November 1, 2014

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15-year-old runaway from Medina found safe in Florida

MEDINA — A 15-year-old Medina girl and the 22-year-old man she is believed to have run away with are in custody in Florida. “They are safe and unharmed. Their families have been notified,” Medina police Chief Patrick Berarducci said. Jessica Kollar and Maxwell Leibsia were taken into custody Saturday by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Read More…

Grizzlies crown 8, win 21st straight wrestling title

Wadsworth 170-pounder Tim Knipl takes down Revere’s Ahmad Khatib in the finals of the Suburban League Tournament. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

GREEN — For the majority of the final round of the Suburban League Tournament on Saturday, Wadsworth’s wrestling team congregated near the podium as opposed to sitting in the stands. Maybe they were just saving themselves the trip. The Grizzlies placed a wrestler in each weight class except one, highlighted by eight winning individual titles, Read More…

Girls basketball: Grizzlies, Devils are 1-2 at Medina

Andrew Booth

Things went as expected Sunday when the Northeast Ohio district tournament seed meetings were held at Copley High School. With a new rule stating any team can pick either side of the bracket — the top four seeds were previously required to split themselves evenly — everyone within their power avoided state-ranked Wadsworth. The defending Read More…

Barry Fernholz rises to occasion for Grizzlies

Barry Fernholz

By Richard Doyle WOOSTER — The Wadsworth boys basketball team is young and talented. All season long, there have been players who have demonstrated phenomenal skills in short spurts, but there was always one key ingredient missing: leadership. The Grizzlies took a huge step forward in filling that piece of the puzzle Saturday with the Read More…

Medina sophomore dazzles, wins Gymnast of Year

Samantha Borrelli

MEDINA — The Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Meet turned into a coronation party for Samantha Borrelli. The Medina sophomore claimed league titles in the all-around, vault and uneven parallel bars Saturday, earning Gymnast of the Year honors in arguably the top conference in the state. “This was an amazing day,” Borrelli said with a Read More…

Blue Devils win 1st division wrestling title in 5 seasons

Tyler Hughes

GARFIELD HTS. — The Brunswick wrestling team wanted to bounce back this season after finishing dead last in the Northeast Ohio Conference’s River Division. As they began to compile dual meet victories, the Blue Devils started to think about winning the division title. When the dust cleared after Saturday night’s NOC tournament, Brunswick was hoisting Read More…

Black River, Buckeye each win 3 medals in wrestling

WELLINGTON — After seven years of dominance at the Patriot Athletic Conference Tournament, Black River and Buckeye’s wrestling teams failed to claim the championship Saturday at Wellington High School. While red-hot Keystone broke through the logjam atop the PAC for the first time since the conference was formed eight years ago with two individual champions Read More…

Super Bowl: Power failure, comeback no match for Ravens

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, right, and Jacoby Jones celebrate a second-quarter touchdown. (AP PHOTO)

By Barry Wilner NEW ORLEANS — From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough power to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever. The outage flipped a switch for the San Francisco 49ers, but the Ravens used a last-gasp defensive stand to hold on Sunday night, Read More…

Veterans salute WWII heroes at Brunswick service

Members of Boy Scout Troop 513 salute during a service at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Brunswick commemorate four chaplains who gave their lives trying to rescue soldiers on a sinking U.S. Army transport during World War II. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

BRUNSWICK — The four chaplains were last seen praying together as their ship sank below the waves. Brunswick American Legion Post 234 celebrated the lives of four chaplains of different denominations who gave up their lives to save soldiers aboard a torpedoed troop ship during World War II. About 20 people attended the nondenominational service Read More…

Church’s Beast Feast celebrates hunting for food, family tradition

Montana outdoorsman Chad Schearer demonstrates a turkey call Sunday during First Baptist Church’s third annual Beast Feast. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA TWP. — First Baptist Church celebrated God’s bounty Sunday at the third annual Beast Feast. About 300 people dined on wild game, chicken and beef during Saturday’s feast, an outreach program for the church. Featured speaker was Chad Schearer, a Montana outdoorsman who hosts the hunting show “Shoot Straight with Chad Schearer” on the Read More…