April 23, 2014

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Medina’s Shelby Searcy gets ticket to appear on ‘American Idol’

Shelby Searcy (Photo by Ken Clunk, Too Much Awesomeness LLC)

Click here to watch “American Idol” interview Shelby Searcy MEDINA — A Medina Bee has the chance to become a superstar. Shelby Searcy, a senior at Medina High School, is headed to Hollywood for the hit reality show “American Idol” in the hope of winning the nationwide singing contest. The winner of “American Idol” is Read More…

Manners on display at annual school breakfast in Brunswick

Social studies teacher Rich Kozub serves pancakes to students Thursday morning at the annual pancake breakfast at St. Ambrose Catholic School celebrating Catholic Schools Week. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Students got the chance to put their manners to the test Thursday morning at the annual pancake breakfast at St. Ambrose Catholic School. Eighth-grader Mia Giannantonio, president of the St. Ambrose student council, said seventh- and eighth-graders were paired with younger students throughout the year to help the younger children learn manners and Read More…

Ironworkers picket at Fenn, Pearl roads in Medina Twp.

Members of Ironworkers Local 17 picket a construction site operated by Star Builders at Fenn and Pearl roads on Thursday morning in Medina Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

MEDINA TWP. — Union pickets were out Thursday morning at a construction site at Fenn and Pearl roads. At mid-afternoon, about 20 members of the Ironworkers Local 17 stood and carried signs outside the Star Builders construction project at the Pat O’Brien Chevrolet dealership. “We’re out there trying to bring light to the substandard wages Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Feb. 1

Wadsworth police Thursday, Jan. 24 1:46 p.m. — 200 block Grandview Ave., an officer responded to a residence about a slashed tire. Friday, Jan. 25 9:15 a.m. — 100 block Baird Ave., an officer responded to a reported burglary. Thieves entered a residence while the owners were away and took several household items. Saturday, Jan. Read More…

Ohio governor hints on Medicaid expansion

By Ann Sanner COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich dropped hints Thursday about whether he’ll push to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law to cover more poor people in the state. While the Republican governor would not reveal his plans, he did say that he views the expansion decision separately from President Barack Obama’s Read More…

State trooper reinstated after DUI, speeding at 102 mph

COLUMBUS — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who was caught driving drunk while speeding at 102 mph has gotten her job back. An arbitrator ruled that 40-year-old Tiffany Wilson’s firing last March was “harsh” for a first time DUI offender with a spotless record as trooper. She was reinstated with back pay and now Read More…

Julianne “Julie” Bumbulis

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Julianne “Julie” Bumbulis, 67, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, after a short illness. She was born December 18, 1945 in Vienna, Austria, to the late Anton and Frances (Pleli) Dzsida. Julie worked in banking for over 30 years and after her retirement she was the bookkeeper for her son’s business. She was Read More…

Sharon L. Hannah

Sharon L. Hannah, 64, of Chippewa Lake, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was born October 12, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Harold and Doris (Sewell) Yunker. Sharon was the beloved mother of Richard (Sue) Hannah, Deborah (David) O’Neil, Kathy (Kent) Schlegelmilch; and loving grandmother of Rick, Kelly and Andrew Hannah. She Read More…

Maydne E. Buckland

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Maydne E. Buckland (nee Fox), 83, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Denzil; devoted mother of Donna (John) Martin of Medina; loving grandmother of Lauren Martin; dear sister of Eugene Keatley, Nellie Foster and the late Ruth Lawrence, Pearl Grimmate, George Fox, Martha Arthur, and Read More…

William H. “Billy” Penrose, Jr.

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William H. “Billy” Penrose, Jr., 58, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013. He was born February 11, 1954, in Akron. Billy attended St. Francis Elementary School and graduated from Medina High School in 1972, where he played football and was a member of the golf team. After high school, Billy began a career Read More…