December 17, 2014

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Medina issues boil alert for southeast side

MEDINA — The city has issued a boil alert after a water main break in the 900 block of East Washington Street. Service Director Nino Piccoli said the break occurred at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. About 20 homes on East Washington Street and Alber Drive were without water. Piccoli said water should be restored by Read More…

Local attorney files lawsuit against Medina school board

Read the text of the initial lawsuit by clicking here. Loren Genson and David Knox | The Gazette A local attorney has filed a “taxpayer’s lawsuit” asking that the contract awarded Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp in January be declared invalid because the school board violated the state’s open meetings laws. The lawsuit introduces a Read More…

Girl’s horse dies before county fair competition

The Junior Fair Horse and Pony Show at the Medina County Fair was missing one of its competitors Tuesday. At about 9:45 p.m. Monday — less than 12 hours before the show was scheduled to begin — Rango, a 9-year-old quarter-horse, was hit by a truck and killed in front of the animal’s trainer. The Read More…

Fairgoers experience exotic pets up close and personal

Terri Wise lets children pet a tortoise at the Medina County Fair on Tuesday. She said tortoises are faster than most people expect, and they are different from turtles because tortoises aren’t aquatic. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

Lions, and tigers, and bears … well, not quite. They aren’t that dangerous, but Medina County fairgoers all week have the chance to see and touch the unusual pets owned by Chatham Township animal lover Terri Wise and her husband, Bryan. And best of all, it’s free. On Tuesday, more than 50 people got to Read More…

Browns analysis: Offense has plenty to prove

Joe Banner had a long to-do list when he arrived in Cleveland. He’s checked off most of the items on one side of the ball, but has largely ignored the other. Banner focused his attention on the defense in his first offseason as Browns CEO. He signed outside linebacker Paul Kruger to a five-year, $40.5 Read More…

GetGo gas uh-oh: Pumps dispense ethanol not gas

BRUNSWICK — Pumps at the GetGo service station at 3446 Center Road served up pure ethanol rather than regular gasoline to about 500 customers, according to the company. A spokesperson for Giant Eagle, which owns GetGo, said in a news release Tuesday that the service station Sunday received a shipment of unblended ethanol from its Read More…

Special Olympics: Medina team wins state title

Matthew Doyle | The Gazette COLUMBUS — The Medina County Special Olympics volleyball team has a reputation as always being a state title contender. That’s exactly what the team won June 29 at Value City Arena. After finishing third last year, the group defeated Clark County and Wood County to bring home its fourth state Read More…

Senior facility details revealed in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The development company that hopes to buy 16.3 acres of city property at Brunswick Town Center would develop a hotel first, followed by luxury apartments and a senior living facility. According to a draft of the agreement with Canton-based McKinley Development Co., the city wants the company to develop a hotel first on Read More…

Junior Olympics: Wasik wins national title in decathlon

For the last couple weeks, the wallpaper on Steele Wasik’s cell phone had the number 7,000. That represented the points he wanted to record in hopes of capturing the AAU Junior Olympic national title in the decathlon. Wasik did that and then some last weekend, as the Medina resident dominated the competition in registering 7,037 Read More…

Tribe Tuesday: Raburn singes Chicago, Indians win 7-4

Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis throws to first base as Chicago White Sox's Alejandro De Aza slides into second base in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Cleveland. De Aza was out at second base and Alexei Ramirez was out at first base on a double play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn’s two-run single in the eighth inning rallied the Indians to their sixth straight win, 7-4 over the freefalling Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Raburn, batting for Jason Giambi, who won Monday night’s game with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth, singled off Matt Lindstrom as the Indians stormed back Read More…