April 20, 2014

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Wanda A. Stiebeling

Stiebeling,Wanda

Wanda A. Stiebeling, (nee Albrecht), 89, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Roy J.; loving mother of Sharon Brendorfer (deceased), Glenn (Patricia), Craig, Neal (Cheryl) and Clare; dear grandmother of five and great grandmother of seven; dearest aunt and great aunt of many. Wanda’s Funeral Service will Read More…

Man shot at gun show in Medina County Fair center

Medina police investigate after a 62-year-old man was injured Saturday afternoon in an accidental shooting at a gun show at the Medina County Fair Community Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — A 62-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when a pistol accidentally discharged at a gun show at the Medina County Fair Community Center. Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said the shooting occurred about 3 p.m. when a gun dealer was attempting to unload a 9 mm semi-automatic Taurus pistol that he had Read More…

Fire burns separate homes in Hinckley, Lafayette townships

Firfighters work to extinguish a fire Monday morning on the roof of a home at 1900 Ridge Road in Hinckley Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Firefighters in Medina County were busy this morning battling separate blazes in Hinckley and Lafayette townships. The first fire was reported just after 7:30 a.m. today in Hinckley Township, causing two 17-year-olds to evacuate the home, 1900 Ridge Road. Lafayette Township firefighters responded to a call at 9:41 a.m. about a two-story, wooden house on Read More…

Cavs’ Anderson Varejao hospitalized with blood clot in lung

Cavs center Anderson Varejao was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic Thursday with a blood clot in his lung. He is being treated with blood thinners and is expected to make a full recovery. He will miss the rest of the season, however. Varejao was already out with a knee injury sustained Dec. 18 vs. Toronto. Read More…

Wrestling: Blue Devils place 3rd at prestigous tourney

Brunswick 170-pounder Tyler Hughes sizes up Rootstown’s Travis Linton in a title match at the Bill Dies Tournament. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

AKRON — Don’t look now, but Brunswick’s wrestling team is back. A year ago, the Blue Devils finished in the middle of the pack at the Bill Dies Memorial Tournament, but Saturday night was a different story. Brunswick took third with 136½ points and had five wrestlers earn a spot on the podium, placing behind Read More…

Size difference dooms Grizzlies vs. Fairmont

McKenzie O'Brien

By Chad Grant BERLIN — Sometimes you really can’t see the forest through the trees. The Wadsworth girls basketball team found out the hard way Sunday night in its tough 67-47 loss to Kettering Fairmont at the Classic in the Country event. The Grizzlies opened firing on all cylinders behind McKenzie O’Brien (12 points), who Read More…

Brothers to lock horns as Ravens, 49ers reach Super Bowl

New England’s Shane Vereen is tackled by Baltimore’s Haloti Ngata (92) and Ray Lewis. (AP PHOTO)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Oh, brother! John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the New England Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game. The Ravens reached their first Super Bowl in 12 years, thanks to three touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and a defense led Read More…

Gymnastics: Kira Palmer wins beam; Medina places 3rd at tourney

Medina’s Megan Kerrigan competes on the bars at the Rich Clevidence Invitational. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

MEDINA — Samantha Borrelli and Kira Palmer are only sophomores, but they have become the engine that is driving Medina’s gymnastics team. They did so again Saturday at the Rich Clevidence Invitational, combining for six medals as the Bees earned a third-place finish (135.45) behind defending state champion Brecksville (143.55) and Northeast Ohio Conference rival Read More…

Mini-stretch of turnovers, passive ‘D’ dooms Bees

T.B. Cullen

HUDSON — Roughly 4 minutes separated the Hudson and Medina girls basketball teams Saturday. Unfortunately for the Bees, their stretch of passive defense and turnover-prone offense was the difference in a 51-44 Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division loss. The Explorers (13-2), who have won eight straight, turned a four-point deficit into an eight-point lead in a Read More…

Girls basketball: Buckeye upsets Clippers

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Score the biggest upset of the Patriot Athletic Conference girls basketball season to Buckeye. Led by 18 points from Hannah Hartley and 10 from Sarah Dash, the Bucks stunned Clearview 47-42 in cross-division action. Buckeye (6-9, 6-4) rallied against the Stars Division-leading Clippers (11-3, 9-2) with a 14-6 advantage in the fourth Read More…