September 30, 2014

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‘Grandma,’ debit card scams being reported

Wadsworth police are warning residents about a “grandma scam” in the city and FirstEnergy is cautioning customers about a scam involving prepaid debit cards. Wadsworth police Lt. Rob Wyrick said an elderly city woman reported Tuesday she received a phone call from a man who referred to her as “grandma” and wanted money to be Read More…

Municipal election landscape takes shape

Gary Werner

This year’s elections will fill posts in all three cities in the county, but only Wadsworth candidates will appear on the May 7 Republican primary ballot. Medina is a nonpartisan city and doesn’t have a primary for municipal offices. Candidates don’t have to file for the November election until later this year. Brunswick candidates did Read More…

List of candidates running for local office

CANDIDATES One to be nominated or move on to the November general election unless otherwise noted. *Denotes incumbent Brunswick (non-partisan primary) Mayor (Two to move on) Ron Falconi, 1568 Augusta Ave. Council at-large, seat 1 (Two to move on) Ryan Kolegar, 713 Maplewood Ave. Alex Johnson, 3502 Sandlewood Drive Council at-large, seat 2 (Two to Read More…

Leadership Medina County loses leader of 15 years

Lucy Sondles

MEDINA — Lucy Sondles is stepping down as executive director of Leadership Medina County after 15 years at the helm of the nonprofit. Sondles announced she will resign, effective in July, and will take a part-time position to develop new programs for different segments of the county. “I’m excited for the new director; this is Read More…

Girls basketball: Devils create logjam at top of NOC River

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — Thirty-two minutes separate the Brunswick girls basketball team from at least a share of the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division championship. How the Blue Devils put themselves in this scenario was hair-raising, to say the least. Despite struggling from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, Brunswick made up just enough of Read More…

Powerful Bees put on wrestling clinic

Mathias Zollinger

By Chad Grant BROADVIEW HTS. — Both teams got something they needed in the Division I State Team Tournament Regional Final between top-seeded Brecksville and second-seeded Wadsworth on Wednesday. Brecksville got a boost of confidence. Wadsworth got a wakeup call. The Bees dominated from the opening bout and came away with a 47-15 victory earn Read More…

Cavs on top of game vs. Bobcats in rare, easy win

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving shoots over Charlotte’s Kemba Walker in the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — It was exactly the efficient, proficient and professional kind of performance Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was seeking against the worst team in the NBA. Cleveland played so well in an extremely convincing 122-95 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena that the game quickly became boring, which was actually Read More…

Girls basketball: Wadsworth seniors have celebration

Haley Hassinger

By Richard Doyle WADSWORTH — From the moment Wadsworth girls basketball coach Andrew Booth first laid eyes on a group of youth players several years back, he knew they were going to be something special. Those five players are now seniors and didn’t disappoint in a convincing 85-52 victory over Highland in Suburban League action Read More…

Bees are back in 1st place for basketball

ELYRIA — It took some help, but Medina’s girls basketball team is back in the driver’s seat for the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title. The Bees took care of business Wednesday with a 52-40 win over Elyria. They then moved into a tie for first place when Brunswick beat Mayfield 52-51. Two-time defending champion Read More…

Lodi pastor watches as truck crashes into house

L. David Dake, left, points out damage to his garage at 116 High St., in Lodi, on Wednesday morning to Patrick Scandlon of Memory Builders Inc., Lafayette Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

LODI — A village pastor got some new material for his next sermon on divine providence. L. David Dake, pastor of First Congregational Church, was driving home at about 3 p.m. Jan. 30 after picking up his 16-year-old daughter, Kelsey, and a friend from Cloverleaf High School when he saw a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 pickup Read More…