February 13, 2016


40th Birthday – Phillips

Jason Dean Phillips

Jason Dean Phillips
Happy 40th Birthday
All Our Love,
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50th Anniversary – Greene

Bonnie & John Greene

John and Bonnie Greene will celebrate 50 years of True Love on Cloud “9” this week! They were married February 23, 1963 at St. Ambrose Church in Brunswick. They have four children and three grandchildren.  

Thousands pack Medina’ Public Square for Ice Festival

Ice sculptures begin to melt Monday following the weekend Medina Ice Festival, which set a record for attendance. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — A record 25,000 to 30,000 people attended the 19th annual Ice Festival this weekend, according to Matt Wiederhold, Main Street Medina’s executive director. Wiederhold credited the record turnout to the perfect weather — cold, but not too cold — the larger number of ice sculptures and the added attraction of the Visit Orlando Read More…

Black River coach hopes to score levy win

Coach Al Young

SULLIVAN — Black River coach Al Young is a winner on the gridiron. Now he’s trying to score a victory with voters. Young, the most successful football coach in Medina and Ashland county histories, is co-chairing Friends of Black River Schools, a levy committee promoting an 8.7-mill, five-year levy on the May 7 primary ballot. Read More…

Highland equestrian, his horse heading to Otterbein

Michael Willham and his horse Elmgaarden Affair stand at the entrance to the trails outside the Hinckley Equestrian Center on Monday in Hinckley Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

HINCKLEY TWP. — Matthew Willham is going to Otterbein University this fall. But he’s not going alone. He’s taking his horse with him — with the help of a major sponsor backing his equestrian career. “She can be with me at school, and then back home in the summer to compete,” the 17-year-old Highland High Read More…

Sectional basketball: Hornets dominate Ellet on the glass

Highland’s AnnMarie Kirchner steals the ball from Ellet’s Kendra Love in the first quarter. Below, Highland’s Mallory Adams shoots over Ellet’s Tianna Morgan in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — The Highland girls basketball team looked like the Boston Bruins on Monday night. The fourth-seeded Hornets utilized three completely different lineups in the first quarter and continued using 15 players the rest of the game en route to a 70-35 victory over No. 9 Ellet in first-round play at the Medina Division I Read More…

Medina’s Alexis Smith selects Ashland University

Alexis Smith

MEDINA — It was worth the wait for Medina’s Alexis Smith when it came to selecting a college. Out of all the schools that expressed interest in the standout distance runner, it was the last one she visited that ended up catching her eye. Smith liked what Ashland University had to offer on the track Read More…

NFL Draft: Mike Mayock sees linebacker as good fit for Browns

Georgia’s Jarvis Jones, left, tackles Georgia Tech’s David Sims in a game in 2011. (MCT FILE PHOTO)

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock agrees with the other draft analysts who believe the Browns should take a pass rusher with the No. 6 pick in April. But Mayock has a different name at the top of his list for Cleveland: Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. “I think Jarvis Jones is the guy, as long as Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Feb. 19

Brennan Scott

Boys Basketball Brennan Scott, Highland: Senior power forward had 11 points and 10 rebounds in 40-32 win over rival Wadsworth in Suburban League action. … Made four straight free throws in final minute to seal victory. … Second varsity season. … Younger brother Brogan is team’s leading scorer. Girls Basketball Sarah Kinch, Medina: Senior power Read More…

Scoring dry spells sink Pirates in sectional action

2012-13 Black River Girls Basketball

BARBERTON — Either the St. Thomas Aquinas girls basketball team played great defense or Black River was horrible on offense. Or both. The Knights beat the Pirates 32-22 Monday night in the Barberton Division III Sectional, holding Black River to four points in the first half and none in the second quarter. The Pirates (5-18) Read More…