February 14, 2016

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PHOTOS: Girl Scouts clean up trash in Medina

TOP: Dana Urbanek, 8, of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 91320, and April Sawicki, one of the troop mothers, clean up trash along the Champion Creek trail in Medina as part of a service project Thursday.

Workshop to address running for public office

LAFAYETTE TWP. — The University of Akron’s Medina County University Center is hosting a series of workshops designed to teach residents the ins and outs of running for public office, such as for the local school board or township trustee. Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley, one of the workshop speakers, said the focus will be Read More…

Despite project, Healy Creek still will leak

BRUNSWICK — A grant will fully fund the restoration of Healy Creek in Venus Park, but it won’t do much to alleviate the flooding concerns of local residents. City Engineer Ryan Cummins hosted a public meeting Thursday to detail plans for the $390,800 project intended to improve the water quality in Healy Creek before it Read More…

PHOTO: Medina students take a healthier bite

From left, Alex Rohlke, Brandon Yu and Bryan Block, sixth-graders at A.I. Root Middle School in Medina, taste pizzas provided by Domino’s on Thursday. One had light mozzarella cheese and low-sodium tomato sauce and pepperoni. The pizzas meet future U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school lunches. The students also played “Jeopardy” and learned about nutrition from the American Dairy Association.

Wadsworth police log for May 31

Wadsworth police Thursday, May 23 1:57 a.m. — 100 block Simcox St., police responded to a reported domestic fight. Christopher George, 24, 173 Simcox St., Wadsworth, arrested on a domestic violence charge. Friday, May 24 2:51 a.m. — Interstate 71, a vehicle was stopped for speeding on I-76 near Exit 9. Craig A. Sharfenberg Jr., Read More…

Joseph R. Korzan


Joseph R. Korzan, 24, of Brunswick, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was born September 17, 1988, to Raymond and Deborah (nee Herring) Korzan in Elyria. Joseph enjoyed riding his bike, competing in BMX races and playing the drums. He is survived by his loving mother, Deborah (Robert) Brooks; brothers, Matthew, Steven, Anthony Read More…

Donna E. Sheppard


Donna E Sheppard, 83, of Evans, Georgia, formerly of Polk, died Tuesday May 28, 2013, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. She was born July 5, 1929 in Polk, Ohio, the daughter of Earl and Edna (Hines) Niswender. She was a homemaker all her life. She had been employed at Myers Pump in Ashland for Read More…

Third rabid bat reported in county

LITCHFIELD TWP. — A third rabid bat has been discovered this spring in a Medina County home. The animal was found in a home on Norwalk Road near the Litchfield Circle on Friday. The Medina County Health Department reports that there was a potential for exposure to people and pets. The department sent the bat Read More…

Baseball: Brunswick’s Kyle Burson has been remarkably steady

Brunswick second baseman Kyle Burson tags out Hudson’s Zach Gronowskiiin the top of the fourth inning in the Hudson Division I District title game. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

Kyle Burson off the field is the same as Kyle Burson on the field. Let’s explain. In street clothes, the Brunswick senior is highly intelligent, grounded and hard-working, yet is the type of person who can remain quiet for long stretches before inducing laughter with a sarcastic one-liner. In a blue and white baseball uniform, Read More…

Baseball: Stakes higher in second game against Mentor

Kyle Wheeler

CANTON — A lot has changed since May 2. On that Thursday afternoon in Brunswick, Mentor’s baseball team won 3-1 in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division play. The Blue Devils managed seven hits against St. Bonaventure recruit Danny Trimble, but a lack of clutch hitting and two unearned runs were their undoing as Kyle Michalik Read More…