September 19, 2014

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Track: Cloverleaf runner overcomes health issue to reach top

Ashley Murray is now at full speed, after battling a health issue, and is setting personal bests in the 1,600 and 3,200. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

Running is one of the most important things in Ashley Murray’s life. She loves putting the spikes on, hearing the starting gun and pushing herself to limits, whether it’s an 800-meter race or 3.2 miles. So when health problems during the cross country season put her career in jeopardy, it was a big deal. “I Read More…

Baseball: Dukes beat Bucks, Buckeye still alone in first

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WELLINGTON — The battery provided the juice Wellington’s baseball team needed Thursday. Right-hander Erik Fehlan struck out 10 in a two-hitter and catcher Brock Waltz scored the first run and drove in the other as the Dukes downed Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division leader Buckeye 2-0. “To beat a team like this, it’s a huge Read More…

Batchelder seeks limits on school carryover spending

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David Knox and Loren Genson Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder is calling for new limits on the way the state’s 55 county educational service centers spend “carryover funds” on behalf of schools districts. Batchelder, R-Medina, proposed the changes in response to the continuing controversy over Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp’s use of the carryover Read More…

PHOTOS: National Day of Prayer draws crowd to square

Dave Wallover, senior pastor of Harvest Presbyterian Church in Medina, leads a noon prayer service Thursday at Public Square for the National Day of Prayer. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Wadsworth police log for May 3

Wadsworth police Friday, April 26 7:24 p.m. — 100 block Mills St., William Sloan, 33, 335 Oak St., Wadsworth, charged with disorderly conduct with persistence. He’s accused of foul and abusive language in front of children. Officers reported they told him to leave several times before he was arrested. Saturday, April 27 7:19 p.m. — Read More…

Thousands to walk through houses for event

Organizers of the annual Medina County Parade of Homes are expecting a larger crowd this year, saying the demand for new homes has crept up. John Sumodi, owner of Legacy Homes of Medina and president of the Medina County Homebuilders Association, said about 2,000 people toured homes last year and he expects attendance this year Read More…

Cloverleaf levy effort hits last stretch

WESTFIELD TWP. — Volunteers will make a final push this weekend by going door-to-door and making phone calls to encourage Cloverleaf voters to approve the 7.9-mill levy on Tuesday’s ballot. Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said that if the levy is approved, along with a renewal of an existing levy in August, the district will lose Read More…

Volunteers to perform at horse show to benefit county home

Local equestrians perform in a horse show last year at the Medina County Fairgrounds as part of the Medina Kids Care for Medina County Home Residents benefit. The non-profit provides home residents with personal items and things they need. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Local volunteers are saddling up for a horse show this weekend to help raise money to support residents of the Medina County Home. The Medina County Kids Care Horse Show gets under way at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Medina County Fairgrounds. Profits from the show will benefit the Medina County Home, which provides 60 Read More…

Arthur Edwin “Art” Verdoorn

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Arthur Edwin “Art” Verdoorn, 72, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at home, from liver cancer. Art was born in Sioux City, Iowa, August 15, 1940, son of Dirk and Enni Verdoorn. Art was a professional civil engineer licensed in Ohio and Michigan. He retired from the Medina County Building Read More…

Wanda L. Campbell

Wanda L. Campbell, 94, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, May 1, 2013 surrounded by her family, after a long illness. Wanda was the beloved wife of Charles S. Campbell for 58 years. Wanda moved to Akron as a young woman from Jackson County, West Virginia, where she was born. At the time, the war Read More…