August 2, 2014

Medina
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Drug task force: Rise in heroin use ‘outrageous’

MEDINA — Medina County agencies are seeing a significant increase in heroin-related calls and cases, officials said. “Heroin abuse has become outrageous all across the country,” said Gary Hubbard, director of the Medina County Drug Task Force. “Medina County is no different.” He said about a third of the cases the task force handles involve Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for Jan. 31

Brunswick police Wednesday, Jan. 23 7:26 p.m. — April A. Arena, 30, of 4149 Abbeyville Road, York Township, was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, OVI breath test refusal with a prior conviction and obstructing official business. Thursday, Jan. 24 2:10 p.m. — Lawrence M. Corbin, 45, of Dennison, Ohio, was served with a Read More…

Emilia “Emily” Elena Pesek

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Emilia “Emily” Elena Pesek (nee Trassare), 84, of Brunswick, formerly of Parma, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, after a long fight with cancer. She was born April 24, 1928, to the late Gaetano and Maria Teresa (nee Artino) Trassare in Cleveland. She was the loving mother of Debbie, Ray (Monica), Ernie (deceased) and Diana Read More…

Mrs. Lisa Wiener

Mrs. Lisa Wiener, 56, of Villa Rica, Georgia, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Mrs. Wiener was born January 24, 1957 in Akron, the daughter of Eileen Bolitho Eblen and the late Frank Eblen. She was a homemaker and member of Crossroads Church in Douglasville. She was a volunteer at Pregnancy Resource Center in Douglasville, and Read More…

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…