November 24, 2014

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Initial report: Teen’s death not suspicious

Medina’s Troy Grabowski makes a catch over North Royalton’s Kevin Gilligan during the first quarter of Friday’s game. Medina students and players wore yellow, the freshman class color, to show their support for one another. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MONTVILLE TWP. — Medina County Coroner Dr. Neil Grabenstetter has not yet ruled on the death of a 15-year-old Medina High freshman found in the woods behind his home Thursday. In the initial report, released Monday, Montville police said they found no evidence of foul play. Township Police Chief Terry Grice said investigators believe the Read More…

Girls soccer: Grizzlies post monster win

Wadsworth’s Brooke Braman celebrates her second goal against Strongsville with Laurel Palitto in the first half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

STRONGSVILLE — With 2 minutes of halftime left Monday night, Wadsworth’s girls soccer team was already on the field. After the first half the Grizzlies played, they didn’t want to get off it. A three-goal explosion in a span of 11 minutes and a scrappy defensive effort in the second half gave way to Wadsworth’s Read More…

Wadsworth forum hosts candidates

Moderator Janet Griffing and other candidates listen to Wadsworth City School Board candidate Jason Arnold answer a question Monday night at Wadsworth Public Library’s 21st annual Candidates Forum. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Public Library offered voters a chance Monday to make up their minds among candidates for five contested local races on the November ballot. Early voting begins today. Nineteen candidates are vying for 10 open positions: Two ward and three at-large Wadsworth City Council seats, two Wadsworth Township trustee posts and three Read More…

Tribe: Tito at heart of turnaround

CLEVELAND — Still surprised by the franchise-record turnaround and searching for reasons why the Indians are playoff-bound for the first time since 2007? Manager Terry Francona might be a good place to start. “You knew with Tito it was going to be an exciting year, just by the experience he brings and the character that Read More…

Ohio Dem chief: GOP using scare tactics

Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern, was the featured speaker for a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 505 Eastpointe Drive, Medina, on Monday, the eve of a government shutdown. Redfern celebrated Ohio was a “purple to leaning blue” state that supported Obama and bemoaned Republicans refusal to fund the Affordable Care Act — even if that means a government shutdown. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

At a Democratic fundraiser Monday evening, Ohio Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern scolded Republicans, saying they are forcing a government shutdown because they don’t have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We are relitigating the 2008 and the 2012 national elections every day with this Congress,” Redfern said. He said the majority of Americans Read More…

Charles E. Newsome

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Charles E. Newsome, 84, of Litchfield, entered into rest Thursday, September 26, 2013. Charles, AKA Charlie, was born in Barnesville, Ohio, December 5, 1928, to the late Houston and Emma Newsome. Charles honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a mechanic and construction worker. He enjoyed working with Read More…

Joseph William “Bill” Farrenholz

Joseph William “Bill” Farrenholz, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Fairview General Hospital at the age of 77. Bill enjoyed his coffee and going to Speedway. He loved gardening and Christmas, especially the tinsel. His biggest joy in life however, was his family. Bill liked being around all children and they liked being around Read More…

Alfred Steinke

Alfred Steinke, 86, of Medina, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2013, in his home. He was born November 28, 1926 to the late Robert and Helene (nee Fruebuos) in Wengrow, Germany. Alfred retired from maintenance at Ford Motor Company after 31 years. Alfred will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 59 years, Read More…

William H. Kelly

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William H. Kelly, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, September 27, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 14, 1918 in Perry, New York, to the late William and Grace (Smith) Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a member of Granger United Methodist Church and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force Read More…

Harry L. Hauth

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Harry L. Hauth, 90, of Medina, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2013. He was born August 11, 1923, to the late Harry and Gertrude (nee Russell) Hauth in Parma. Harry proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a 65 year member of the Cleveland Masons. He retired from General Read More…