December 22, 2014

Medina
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Bridget Denise Geiger

Bridget Denise Geiger, 51, of Seville, died Friday, October 11, 20,13 at Akron General Hospital. She was born May 20, 1962 in Garfield Heights, to the late Dennis and Emily (Hinkle) Behum and married John Geiger on July 10, 1986. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2012. She was a graduate of Revere Read More…

Complication holds up bridge work

The bridge work on East Smith Road in Montville Township will take longer to complete after workers found a problem with the conrete foundation. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

The bridge on East Smith Road has been closed to through traffic since early September and now a complication means drivers will have to wait to at least the end of this month for it to open. A structural problem led to a change in the contract with Lake Erie Construction, out of Norwalk, and Read More…

A musical cornucopia from Israel

Yonnie Dror plays the Duduk as his Baladino bandmate Yael Badash looks on during a workshop the band hosted Friday with students at Highland Middle School. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — Highland orchestra students took a break from traditional lessons on Friday for a hands-on musical workshop with a didgeridoo, ram’s horn, oud and bouzouki. Members of the Israeli folk group Baladino traveled to Medina County this week to share their music with the community and students. They brought Middle Eastern instruments and Read More…

ELECTION: Who will be in charge of the money in Granger?

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GRANGER TWP. — The race for the township’s fiscal officer pits incumbent Donald Baker, who has a background in finance, against former attorney Brooks Rorapaugh.s Both men have held other elected positions in Medina County and seek to fill the unexpired term of longtime fiscal officer Barbara Beach, who was re-elected in 2011. Her term Read More…

ELECTION: Hills trustee says levy needed for fire safety

BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — Revenue from a renewal levy on the ballot next month would fund building a new fire station and could provide 24-hour fire coverage. If approved, the 4-mill issue for fire and EMS service would continue to cost $106.31 a year per $100,000 of property valuation. The levy brings in $842,300 annually. Read More…

Big plays doom Colts

Rick Noland The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf football team got it about half right Friday. The offense and special teams made some big plays, but the latter also failed on two occasions. Then there was the defense, which, after pitching a shutout in the first quarter, gave up one big play after another Read More…

Cardinals can’t be kept down

Chad Grant The Gazette MENTOR — When Mentor’s football team takes the field, lightning will strike. It’s just a matter of when. The Cardinals blew open a close game with a late offensive explosion Friday to knock off Brunswick 45-3 in a Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division matchup. The Blue Devils (4-3, 0-2) got behind Read More…

Hornets remain perfect

Dan Brown The Gazette BATH TWP. — One half. That was all Highland’s football team needed Friday night, as it efficiently picked apart Revere en route to a 35-0 Suburban League victory at Joseph F. Pappano Stadium. After allowing the Minutemen (1-6, 0-4) to string together a long drive to open the game before forcing Read More…

Grizzlies give Bulldogs new look

Wadsworth's Martice Jackson breaks through the tackle of Green's Jacob Bostic during the first quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA/ GAZETTE)

Kenneth Coleman The Gazette GREEN — The Wadsworth football team didn’t waste any time sending a message Friday in its 42-6 Suburban League win over Green. In a game with playoff implications, the Grizzlies expanded the playbook and threw a wrench in the Bulldogs’ defensive game plan. With just about everyone in attendance expecting a Read More…

Black River’s defense earns respect

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Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — Brock Waltz, Andrew Vaughn, Gabe Eaton, Chris Kane and Co. were tired of it. The Black River seniors were tired of having no respect. They were tired of watching opposing offenses put up big numbers, and they were tired of getting lit up instead of bringing the fire. Read More…