October 1, 2014

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Election 2013: Wadsworth school board

WADSWORTH — Incumbent Chuck Pfeister faces five challengers Tuesday for three seats on the Wadsworth school board. A seventh candidate, Ron Mendel, dropped out last month. On the ballot with Pfeister are Jason Arnold, Julie Batey, Mark Casalinova, Amanda E. Gordon, and Donald Thomas to compete with Pfeister. Jason Arnold Arnold, an IT manager for Read More…

Election 2013: Wadsworth City Council Ward 3

WADSWORTH — John J. Sharkey IV is one of only two Democrats on Wadsworth City Council and the only one representing one of the city’s three wards. Sharkey is seeking his fourth term as the Ward 3 councilman in Tuesday’s election, where he is being challenged by Republican Michael Robart. John J. Sharkey IV Sharkey Read More…

Election 2013: Medina City Council Ward 1

MEDINA — The only contested city race in Tuesday’s election is for the Ward 1 seat on City Council. Incumbent Brian Hilberg, who was appointed by Council members in March 2012, is running against Jay Smith. Medina’s elections are nonpartisan. Brian Hilberg Hilberg, 45, the owner of Marie’s Cafe on Public Square, is married and Read More…

Brunswick man arrested on drug charges

BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick man was arrested Thursday on charges of selling marijuana near Brunswick High School and prescription drugs near a juvenile. William C. Liebenguth, 19, of 1266 Pearl Road, Apt. 18, was served with a warrant for three felony drug-related charges after Brunswick police responded to a noise complaint at an apartment complex Read More…

Tickets issued during sobriety checkpoint

BRUNSWICK — A sobriety checkpoint on Center Road, west of U.S. Route 42, last weekend didn’t result in any arrests. But patrols in the area around the checkpoint ticketed three motorists on operating a vehicle intoxicated charges, according to Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin. The patrols also made 38 traffic stops and handed out citations Read More…

Court log for Oct. 31

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Shea Boudinot, 19, Wilson Road, Wadsworth, sentenced to three years of community control sanctions on one count of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. His driver’s license was suspended for six months. • Justin Coffee-Talbot, 22, Read More…

A win would make Campbell toast of the town

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Jason Campbell was on the field for five snaps in Week 2. He’s not counting them as experience in the Browns-Ravens rivalry. “No, I couldn’t really get a feel,” he said. “My mind was moving faster than my bones at that point.” The Browns will have a dramatically Read More…

Grizzlies win crazy game

Albert Grindle The Gazette MACEDONIA — Minutes after the Wadsworth football team defeated Nordonia 34-33 Friday, defensive coordinator Rob Karovic heaped compliments on his jubilant players. He ended the short speech with three words that led to a primal roar: “We’re going home.” Art Wright Memorial Stadium will be rocking next week in a Division Read More…

Sutherland proud of seniors

Tim Gebhardt The Gazette ELYRIA — In spite of five losses to close the year, Medina football coach Dan Sutherland couldn’t help but be proud Friday night at Ely Stadium. “Our seniors have not quit all year long,” he said after Elyria escaped with a 14-7 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory that sewed up Read More…

Hornets have perfect end to season

Highland’s Cory Moncol upends Cloverleaf’s Garrison Flora for a short gain during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE) Rick Noland The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — This time, there was no upset. Not by a long shot. The Highland football team got touchdowns from five different players on its first five possessions Friday en route Read More…