April 18, 2014

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High school football: Twinsburg, Aurora asked to join SL

SOLON — It took less than three days for the Suburban League to call an audible. After being left out of the first round of invitations, Twinsburg and Aurora were asked to join the SL’s expansion plan late Thursday evening. This once again leaves Medina hanging, but the Bees are already exploring another avenue. “When Read More…

Beverly J. Thompson

Thompson, Bev

Beverly J. (Schultz) Thompson, 77, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, at the Western Reserve Masonic Community. Beverly was born February 27, 1936 in Cleveland, to the late Blanche (Garsteck) and Alfred Helvick. She worked at Buehlers for 26 years, before retiring in 2012. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brunswick. Beverly Read More…

Raymond J. Biegel, Jr.

Biegel,Raymond

Raymond J. Biegel, Jr., 71, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born June 21, 1942 in Medina, to the late Raymond J. and Ida Grace (Stone) Biegel, Sr. He was a barber and co-owner of the Modern Barber Shop for over 50 years. Ray was Read More…

Residents cast shadow over proposed lighted billboard

Residents who live near the Brunswick Industrial Park are fighting a proposed two-sided electronic billboard along the Interstate 71 corridor. Residents say the 24-hour lighted sign will be an eyesore and distraction. “It’s going to be bright and it’s going to be huge,” Louis DeCuzzie, president of the Benjamin Farm Home Owners Association. “It’s going Read More…

Fairlawn man pleads guilty to Mother’s Day carjacking

Antoine D. Petty, right, listens with his attorney, Thomas Bauer, to the judge at a change-of-plea hearing Friday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A 23-year-old Fairlawn man faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to carjacking a Wadsworth woman’s vehicle on Mother’s Day. Antoine D. Petty was convicted of robbery, a second-degree felony. In exchange for his plea, Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Salisbury agreed to drop a second charge. His sentencing Read More…

Teen arrested after fight in Medina High lunchroom

MEDINA — One of three students involved in a fight at Medina High School on Wednesday faces a juvenile charge of resisting arrest, according to Medina police. Medina Schools interim Superintendent Dave Knight said the 16-year-old boy resisted a police officer as he was being removed from an altercation in the lunchroom. School officials would Read More…

Signs coming to crash site

Cars at stop signs on Ryan Road wait for traffic to clear on state Route 162 in Lafayette Township. The intersection will be getting additional warning signs following a series of crashes. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Additional traffic warning signs are planned for an intersection that township officials have cited as dangerous. After a car-motorcycle crash at Ryan Road and state Route 162 on Aug. 20, township trustees asked for help from the Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Public Safety and Ohio Department of Transportation. Authorities said Read More…

Woman’s release denied for attack with knife, bat

Brittany Rodgers

MEDINA — A judge denied a family’s request for the early release of their 22-year-old granddaughter who’s in prison for attacking her boyfriend and another woman at a party in June 2012. “I’m sorry I wasted your time,” Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier told the family of Brittany Rodgers. “But I’m excited Read More…

County nets more than $1M from state’s casinos

Medina County’s share of casino tax revenues has totaled more than $1.4 million this year with one more payment to come. The county received a check for $542,064 on July 31. The state’s casino laws call for Ohio’s 88 counties to split 51 percent of the revenue from gross casino taxes proportionately, based on the Read More…

Workshop encourages entrepreneurship

BRUNSWICK — A workshop on “business basics” will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at Midpoint Campus Center, 50 Pearl Road. The workshop is sponsored by Akron SCORE, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer counselors to help small business owners and people who want to start a business. In addition to the Midpoint Read More…