August 22, 2014

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Medina officials debate who should fix sidewalk repairs

MEDINA — City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee is wrestling with the tricky question of who should pay for sidewalk repairs: property owners or the city — or both? The city’s ordinances now say property owners should foot the whole bill. But committee Chairman Dennie Simpson, Ward 2, said that’s too much to ask of Read More…

Filling jobs in Medina with special workers

Seville resident Tiffany Miller, left, and Katie Patterson, of Brunswick, put together boxes Tuesday morning at 1st Day School Supplies, 775 W. Smith Road, Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Mike Meadows is looking to hire as many as 30 young people to work alongside his special-needs employees this summer. Meadows’ company, 1st Day School Supplies, 775 W. Smith Road, supplies kits of basic primary school items — crayons, pencils, markers, rulers, folders and notebooks — customized for each school district. What makes Meadows’ company Read More…

Brunswick woman dies in early morning fire

Brunswick firefighters monitor a house fire Wednesday morning at 4699 Doral Drive. The fire resulted in the death of an elderly woman living at the residence. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

BRUNSWICK — An elderly woman died this morning when her city residence caught fire. Delia Kuzda, 78, was not conscious when firefighters were able to reach her inside the home, according to assistant Brunswick Fire Chief Rick Barber. Kuzda was bound to a wheelchair and had use of an oxygen tank for breathing, he said. Read More…

Boys basketball: Zach Parker breaks 4 marks in Blue Devils’ win

Brunswick's Ryan Badowski dunks over Cloverleaf's Brandon Johnson during the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

COPLEY TWP. — Every hardcore “NBA Jam” gamer knows the cheat code — tap any button seven times at the loading screen, then hold Up, B and Y until tipoff. Brunswick’s Zach Parker lived out the Super Nintendo smash hit’s always-on-fire mode Tuesday, as the silky-smooth junior hit 10 3-pointers during a 71-48 victory over Read More…

Kyle Prunty comes up big in tough loss for Grizzlies

Wadsworth's Nathan Pound grabs a rebound against Cuyahoga Falls Joshua Ricker during the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

COPLEY — Wadsworth center Kyle Prunty was the best player on the court Tuesday, but Cuyahoga Falls was the better boys basketball team. The Black Tigers scored eight of the final 11 points in overtime, including a go-ahead 3-pointer by Angelo Cugini, in rallying for a 48-42 victory over the Grizzlies in an opening-round matchup Read More…

Wadsworth’s Nick Seme hooks up with Ashland University

Nick Seme

WADSWORTH — Nick Seme sustained a knee injury in Wadsworth’s football opener at Ashland, costing the senior the remainder of his final prep season. Seme will make a return trip this fall, however, this time as a member of the Ashland University football team. The tight end/outside linebacker signed a letter of intent to play Read More…

Cavs’ Dion Waiters, subs get job done in win vs. Bulls

CHICAGO — Dion Waiters scored on jumpers, turnarounds and an assortment of moves in the lane. Shaun Livingston made a couple of a big plays in a rare start, and Wayne Ellington provided some scoring punch when the reserves were in the game. Even without Kyrie Irving, the improving Cleveland Cavaliers had too much talent Read More…

Highland High School graduate heading to West Point

Andrew Wuellner

A 2012 Highland High graduate has achieved his dream of going to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Andrew Wuellner, 19, of Granger Township, has accepted an appointment to the academy, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, announced Monday. Brown nominated Wuellner to the academy. “I’m really excited because this has been a dream of Read More…

Nursing homes in Brunswick rated 5 stars

BRUNSWICK — Two Brunswick nursing homes earned top scores in U.S. News and World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes Rating. Willowood Care Center, 1186 Hadcock Road, and Pearlview Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 4426 Homestead Drive, both earned a five-star overall rating from the magazine. Only about 14 percent of Ohio nursing homes earned the Read More…

Chardon teen shooter pleads guilty in court

T. J. Lane

By Thomas J. Sheeran Today’s anniversary of the attacks at Chardon High School comes after a year of mass shootings, including one that left dead 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., and another that claimed 12 lives at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. The anniversary in Chardon will be marked with a memorial Read More…