September 19, 2014

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Two women, dog rescued from North Vine fire

A fire at an upstairs-downstairs duplex at 132 and 134 N. Vine St. gutted a home Monday morning. Two women and a dog were rescued from the blaze. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

Firefighters and police officers rescued two women and a dog from a fire that gutted a home Monday morning on North Vine Street. The blaze was reported via a 911 call at about 7:45 a.m. Firefighters put it out within an hour, but upstairs-downstairs duplex at 132 and 134 N. Vine St. was a total Read More…

Push for harmony among workers, young and old

There’s a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren. Put people of widely different ages together — and there are bound to be differences. Baby boomers, for example, are workaholics, while younger workers may Read More…

Roundup: Americans fall in Cincinnati tennis

Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with a first-time title. One set away from her own breakthrough, No. 1 Serena Williams wilted. Nadal took advantage of the few openings he got against John Isner on Sunday, grinding out a 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) win at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, a suburb of Read More…

Analysis: Cities, schools in crossfire on state budget

The common belief is that if Ohio’s cities and villages, counties and school districts are healthy, the overall financial picture is healthy. As with anything in politics, the picture of Ohio’s financial health at the local level is either grim or rosy depending whose camp you’re in. For the local governments themselves, the question is Read More…

Browns: Frustrated, injury-prone Nelson returns

BEREA — Receiver David Nelson wasn’t able to practice for almost a year after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament. That wasn’t as tough as spending the last two weeks on the sideline with a bone bruise in the same knee. “I’d say these past few weeks were harder than the entire year,” he said Read More…

Issues filed for Nov. 5 general election

Schools Brunswick • A 4.9-mill, two-year additional levy, commencing in 2013, for emergency requirements. Cloverleaf • A 6.3-mill, 10-year renewal levy, commencing in 2013, for emergency requirements. • An 8.3-mill, 10-year additional levy, commencing in 2013, for emergency requirements. Medina • A 5.9-mill, five-year, additional levy, commencing in 2013, for emergency requirements. Cities Brunswick • A 1.2-mill, 10-year additional levy, Read More…

Boys soccer: Bees control midfield, cruise to season-opening triumph

Medina’s Tommy Lear takes a shot on goal during the second half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MEDINA — Medina boys soccer coach Mark Malikowski had been waiting to see the defensive pressure he saw from his team Saturday night. The Bees midfielders proved to be the difference as they took care of St. Vincent-St. Mary 2-0 in front of a packed crowd at Medina Memorial Stadium. “We trained a lot on Read More…

Candidates who filed for Nov. 5 general election

*Denotes incumbent One to be elected unless otherwise noted. Cities BRUNSWICK Mayor Ron Falconi, 1568 Augusta Ave. Council at large (seat 1) Alex Johnson, 3502 Sandlewood Drive Council at large (seat 2) Brian K. Ousley*, 3185 Laurel Road Council at large (seat 3) Patricia Hanek*, 4196 Shenandoah Pkwy. MEDINA Mayor Dennis Hanwell*, 157 Hartford Drive Read More…

Browns: Good early return, Weeden has been solid

BEREA — Norv Turner referred to himself as a realist, but sounded quite optimistic when discussing the offense’s hot start. Yes, he was reminded it’s the preseason. “I’m excited. Our players are excited. I hope our fans are excited,” the offensive coordinator said Sunday. The first-team offense has had six drives in two games and Read More…

Parma man arrested for meth ingredients

Medina County Drug Task Force agents wear protective clothing to handle dangerous chemicals seized in a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Christopher Pappas. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

SHARON TWP. — A 34-year-old Parma man was arrested Friday evening during a traffic stop on five warrants for purchasing excessive amounts of pseudoephedrine — a chemical used in producing methamphetamines. Sheriff’s deputies reported they stopped Christopher R. Pappas while he traveled east on state Route 18 near State Road. After finding he had warrants, Read More…