July 30, 2014

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Football: Who is Alex Harris?

Highland running back Alex Harris (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Highland running back Alex Harris patterns his game after Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Ray Rice, who stands all of 5-foot-8. Hornets left guard Myles Houska prefers to compare Harris to 5-6 Falcons jitterbug Jacquizz Rogers. That’s apples and oranges, really. Both are electric backs despite less-than-ideal size and fit Harris, one of Medina County’s breakout offensive Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Oct. 11

Wadsworth police Thursday, Oct. 3 12:28 a.m. — West and Tolbert streets, Lonnie F. King Jr., 41, 443 West St., Wadsworth, charged with operating a vehicle impaired and OVI test refusal. 12:31 a.m. — College St. and Grandview Ave., Michael J. Thewes Jr., 37, 124½ Pine St., Wadsworth, charged with operating a vehicle impaired and Read More…

Tennis: Columbus is next stop for Colts’ Emily Dunbar

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OBERLIN — Emily Dunbar made history Thursday. The Cloverleaf freshman singles player won two matches at the Oberlin College Division I District to earn a spot in the semifinals Saturday morning. In doing so, she became the first female player in school history to qualify for the state tournament. Medina freshman singles player Emma Deimling Read More…

Firing rage: Residents upset, fearful over spate of errant bullets

This window on a Spencer Township home was shattered Sept. 28 when a 9 mm bullet hit it. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

Elisa Kazek was reading a book on her living room couch. Her husband, Andrzej, sat near her, and her 16-year-old daughter was upstairs. It was a normal Saturday afternoon, until a 9 mm bullet shattered the Kazeks’ living room window at 13231 Old Mill Road in Spencer Township. No one was injured, but that didn’t Read More…

Virginia “Ginny” Harris

Virginia “Ginny” Harris, 91, of Chippewa Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in her home. Ginny was born in Cleveland and made her home in Chippewa Lake the past 67 years. Virginia was a graduate of Kent State University, taught at the Medina County Achievement Center for 25 years. She was a member of Read More…

Donald Wayne Placek

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Donald Wayne Placek, 74, of Brunswick, passed away at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Donald was born in Cleveland, August 5, 1939 to Thaddeus L. and Clara (nee Tylicki) Placek. He married Jeanette (nee Filo) on January 25, 1964. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving with the Beach Jumper Unit Two, Read More…

Richard “Jim” E. Henry

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Richard “Jim” E. Henry, 83, of League City, Texas, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Jim attended Medina High School as a junior in 1947, where he was a member of the basketball team. He graduated from Seville High School in 1948 and played on their basketball, baseball and football teams. Read More…

Franklin L. Everett

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Franklin L. Everett of Lodi, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Born July 1, 1945 in Blacksville, West Virginia, he was the son of Luther and Betty (Poole) Everett. Frank was married to Roberta (Bobbie) Bosley on May 29, 1964, who survives him. He is also survived by four children, Read More…

Gene L. Kahl

Gene L. Kahl, 64, of Wooster, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at his home, following, a period of declining health. He was born April 13, 1949 in Medina, the son of the late Earl and Rowene (Norton) Kahl and had made his home in Westfield Center most of his life. He had been a truck Read More…

Kathleen “Kay” Westphal

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Kathleen “Kay” Westphal, 67, of Wooster, formerly of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013. She was born to Marcus E. Huffman and Coletta (nee Faux) on February 12, 1946 in Cleveland. She was a loving wife and mother, who will be missed by her adoring husband of almost 50 years, Norman; her sons, Craig Read More…