August 1, 2014

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Tribe signs pair to minor-league contracts

The Indians signed a pair of players to minor league contracts with invitations to big league spring training camp Monday, agreeing to terms with outfielder Ben Francisco and infielder/outfielder Ryan Raburn. Both have experience in the majors, with Francisco beginning his career in Cleveland (2007) and Raburn spending the past six seasons with the Tigers. Read More…

Medina cop’s son, 8, standout in dirt bike racing

Mitchell Zaremba, 8, of Avon, won three races over the weekend in Grand Rapids, Mich. His father, Medina police Sgt. Darin Zaremba, said Mitchell could go to nationals if he continues to win at competitions. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Mitchell Zaremba learned to ride a motorcycle while his bicycle still had training wheels. He was 5 years old when his parents gave him his first dirt bike. Three years later, Mitchell is shaping up to be a national contender in the sport of Arenacross, a form of indoor motocross racing run on smaller courses. Read More…

Quest for lost Yorkie in Sheffield might be near end

SHEFFIELD — Marge Brown said she feels like her heart is ready to burst open. And it’s not just her heart, but her health. She can’t eat and can’t sleep. Brown, 87, has lost 20 pounds and gone on medication so she can try to get some rest at night — all since her beloved Read More…

Brunswick Air Force cadet leads squad in inaugural parade

DENVER — Last year’s top squadron at the Air Force Academy represented the school at Monday’s presidential inaugural parade in Washington. Cadet 1st Class Erin Doran of Brunswick led 82 cadets from Squadron 22 down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th inaugural parade. Two other groups from Colorado also marched. The Native American Women Warriors from Read More…

Teacher retirements might swell in Ohio as pension changes

COLUMBUS — A wave of teacher retirements could be coming in the next few months. Changes in retirement rules will give teachers across the state a strong incentive to retire by July 1, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Teachers who retire in the first half of 2013 will begin receiving 2 percent cost-of-living increases to their Read More…

Area public meetings scheduled for this week

Editor’s note: Fax public meeting notices to (330) 725-4299 or email areanews@medina-gazette.com. Paid legal notices, which appear in the classified advertising section of the newspaper, should be emailed to legalnotices@medina-gazette.com. TODAY Brunswick Hills Township trustees, regular meeting, 7 p.m., township hall, 1918 Pearl Road. Chatham Township trustees, special meeting to discuss insurance, 7 p.m., followed Read More…

Rhoda M. Heidinger

Rhoda M. Heidinger, 79, of Medina, formerly of Meriden, Connecticut, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012. She was born November 14, 1933 in Ottowa, Canada, to William and Hedwig (nee Mezger) Mundinger. Rhoda retired from Hartford Insurance in customer service, and many years at Gallagher Travel. She enjoyed knitting and spent her time with projects, Read More…

Wanda A. Stiebeling

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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…

Lucille Nadyne Mennell

Lucille Nadyne Mennell, 76, of Sullivan, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at her home. She was born in Lodi, November 4, 1936, to Thomas and Helen Heilman Smith and grew up in Pawnee and was a graduate of Medina High School. She resided the past 50 years in Sullivan and was a member of Read More…

Dennis Wayne Klein

Dennis Wayne Klein, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was born February 21, 1955 to Harold and Alberta Klein. He leaves behind a son, Dennis Jr.; sisters, Angela (Larry) Young and Diana (Don) Shockley; brother, Terry Farthing; and a special friend, Betsy Noel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Read More…