August 1, 2014

Medina
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BREAKING: Vlcek, Robinson to resign from Medina school board

Karla Robinson

Click here to read statements from Robinson and Vlcek Medina school board President Karla Robinson and board member Susan Vlcek have announced plans to resign from the board next year. They both were elected to four-year terms in 2011. Vlcek said she will step down in January and Robinson said she will resign, effective May Read More…

Tribe: Cody Allen’s workload will be trimmed

CLEVELAND — Indians reliever Cody Allen leads all American League rookies with 67 appearances. According to Tribe manager Terry Francona, that is way too many, which is why he plans on lessening Allen’s workload for the rest of the season. “Cody has been so valuable for us, but I need to not throw him as Read More…

United Way to hold ‘Taste of Medina County’ Thursday

United Way of Medina County is hosting the 23rd annual “Taste of Medina County” 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina Township. Tickets cost $50 and are available at Medina Buehler’s stores, Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth chambers of commerce and the United Way office. To order tickets with a Read More…

Boys soccer: Helderman’s hat trick does in Hornets

GRANGER TWP. — As the temperature slowly dropped below the 90-degree mark, the Highland boys soccer team cooled down and Tallmadge heated up. The Blue Devils overcame an early two-goal deficit behind a hat trick from Tyler Helderman to notch a 3-2 Suburban League win Tuesday. With the Hornets (3-3, 1-2) opening a 2-0 lead Read More…

Big eaters to pile up pies at Mapleside Farms

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut

BRUNSWICK — Competitive eating enthusiasts don’t have to wait until next year and the traditional July 4 Coney Island hot-dog-eating contest to see their favorite athletes in action. An officially sanctioned competitive eating event is coming to Brunswick this week. Mapleside Farms is putting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut’s eating skills to the test. The seven-time winner Read More…

Volleyball: Sluggish Bees no match for Bears

Karen Kase | The Gazette NORTH ROYALTON — Contrary to its fast start this season, the Medina volleyball team began slowly and sluggishly Tuesday in a Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division match with North Royalton. Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures outside and inside the gym, the Bees were anything but hot in losing to the Read More…

Park official won’t go far for new job

Tim Swanson

MEDINA — City Parks Director Tim Swanson’s last day on the job is Friday. But he won’t be going far. After 18 years of working for the city, Swanson will become deputy director of the Medina County Park District, starting Monday, with an annual salary of $69,750. He said he was earning a little more Read More…

Browns commentary: A bit of good news

I know how bad the Browns opener was. How poorly the right side of the offensive line played. How the receivers couldn’t get open, catch or stay on their feet. How any cornerback not named Joe Haden was an easy target whenever Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill needed a clutch completion. And, yes, how quarterback Brandon Read More…

Hundreds of county’s food stamp recipients could be cut off

John Kasich

MEDINA — About 720 Medina County food stamp recipients will have to get part-time work or job training if they want to continue getting government assistance. Those affected are any able-bodied people — married and unmarried — who have no minor dependants, said Cheryl Mason, eligibility services administrator for Medina County Job and Family Services. Read More…

Girls tennis: Cloverleaf’s Emily Dunbar carrying on family tradition

Cloverleaf freshman Emily Dunbar is the latest in a long line of talented tennis players in her family. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Cloverleaf freshman Emily Dunbar is 11-0 on the season and has won 132 of the 133 games she has played as her team’s top singles player, but the 14-year-old has never had a private tennis club lesson. There’s a simple reason for that. Actually, there are several reasons. Her father Keith served as a teaching Read More…