December 19, 2014

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Medina mother works to improve school crossing

A Medina resident wants the city to install a flashing warning lights at the intersection of East Union Street and Weymouth Road. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — A mother’s efforts urging the city to improve a school crosswalk have paid off. Valerie Pavlik, a Medina resident whose fourth-grade son attends Sydney Fenn Elementary School, said she was sick of hearing other parents complain about heavy traffic along Weymouth Road at East Union Street. “It’s a main thoroughfare for people going Read More…

Neglected pony was found with chain embedded in neck

Charges are expected against the owner of this pony that was found malnourished and with a chain embedded in its neck. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — Charges are expected this week against the owner of a neglected pony found Thursday. Stephanie Moore, executive director of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said a caller noticed a pony that appeared to be abandoned and chained up on a property on Erhart Road, near state Route Read More…

Medina City school board looking for replacement

The Medina City school board is looking for a new member. The board is accepting applications from district residents interested in filling the vacancy created by resignation of Dr. Robert Wilder. Wilder resigned at the Feb. 19 board meeting. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, live in the Medina City school district and Read More…

Girls basketball: Grizzlies look sharp, roll on to Sweet 16

Wadsworth’s Rachel Goddard pushes the ball against Highland’s Jessica Peterlin. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — The foregone conclusion became reality in about, oh, 4½ minutes. Behind its three-pronged attack of seniors Rachel Goddard, Taylore Robinson and McKenzie O’Brien, the top-seeded Wadsworth girls basketball team took control with a huge second quarter Saturday to defeat No. 4 Highland 91-47 for the Medina Division I District championship. The Grizzlies (24-2), Read More…

Wrestling: Devils’ Tyler Hughes falls short in state title bid

Brunswick senior Tyler Hughes works against Beavercreek’s Nick Corba in the 170-pound championship of the Division I state tournament. Below, Hughes reacts after losing to Corba 3-1. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

COLUMBUS — When it comes to scramble situations, Brunswick wrestler Tyler Hughes is one of the best. In the Division I 170-pound final Saturday night, however, Beavercreek’s Nick Corba beat the senior at his own game with a takedown in the final minute of sudden-victory overtime in front of 13,820 fans at the Jerome Schottenstein Read More…

Gymnastics: Colts’ Maddie Brandt secures 4th in all-around

Maddie Brandt

HILLIARD — From the first day of practice last fall, Maddie Brandt vowed to peak during the postseason. Specifically, the Cloverleaf junior wanted to be at her best in time for the 2013 state gymnastics meet. Consider that mission accomplished. Brandt posted the highest all-around finish at state by a Medina County gymnast in six Read More…

Hornets blow 4th-quarter lead in low-scoring classic

Alex Wood

By Chad Grant COPLEY TWP. — Hudson 35, Highland 33. The teams combined to make 25-of-81 shots, including 3-of-32 3-point attempts, and both scored in single digits the first three quarters. Those statistics may appear to indicate an ugly and poorly played game, but they in no way indicate the way third-seeded Hudson and No. Read More…

Brunswick’s Tyler Maclellan takes 8th at wrestling event

Tyler Maclellan

COLUMBUS — When Brunswick resident Tyler Maclellan arrived in Columbus, he was proud of the accomplishment of just making it to the state individual championships. But after opening with a win on Thursday, Maclellan had more than a happy-to-be-there mentality. It showed as the CVCA junior went on to place eighth in the Division II Read More…

Remembering all of a public figure’s record

David Knox

Editors often get complaints from readers wanting to know why a story they’d heard about wasn’t in the newspaper. Usually the answer is simple: We checked out the rumor and found it wasn’t true. More interesting are the complaints from folks who see something in a story they think doesn’t belong. Several readers objected to Read More…

Ohio Internet cafe files full of holes, red flags

David Gillock

COLUMBUS — Most Ohio Internet cafes provided incomplete information to the state and most of the businesses’ operators who can be identified have spotty financial backgrounds or criminal histories, a newspaper investigation has found. The report Sunday in the Columbus Dispatch comes as state lawmakers continue to debate whether to regulate or outlaw the sweepstakes Read More…