Archive for March 7th, 2013
MEDINA — The jury in the Frank Munz murder case recommended the death penalty Thursday for his killer, 43-year-old Steven Cepec.
Cepec was found guilty …Read More
MEDINA — Medina Schools superintendent Randy Stepp has volunteered to give up his $83,000 signing bonus, as well as merit raises in his new contract, according to the Medina City School board.
“Now is the time for all of us in the community to come together in support of our schools. Economic challenges remain, and we …Read More
MEDINA — Medina teachers weren’t supposed to learn the specifics of a tentative agreement on a wage contract until today.
But school board member Bill Grenfell revealed some details of the pact Wednesday in an emailed response to a community member’s protests about Superintendent Randy Stepp’s new contract.
John Leatherman, president of the Medina City …Read More
MEDINA — In 2010, Steven Cepec told sheriff’s deputies he deserved to die for beating and strangling a 73-year-old man to death in his Chatham Township home.
On Wednesday, Cepec pleaded with a Medina County common pleas jury to spare his life.
The same jury found Cepec guilty last month of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary …Read More
CLEVELAND — The first words that came out of the mouth of Cavaliers coach Byron Scott in his postgame press conference were, “Merry Christmas to us.”
After playing in slow motion for most of the night, the Cavs got a big present Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, where they somehow found a way to defeat the …Read More
COPLEY TWP. — Point guard Eli Linder was a non-factor for the first 35:59 of Nordonia’s Copley Division I District semifinal game against Brunswick.
But boy, oh boy, did he make the final second count.
COLUMBUS — Medina County will have at least five All-Ohioans.
The All-Northeast Inland District basketball teams were released Wednesday by the Associated Press, and a solid year across the board resulted in county names being scattered all over.
On the boys side, Medina senior Billy Geschke and Brunswick senior Kyle Wheeler were D-I first-team selections. …Read More
MEDINA — Anyone who would like to nominate a candidate for the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame needs to send information to The Gazette by March 19.
Information regarding the nominee’s athletic achievements should be sent to email@example.com. A contact phone number must accompany the email.
The 28th hall of fame banquet will be June 16 …Read More
From staff and wire reports
STRONGSVILLE — A picketing Strongsville middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday morning after police said he blocked the entrance to Center Middle School.
Ian Steffen, 37, of 910 Wadsworth Road, Medina, was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. The case will be heard in Berea Municipal Court.
Steffen, who is a science …Read More
BRUNSWICK — Brunswick was ranked among the nation’s 100 safest cities, according to neighborhoodscout.com.
Brunswick, ranked 85th by Neighborhood Scout, joins five other Ohio cities on the Top 100 list. Other ranked cites in Ohio include Mason at 100, Upper Arlington at 88, Dublin at 54 and North Ridgeville at 21.