July 25, 2014

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Buckeye drops Dukes in high-school wrestling

SHEFFIELD — Despite having only seven wrestlers in its lineup, Buckeye managed to down Wellington 33-30 before falling 26-19 to Keystone in a Patriot Athletic Conference double dual meet Thursday. Leading the way was Anthony Kisiday, who bumped up from 145 pounds to 152 and came away with a pair of second-period pins. “We’ve never Read More…

Historic movie theater in downtown Medina reopens

Dan Andrews is executive director of the Medina Community Theater, which is open Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

A little bit of yesteryear has come alive downtown. The historic movie theater at 139 W. Liberty St., formerly the Rock Theater and before that the Rose, is back in business with a new name and movies on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. “We wanted to restore and do something for the community,” Read More…

MLK will be celebrated on Sunday in Medina

Candace Campbell Jackson

MEDINA — Second Baptist Church will host its 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration Sunday. The keynote speaker will be Candace Campbell Jackson, vice president and chief of staff at the University of Akron. The Rev. Cornell Carter, senior pastor of Second Baptist, described Jackson as “a dynamic speaker.” “She’ll talk about education and Read More…

Attorney: Illegal to prevent man from having more kids

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ELYRIA — A Lorain County judge is considering whether to bar a child-support scofflaw from having more kids while on probation. But the man’s defense attorney argues the order wouldn’t be legal — citing a 2004 Ohio Supreme Court decision overturning a similar order made by Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler. Lorain Read More…

Medina County Court Log for Jan. 18

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: – Erin Blake, 27, of Spink Street in Wooster, was sentenced to two years of community control sanctions on two counts of receiving stolen property (check), fifth-degree felonies. – Lawrence Henderson, 37, of West Liberty Street in Read More…

Educators in Ohio begin school shooting training

By Kantele Franko COLUMBUS — A state instructor training educators to respond in school shooting situations said Thursday that planning a response, practicing in advance and using whatever resources are available in such emergencies are keys to saving lives. Participants in the first of five regional training events around Ohio watched a sometimes graphic and Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Jan. 18

Wadsworth police Wednesday, Jan. 9 6:21 p.m. — 200 block Grandview Drive, a woman called police to report several items were stolen from her juvenile son’s bedroom. Police have a suspect and charges are pending. Friday, Jan. 11 10:58 p.m. — Stratford Ave. and Sunset Blvd., an officer found a man passed out in the Read More…

Mary Elizabeth Triplett

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Mary Elizabeth (Loving) Triplett, 89, of Lodi, went home to be with her savior on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, surrounded by her beloved family. She was born February 23, 1923 in Enoch, West Virginia to Norman and Hettie (Hamrick) Loving. Mary and her husband Roscoe raised their family in Clay County, West Virginia and resided Read More…

Diane N. Manix

Diane N. Manix, 80, of Westfield Township, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013. She was born October 20, 1932 in Faribault, Minnesota, to the late Leonard and Edith Nelson. Mrs. Manix was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Cloverleaf Women’s Club. She was an elementary school teacher in Great Falls, Montana and Read More…

Frank J. Kara, Jr.

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Frank J. Kara, Jr., 72, of Norton, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013. He was born April 1, 1940 in Cleveland, to the late Frank and Marie Kara, Jr. Frank owned and operated Kara & Sons Construction. He loved woodworking and fishing, and enjoyed playing cards. Frank was the beloved husband of Linda (Hansen); loving Read More…