December 21, 2014

Medina
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Downtown Medina streets closed tonight to fix water main

MEDINA — Portions of Smith Road and South Court Street downtown will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Thursday to allow workers to repair a water main. Smith Road will be closed between South Elmwood and South Broadway Street. South Court Street will be closed from Lafayette Road to West Washington Street, Read More…

53 jobs lost in Medina after sale of Vertis Communications

The Vertis Communications facility on East Smith Road in Medina is expected to close by May 31. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

MEDINA — Vertis Communications is closing its Medina facility and 53 workers will lose their jobs, following a bankruptcy court-supervised acquisition by rival Wisconsin-based Quad/Graphics. Claire Ho, a spokeswoman for Quad/Graphics, said the Medina facility is being closed because it was not part of the acquisition. “There are some facilities that were not included in Read More…

Lips sealed about any plea deal in Steven Cepec trial

Steven Cepec

MEDINA — Are prosecutors and defense attorneys trying to negotiate a plea bargain in Steven Cepec’s capital murder trial? They can’t say. Judge James L. Kimbler issued a gag order Tuesday after a Gazette reporter asked county Prosecutor Dean Holman about the possibility of a plea bargain. A plea bargain that would eliminate death as Read More…

Blue Devils win on basket at the buzzer

Taylor Armagost

SHAKER HTS. — Taylor Armagost didn’t see the basketball go through the hoop. His teammates were more than happy to tell him that it did. Armagost took a pass from Kyle Wheeler and scored on a driving layup as time expired Tuesday, lifting Brunswick’s boys basketball team to a 44-42 upset of Shaker Heights in Read More…

Boys basketball: Falcons pull even with Bucks

Buckeye's Jeff Miller battles for a rebound with Fireland's Casey Smith during the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

HENRIETTA TWP. — It’s now official: The race is on for the boys basketball championship in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division. Firelands made sure of it Tuesday night, using a patient, methodical offense and fantastic man-to-man defense to down Buckeye 43-37. The win put the Falcons (10-8, 8-5) into a first-place tie in the Read More…

Big 3rd period lifts Hornets past Colts

Cloverleaf's Robbie Buckwald goes up for a shot against Highland's Austin Adams during the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

GRANGER TWP. — In certain scenarios, adjustments are overrated. The Highland boys basketball team threw all its eggs in one basket Tuesday. In the Hornets’ eyes, their run-and-jump press and size were eventually going to win out. It took 2½ quarters, but that’s exactly what happened in a 65-50 Suburban League victory over Cloverleaf. “We Read More…

Grizzlies face big test in wrestling tourney

Coach John Gramuglia

BROADVIEW HTS. — It’s no surprise to John Gramuglia that his Wadsworth wrestling team enters tonight’s State Team Tournament Regional Final with Brecksville as the underdog. The Bees have one of the best rosters in the state, including a handful of wrestlers who are projected to win their respective weight classes at the state individual Read More…

Medina volleyball coach Jason Schellenberger calls it quits

MEDINA — Jason Schellenberger rebuilt Medina’s volleyball program and took it to heights it had not seen in more than a quarter-century. But after nine seasons on the bench, he has decided it’s time to move on. Schellenberger has resigned as coach in order to devote more time to his family. He leaves as the Read More…

Bulldogs clean up against Bees in basketball action

Billy Geschke

By Chad Grant GARFIELD HTS. — Playing against the high-octane Garfield Heights boys basketball team is never an easy task. When it dominates the glass and gets offensive play from a multitude of players, it’s even more difficult. Medina found that out quickly, as its fast start actually seemed to spark the Bulldogs to a Read More…

Medina Schools announces price tag for all-day kindergarten

MEDINA — Medina Schools will offer all-day kindergarten this fall — at a price. The program will cost $2,700 for most families, $2,100 for families who qualify for federal reduced lunches and nothing for families eligible for free lunch. The district now offers only half-day kindergarten. “The students in this program will receive the same Read More…