.B. Hopkins & Associates; Secretary Tom Crookes, of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP; and Past President Read More…

Bessie M. Swigart

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Bessie M. Swigart, 96, of Norton, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2012. She was born December 19, 1916 in Sardis, Monroe Co., Ohio, to the late William and Lena Winter. Mrs. Swigart was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, retired from the Ohio Match Co. with 38 years of service and loved doing Read More…