November 23, 2014

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Indians’ Terry Francona giving clues to the future

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians’ lineup apparently is known only to manager Terry Francona and maybe his closest associates: read, the coaching staff. He was not ready to announce it Wednesday, but there is no pressing reason for him to do so. Nobody has to know the lineup until Tuesday, when the Tribe opens Read More…

Baseball: College recruits are everywhere in county

Ohio State recruit Kyle Michalik is one of the reasons why Brunswick has high expectations for this season. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

College coaches have flocked to Medina County, and this year’s list of recruits speaks for itself. Led by Brunswick four-year starter Kyle Michalik (Ohio State), the area has more than a dozen players already committed to play collegiately. Black River has pitcher/outfielder Brandon Tomes (Defiance), Brunswick has Michalik and Buckeye has pitcher Eli Kraus (Kent Read More…

Packed house slams school board, Stepp

The crowd reacts to an audience member's call Wednesday night for the resignation of all members of the Medina school board. (STEVE MANHEIM / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — About 200 people attended a Medina school board meeting on Wednesday and most cheered repeated calls for the resignation of board members and Superintendent Randy Stepp. Stepp and the board have come under intense scrutiny following rumors last month about a new five-year contract for the superintendent, quietly approved Jan. 7, that provided Read More…

Medina superintendent rejects criticism

MEDINA — Facing a crowd of about 200 people Wednesday night, Superintendent Randy Stepp said many people have singled him out for scorn over the controversy surrounding his new contract.   “While I respect the right for them to have their opinion, I don’t agree with the tone or much of what they are saying,” Read More…

Levy boosters enticing voter registration with haircuts

SPENCER — A Black River Schools levy committee is hosting a voting registration drive this weekend — and it could end with some school officials getting drastic haircuts. The Friends of Black River Schools levy committee is hosting a “Cut for No Cuts” drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tangles and Tans Salon, Read More…

Dems to Medina’s Bill Lamb: Give back campaign money

Bill Lamb

MEDINA — Now that city Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, wants to be a Republican again, the county Democratic Party says it wants its money back. “The Medina County Democratic Party is asking you to return the $4,500 that was given to you in August of 2010 for your campaign for county commissioner,” Democratic Party Chairman Read More…

Need to get rid of that old fridge?

Spring cleaning is coming to Medina County next month in a big way — thanks to the county Solid Waste Management District. Residents will be able to get rid of major appliances — including refrigerators and freezers, washing machines and dryers, dishwashers and stoves, air conditioners and hot water tanks — by dropping them off Read More…

Teachers union files grievances against board

MEDINA — The Medina City Teachers Association has filed two grievances against the school administration, charging board members with violating the teachers’ contract. The first grievance charges the school board failed to provide correct minutes from the Jan. 7 board work session, where Superintendent Randy Stepp’s new five-year contract was approved, as required by the Read More…

Robert (Bob) Garner

Robert (Bob) Garner, 71, of Medina, passed away at Hospice at Medina County on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Bob was born to James and Irene (Cable) Garner January 25, 1942. He was a retired ironworker out of Local #17 in Cleveland (35 years). He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing golf but his greatest love was being Read More…

Arlene B. Kosh

Arlene B. Kosh, 69, of Valley City, passed into the Heavenly gardens Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was born in Cleveland on September 12, 1943, to the late Frank and Elizabeth Opal. Arlene has resided in Valley City since 1987. She had been a rental coordinator with Ohio Cat, Broadview Heights for 23 years. Arlene Read More…