November 22, 2014

Medina
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Teen’s apparent suicide is fifth in 12 months in county

Nick Glunt and Loren Genson | The Gazette A 15-year-old Medina High School student was found dead in the woods behind his home Thursday afternoon. County coroner Dr. Neil Grabenstetter said the boy’s death appeared to be a suicide. The death would be the fifth suicide of a juvenile in Medina County in the last Read More…

More kids protected from flu

More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around. Far too many young and middle-aged adults still forego the yearly protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned. And this year, Americans have an unprecedented number of vaccine options Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Sept. 27

Wadsworth police Thursday, Sept. 19 12:07 a.m. — 500 block High Street, Owen B. Fuss, 18, 520 Caledonia, Wadsworth, charged with theft and trespassing. 9:09 p.m. — High Street and Boyer Street, Jared Tittle, 18, 133 E. Prospect St., Wadsworth, charged with underage consumption and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Friday, Sept. 20 1:06 a.m. — Read More…

Tribe: Injured outfielder still helping team as pinch-runner

MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Bourn was not in the starting lineup Thursday for the second straight game while nursing an injured right wrist, but the Indians are optimistic they will get him back fulltime before the regular season is complete. Bourn, who sustained the injury on a slide into second base Tuesday, was wearing a wrap Read More…

Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to permitting pot grow-op

Vito Asaro

MEDINA — A former Claggett Middle School teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday in Medina County Common Pleas Court to allowing her husband to grow marijuana in their Litchfield Township home. Katie Hill-Asaro, 27, is scheduled for a Dec. 10 trial before Judge James L. Kimbler. She is charged with permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes pumped to play Wisconsin in Big Ten opener

COLUMBUS — No. 4 Ohio State hasn’t picked on anyone its size yet this season. Saturday night, that all changes when the Buckeyes host No. 23 Wisconsin. In its four non-conference games, Ohio State never trailed, led 102-14 through the first quarter and was ahead by at least eight points for 92 percent of the Read More…

Carpenter Road still closed, set to reopen next week

BRUNSWICK — Carpenter Road is expected to reopen next week, City Service Director Pat McNamara said. The road has been closed while a contractor completes a culvert replacement, but the project is about six weeks behind schedule, McNamara said. McNamara said rain and other delays have stalled the project. The contractor can be fined $500 per Read More…

Browns: McGahee wants to prove worth

New Browns running back Willis McGahee, right, is proclaiming his production will improve Sunday vs. Cincinnati. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Willis McGahee admits his Browns debut was a dud, but vows to be much better Sunday when Cleveland hosts the Cincinnati Bengals. The veteran running back gained 9 yards on eight carries in the Browns’ 31-27 win at Minnesota, which occurred just three days after he signed with the team. “It’s going to Read More…

Interim treasurer selected for Educational Service Center

Floyd Parsson

MEDINA — The Medina County Schools Educational Service Center’s governing board voted at a special meeting Thursday morning to hire former Midview Schools treasurer Floyd Parsson as interim treasurer. Parsson, 57, of Litchfield Township, replaces Michelle McNeely, who abruptly resigned Monday, citing “personal and family reasons.” He will be paid $35 an hour. Parsson retired Read More…

Browns: Haden excited for another shot at Bengals star

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden didn’t want to overstate the importance of winning one game. And yet, he couldn’t avoid doing so when talking about Cleveland’s road victory over Minnesota in Week 3. “It’s too early to say it saved the season, but it damn sure helped,” Haden said Thursday. “If we wouldn’t have Read More…