September 22, 2014

Medina
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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

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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…

Brunswick board approves 5.9-mill levy for May ballot

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick residents will see a nine-year, 5.9-mill levy on the May 7 primary ballot. If approved by voters, the levy would cost owners of $100,000 homes about $181 per year, or about $15 a month. The school board agreed Tuesday to place the issue on the ballot. The board voted during a special Read More…

Lawmakers question wait for veterans’ benefits

By Lisa Cornwell CINCINNATI — Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation have sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs saying military veterans are waiting too long for responses to their disability claims and urging the department to act quickly to resolve the backlog. Fifteen of the state’s members of Congress, including Democrats and Republicans, Read More…

Medina police blotter for Jan. 30

Medina police Wednesday, Jan. 23 1:52 p.m. — 1100 block N. Court St., purse reported stolen from parked car. 6:39 p.m. — 100 block Lafayette Road, Nathan M. Marino, 23, 224 Hemlock Court, Brunswick, charged with criminal trespass, and Laura J. Hudson, 48, 145 Lafayette Road, Apt. 2, Medina, charged with complicity. Thursday, Jan. 24 Read More…

Alissa Lynn Jeffries

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Alissa Lynn Jeffries, 11, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her home. She was born August 4, 2001 in Garfield Heights. Alissa was in the 5th grade at Granger Elementary School. She will always be remembered for her contagious smile that always made others smile and the many lives she touched and Read More…

Lynn D. Gillespie

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Lynn D. Gillespie, 55, of Hinckley, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born March 16, 1957, to the late Jacob George and Ruth Shirley (nee Jones) Sedlock. Lynn retired from Kinsner Elementary in Strongsville as a second grade teacher and devoted much of her spare time playing and coaching Read More…

Vivian Maye Smith

Vivian Maye Smith, 86, formerly of Lodi, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at Hospice of Medina County. She was born February 27, 1926 in Lodi to Herman and Edythe (Broadsword) Elliott. She graduated from Lodi High School in 1944 and married Charles Smith on June 2, 1946. Vivian was employed by Westfield Insurance Company Read More…