December 19, 2014

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‘Etymology’ trips up spelling bee finalist in Medina County

Six middle school students were named the best spellers in the county at the 2013 Medina County regional spelling bee. They will advance to the next round on March 9. The students are, from left, Daniel Johnson, Larkin Cleland, Chris Wright, Hannah Webb, Gabby Pickens and Collin McInnes. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — More than three dozen middle school students competed Wednesday evening to find the top six spellers in Medina County. Four of the winners were from Highland Middle School. The others were from Sacred Heart School in Wadsworth and Buckeye Junior High School in York Township. The winners of the 2013 Medina County Akron Read More…

‘Cleaning Fairy’ in Elyria charged with domestic violence

Susan Warren

ELYRIA — Susan Warren, the woman dubbed the “Cleaning Fairy,” was arrested again Wednesday on domestic violence charges, just weeks after she was arrested while shoveling Elyria driveways without permission. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said officers were called to the’s home in the 100 block of Marseilles Ave. that she shares with her son, Read More…

Edwards school’s Junior SADD club promotes positive decision-making

Edwards Middle School members of Junior SADD, top row from left: Sam Raiff, Maggie Raiff, Alex Turchek and Lauren Jenkins; middle row from left: Melissa Dulik, Damon Hendrock, Kyle Kuchta, Anna Alfano; bottom row from left: Madison Fioritto, Bojana Vujovic, Jake Komar. (COURTESY PHOTO)

By Bojana Vujovic BEAT Reporter Junior Students Against Destructive Decisions is a club formed by students to promote good decision-making. The purpose of Junior SADD is to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions. Any student Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for Feb. 7

Brunswick police Tuesday, Jan. 29 1:21 a.m. — Julia L. Telmanik, 22, of 1023 Oak St., Medina, was served with a warrant from Seville charging her with failure to appear. She also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Wednesday, Jan. 30 12:30 p.m. — Richard J. Hrouda, 20, of 4471 Sleepy Hollow Road, Brunswick, Read More…

Highland High School student to sing at Indians game

Nathan King

Highland High School student Nathan King has been chosen to sing the national anthem at the Cleveland Indians game on July 14 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. King, a sophomore, was approached by an Indians employee who saw him perform as Gaston in Highland’s fall musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” After submitting Read More…

U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery

Russ Fox, a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail in  Wichita, Kan., Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

The U.S. Postal Service plans to end Saturday mail delivery beginning in August, a sign that the long-suffering agency may finally be succumbing to the Internet. Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe said at a news conference Wednesday that moving to a five-day delivery week starting Aug. 5 is a necessary cut because of Read More…

Kathryn N. Riffle

Kathryn N. Riffle, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013. She was born June 28, 1933 in Sandusky, to the late William and Mary Louise (Snider) Dickens. She formerly worked at the U.S. Post Office and Buehler’s. Kathryn was the mother of John Riffle (Jeane) of Valley City, Thomas Riffle (Clare) of Dalton, James Riffle Read More…

Randell A. Greathouse

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Randell A. “Randy” Greathouse, of Chippewa Lake, passed away suddenly at the age of 52. He was born August 19, 1960 to Bobby R. Greathouse and Zella M. Greathouse (Akers). He was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Caroline; niece, Darlene and many other family members and friends. Randy is survived by his father Read More…

Steven W. Antal

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Steven W. Antal, Jr., 86, of Parma, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on December 11, 1926 to the late Stephen and Mary (nee Kisvardia) Antal in Sharon Center. Steven proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He enjoyed spending his time golfing and Read More…

Frank A. Boyer

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Frank A. Boyer, born March 31, 1942 went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 5, 2013, after a long courageous fight against cancer. He was the beloved father of Michael Boyer, Kevin Boyer, Kathleen (Jack) Gorka, Kristine Boyer, Mark (Alison) Boyer, Kari (Michael) Meyers and Jay (Victoria) Boyer; he was the loving grandfather to Read More…