October 22, 2014

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County GOP committee elects new leaders

Sharon Ray

Two months ago, the Medina County Republican Party’s Executive Committee elected its first chairwoman. Now it’s the Central Committee’s turn. Sharon Ray was elected chairwoman and Rick Stallard secretary at a meeting Sunday of the committee’s precinct representatives. Ray, a former Medina County commissioner and longtime party member and leader, replaces Brunswick Mayor Gary Werner, Read More…

Tribe: Plenty of challenges face Tribe

CLEVELAND — The Indians qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2007 while matching the franchise record for improvement in wins from one year to the next. Sustaining that success and building it into something bigger than a one-game wild-card loss is the next challenge for manager Terry Francona and the Indians as Read More…

Brunswick rec center could add perks to raise money

BRUNSWICK — City Council is considering adding a premium “Gold-level” membership to the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center. The Gold-level membership, which would cost an additional $25 per year on top of the regular membership fee, would earn discounts from local businesses, the snack bar, and free admission to community center events. “They would Read More…

Commentary: No fishing, Swishing or wishing

Still trying to figure out how every member of TBS’s horrible postgame baseball crew can be named Johnnie Walker, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: This is why Urban Meyer is the coach of a big-time college football program and I’m a sportswriter for a small community paper. If Read More…

Man gets probation, says he’s sorry for errant bullets

Mark Bornino sits at his sentencing hearing Monday before Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A 53-year-old Montville Township man apologized at his sentencing hearing Monday to a family whose house he hit with stray bullets from an AK-47-like, semiautomatic assault rifle in January. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier sentenced Mark Bornino, of 5544 Windfall Road, to five years of probation for the unintentional shooting Read More…

Browns: Players believe Weeden can stay course

Brandon Weeden stretches before the game against Buffalo. Cleveland’s hopes for a successful season rests squarely on Weeden’s shoulders. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — The Browns are 3-2 for the first time since 2001. They’re in first place this “late” in the season for the first time since 1995. They’re on a three-game winning streak and host the 3-2 Detroit Lions on Sunday. Yet the excitement following the 37-24 victory Thursday night over Buffalo has been muted Read More…

Teen artist has brush with public office

Artist Sarah Griffith, 16, of Medina Township, presents a portrait she painted to Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell on Friday. The painting will hang in the mayor’s outer office. (COURTESY PHOTO)

A 16-year-old artist is getting some public attention. Sarah Griffith, a Medina Township resident, last week presented the mayor with a portrait she painted of him. Sarah, who is homeschooled, said she got the idea after participating in the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneur’s Academy. As part of the academy, students learn how Read More…

Girls golf: Ready for run at state

Highland’s Rachel Horvath is ready to make another run at state. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Highland girls golfer Rachel Horvath remembers when she figured out how rare left-handers are. It was 12 years ago, when parents Mike and Patti took Rachel and older sister Stephanie to a clinic. The Horvaths were the only girls in attendance, and Rachel was the only southpaw. Right away, the instructor noticed Rachel’s natural ability. Read More…

Board: Randy Stepp done in 2014

Randy Stepp

The Medina school board made the break with Superintendent Randy Stepp official Monday night by voting unanimously not to renew his contract when it expires next summer. “This board and I, myself, have experienced a loss of trust with Dr. Stepp,” board President Karla Robinson said. “This action would end Dr. Stepp’s tenure with Medina Read More…

George C. Killinger

OBIT FLAG

George C. Killinger, 68, of Seville, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. He was born November 14, 1944 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Russell and Dora (Davidson) Killinger and had lived in Seville for the past eight years. George graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1965 and served in Read More…