October 31, 2014

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Brunswick Police search for stabbing suspect

Karl Phelps

BRUNSWICK — Police are looking for a 27-year-old homeless man they believe stabbed another man earlier this afternoon. The victim told police he was stabbed by Karl M. Phelps behind the Buehler’s Shopping Center on Center Road, said Brunswick Police spokesperson Nick Solar. The police sealed off the Brunswick Lake area and believe Phelps is Read More…

Clerk of courts pleads no contest to misusing public funds

David Wadsworth

Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth entered a no contest plea to a charge of misuse of public funds in connection with his election campaign last fall. At a hearing Wednesday, Medina Municipal Court Judge Dale Chase agreed to allow Wadsworth to enter the court’s first-time offender program, Alternative Paths. According to the plea Read More…

Judge favors Amish family again in guardianship suit

John Lohn

MEDINA — A county probate judge again has upheld an Amish family’s right to stop chemotherapy for their 10-year-old daughter’s cancer. This is the second time Judge John J. Lohn rejected a lawsuit filed by Akron Children’s Hospital seeking to gain “limited guardianship” over the girl. The suit asked that a hospital attorney and nurse, Read More…

Gazette recognized in Ohio’s Best Journalism competition

The Gazette was runner up for Best Daily Newspaper in its circulation class in the 2013 Ohio’s Best Journalism competition. Gazette staff members won five individual awards in the annual contest, sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists’ chapters in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati: • Kiera Manion-Fischer took a first place in Best Deadline Reporting for her Read More…

Tribe: Chris Perez pleads no contest to marijuana abuse

Chris Perez

ROCKY RIVER — Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez pleaded no contest and was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor drug abuse for marijuana shipped to his home in the family dog’s name. Perez withdrew his not guilty plea in Rocky River Municipal Court outside Cleveland and was found guilty and fined $250. He also was placed Read More…

Judge: Death certificate must include dead man’s husband

A recently deceased gay Ohio man must be listed on his death certificate as married and his husband must be listed as his spouse despite Ohio’s gay marriage ban, a federal judge ordered Tuesday. Judge Timothy Black’s order came just hours after attorneys asked him to rule quickly so that William Herbert Ives, 54, is Read More…

Tribe: Masterson could miss the rest of the season

CLEVELAND — The Indians are hopeful ace Justin Masterson will not miss the rest of the season, but it is a possibility. Masterson (14-10, 3.52 ERA) underwent an MRI Tuesday that revealed a strained left oblique, which normally requires four to six weeks to recover from. As it stands now, the right-hander, who left his Read More…

College notes: Schleich gives Mount Union a big assist

Sarah Schleich is picking up where she left off a season ago. After helping Mount Union’s volleyball team to its first Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season title and third trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2012, Schleich has the Purple Raiders off to a 4-0 start this season. The 5-foot-8 junior setter and 2012 Read More…

Petitions postpone ban on Internet cafes

COLUMBUS — Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans storefront sweepstakes parlors have submitted enough signatures to block the law from taking effect today. The signatures still have to be verified by local elections boards. But the petitions, from the Committee to Protect Ohio Jobs, will keep the law from kicking in, at least Read More…

Student jailed for drunken crash, injuring friend

Mark Bramley

MEDINA — A 21-year-old University of Akron student will spend at least three months in the Medina County Jail for injuring his friend while driving drunk earlier this year. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier sentenced Mark W. Bramley to six months in jail Tuesday, but said he’ll re-examine the sentence halfway through. Bramley, of Read More…