October 23, 2014

Medina
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Wadsworth lines up win

Wadsworth's Austin White tackles Medina's Connor Tanferno during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Rick Noland The Gazette MEDINA — Wadsworth receiver Ryan Looser made the biggest play of the game and running back Martice Jackson and his offensive line dominated the rest of it. Put them together and the Grizzlies stayed perfect Friday with a 26-13 non-league victory over Medina, which was without injured inside linebacker Brent Lary Read More…

Wadsworth businesses fail booze sting

WADSWORTH — Police sent minors into 26 local bars, restaurants and convenience stores last week to see if they could buy alcohol. More than a quarter of the establishments failed the test. Police cited employees at seven businesses during the crackdown on underage alcohol sales. “It’s kind of an ongoing concern we have here with Read More…

Marijuana allegedly grown at teacher’s house

Vito Asaro

MEDINA — A Claggett Middle School math teacher resigned Friday after she was accused of allowing her husband to grow marijuana at their Litchfield Township home. Katie Hill-Asaro, 27, of 8453 Spieth Road, was charged last month with permitting her husband, Vito Asaro, to cultivate and sell marijuana. It’s the second time within a year Read More…

For money and apple pie

Tim "Eater X" Janus, left, and Joey "Jaws" Chestnut compete in the apple pie-eating contest Friday night at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick. Chestnut won the contest, eating more than four of the pies, which weighed 3 pounds each. Janus ate more than 10½ pounds of pie to place second. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wowed a crowd of more than 200 people Friday at Mapleside Farms after he set an eating contest world record, scarfing down more than 13 pounds of apple pies in eight minutes. “It was great pie and that makes it easier to eat,” Chestnut said. The contest kicked off the week-end long Read More…

Sheriff’s cruiser, Harley collide

MEDINA — Two people have been released from the hospital after a motorcycle crash involving a Medina County sheriff’s cruiser. Deputy Jason Seiberling was southbound on U.S. Route 42, displaying flashing lights and sirens on his way to an emergency call, when the crash occurred at about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Bill Haymaker, commander Read More…

Auditor: Municipalities aren’t as open as they should be

Ohio municipalities could do a better job of making its public records policy known as well as making sure all departments are well versed on what information must be available to the public. Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office conducted a test of 20 counties and cities — Medina County was not among them — for Read More…

PHOTOS: This is the place to be …

From left, Katie Atkinson, Rachel Spetrino and Kaitlyn Levigne, cast members of Stage Left Theatre Company, rehearse Thursday night for “Shakespeare Shorts,” abridged comic versions of three of Shakespeare’s tragedies. The free show is tonight at 7:30 on Medina’s Public Square and 2 p.m. Sunday. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES)