September 20, 2014

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Petrak commentary: What a wild week

I’ve had some wild weeks in my time covering the Browns since 2004. Last week makes the top five. It couldn’t match last year’s opening week of training camp when Randy Lerner announced he was selling the team, or the end-of-2005 power struggle between general manager Phil Savage and president John Collins. But the out-of-nowhere Read More…

Police: Man tried to lure girl

WADSWORTH — Police are seeking information about a man who approached a junior high school student Tuesday. Police say a man driving a black Jeep Liberty, Honda Pilot or similar SUV pulled into a parking space on Main Street and attempted to lure a Central Intermediate School student into his vehicle as she was walking Read More…

Noland commentary: Throwing, blowing, knowing

Gotta call Mike Holmgren and see if he can get me some playoff tickets — for the Indians — so let’s take our weekly Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: Must admit, the Brownies surprised me Sunday. Kudos to Brian Hoyer for making like Brian Sipe and engineering a clutch game-winning Read More…

Advocates: Don’t gas animals in Medina County

A cat awaits adoption Monday at the Medina County Animal Shelter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

Some pet lovers want Medina County to stop gassing cats. Medina is one of only five Ohio counties that use a gas chamber to euthanize animals. Medina officials say they only use it for cats, but opponents call gas cruel regardless. “I personally do not feel it is a way to humanely euthanize animals,” said Read More…

Girls golf: Medina narrowly clinches title for 2nd straight year

Medina’s Mindy Herrick watches a tee shot at the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Tournament. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Mike Pettica | The Gazette RAVENNA — The Medina girls golf team has backed up one fine season with another. Now, the Bees aim to better what they did a year ago. “We’ve lowered our scores tremendously over last year,” coach Mickey McGrath said after Medina clinched its second straight Valley Division championship Tuesday at Read More…

Medina police log for Sept. 25

Medina police Tuesday, Sept. 17 2:22 a.m. —Santiago O. Chavez, 49, of 513 W. Mill St., Medina, charged with domestic violence. Thursday, Sept. 19 9:44 p.m. — West North and North Huntington streets, Hallie E. Blair, 18, 521 Bronson St., Medina, charged with possessing drug abuse instruments. Friday, Sept. 20 12:45 p.m. — 300 block Read More…

Tribe Tuesday: Giambi, 42, drills walk-off homer to save Perez

The Indians' Jason Giambi celebrates his walk-off home run. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Jason Giambi has helped the Indians as a veteran presence and with a key hit from time to time this season, but perhaps his biggest contribution of the year came Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With the Indians trailing by a run in a pivotal game for their postseason hopes, Giambi rode to Read More…

Courthouse clocktower funded by casino tax dollars

Scaffolding surrounds the clock tower at the top of the Medina County Courthouse while workers from Coon Restoration & Sealants, Inc., repair roofing and decor. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

Gamblers’ losses are winnings for the Medina County Courthouse. County Administrator Chris Jakab estimated the county will receive about $2.1 million this year and $331,000 of that is going to restore the clock tower on the county courthouse. “The casino money is the sole source of funding,” he said. Jakab said renovation of the clock Read More…

Carrolton C. Riehm

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Carrolton C. Riehm, 76, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, after long months of suffering at Medina Village, under the care of Hospice. Family and friends will remember his great talent in gardening, carpentry, masonry and especially his famous Christmas candy. Mr. Riehm is survived by his wife, Helen (nee Morse) Riehm, to whom Read More…

Maria Isabel Brown

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Maria Isabel Brown, 55, of Seville, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, September 20, 2013 in her home. Maria was born in Alges, Portugal on February 24, 1958, to parents Francisco Eduardo and Maria Afonso. She is survived by husband, Daniel to whom she was married 27 years; daughters, Danielle (Scott) and Read More…