October 25, 2014

Medina
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Quaker Steak & Lube serves up 110 jobs in Medina County

MEDINA TWP. — A Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant is coming to Medina County and bringing 110 jobs with it. The restaurant, to be in a remodeled former Steak ’n Shake eatery at 4094 Pearl Road, is scheduled to open March 6. Job applications are being taken at the restaurant and at www.thelube.com. Restaurant general Read More…

Local veterinarian seeks soothing environment for euthanasia

Dr. Linda Randall, a veterinarian at Cloverleaf Animal Hospital in Westfield Township, poses with Kirby, a healthy 8-month-old puggle owned by veterinary technician Reagan Bednar. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

When Hotshot, a 12-year-old Labrador, became seriously ill in 2007, his owners realized they had a dilemma to face: Was it time? “When he stopped eating, we decided he had had enough,” Robin Walker said. But instead of putting Hotshot down at a clinic, Walker and her husband, Douglas, chose another way. When the day Read More…

Boys basketball: Bucks up to old tricks once again

Buckeye’s Cory Inman shoots over Cloverleaf’s Brandt Buckholz in the third quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Once Buckeye’s boys basketball team gets this whole play-a-complete-game thing down, it’s going to very, very hard to beat. In the meantime, the Bucks continue to win because they’ve figured out the other Rubik’s Cube known as a pressure-packed fourth quarter. Cloverleaf found out Tuesday as Buckeye pulled away 62-50 in non-league Read More…

Grizzlies capture signature victory in basketball

Wadsworth’s Nathan Pound passes against Barberton’s Joshua Williams in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BARBERTON — The Wadsworth boys basketball team finally got the signature win it was looking for Tuesday night. Down 11 early in the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies got solid contributions from a number of players as they battled back to record a thrilling 61-60 non-league victory over a very good Barberton team. “This is a Read More…

Barberton edges Wadsworth for top wrestling seed

COLUMBUS — Area wrestling fans have always argued over which team is the best in the state. Now, bragging rights will be settled in the form of the inaugural State Duals Tournament. The schedule was announced Tuesday. Wadsworth earned the No. 2 seed in Division-I, Region 2-B, losing the top seed to Barberton on a Read More…

Joe Banner: Scouting ability is a must for Browns

Joe Banner

CLEVELAND — CEO Joe Banner hasn’t completed the first wave of interviews for the Browns’ general manager job and wouldn’t disclose the names of the “half dozen” candidates on the short list. But Banner acknowledged having a front-runner and said the ability to scout is the most important quality. “We want our player personnel department Read More…

Grizzlies off to great start in gymnastics action

Callie Almes

Six weeks ago, Rachel Frisby predicted that Wadsworth’s gymnastics team was on the verge of a breakthrough season. The Grizzlies have already proven their second-year coach to be correct. Wadsworth is off to a great start — winning five of its first six meets — and is tied for second place in the North East Read More…

Black River’s losing streak in basketball hits 31 games

CHESTER TWP. — The Black River boys basketball team’s losing streak reached 31 games Tuesday with an 81-33 non-league defeat to Northwestern. The Pirates (0-11), who trailed 47-13 at halftime, were led by a career-high 13 points from guard Jerod England. Malachi Nolletti’s game-high 19 points led the Huskies (8-5). In other games: Middle school Read More…

Brunswick summer festival gets new name, date

The new Logo for Brunswick Summer Celebration. The Celebration will replace the annual Old Home Days Festival and the new dates will be July 2 to 7 at Brunswick High School. (COURTESY IMAGE)

BRUNSWICK — The organizers of Brunswick Old Fashioned Days have announced a new name and date for the annual summer festival. The newly dubbed Brunswick Summer Celebration will be held the first week of July. Kevin Schemrich, who has helped orchestrate Old Fashioned Days for 26 years as president of Brunswick Productions, said the new Read More…

Patriot moms group offers opportunities to support military troops

BRUNSWICK — Ohio Patriot Moms is looking for some new recruits. The group, a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, is based in Brunswick but hopes to enlist new members among military families from throughout Medina County. Blue Star Mothers groups include mothers of active-duty military members and those who have been honorably discharged. Read More…