September 16, 2014

Medina
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Baseball: Buckeye’s Tom Metheney hits walk-off homer

Tom Metheney

YORK TWP. — Tom Metheney bombed it, the jet stream carried it, Patric Jones “Cansecoed” it and Buckeye’s baseball team completed another storybook ending because of it. Metheney couldn’t have picked a better scenario to play the role of unlikely hero. The seldom-used senior smoked a curveball that glanced off Jones’ mitt and over the Read More…

Softball: Three Cloverleaf pitchers combine on one-hitter

Torie Craig

Matthew Doyle WESTFIELD TWP. — The Barberton Division I Sectional softball opener between Kenmore and Cloverleaf was not a seven-inning thriller, but the Colts did what they had to do to win 15-0 Tuesday in five innings. Cardinals pitcher Whitney Lee (3-7) threw 12 wild pitches that allowed several runners to advance easily. Lee picked Read More…

Baseball: Pirates shock Raiders

Glen Crabtree

COLUMBIA TWP. — If his team wins a third straight Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title next year, Columbia baseball coach Justin Ramsey would be wise to avoid playing Black River in the first round of the tournament for the third straight time. Hitless through five innings and still down a run after six, the Read More…

Track: Buckeye boys lose key senior in Kupetz

FAIRVIEW PARK — The Buckeye boys track team’s title defense at the Patriot Athletic Conference Meet will be much more difficult. If the Bucks win their eighth straight title Thursday, they will have to do it without senior Caleb Kupetz. Kupetz is nursing a slightly tweaked right hamstring aggravated Friday at the Jim Hauser Pirate Read More…

Tennis: Five county players remain in hunt

Michael Hutchings

MEDINA — Five Medina County boys tennis players remain in the championship hunt after the opening day of action at the Medina Division I Sectional. Cloverleaf junior and two-time Gazette MVP Jacob Dunbar advanced to the singles quarterfinals without losing a game Tuesday, putting him one victory away from a third straight trip to the Read More…

Medina Schools to tightly monitor credit card use

Jim Hudson

Medina Schools Treasurer Jim Hudson wants to change the way credit card receipts turned in by the district’s senior administrators are scrutinized. “We need to have more levels of review,” Hudson said. Until new policies are in place, Hudson has curtailed the use of credit cards. On April 8, Superintendent Randy Stepp returned the two Read More…

Children pack Memorial Park to plant flowers

Julia Denman, 8, a second grader; and Victoria Otworth, 7, a first grader at Eliza Northrop Elementary School, smile as they plant flowers Wednesday at Memorial Park in Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

More than 100 elementary school students planted flowers Wednesday in front of the playground at Memorial Park. The students, from Eliza Northrop and Sidney Fenn elementary schools, beautified the park as part of a service project for K-Kids, a youth group sponsored by the Medina Breakfast Kiwanis Club. “It dresses up the park for the Read More…

High-speed chase on rims leads to arrest

Gary Ostrowski

MONTVILLE TWP. — A Sharon Township man was arrested at the close of a high-speed chase after his car crashed off the road early Sunday. Gary W. Ostrowski, 56, of 5758 State Road, paid 10 percent of a $30,000 bond Monday and was released from the Medina County Jail. He was being held on charges Read More…

County could get big refunds from state insurance fund

Staff and wire reports COLUMBUS — Medina County’s cities, villages, townships and public schools could see a windfall of more than $1 million from the state insurance fund for injured workers under a proposal by Gov. John Kasich. Kasich’s office on Monday released a county-by-county breakdown of nearly $113 million in rebates that would be Read More…

Clerk: Outdated equipment to blame for website’s glitches

David Wadsworth

MEDINA — Visitors to the Medina County Clerk of Courts website have experienced problems accessing court documents since Friday. Clerk David Wadsworth said the problem has to do with the office’s servers and hard-drives. He said the website should be back to working order by today. “This happens periodically since we have such outdated servers,” Read More…