September 1, 2014

Medina
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Medina boil alert lifted

A boil alert was lifted Thursday for residents south of Smokerise Drive and east of Wadsworth Road. “Test results are negative; therefore, water use can be resumed as normal,” city Service Director Nino Piccoli said. The alert remains in effect for about 20 homes in the immediate area of the break — on East Washington Read More…

Fairgoers can touch the past with Civil War re-enactors

DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE Don VanMeter, a Civil War re-enactor from North Jackson in Mahoning County, talks to Bridget Campbell, 5, and Maxwell Andrich, 8, about artillery shells at the Civil War living history exhibit at the Medina County Fair on Wednesday.

The 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry of Civil War fame has set up camp at the Medina County fairgrounds. But members won’t be fighting any Rebels this week. Don VanMeter of North Jackson, commander of the regiment, has been a Civil War re-enactor for 28 years. But this week he’s a teacher rather than an actor Read More…

Browns: Kruger embraces chance to play fulltime

Paul Kruger

BEREA – Paul Kruger finished the Super Bowl with two sacks and his first NFL championship. He wasn’t fulfilled. Kruger spent most of his four years in Baltimore as a part-time player, but this was worse. In the biggest game of his life, and the conclusion of his best season, he played just 22 of Read More…

Volpone trial: Officer could hear bullets whiz by

NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE R. Daniel Volpone, left, and his attorney, David Sheldon, stand Wednesday in the backyard of 5544 Windfall Road, Montville Township. Volpone is on trial, accused of firing a semiautomatic assault rifle at a target in the backyard and unintentionally hitting two houses on the other side of the woods.

MEDINA — On Jan. 16, Montville Township police Sgt. Matthew Neil responded to a 911 call that two homes on Parnham Drive were struck by bullets. Neil said gunfire had ceased when he arrived, and he was trying to determine where the bullets came from when “a barrage” of shots sounded through the neighborhood. “I Read More…

Tribe: Indians didn’t feel more moves were necessary

CLEVELAND — The Indians didn’t make a substantial move before Wednesday’s 4 p.m. trading deadline, partly because the asking price was too high, but mostly because they didn’t feel it was necessary. Cleveland addressed what it viewed as its biggest need — left-handed relief pitching — acquiring Marc Rzepczysnki in a trade with St. Louis Read More…

Fair motocross: County racers win 10 events

AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE Dominic Butscher of Hinckley Township had plenty to celebrate Tuesday winning the 65cc and 50cc Senior motocross at the Medina County Fair.

Matthew Doyle | The Gazette MEDINA — The annual motocross event at the Medina County Fair gave fans a chance to see the future and present of the sport Tuesday evening. The local riders also provided some excitement for fans rooting for the hometown kid, as they won 10 of the 36 races. Four of Read More…

Golf: Spoerndle to play 100 holes to benefit Hospice of Medina County

RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE On Monday, Pat Spoerndle will play 100 for Hospice at Fox Meadow Country Club. It marks the fifth year that Spoerndle is raising money for Hospice of Medina County.

MEDINA — When Pat Spoerndle came up with the idea to golf 100 holes in a single day to benefit HMC Hospice of Medina County, he figured he would do it for one year. Not only has it lasted more than a year, the annual golf marathon benefit is nearing a milestone in terms of Read More…

Plain Dealer cuts third of its newsroom staff

The Cleveland Plain Dealer cut about a third of its newsroom staff Wednesday, months after announcing it was reducing home delivery of the newspaper. About 50 reporters, photographers, page designers and other Newspaper Guild-covered employees received layoff notices, according to the guild. The newspaper did not release a list of those who lost their jobs. Read More…

Tribe Wednesday: Santana’s homer makes 7th victory in row

Cleveland’s Carlos Santana watches his  game-winning home run off Chicago relief pitcher Dylan Axelrod in the 10th inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — “Team Resiliency” rose to the occasion once again. The Indians, who have shown a tendency for late-game heroics this season, produced more Wednesday night at Progressive Field, chasing down the White Sox to win 6-5 in 10 innings. Cleveland won in walk-off fashion for the second time in the four-game series against Chicago, Read More…

Advice: Give horses hay and keep fair food at bay

DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE Heather Raw, of Sharon Township, pets her horse, Rex, and talks about horse behavior at the Medina County Fair on Wednesday.

People-watching is a favorite pastime of horses. But people don’t always watch themselves around horses. That can be dangerous for the animals and humans, according to Heather Raw, who is responsible for six horses brought to the Medina County Fair from Walnut Ridge Farms in Sharon Township. Raw’s horses are Haflingers, a breed developed in Read More…