October 21, 2014

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County teams can make playoff history

Albert Grindle The Gazette The impressive and, quite frankly, surprising rebound is nearly complete. Medina County was shut out of the playoffs last season for the first time since the Ohio High School Athletic Association expanded to 192 qualifiers in 1999. It is now on the verge of history. Heading into Week 10 action tonight, Read More…

Indians, Perez part ways

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — It was a foregone conclusion that Chris Perez would not be back with the Indians in 2014. But the end to the closer’s career in Cleveland did come sooner than expected. Perez, who endured a rough final season, was released Thursday. Without an acceptable trade opportunity and with Read More…

Brown mum on how much Bynum will play

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Now that center Andrew Bynum has played one game, the next step is to figure out how to use him going forward. Cavaliers coach Mike Brown divulged virtually no information following a light practice Thursday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Brown said Bynum, who spent the day working with Read More…

Taylor plays with attitude

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Nose tackle Phil Taylor plays with an attitude every week. He hits hard, lands on ball carriers with the full force of his 335 pounds and has been known to make a hit at the fourth echo of the whistle. When the play’s finally finished, he thumps his Read More…

Tracy Marie Fretz Parsons

Parson, Tracy

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his family” Tracy Marie Fretz Parsons, 52, of Elizabethton, beloved wife, mother grandmother, sister and aunt was received into God’s presence on Sunday, October 27, 2013, after she sacrificed her own life to save the lives of her daughter and Read More…

Amanda Cook Wickline

Amanda Cook Wickline, 38, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania, Saturday, October 26, 2013. She was born May 16, 1975, to Thomas and Karen (Jensen) Cook and lived in Harrisville Township growing up. She was a loving and sweet daughter, wife, mother, and friend. Amanda graduated from Cloverleaf High School and Read More…

Orvilla D. Szafranski

Orvilla D. Szafranski, 70, of Seville, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. Orvilla was born to John and Zettie (Adams) Morris in Barberton, Ohio. She was a graduate of Medina High School. She retired from Sears and also FirstMerit. Orvilla enjoyed crocheting, an avid sports fan of any and all sports and traveling. She was Read More…

Eileen K. Mattice

Eileen K. Mattice (nee Frank), 86, of North Ridgeville, passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday, October 29, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born April 6, 1927 in Elyria. Eileen was a North Ridgeville High School graduate and an office employee at Ridge Tool. She was a homemaker raising five girls and worked Read More…

Nancy L. Burns

Nancy L. Burns (nee Knauer), 72, of Medina, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at Hospice of Medina County. She was born June 4, 1941 in Butler, Pennsylvania, to Bert and Helen (Brookhart) Knauer . Nancy was a co-founder and vice president of BMS/Burns, a nationwide supplier of parts to the plastic mold building and Read More…

Scott R. Nagy

Scott R. Nagy, 56, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. Scott was a member of the church choir, served as BYS coach for over 20 years, the Cub Master of Pack 3407, and was active in the Brunswick City Schools. He was affectionately recognized as “Santa” by many. He was the beloved husband of Jean Read More…