September 1, 2014

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Six Medina County wrestlers win weight classes

Wadsworth's Robbie Bosley works against Midpark's Chris Weber on his way to a 7-0 victory in the 152lb semi-final match at the Division 1 Medina Sectional Tournament. Bosley went on to win the sectional championship. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Saturday wasn’t the first time Wadsworth’s Mathias Zollinger squared off with Nordonia’s Mike DeCesare. With the way this season is going, it won’t be the last. Zollinger met DeCesare for the fourth time this season — this time for the Medina Division I Sectional crown at 138 pounds. Like the previous two meetings, Read More…

Wadsworth’s Rachel Goddard to attend Miami of Ohio

Rachel Goddard goes up for a basket. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

WADSWORTH — The color red has been engrained in Rachel Goddard’s mind for her entire life. It’s fitting, perhaps, that the standout girls basketball player won’t have to leave her Wadsworth outfits in the closet. The reigning Gazette MVP ended her long-awaited college search Saturday, and accepted a full-ride offer from Mid-American Conference member Miami Read More…

Call him Austin White, Mr. Rainmaker

Wadsworth's Austin White runs through the defense of Orriville's Bryce Short during the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Austin White didn’t know or care how many 3-pointers he was raining from every conceivable angle Saturday night. The only thing going through the sophomore’s mind was how ticked off his Wadsworth boys basketball team was. With White’s sweet-stroking jumper pumping through the points, the Grizzlies got back to raising Kane in an Read More…

Derek Scott Harper

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On February 13, 2013, a truly wonderful young man left us to be with the Lord. Derek Scott Harper, 20, crossed over while doing what he loved the most, BMX biking. He was an avid audiophile and enjoyed many heavy metal and blues concerts with his family and friends. Derek stayed true to the motto: Read More…

Joe W. Galloway

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Joe W. Galloway “Pepsi Joe,” 88, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Hospice of Medina County. He was born in Holcomb, Missouri, to the late Lawrence Zelmer Galloway and Anna Love Galloway (nee Oakes). Joe married the love of his life, Jenny Galloway (nee Scott) on May 15, 1970. Joe was a Read More…

Norman F. Ponge

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Norman F. Ponge, 69, of Brunswick, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was born on December 31, 1943 to the late Frank Ponge and Josephine (nee Zamec) Zupancic in Cleveland. Norman proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during peace time. He retired from Emery Worldwide as a truck driver, after 30 Read More…

Eugene F. Reisner

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Eugene F. Reisner, 83, of Valley City, passed into his Heavenly home on Friday, February 15, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Eugene was born April 23, 1929 in Parma, to the late Ray and Helen Reisner. He has resided in Valley City for over 50 years. Gene was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Read More…

Editor remembers best newspaperman he ever met

Arnold Miller died last week. Don’t know him? In a way you do. He was my managing editor when I worked at The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria in the 1980s. He was the best newsman I’ve ever known. What I learned from him in those 10 years informs all my work at The Gazette. That’s how Read More…

The search is on for big sugar maples

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By Judy A. Totts Special to The Gazette The sugar maple, alias acer Saccharum, is on the most-wanted list for the 11th annual Big Tree Contest sponsored by the Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District and The Gazette. “We’ve hit the easy ones in the past,” said Jim Dieter, district technician with SWCD, citing Read More…

An icy Sunday on Medina’s Public Square

MEDINA — You might think an ice carver gets cold standing outside for three hours in below-freezing temperatures. Not so, said carver Angela Mathie, 20, of Loudonville. “I was sweating,” she said. Mathie was one of 21 participants in the individual carving competition, held Sunday during the city’s 19th annual Ice Festival. Mathie, who is Read More…