August 22, 2014

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Early-morning fire scorches large portion of Medina apartment complex

Medina firefighters check out the scene of a second-floor apartment fire Thursday morning at 570 Birch Hill Drive. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — An apartment fire early Thursday morning on Birch Hill Drive displaced two families. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter said the blaze scorched the second story of at least two apartments at Autumn Run at Crosspointe, 570 Birch Hill Drive. “We had the roof and two apartments fully engulfed,” Painter said. The cause of Read More…

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Teachers at Medina Schools reach agreement on new contract

MEDINA — Medina Schools teachers ratified a tentative agreement with the district, union officials said Wednesday afternoon. Teachers overwhelmingly approved the contract by a vote of 303 to 24. About 80 teachers did not cast a written ballot. The agreement, reached between the school board and the Medina City Teachers Association, calls for no increase Read More…

Lodi driver of flipped semitrailer is released from hospital

Firefighters survey the scene of a crash Wednesday morning involving a semi truck and a farm tractor hauling a wagon of hay on state Route 3 in Montville Township. STEVE GRAZIER/GAZETTE

A driver was trapped in semitrailer for nearly three hours following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in front of Harvey Arabians farm on state Route 3 in Montville Township. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said Timothy Cox, 49, of Lodi, was northbound on the state highway, between Good and Chippewa roads, when his truck rear-ended Read More…

UPDATED: Diesel mishap shreds Medina Twp. gas tanks

The Sunoco on Pearl Road, Medina Township, closed all eight of its pumps Monday evening. Owner Al Patel said it was the result of a water contamination, but several sources point to diesel being mixed with 87 octane fuel. NICK GLUNT/GAZETTE

If you think your vehicle has been damaged from the Pearl Road Sunoco gas station, call (800) 786-6261. MEDINA TWP. — A mixup that put diesel fuel instead of gasoline into the pumps at a Pearl Road Sunoco station and two other area service stations has damaged hundreds of vehicles. Ryan Reynolds, 37, of Medina Read More…

Medina County’s population growth is slowing

MEDINA — Medina County was among Ohio’s top 10 fastest-growing counties throughout the 1990s and the first decade of the new century. Not anymore. Since the 2010 census, Medina County’s population has grown by less than a percent, according to the latest figures from the Census Bureau. The new report, released today, estimated 173,684 people Read More…

Boys basketball: Five members of Peters’ family on CVCA team

The Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy basketball team, which will meet St. Vincent-St. Mary tonight in a Division II regional semifinal, features five members of the Peters family. From left are freshman Nate, senior Bob, head coach Jay and sophomores Luke and Michael. All but Luke are the sons of Jay, who led Medina to the 1983 Class AAA state semifinals. Luke is the son of Jody, Jay’s brother and the former head coach at Medina. COURTESY PHOTO

St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball coach Dru Joyce II had better make sure his team is ready for Peters when it takes on Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy tonight at 6:15 in a Canton Division II Regional semifinal at the Memorial Civic Center. That preparation, however, will have to go much deeper than telling one of Read More…

Wrestling: Brunswick’s Nick Kiussis wins state title

YOUNGSTOWN — If the turnout of area talent at the 15th annual Ohio Junior High State Championships is any indication, the future of Medina County wrestling is bright. More than 20 local grapplers from five school districts took part in the two-day tournament at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. Eight found their way onto the Read More…

Browns, Redskins ‘serious’ about signing TE Fred Davis, ESPN reports

The Browns and Redskins are “serious” about signing tight end Fred Davis, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning. Davis, 27, has spent his entire five-year career with Washington but was allowed to hit the free-agent market Tuesday. Davis (6-foot-4, 247 pounds) would add an important piece on offense for the Browns. Coach Rob Chudzinski and Read More…

Brazilian-born Yan Gomes wants to be catcher with Indians

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Yan Gomes is the most talked-about player from Brazil in Indians history. He also happens to be the only Brazilian-born player ever to play in the majors. That happened last May, when he was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas because Adam Lind, the everyday first baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, Read More…