April 23, 2014

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Census report: Medina County incomes up 7 percent

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For detailed tables from the 2012 American Community Survey, see the end of the story. David Knox | The Gazette Household incomes are up in Medina County — for the first time since the end of the recession in 2009, the Census Bureau reported today. The county’s median household income rose to $65,078 last year, Read More…

Homeless man indicted in stabbing incident

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MEDINA — A homeless man was indicted by a grand jury last week, accused of stabbing a 31-year-old man at an illegal campsite in the woods near Brunswick Lake. Karl M. Phelps is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony punishable by up to eight years in prison. He’s accused of stabbing an acquaintance in Read More…

Girls soccer: Indians edge Grizzlies in battle of SL powers

Karen Kase | The Gazette COPLEY TWP. — It was a battle for Suburban League bragging rights Wednesday night at InfoCision Field at Copley Stadium. The Wadsworth and Copley girls soccer teams came in undefeated in conference play, and whichever squad capitalized on its chances was likely to come out on top. The well-played contest Read More…

Girls soccer: Cain comes up big in return to pitch

WESTFIELD TWP. — Now that’s the way to make a return. Coming back from a month off after suffering a concussion, Elle Cain notched her first career hat-trick Wednesday to lead Highland’s girls soccer team to a 5-1 Suburban League victory over Cloverleaf. “It feels good,” Cain said. “I couldn’t have done it without all Read More…

Man gets four years in prison for attacking friend

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MEDINA — A city man will spend four years in prison after a Tuesday felony conviction that he forced his way into a friend’s apartment and attacked him there. Michael D. Basford, 27, begged the judge to give him probation because he worried he wouldn’t be able to see his 3-year-old daughter grow up. “If Read More…

Girls soccer: Bucks pick up crucial victory

Buckeye’s Sophie Barnes, right, celebrates with her sister Norah and Sarah Turner, left, after scoring the only goal of the game. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

WELLINGTON — It was just two seasons ago, but many of the Buckeye girls soccer players remember it like it was yesterday. The Bucks returned to the same Wellington field where they suffered their first all-time Patriot Athletic Conference loss in 2011. They were able to erase those bitter memories Wednesday with a 1-0 grind-it-out Read More…

Prosecutor: Clerk of court’s 1st-offender deal typical

David Wadsworth

Loren Genson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette MEDINA — A visiting prosecutor who agreed to a plea bargain with Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth to enter a first-time offender program said the deal was typical of one he would offer any defendant. Wadsworth entered a no-contest plea Sept. 4 to charges he Read More…

Girls tennis: Highland team has two sets of twins

The Highland tennis team has two sets of twins in its seven-player varsity lineup. In back, from left, are identical twins Natalie and Nicole Wiswesser and Macie Petrich. In front is Macie’s fraternal twin, Madeline. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Fans of the Highland girls tennis team don’t see double when they look at the team picture. They see double double. The Hornets have two sets of twins in their seven-player varsity lineup — identical twins Natalie and Nicole Wiswesser and fraternal twins Madeline and Macie Petrich — but neither of the siblings form a Read More…

Walk helps pet owners mourn loss of furry friends

Deacon Joe Loutzenhiser, of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, blesses a dog owned by Geofrey Bullock during last year’s Rainbow Bridge Walk at Buckeye Woods Park in Lafayette Township. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Most people have lost a pet at some point in their lives, but there isn’t really a way to mourn deceased pets publicly — no funerals, memorial services or obituaries written. Medina resident and retired teacher Char Arthur is hoping to change that. “I lost my first dog, who was a bichon. It was the Read More…

Tribe Wednesday: Chen, relievers stop Tribe at 7-2 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen worked five innings and Salvador Perez doubled home two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Indians 7-2 on Wednesday night. Chen was pulled in the sixth after giving up a single to Michael Bourn and walking Nick Swisher to lead off the inning. Francisley Bueno replaced Chen Read More…