July 29, 2014

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2013 All-Gazette Girls Track and Field

Sarah Berger

Sarah Berger — Wadsworth mid-distance Class: Junior. Highlights: Gazette MVP. … Only county athlete to place in three events at state. … Finished seventh in 1,600 meters in personal-record 5:04.80, anchored 4×8 to fourth place finish and guided 4×4 to seventh place. … Also won Suburban League crown in all three events. Wadsworth coach John Read More…

Track and field: Grizzlies’ Sarah Berger is more than soccer player

RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Wadsworth junior Sarah Berger is Gazette MVP for girls track and field.

Sarah Berger has never really considered herself a track athlete. The Wadsworth standout has always been a soccer player who also runs track. After this season, those thoughts might change for the junior. Berger advanced past districts for the first time in her career and went on to not only run in three events at Read More…

NBA: LeBron James says he will put Miami on his shoulders

SAN ANTONIO — A day later, LeBron James didn’t back down. When the Miami Heat were embarrassed by 36 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, James took all the blame and even lauded his teammates for playing great. Shortly after that 113-77 debacle of a Spurs’ victory ended Tuesday night, James insisted that Read More…

Tribe: Indians beat Rangers 5-2, tally second win in row

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jason Kipnis had a home run among his three hits and the Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. A night after ending an eight-game losing streak, and a span of 12 losses in a row away from home, the Indians made it consecutive victories to Read More…

Gov. Kasich catches lunch with local leaders

Kiera Manion-Fischer and David Knox Ohio Gov. John Kasich made an unpublicized stop in Medina County on Wednesday to share lunch with several dozen local Republican Party leaders, elected officials and business leaders. Kevin Dunn, county party chairman, said the meeting was at Santosuossos restaurant, on state Route 18, just west of the Interstate 71 Read More…

Brunswick High art students rehabilitate benches with art

PHOTO PROVIDED Shannon Bahr, a sophomore at Brunswick High School, cleans grime and dirt from a bench in preparation for painting. Brunswick High School received two benches from a Veterans Affairs hospital that recently closed, and students are rehabilitating them. BEAT Reporter Cheyenne Wurm has the story, A5.

Cheyenne Wurm | BEAT Reporter Brunswick High School art students had the opportunity to create on an unusual canvas — a bench. The school received two benches from a Veterans Affairs hospital branch that recently closed. Steve Myers, school district electrician, asked whether the art department could rehabilitate them, suggesting that they might be a Read More…

A fountain could return to Medina’s Public Square

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MEDINA — The gazebo on Public Square may get some company. On Wednesday, City Council’s Public Properties Committee discussed installing an ornamental fountain on the square. The 8-foot-tall fountain could be placed on the east side of the square, in front of the Medina County Courthouse, said David McCarthy, who chairs the Uptown Park Advisory Read More…

Trial delayed for W. Virginia man, 20, accused in crash death

Andrew Lester

MEDINA — The trial of a West Virginia man accused of fatally injuring a Lodi motorcyclist last year has been postponed until next month. Andrew J. Lester, 20, of Crab Orchard, is accused of fleeing from police with his teenage girlfriend after hitting motorcyclist Michael Newman, 36, with a stolen Ford pickup in August. Newman Read More…

Juvenile detention center staff members honored

Susan Jarvis

MEDINA — Three Medina County Juvenile Detention Center staff members recently received awards from a statewide organization. Chaplain Susan Jarvis, Sgt. Greg Hutzel and Cpl. Shatice Dancy were honored by the Ohio Juvenile Detention Services Association. “They’re all very deserving,” detention center Superintendent Ron Stollar said. • Jarvis, who runs twice weekly non-denominational religious services for Read More…

Fireworks and other fun for the Fourth

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The Medina Community Recreation Center will kick off the city’s Independence Day celebration with the ninth annual Fireworks Festival on July 3. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with live entertainment by Stage 1 Teen Music Campus. Bands expected to perform include Day Method, Nine Point High, Love Like Violence, Minds Without Purpose, Variety Theater and Read More…