October 22, 2014

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Medina mayor: Rain delays Ray Mellert Park splash pad

Construction workers work on the masonry of the restroom at the Ray Mellert Park splash pad Wednesday. Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell said he hopes the pad will be open soon, but residents may have to wait until next year if the weather doesn’t cooperate. City officials blame rain for delaying the work. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Medina officials had hoped to open the long-delayed Ray Mellert Park splash pad before the end of summer. But residents may have to wait until next year. Officials blame the unusually rainy summer for delaying construction. “It’s hard for me to predict a date right now, because each time we do, we’re wrong,” said Medina Read More…

And the winners of the 2013 Valley City Frog Jump are…

2013 Valley City Frog Jump champion Nicholas Hurt, 7, left, of North Ridgeville, helps his cousin Jacob Kelley compete in the contest with extra help from their grandfather, John Hurt, right. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A frog named Lights owned by Nicholas Hurt achieved Sunday’s longest jump at the Valley City Frog Jump in Liverpool Township. The jump was 16 feet, 8 inches. The next longest jump went to reserve champion frog Air Jordan, rented by Audry Rogers at a distance of 16 feet, 4½ inches. Nicholas, 7, of North Read More…

Browns: Chud takes cautious approach with Ward

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BEREA — T.J. Ward has been the Browns’ starting strong safety since the first game of his rookie season in 2010. However, Ward will not be in uniform tonight when Cleveland takes on the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder also was held out of the Browns’ preseason opener last week against St. Read More…

Volleyball: Connie Daum newest Medina coach

MEDINA — After five successful years as Medina’s junior varsity volleyball coach, Connie Daum planned on taking this fall off to spend more time with her family. But she just couldn’t walk away from the sport or the school. Daum has been hired as the Bees’ varsity volleyball coach — becoming the 11th person to Read More…

Bornino trial: Wife can’t believe her husband shot houses

NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Michael McNamara, left, questions a distraught Becky Bornino, center, at her husband’s trial Wednesday. Her husband, Mark Bornino, is accused of unintentionally hitting two houses a third of a mile away with bullets from a semiautomatic assault rifle he fired in his backyard.

The tearful wife of a 53-year-old Montville Township man told a Medina County jury Wednesday that she couldn’t believe her husband fired the bullets that hit two houses. Becky Bornino, of 5544 Windfall Road, said she was inside their home with her toddler son on Jan. 16 when her dog started “going crazy.” She told Read More…

Browns: Montario Hardesty to have surgery

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BEREA — Browns running back Montario Hardesty’s preseason is over. His four-year career in Cleveland could be as well. Hardesty will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery today that is expected to sideline him until at least mid-September. The former University of Tennessee standout was already on the roster bubble, so his latest injury could cause it Read More…

Golf: Blue Devils, Bees take on some of the best

Medina’s Evan Schreck tees off on the fourth hole during the Walker Jones Classic at Shale Creek Golf Club. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

YORK TWP. — The field was crazy good, the course was long and the weather felt like late September. If there is such a thing as a state tournament preview in mid-August, the Walker Jones Classic on Wednesday at the 7,026-yard Shale Creek Golf Club was it. Six of the 18 teams were reigning state Read More…

Brunswick police log for Aug. 15

Grille owner arrested after noise complaints BRUNSWICK — Police arrested the owner of the Grille early Sunday morning after repeated noise complaints, officials said. According to police reports, Artie D. Kokkas, 42, has received 22 noise citations this year for his bar and restaurant at 1813 Pearl Road. The complaints have come from residents in Read More…

Caroline Sue White Nelsen

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Caroline Sue White Nelsen (nee Schoren), 76, formerly of Cleveland and Brunswick, surrounded by family, peacefully passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 in Palacios, Texas. Sue worked for the Brunswick School system, beginning as a secretary at Crestview Elementary and retiring from the board office, where she was executive assistant to both the treasure and Read More…

Helen F. (Kip) LaMar

Helen F. (Kip) LaMar, 76, formerly of Lodi, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. She was born October 14, 1936 in Lodi, to Clyde and Luella (Rice) Whitmore. She had resided in Lodi most of her life and had been a resident of Autumnwood Nursing and Rehab in Rittman, for Read More…