September 2, 2014

Medina
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Carol A. Kacian

Carol A. Kacian, 67, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in her home. She was born March 18, 1946, to the late Gordon and Florence (nee Koopman) Lombard in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carol was a retired Bedford school teacher and an avid volunteer with the Medina County Parks. She was also an interpreter Read More…

Heartbreaker for Hornets

Very few things bring a community together quite like a deep playoff run in high school football. The streets are lined with signs rooting for the team as hype turns into hyperbole with every win. At Highland, it was a little different as the Hornets went where few Medina County teams have gone before when Read More…

Local light shows back for holidays

MEDINA — Two popular holiday light shows have returned for the holiday season. Don Cartier, who puts on a light show at his home, 1228 Alexandria Lane, is reprising his show this year, and there’s also the Holiday Lights Drive-Through at the Medina County Fairgrounds. In 2012, he spent hours working to build a new Read More…

Black Friday turning gray

The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint. More than a dozen major U.S. retailers stayed open for 24 hours or more on Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday, and crowds formed early and often over the two days. About 15,000 people waited for the flagship Macy’s in New York to open at Read More…

Wal-Mart labor policies protested

WADSWORTH — Protesters gathered near Wal-Mart on Black Friday to denounce what they called unfair treatment of the corporation’s employees. “Some of these workers are making less than $20,000 a year and trying to raise families,” protester Kathleen Kelly-Calcei said. She said that while Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the U.S., some of Read More…

Prunty rules paint

Kenneth Coleman The Gazette AKRON — The Wadsworth boys basketball team opened its season Friday by beating Akron Firestone 64-55 and avenging last year’s loss in the first game in the school’s new gym. What the Grizzlies (1-0) lack in a go-to player who can consistently create his own shot is compensated for by smart Read More…

Hornets are a classy bunch

  Highland quarterback Bruce Kinsey and his teammates almost never lose their composure on the football field. But when a remarkable ride comes to an end, as it did Friday with a 41-13 Division II state semifinal loss to powerful and incredibly fast Glenville at Byers Field, the emotions come pouring out. There were tears Read More…

Robinson to Lattimore a winning combination

  Chad Grant The Gazette PARMA — When two players are clicking the way Marshon Lattimore and Quan Robinson Jr. were Friday night, they can be tough to stop. The duo teamed up to push Glenville past Highland 41-13 in a Division II state semifinal at Byers Field and send the Tarbloooders to their second Read More…

Tarblooders take control in second half

  Albert Grindle The Gazette PARMA — The season the Highland football players will remember for the rest of their lives is over. The Hornets had Glenville on the ropes at halftime after rallying from a two-touchdown hole in a Division II state semifinal at Byers Field. The school of thought was this was exactly Read More…

Man charged with cocaine trafficking

MEDINA — A SWAT team was called in to serve a search warrant at a Medina apartment complex on Abbeyville Road last week where a man was arrested on a drug-trafficking charge. Tarome Boyd, 20, was arrested Nov. 22 at a Liberty Plaza apartment on a charge of cocaine trafficking, a fourth-degree felony punishable by Read More…