October 30, 2014

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Cloverleaf school board readies backup levy plan

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf school board is taking out some insurance in case voters reject the 7.9-mill levy on the May primary ballot. The board agreed Monday to put three issues on the Aug. 6 special election ballot. “We have to make all possible contingency plans,” Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said. One of the Read More…

Classes resume today at Medina County Career Center

Bev Asad, secretary to the superintendent of the Medina County Career Center, throws away some water-damaged paperwork Tuesday morning. STEVE GRAZIER/GAZETTE

Classes are slated to resume today at the Medina County Career Center after water damage from a busted supply line shut the school down Monday and Tuesday. Mike Larson, superintendent of the Career Center, said about a half-inch water line ruptured sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night, flooding about 8,000 square feet of the Read More…

Brunswick Council races are uncontested

BRUNSWICK — There will be no contested municipal races in Brunswick this year after one of the candidates withdrew. Ryan Kolegar, 19, a candidate for one of three at-large Council seats, asked for his name to be withdrawn in a letter to the Medina County Board of Elections. Kolegar, 19, said he supports his opponent Read More…

Gazette to add Google surveys to website

The Gazette has a new partner in our online offerings, and it’s a big one: Google. Starting Thursday, readers who log on to our website at www.medina-gazette.com will be asked once in a 24-hour period to answer one to two questions via Google surveys. For avid Web users, the surveys most likely will be familiar Read More…

Medina police blotter for March 13

Medina police Tuesday, March 5 1:01 p.m. — Timothy R. Carson, 27, 3903 Reeves Lane, Medina Township, charged with theft at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road. Wednesday, March 6 1:08 p.m. — Montrell M. Copeland, 32, 323 W. Union St., Apt. 4, Medina, and Tammy L. Smith, 38, 675 Trease Road, A9, Read More…

Akron jury convicts man in Craigslist plot

AKRON — A self-styled street preacher accused of teaming up with a high school student in a deadly plot to lure men with Craigslist job offers and then rob them was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty. A jury in Akron returned the verdict in the case against Richard Read More…

Cavs still win without Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — Who needs Kyrie Irving? For at least one night, the Cavaliers survived without their star player, doing enough right to beat the Washington Wizards 95-90 in the Lottery Bowl on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland (22-42) could have overtaken the Wizards (20-42) for the third-worst record in the league with a loss, Read More…

Browns start free agency by inking Paul Kruger, Desmond Bryant

In the first hour of free agency, in their first year with the Browns, owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner landed their first major acquisition. Then they added their second. Outside linebacker Paul Kruger signed a five-year deal reportedly worth $40 million Tuesday. An agreement was reached about 40 minutes into the new league Read More…

Pitcher Matt Capps glad to get a shot with Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Matt Capps seemed a little out of place in the Indians’ clubhouse at the beginning of spring training. At 29, Capps is already a veteran closer, but the Tribe didn’t need a closer. Chris Perez has that job. How about a setup man? Vinnie Pestano does that chore. Didn’t any other team Read More…

James “Big Jim” W. Anderson

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James “Big Jim” W. Anderson, 89, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Medina surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 29, 1923 in Sheldon, North Dakota, to the late Andy and Mabel Anderson. He was a school teacher for eight years, teaching in Drake, North Dakota and Norwayne High School in Ohio, Read More…