February 9, 2016


Fourth graders face challenge of ’24’

Fourth-graders Eli Schmeller, center, of Sidney Fenn Elementary School, and Aaron Reising, right, of Eliza Northrop Elementary, compete in the first 24 Tournament on Monday at Ella Canavan Elementary. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

The “24” math game challenges fourth-graders to calculate the number 24 from a set of four digits on a card. Points are awarded based on the problem’s difficulty. Students from four Medina elementary schools competed Monday to go on to a Jan. 24 countywide tournament.

Rec center honored as Air Force facility for physical-fitness testing

Air Force Master Sgt. Gregory Waldheim, left, talks Monday to recruits about participating in a 500-meter special operations qualifying swim at the Medina Community Recreation Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — Those four buff guys running around the indoor track at the Medina Community Recreation Center on Monday weren’t just trying to stay in shape. They were being tested to see whether they qualified for enlistment in one of the Air Force’s special operations units. The recreation center was recognized Monday by the Air Read More…

Blue Star Moms have open house today

BRUNSWICK — Blue Star Moms Chapter 7 is having an open house 6:30 p.m. today at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9520, 1439 S. Carpenter Road. Membership is open to mothers or stepmothers who have children serving, or who have been medically or honorably discharged from the five service branches of the United States, as Read More…

Medina County Court Log for Jan. 15

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Monday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Tywanna Allison, 20, South Huntington Street, Medina, was sentenced to one year of community control sanctions on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. • Dirk Dowdley, 24, Olympia Road, Cleveland, was sentenced Read More…

Stephanie Hudzik


Stephanie Hudzik (Duda), 32, of Parma, formerly of Medina, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 8, 2013. She was born in Bedford, November 10, 1980. She was previously employed as a dental assistant at Jerry S. Kolosionek, DDS, for 11 years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in Read More…

John Robert “Johnny” Swope


John Robert “Johnny” Swope, 91, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, after a courageous six year battle with cancer, at his home in Columbiana, with his family by his side. He was born in Columbiana, December 6, 1921, to John Abraham and Mable Marie (Basinger) Swope, and lived in the area his entire life. John Read More…

Barbara ‘Lynn’ Bellmore Bednar


Barbara “Lynn” Bellmore Bednar, 59, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 in her home. She was born November 4, 1953 in Medina, to William and Barbara (Gangle) Riddell. Lynn loved to dance; she was a talented artist with an eye for fashion and interior design. She was a devoted mother and Read More…

Beverly Jean Linn “Jeanne”


Beverly Jean Linn, 74, died January 13, 2013. A graduate of Ohio University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, she was an assistant buyer for millinery at the M. O’Neil Co., worked as a headline writer at the Brunswick Leader Post, a reimbursable supply clerk for the 2nd Army area, but her greatest Read More…

Melva Minck Santee


Melva Minck Santee, 77, of Clermont, Florida, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was born February 9, 1935 in Santa Ana, California, to the late Reverend Dr. Franklin H. and Annie Minck. She as a 1953 graduate of Buchtel High School, Akron, and a 1957 graduate of Ohio University, where she earned her BA Read More…