October 22, 2014

Medina
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Gas leak closes portion of state Route 162

State Route 162, between state Route 57 and state Route 3, was closed to through traffic this afternoon after a resident accidentally hit and broke a natural gas line with a riding mower, according to Montville Township police. The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. between Highland Green Drive and state Route 57. Local traffic is Read More…

Baseball: Blue Devils honor cheerleader who lost battle with cancer

Brunswick’s Kyle Burson scores past Strongsville catcher Brendan Lange in the third inning. Below, Brunswick pitcher Gerry Salisbury celebrates after shutting out the Mustangs. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — With its Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title hopes hanging in the balance and bitter rival Strongsville in the opposing dugout, the Brunswick baseball team never lost sight of the true inspiration: Somewhere in heaven, Cora Flemming was smiling. There are moments in life that put sports in perspective. Tuesday was one of Read More…

Baseball: Highland’s Jacob Pries stymies Grizzlies

Jacob Pries

Matthew Doyle WADSWORTH — Wadsworth has been exceptional at home dating back to late last season, but that wasn’t the case Tuesday. Highland’s offense struck from the first pitch and never slowed down in a 15-0 Suburban League blowout that lasted six innings. Both teams trail Nordonia by two games in the SL standings with Read More…

Softball: Wadsworth’s Mariah Gunselman smashes first homer

Mariah Gunselman

GRANGER TWP. — Forgive Wadsworth softball player Mariah Gunselman for having no idea how to act. The junior designated player hit the first home run of her life Tuesday, a two-run blast that highlighted a four-run fourth inning and lifted the Grizzlies to a 6-4 Suburban League victory over Highland. “That was my first home Read More…

Cloverleaf voters reject levy again

Mandy Davis, of Westfield Township casts a ballot at the Westfield Township hall Tuesday evening. The only issue on the ballot in Westfield Township was a levy for Cloverleaf Schools. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

WESTFIELD TWP. — For the third time in a row, voters rejected a 7.9-mill levy for Cloverleaf Schools on Tuesday. But Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said he is encouraged that the margin of defeat has narrowed with each attempt. “We will work diligently to get the message out, and build on the momentum we created,” Kubilus said. Read More…

Black River passes first levy in 16 years

Don Meyer, left, casts a ballot at the Westfield Township hall Tuesday evening. The only issue on the ballot in Westfield Township was a levy for Cloverleaf Schools. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

SULLVAN TWP. — For the first time in 16 years, voters in the Black River school district approved new operating money — barely. Voters in Tuesday’s primary passed the 8.7-mill, five-year emergency levy by a razor-thin 52-vote margin, 1,280 to 1,228, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Superintendent Janice Wyckoff said Read More…

Judge’s order halts opening of Amish auction house

MEDINA — An Amish produce auction house built over last weekend was barred Tuesday from opening pending a decision by the Homer Township Board of Zoning Appeals. Visiting Common Pleas Judge Thomas J. Pokorny issued the temporary restraining order in a lawsuit filed by F.W. Owen, who owns the Homerville Wholesale Produce Auction, 9430 Spencer Read More…

Three Republicans move on to Wadsworth at-large election

David Williams

WADSWORTH — Republicans David Williams, Bob Thurber and Joe Rodgers will face off against Democrat incumbent Patricia Haskins in the November election for three at-large seats on Wadsworth City Council. The seats will go to the top three vote-getters in November. Williams, 58, who runs an auto dealership, won 531 of the 1,629 votes cast, Read More…

Former fire chief bests incumbent in Wadsworth council primary

Ralph Copley

WADSWORTH — Former Fire Chief Ralph Copley will be the Republican candidate for Ward 1 city councilman this November. He edged eight-year incumbent Timothy Eberling by eight votes, 141 to 133, in Tuesday’s primary election, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Copley, 58, who retired as fire chief in December, thanked Read More…

Firefighters retain funds in Montville

Voters approved a five-year, 1.3-mill renewal levy Tuesday to pay for fire protection services in Montville Township. Township Trustee Jeff Brandon thanked residents for their support. “The passage of this levy will ensure our ability to provide excellent fire service,” he said. “I had a feeling it would pass. It’s not a tax increase. It Read More…