December 21, 2014

Medina
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Fracking is topic of special meeting Thursday in Medina

Bill Lamb

MEDINA — This week’s Special Legislation Committee meeting examining hydraulic fracturing will focus on the economic impact of oil and gas drilling. At-large Councilman Bill Lamb said the meeting is designed to educate City Council and the public about how hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” might affect the city. “It’s an educational platform so we can Read More…

Wadsworth Schools’ Superintendent Dale Fortner resigning

Dale Fortner

WADSWORTH — Wadsworth Schools Superintendent Dale Fortner is resigning, effective June 30. Fortner, 53, who has been superintendent since 2001 and an educator since 1982, said he’ll collect his pension but won’t leave the workforce. “I’m not going to go sit on the beach,” he said. “I still plan to work for another 15 to Read More…

Part of South Court Street closed for railroad repair

MEDINA — South Court Street between Smith Road and Lafayette Road in Medina will be closed from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. today for emergency railroad crossing repairs. This closure is necessary to allow railroad workers to complete work at the crossing, according to Medina city officials. Barricades and traffic detours will be set Read More…

Boys basketball: Eagles take care of business vs. Grizzlies

Wadsworth’s Austin White goes up for a shot between Avon’s Jordan Lawrence and A.J. Kistler in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — Excuses are for losers, and Avon had none of them Tuesday. The Eagles could have been swayed by a long bus ride, less-than-enthusiastic crowd and the fact they play a West Shore Conference game against Elyria Catholic on Friday. Instead, they completely dominated the second half in a 56-38 non-league win over Wadsworth. Read More…

Clippers finish off the Bucks in basketball action

Jeff Miller

SHEFFIELD TWP. — It’s not how you start, but how you finish. After falling behind early against Buckeye, Clearview’s boys basketball team finished with a flurry and downed the Bucks 62-55 in a key Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division matchup on Tuesday. Clearview needed the win to get back to within a game of .500, while Read More…

Klay Thompson holds court in victory against Cavs

CLEVELAND — Any thoughts that the Cavaliers had finally arrived were quickly laid to rest Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. With a chance for their first four-game winning streak since the LeBron James era, Cleveland got dominated 108-95 by a Golden State team that was minus three starters and one of its top reserves. Read More…

Blue Devils win 12 bowling matches in row

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick boys bowling team wrapped up its home season with its 12th straight win at Dick Hoover Lanes. The Blue Devils bested Brush 2,644-2,447 in Northeast Ohio Conference action behind a team-leading 451 series by Eric Bator. The sophomore had games of 215-236. Justin Vetrovsky had a fine outing with a 444 Read More…

Boys basketball: Explorers escape with victory vs. Highland

Austin Casenhider

By Ho Hoffman GRANGER TWP. — The Hudson boys basketball team put the clamps on Highland’s offense in the second half Tuesday to escape with a 37-33 non-league win. Trailing 23-15 at halftime, the Explorers (11-4) outscored the Hornets (9-7) 22-10 the rest of the way. “This victory was due to our defense,” Hudson coach Read More…

Medina begins new emergency-alert system

MEDINA — The city is rolling out a new emergency notification system to better alert residents of fires, toxic environmental issues, missing people, utility outages, boil alerts and other emergencies. The Everbridge Aware for Citizen Alerts system allows messages to be sent to residents with various communications methods — cell phones, home phones, email, text Read More…

More people needed if the show is to go on at Medina theater

Dan Andrews, executive director of Medina Community Theater, is pictured inside the movie theater Jan. 16. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — Two weekends ago, about 120 people paid $3 each to see “Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” at Medina’s restored historic movie house. That’s good. Last weekend only 20 people showed up for the four showings. That’s not so good. Dan Andrews, executive director of the nonprofit Medina Community Theater, Read More…