February 6, 2016

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Farmers optimistic about this year’s corn harvest

Corn stalks near the start of the Beriswill Farm corn maze tower over Kathy Katakos and Alex Kastor, both of Liverpool Township. Both women work at the family-owned farm, 2200 Station Road, Liverpool Township, which invites the public to tour the maze. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

The song in the musical, “Oklahoma,” boasts of corn “as high as an elephant’s eye.” If that’s the measure of a good crop, Medina County’s farmers will need bigger elephants this year. National reports and local experts both agree 2013 will bring a better harvest than in recent years. “The state is hoping for a Read More…

Football: Bees safety returns two INTs for touchdowns

Kenny Wilder

GARFIELD HTS. — Gritty. Tough. Determined. Those are just a few words to describe Medina’s football team after it held off undefeated Garfield Heights 33-26 in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-divisional play. After scoring 16 unanswered points to close the first half Friday night, the Bees (2-2) built a 23-13 lead until Mother Nature stepped and Read More…

Browns Sunday: Cameron, Hoyer connect in clutch for total stunner

AP Browns tight end Jordan Cameron hauls in a touchdown reception against Minnesota’s Jamarca Sanford in the first half.

MINNEAPOLIS — Quarterback Brian Hoyer got the matchup he wanted — tight end Jordan Cameron alone on the left with safety Harrison Smith in man coverage — and threw the pass he’d dreamed about as a kid. A perfect fade to the corner. Touchdown. Browns win. The chaos of last week carried over to Sunday Read More…

Tribe Sunday: A wild-card berth is becoming realistic

The Indians’ Michael Bourn drives in two runs in the sixth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The final homestand of the regular season couldn’t have begun any better for the playoff-hunting Indians. Cleveland, which started Sunday as new owners of the American League’s second wild-card spot, took care of its end of the postseason bargain by drubbing Houston 9-2 to complete a four-game sweep. Though it was cause for Read More…

Ohio speaker has words for Obama at GOP social

KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE         Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina, addresses a crowd of about 60 people gathered Sunday at Medina’s Public Square for the Medina County Republican Party’s annual ice cream social.

Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder used the occasion of the Medina County Republican Party’s annual ice cream social Sunday to blast President Barack Obama’s policies on coal, health care and Syria. “We have one of the largest coal supplies in the country, and this man absolutely wants to run us out of business,” Batchelder told Read More…

Raymond A. Skully


Raymond A. Skully, 88 of Brunswick, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, September 18, 2013. He was born in 1925 in Cleveland, to Frank and Marija (nee Stupica). Ray was a WWII Veteran of the 101st Airborne, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, G Company, and an original “Toccoa Man.” Ray jumped into Normandy on D-Day, fought Read More…

Jay Harris


Jay Harris, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side, at the age of 88. He was born November 1, 1924 in Cleveland, growing up in Youngstown and Phoenix, Arizona, where he graduated from high school. Jay served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot during Read More…

Kathryn J. Trainor

Kathryn J. Trainor, 78, passed away peacefully at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio, Saturday morning, September 21, 2013, after an extended illness. Kathryn was born February 17, 1935 in West Salem, to the late Glenn and Arline (Eby) Dougherty. She was the loving mother of Michael (Linda) Trainor of Louisville, Kentucky and Robert (Cathy) Read More…