September 17, 2014

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Medina High School fight rumors spark chatter, inaccuracies

Karla Robinson

A fight among students at the Medina High School cafeteria Wednesday afternoon sparked a firestorm of rumors on social media. A post about the fight on the Medina City Schools Outrage Page on Facebook generated more than 100 comments from concerned parents and community members. The page was created in March as a discussion forum Read More…

Browns: Hoyer rallies team 18-16 preseason win

CHICAGO — Brian Hoyer finished strong for Cleveland after Jordan Palmer made a case for a job with Chicago — or another team. Hoyer threw for 307 yards and came on down the stretch after Palmer dominated the first half, leading Cleveland to an 18-16 victory over Chicago on Thursday night. Hoyer was intercepted twice. Read More…

Season preview at Mapleside Farms’ Pumpkin Village

The cow train at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick gets ready for this season’s fall festivals. Mapleside owner Greg Clement said the tractor-led cow train was so popular last year, he had to add a pig train to the 2013 lineup. (COURTESY PHOTO)

BRUNSWICK — The official start of fall is still about three weeks away, but Mapleside Farms is kicking off its fall festivities early: Pumpkin Village opens today. “Traditionally, we kicked off the Pumpkin Village with our Johnny Appleseed Festival, but that’s in two weeks and we wanted to do something a little earlier,” owner Greg Read More…

Football: Tucheks leaving press box duties after 30-plus years

Bill Tuchek, seated, and son Jeff are calling it quits after serving as “spotters” in the Medina press box for more than 30 years. Bill, a retired dentist, started helping out in the press box in 1980. Jeff, a 1974 Medina High graduate, started in 1977. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Something will be missing tonight in the Kenneth Dukes Stadium press box when the Medina football team opens the 2013 season by hosting Brunswick. More accurately, two very generous, knowledgeable, hard-working and well-liked people will not be present. For the first time in 34 seasons, Bill Tuchek and son Jeff won’t be working together as Read More…

County elections: Democratic leader to join board

MEDINA — Medina County Democratic Chairman John Welker has been named to fill a vacant seat on the Medina County Board of Elections. County Democrats nominated him to the post Tuesday night. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will make the appointment. The county party’s executive committee met to fill the seat left vacant by Read More…

New energy substation opens in Montville Twp.

From left, electrician leader Larry Steens and substation electrician Rick Cook talk about plans while examining a breaker box last week at the new Wadsworth Road substation in Montville Township. (COURTESY PHOTO)

A new FirstEnergy substation is online at Wadsworth Road near Interstate 71 in Montville Township. The $2.1 million substation was built to enhance service in a growing area and for the grid at-large. “Ultimately, any project that you do that makes any part of your grid stronger, it helps the entire grid,” FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Read More…

Tribe Thursday: Atlanta sweeps Cleveland aside

ATLANTA — Brian McCann hit a three-run homer, Kris Medlen pitched seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the Indians with a 3-1 victory Thursday night. McCann went deep in the third after Justin Upton kept the inning going with a two-out single. Upton had to leave the game in the Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Aug. 30

Wadsworth police Wednesday, Aug. 21 12:33 p.m. — 500 block Great Oaks Drive, theft reported. 5:32 p.m. — 200 block E. Bergey St., dogs at large, owner cited. 7:33 p.m. — Vernon L. Brown, 43, 418 Durling Drive, Wadsworth, turned himself in at the station on a warrant for assault from the Medina County Sheriff’s Read More…

David Lahr

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David Lahr was born July 15, 1957. David, a Loving Dad to Mike and Dan (Kalye), Caring Husband to Connie, and Loyal Friend, went to join His Lord in Heaven Wednesday, August 28, 2013. He will be greatly missed by All who knew him. Family and friends may call Saturday, August 31, 2013, from 9 Read More…

Robert C. McMillen

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Robert C. McMillen, 89, of Western Reserve Masonic Community Medina, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 26, 2013. He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to George and Dorothy (nee Reigner) on November 8, 1923. Robert served during WWII with the United States Army, 503rd Parachute Infantry. He married Betty Jo (nee Craven). Read More…