August 28, 2014

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Police: Man killed in stabbing after argument in Medina

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Nick Glunt and Kiera Manion-Fischer | The Gazette MEDINA — A 37-year-old man was fatally stabbed Wednesday after an argument that began during an evening of drinking and pool-playing in a garage at 381 Longview Road, according to police. Aaron Andrew Furin, 30, who is listed in court records as a resident at the Longview Read More…

Wadsworth police probe Lowe’s thefts

WADSWORTH — Police are investigating two thefts from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Appliances valued at more than $6,000 were reported stolen last week from a trailer outside the store, 1065 Williams Reserve Blvd. The trailer is owned by Appliance Warehouse, a Pittsburgh company that buys used appliances that Lowe’s delivery crews remove from the Read More…

Congress votes to end federal government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, speaks with reporters after voting on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee, listen. (AP PHOTO)

Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk. The Senate voted first, a bipartisan 81-18 at midevening. That cleared Read More…

Girls tennis: Dunbar is feeling no pressure

COLUMBUS — Emily Dunbar is as easygoing as they come, so believe the talented Cloverleaf freshman when she says she doesn’t feel any pressure to uphold her family’s rich tennis tradition. “I’ll just try to do my best,” said the 14-year-old, who will become the first Cloverleaf girl to participate in the state tournament when Read More…

Sharon man pleads not guilty in gun case

MEDINA — A 53-year-old Sharon Township man pleaded not guilty last week to having a gun illegally after he was arrested while target shooting with another man in a business parking lot on state Route 18 in Sharon Township. Joseph R. Phillips, of the 1200 block of Medina Road, is charged with having a weapon Read More…

Browns: Weeden blocks out critics

BEREA — The continual calls for him to lose the starting job. The impractical idea that he should be released. The cutting criticism of every missed receiver and questionable decision. Quarterback Brandon Weeden has been the most popular target of angry Browns fans in the days following the loss to the Detroit Lions. He insists Read More…

PHOTOS: Firefighters give students fire prevention tips

Capt. Steve Ingersol of the Medina Fire Department holds up a smoke detector for a third-grade class at Garfield Elementary School. Firefighters taught third-graders in Medina Schools fire prevention tips using a specially designed trailer. The children learned how to spot fire hazards and how to crawl to safety in a smoke-filled room. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Volleyball: Highland advances to semifinals against Medina

Highland’s Madison Shearer hits against Cuyahoga Falls’ Brooke Crawford in the first game. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Karen Kase | The Gazette BARBERTON — The Highland volleyball team got the result it wanted Wednesday night, but it wasn’t always pretty. The third-seeded Hornets defeated Cuyahoga Falls 25-22, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22 to advance to the Barberton Division I District semifinals, where they will square off against second-seeded Medina next week. Over the course Read More…

Fire at manufacturing plant contained in under hour

(GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Medina firefighters climb a ladder Wednesday night to reach the roof of SFS intec on Portside Drive in Sharon Township. Township Fire Chief Mike Stanec said a fire broke out about 6:30 p.m. in a large machine inside the plant, which manufactures cold-formed metal parts for the auto and construction industries. The fire was contained Read More…

Lots of treats, some tricks around Medina’s Square

MEDINA — Children will have a chance to trick or treat early this weekend during the Halloween Harvest Festival. There also will be a costume contest at 5 p.m., and a pumpkin patch sponsored by Boyert’s Greenhouse on Public Square. Costume contest winners will be announced at 7 p.m., and there will be a magic Read More…