October 23, 2014

Medina
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SUV tumbles into ravine on I-71

Rescuers carry the Brunswick victim of an accident Wednesday evening out of a ravine on Interstate 71 northbound in Medina Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

A Brunswick woman is in serious condition after her minivan went off Interstate 71 on Wednesday and tumbled into a ravine. Traffic stood still for more than an hour on I-71 northbound just south of state Route 3 in Medina Township. At about 5:10 p.m., Tracie J. Layne, 42, of Brunswick, swerved to avoid road Read More…

Hills working to name new fire chief

BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — The search for a new fire chief could be over next month, township Trustee Michael Esber said. Fire Chief Frank Cseh announced his retirement in August and served his last day with the department Sept. 30. Thanking residents for their support of the Fire Department, he said he was leaving to Read More…

A hundred new books donated in memory of beloved teacher

Claggett Middle School sixth-grader Hannah Kim checks out a copy of “Now,” by Morris Gleitzman, one of the approximately 100 new books donated to the Medina school’s library in memory of former teacher Bob Capito. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

More than a year after his death, beloved Claggett Middle School teacher Bob Capito continues to inspire students to read. On Tuesday, the Medina middle school held a reception for students and parents at the school’s library to unveil more than 100 new books purchased using memorial donations for Capito. Library media specialist Tharen Houck Read More…

Boys soccer: Bees record seventh scoreless tie

Karen Kase | The Gazette MEDINA — Scoreless ties have become all too familiar this season for the Medina boys soccer team. The Bees hosted Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division foe Twinsburg on Tuesday night and came away with another 0-0 result, marking the seventh time this season a scoreless draw has been the outcome. Read More…

County says no to NOACA changes

MEDINA — Medina County commissioners Monday vetoed two proposals that would have changed the way the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is governed. Medina County is one of six members of NOACA, the metropolitan planning group that recommends how federal grants are spent in communities in the five-county Northeast Ohio area. The other members are Read More…

Cavs: Mike Brown is right at home

Mike Brown

CLEVELAND — Mike Brown looked and sounded just like he did when he coached the Cavaliers from 2005-10. In his first game at Quicken Loans Arena since being fired by the Cavs following an Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series loss to the Boston Celtics, Brown preached defense throughout Tuesday night in his team’s 99-87 victory Read More…

Team seeks new members to help students during tragedy

MEDINA — A team of counselors who help students and staff during times of tragedy is seeking new members. The Medina County Schools’ Crisis Response Team sends counselors it trains to assist school students and staff immediately following a tragedy, such as a death or serious incident involving a student or staff member. Gayle Telford, Read More…

Browns: Forget basketball, Cameron is standout football player

Jordan Cameron’s complete focus is on football. The tight end is following the lead of Tony Gonzalez. (AP PHOTO)

Basketball players don’t butt heads with 300-pound defensive linemen. They don’t take a helmet to the ribs after they catch a pass. They don’t wake up with bruises and welts after every game. “Frankly, I’m tired of hearing about basketball,” Browns tight end Jordan Cameron said recently. “I’m not a basketball player. I’m a football Read More…

Medina police log for Oct. 9

Medina police Tuesday, Oct. 1 9:55 a.m. — 500 block N. Harmony St., criminal damage to a window reported. Wednesday, Oct. 2 8:19 a.m. — 700 block Savannah Trail, theft from a motor vehicle reported. 8:58 a.m. — Rodric S. Green, 37, 323 W. Union St., Medina, charged with domestic violence. 11:17 a.m. — 900 Read More…

Volleyball: Grizzlies make county history

RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE Wadsworth’s Haley Witschey hits against Highland’s Morgan Kasolunes in the second game. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — Andrea Beavers, Peyton Booth, Madison Gilger, Ciera Koons and Erin Zita began their volleyball careers at Wadsworth in 2010. That season also marked the debut of Jill Quayle Klingbeil as the coach of the Grizzlies and the beginning of a championship run that continued on Tuesday night. Booth fired a match-high 16 kills Read More…