September 15, 2014

Medina
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Small fire evacuates Medina City Hall, police station

Medina firefighters check out the enterence to the Medina Municipal Building, 132 N. Elmwood Ave., this morning in responding to a small fire in the facility. Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, right, was one of about 35 city employees forced to evacuate the building due to the blaze. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — City Hall and the Police Department were evacuated Friday morning because of small fire in the basement blamed on an electrical short. There were no injuries to the roughly 35 city workers and 15 police officers who left the building as a precaution, Mayor Dennis Hanwell said. Fire Chief Bob Painter said the Read More…

Mixed results for cash coming to local school districts

Mike Mayell

Gov. John Kasich’s proposed school funding formula contains some good news for Medina County’s city school districts and not so much for the rural ones. Three out of seven Medina County school districts could see funding increases based on Kasich’s proposed formula, according to spreadsheets released Wednesday by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. Read More…

Lodi teen imprisoned for stabbing his family

Defense attorney Robert Campbell stands with Alexander Nemeth, 17, who was set to be tried as an adult for stabbing his brother, father and mother. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A 17-year-old Lodi boy was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for stabbing three members of his family in April. Alexander R. Nemeth, of 124 Evergreen Drive, pleaded guilty the same morning to two first-degree felony charges of attempted murder and one second-degree felony charge of felonious assault as part of a Read More…

Mix of rain, snow en route to Medina County

A mix of rain and snow is expected to impact Medina County late this morning, according to a National Weather Service report. Rain and snow showers are expected to transition to snow showers by this afternoon, the report states. Overall snow accumulation is predicted to be less than 1 inch. Today’s high temperature should reach Read More…

Rob Chudzinski completes Browns’ coaching staff

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzkinski puts the finishing touches on his staff. (AP PHOTO)

Rob Chudzinski’s first project as Browns coach is complete. He filled out his staff Thursday, adding five assistant coaches. Ken Flajole will coach inside linebackers, and John Settle running backs. Chris DiSanto and Derik Keyes were hired as assistant strength and conditioning coaches, and Steve Gera will be special assistant to the head coach. “The Read More…

Tribe: Mike Aviles can help in infield, outfield, DH

Boston’s Mike Aviles is late on a tag as Chicago’s Brent Lillibridge steals second base in a game last April. Aviles signed a two-year contract with the Indians. (FILE PHOTO)

The Indians signed Mike Aviles to a two-year contract Thursday to keep their arbitration streak intact, but the club’s designated hitter direction still remains unclear. Cleveland has not signed a replacement for longtime DH Travis Hafner and could enter the season without a roster spot devoted to the position on a fulltime basis. “We’re still Read More…

Medina County athletes set to make big splash in swimming

Lizzy Gehlmann

AKRON — All swimmers care about at this time of year is reaching goals. After winning the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division, Brunswick’s girls team is just getting started with what it wants to accomplish. While a championship can sometimes make a team lose a little of the fire that got them the title, it Read More…

Boys basketball: District meetings will be intriguing

Cloverleaf point guard Cliff Collyer pushes the ball against Highland’s Alex Wood. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Trying to figure out how the seeding for the Copley Division I District is going to shake out Sunday afternoon is a headache. Eleven of the 12 teams are .500 or better entering tonight’s action, including seven with 11 or more wins. Complicating matters, defending champion Medina (9-8) and Brunswick (9-9) have deceiving resumes considering Read More…

Colts’ Marc Heidelman making name for himself in wrestling

Marc Heidelman

A year ago, Cloverleaf’s Marc Heidelman was nursing an elbow injury that sidelined him for the entire season. Last weekend, he was standing atop the podium as a Suburban League champion. What a difference a year makes. The junior used his unconventional style to roll through the SL’s 132-pound bracket en route to his first Read More…

Blue Devils lights out in bowling against Arcs

LYNDHURST — The Brunswick bowling teams wrapped up Northeast Ohio Conference action Wednesday with a sweep of Brush. Mitch Andzelik led the Brunswick boys team to a 2,098-1,851 win with a team-leading 480 series (234-246). Zack Miller helped the cause with a 432 series (187-245) for the Blue Devils (17-1). Emily Skonier bowled a 263 Read More…