September 16, 2014

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Sports: Area talent makes big ‘racquet’

The men’s and women’s club teams at Baldwin Wallace combined to win the Division II USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate Championship with some help from a handful of Medina County natives. Under the direction of longtime coach Tim Miller, a Medina resident, the team secured the Ohio Racquetball Association Collegiate state title and the Mideast Racquetball Read More…

UPDATE: Trash pickup expected to resume today

CARLISLE TWP. — Republic Waste expects to resume trash pickup today after a solidarity strike Monday, a company official said. Eric Van Houten, general manager of Republic’s Lorain County operations, said afternoon shift mechanics showed up for work and that the picket outside the company’s Butternut Ridge Road facility was gone. Martin Jay, business representative Read More…

Trash pickup for Republic Waste customers delayed due to strike

Residents in Brunswick and throughout Medina County will see trash pickup delayed for one day this week because of a labor dispute. A dispute between Republic Waste and the Youngstown union representing landfill workers at the Carbon-Limestone landfill has spread to Medina County. Martin Jay, business representative and trustee for Teamsters Local 20, which represents Read More…

Erhart/York Twp. firefighter donates her hair to Locks of Love

Kristen Piatt, a volunteer firefighter and medic for the Erhart/York Township fire department, donated her hair Monday to support cancer research. Karen Holler, owner of York Hair Design, combs through Piatt's hair. (Kiera Manion-Fischer / Gazette)

YORK TWP. — Kristen Piatt was fine with shaving her head to raise money for cancer research. She wasn’t happy, though, about having an audience of 18 family members, friends and fellow firefighters alternately cheering her on and teasing her. “It’s just hair,” she said, as the clippers came close. “I will never live this Read More…

Funding sought for Medina women’s halfway house

An addition on the left side of Cathy’s House, a halfway house at 515 W. Liberty St., Medina, soon should house six women recovering from drug abuse and alcoholism. Administrators at the house appealed to the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission on Monday for more funding to open the addition for women. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — Administrators of a men’s-only halfway house appealed to the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission on Monday to request additional funding to open it to women, too. Randy Jarrell, house director of Cathy’s House, 515 W. Liberty St., told the commission there’s been a need for a women’s halfway house in the county for Read More…

Parma man pleads not guilty to theft, breaking and entering

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MEDINA — A Parma man pleaded not guilty Monday to eight felony charges stemming from a series of thefts of trucks and guns from three Liverpool Township properties over the New Year’s weekend. Kyle E. Roberts, 22, is charged with two counts of gun theft, third-degree felonies; two counts of grand theft auto, fourth-degree felonies; Read More…

Cavaliers: Skid hits nine games despite fight against Hawks

ATLANTA — It took 73 games, and the ultimate outcome was the same, but the Cavs finally showed the fight Monday that coach Byron Scott has been waiting to see. Mo Speights matched his career high with 23 points, but the Cavs fell to the Atlanta Hawks 102-94 to extend their losing streak to nine Read More…

Alvin Keneda

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Alvin Keneda, 74, of Granger Township, Medina, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Hospice of Medina County. He was born October 11, 1938 in West Virginia, to Troy and Belva (nee Lester) Keneda. Alvin served in the United States Marine Corps and was employed as a Program Specialist with the United States Postal Read More…

Janet Joan Caesar

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Janet Joan Caesar, 77, of Valley City, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013. She was born to Harold and Elsie (nee Wellman) Flanagan in Cleveland. Janet loved spending time with her family. She will be missed by her beloved husband of 60 years, William; loving children, Linda Decker, Sandy (John) Orrick and Sheri (Roger) Haddix; Read More…

Gerald (Jerry) R. Coy

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Gerald (Jerry) R. Coy, 82 of Payson, Arizona, formerly of Medina, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Jerry was born March 15, 1931 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Mary (Jones) Coy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the Disable Read More…