November 26, 2014

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Part-time employee hours cut over health care

By Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson A provision in the Affordable Care Act, effective next year, has Medina and Brunswick cutting back on hours for part-time city employees. Medina In Medina, the city cut back part-timers from 35 to 29 hours because the law requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide health care Read More…

Brunswick Schools looks to pull levy from May 7 ballot

Mike Mayell

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick school board plans to take its nine-year, 5.9-mill levy off the May 7 ballot in light of proposed funding for the district in Gov. John Kasich’s two-year budget. “This gives us time to re-evaluate the finances,” Superintendent Mike Mayell said Thursday. “The initial millage was set up without the knowledge of Read More…

Grandson, 3, nearly walks into traffic

Michael Whisman

LODI — Police said a 52-year-old village man was arrested Friday morning after his 3-year-old grandson wandered out of the house and into a nearby intersection. Michael Whisman, of 407 Wooster St., was charged with one count of child endangering, a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Read More…

Regional airport sees possible boost in airline merger

AKRON — Officials at the Akron-Canton Airport say the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways could mean potential growth for the facility. The two airlines announced an $11 billion merger Thursday that will turn American into the world’s biggest airline. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that US Airways operates nine nonstop flights a Read More…

Winning wrestling titles is a serious for Grizzlies’ Daryk Maki

Normally a laid-back dude, Wadsworth heavyweight Daryk Maki knows when to get serious. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Simply put, Daryk Maki doesn’t like to get pushed around. Don’t let the Wadsworth wrestler’s calm and carefree attitude away from the mat fool you, he’s not going to back down from any challenge he faces. That’s just not his style. “I’m pretty calm for the most part,” Maki said, “but when I’m wrestling I Read More…

Fresh off strong showings in bowling, Wadsworth siblings want more

Wadsworth’s Lexie and Brendan Shirley will compete as individuals at the Warren District bowling tournament. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

A year ago, Lexie Shirley had her teammates on the Wadsworth girls bowling team with her at the Warren District, and they ultimately qualified for the state tournament. This year, the talented senior is going to have to make do with freshman brother Brendan, a member of the Wadsworth boys team. “It’s kind of weird, Read More…

Tribe: Terry Francona talk will kick off training camp

Terry Francona

By Tom Withers GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Back in a uniform he wore as a player, Terry Francona will stand before a major league team for the first time since 2011 and deliver a speech he hopes shapes the upcoming season. He wants the new-look and revitalized Indians ready to roll. His eight seasons with the Read More…

Local Corner: Two Medina teams bring home titles

Fifty-one competitors took part in the Frozen Fingers on the Fairway Charity Disc Golf Tournament. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Two Medina youth basketball teams twinkled the twine recently. The fourth-grade Medina Mavericks boys squad captured the Bulldog Holiday Classic behind the play of Bryce Beech, Ryan Gillespie, Landon Kistler, Corey Tripp, Michael Kermes, Jake Johnson, Peter Jelenic and Dorian Boyland. The coaches were John Stolarski and Mike Kermes. Not to be outdone, the fourth-grade Read More…

Basketball notes: Medina’s Billy Geschke on verge of history

Billy Geschke

Twenty points separate Medina senior Billy Geschke from history. The sweet-shooting guard enters tonight’s Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game at Shaker Heights with 980 points for his career, meaning he is on the verge of becoming the 25th documented player in Medina County history to reach 1,000. Geschke has done the majority of his Read More…

Jury watches Steven Cepec’s interrogation video

Steven Cepec

MEDINA — Sheriff’s Detective Samo Mernik sat across from Steven Cepec in an interrogation room on June 3, 2010, the same day Frank Munz was killed. “Right now, there’s probably a family crying in a morgue somewhere,” Mernik said. “And I have to tell them, ‘We think Steve did it, but he won’t come clean. Read More…