August 22, 2014

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Football: Few can match versatility of Colts’ Devin Cunningham

Devin Cunningham

Devin Cunningham in the field is old school. Devin Cunningham on the field is anything but. The lifestyle of Cloverleaf’s electric running back/safety/return man/punter is a dying breed in Medina County. The farms that once dominated the local economy are being sucked up by the combination of sluggish crop prices and high property values. The Read More…

Brunswick stabbing suspect was living in woods

Karl Phelps

BRUNSWICK — A homeless man accused of stabbing a 31-year-old Brunswick man was charged with felonious assault. Brunswick police arrested Karl M. Phelps on Wednesday after a four-hour manhunt. Police said Phelps, 27, was camping illegally in a wooded area southwest of Maxwell Boulevard and Center Road. Police said the stabbing likely took place near Read More…

Medina schools: Interim superintendent talks levy repercussions

Medina Schools interim Superintendent Dave Knight speaks to about 50 parents and school staff about the November levy in one of a series of community meetings, this one conducted Thursday night at Heritage Elementary School. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Interim Medina Schools Superintendent Dave Knight took questions from community members and spoke in detail about November’s levy at a Thursday night forum. “Everyone wants to know, not just what happens if it passes, but what happens if it fails,” Knight said. Knight said the district will need to cut $3 million from its budget Read More…

Sports commentary: Greetings, tweeting and seating

We’ve been doing free, abbreviated versions of this on Facebook and Twitter all along, so let’s go back to where it all started and Rick-o-chet around the world of sports in The Gazette: As part of Chris Perez’s sentence for misdemeanor drug abuse, a judge ordered the Indians closer to speak to youngsters. About what, Read More…

Brunswick roof collapse injures workers

Construction equipment is buried under timber at the site of

The roof on a building addition on Center Road collapsed around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, seriously injuring one construction worker. Brunswick Chief Building Inspector Dan Gladish said construction crews were not following installation rules when the structure collapsed. “There’s a complete set of instructions that come with these roof structures,” Gladish said. “The main support wall Read More…

Volleyball: Bees record their biggest win in two seasons

Medina’s Ksenia Klue gets a kill against Brunswick’s Stephanie Hannah. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — Medina’s volleyball team brought its “Swarm” and its swagger on the road Thursday night. That combination helped the Bees earn their biggest regular-season victory in two years. Ksenia Klue, Jess Sency and Carmen DeRose combined for 40 kills as Medina claimed a thrilling 25-14, 30-32, 25-23, 15-25, 15-9 win over Brunswick in Northeast Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Sept. 6

Wadsworth police Thursday, Aug. 29 10:34 a.m. — Theft reported at Giant Eagle, 825 Ambassador Drive. 1:26 p.m. — 200 block Fairview Ave., burglary reported. 6:10 p.m. — 400 block West St., theft reported. 8:29 p.m. — 200 block Tolbert St., domestic disturbance reported; Michael T. Wright, 32, Warren, arrested on a warrant from Trumbull Read More…

Judge recuses himself over email petition in attempted murder case

Terry Boyle

MEDINA — A mother accused of trying to smother her 6-year-old son had her case transferred Thursday because of a petition she emailed to the judge. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler said he was concerned he’d be accused of impropriety because he’d been receiving emails for weeks concerning an online petition to acquit Read More…

George Herbert Mack III

George Herbert Mack III “Herb”, 64, of Medina and Columbus, was called Home to our Lord on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Herb’s family is throwing a party to celebrate his life on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from Noon until ?, at the home of his sister, Meri, 335 W. Liberty St., Medina. Please join us Read More…

Deanna Kay Walker

Deanna Kay Walker, 72, of Lodi, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Medina Hospital, following a sudden illness. She was born in Lodi on June 12, 1941 to Charles and Flossie Ramsier Young and had resided in the Lodi area for most of her life. She was a former member of the Lodi American Read More…