November 1, 2014

Medina
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Sobriety checkpoint on Pearl Road today

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint today, beginning at 3 p.m., on U.S. Route 42 (Pearl Road), north of state Route 303, in the city of Brunswick. The checkpoint will held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat impaired driver related injury and fatal crashes, said Read More…

Red Sox return favor, trounce Tribe, 8-1

BOSTON — Cleveland starter Justin Masterson said he felt something was slightly off as he prepared to face the Boston Red Sox. It turned out to be his slider, and not by just a little. Mike Carp hit a three-run homer in the third and the Red Sox added two more runs against Cleveland’s ace Read More…

Christine Baird

Christine Baird, 68, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully with her son by her side Thursday, May 23, 2013 in her home. She was born July 8, 1944 to Carl and Ida (nee Michel) Turk in the Czech Republic. Christine was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Faithful After 50 Club at St. Read More…

Stephanie L. Oney

Stephanie L. Oney, 32, of Homerville, passed away suddenly Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was born August 30, 1980 in Oberlin. Stephanie drove in the transportation industry. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted mother. Stephanie was the wife of Samuel, to whom she was married seven years; loving mother of Austin Read More…

Officers sought for Brunswick Hills Police Department

Andrew Davis and David Knox | The Gazette Brunswick Hills Township trustees have hired a part-time police officer and are planning to add as many as three more. Township Police Chief Sharon MacKay said she asked for the part-time officers to bolster the force going into summer. MacKay said the township now has nine full-time Read More…

Memorial Day parades and activities

Memorial Day weekend activities begin today at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts adorning the graves of each veteran with memorial flags. The public is invited to attend a grave-decorating ceremony, starting at 10 a.m. The entrance to the cemetery — one of only two national veterans cemeteries Read More…

Honoring the fallen and helping a wounded warrior

The Wounded Warrior memorial, which commemorates veterans who have been injured in battle, graces the front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137 in Medina. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Marine 2nd Lt. Nick Vogt was considered clinically dead. A roadside bomb in Afghanistan had pulverized his left leg and mutilated his right. There was no question he was going to lose both. But his life was saved thanks to 300 troops in the area who donated 400 units of blood — a record amount Read More…

Local beekeeper disagrees with ‘disappearance’ of honeybees

Laura Metzo, left, of North Ridgeville, and her mother, Karen Berger, of South Euclid, search for the queen honeybee in an observational hive at Root Candle, 623 W. Liberty St., Medina. The bees, which keeper Kim Flottum cares for, are let in and out through the adjacent window. There are hundreds of bees in the hive, but only one queen. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Environmentalists are buzzing about a federal report on the declining population of U.S. honeybees. But York Township beekeeper Kim Flottum said the report is overblown. “It isn’t the crisis people are making it out to be,” he said. The report, released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, states that about a third Read More…

Farmers markets open today

Area farmers markets are gearing up for a new season. Both Medina and Seville host their first markets of the season today. Medina’s Public Square will host the Medina County Farmers’ market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be open every Saturday through Oct. 26. Organizers say this year’s market will have more Read More…