July 22, 2014

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Most couldn’t vote for ESC board

When Missy Deming went to vote Tuesday, she thought something was missing from the ballot: Where was the race for the board of governors of the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center? She was told it wasn’t a mistake. While the Educational Service Center serves all school districts in the county, voters in only about Read More…

Smooth finish around Medina’s Public Square

Motorists traveling through downtown Medina have a special reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving: The repaving projects and water line replacement work that tied up traffic for months this summer are all but finished. Drivers in and around Medina faced delays and detours on state Routes 18 and 57 — which both pass through Public Read More…

Trustees in dark about pipeline

MEDINA TWP. — Township Trustee Mike Todd criticized representatives of Sunoco Logistics on Thursday for failing to inform trustees of plans to renovate a pumping station at 3623 Watkins Road to move liquid ethane through a 50-year-old pipeline. Trustees did not know about the project until told by a township resident fearful about possible safety Read More…

Motion: Miranda rights violated

MEDINA — Attorneys for a 22-year-old Montville Township man accused of robbing a tobacco supplies store at gunpoint in May say his statements to a police officer should be thrown out because he wasn’t informed of his right to remain silent. Seth Cunningham, of 3175 Central Park Lane, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree Read More…

Government offices, post offices closed for Veterans Day

Post offices, most government offices and banks will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. Only Express Mail will be delivered Monday. All Medina County offices will be closed, along with Medina and Wadsworth city offices and municipal courts. Trash will be picked up as usual Monday in Medina. Brunswick City Hall will be Read More…

Browns: Looking for spark, Ogbonnaya to get a chance

BEREA — Fullback Chris Ogbonnaya proudly calls himself “one of the utility guys” on the Browns’ offense, along with tight ends Gary Barnidge and MarQueis Gray. Going forward, though, Ogbonnaya will have a much more defined role. Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner both indicated they plan on giving the 6-foot, 225-pounder Read More…

Cavs: Bynum may sit tonight

PHILADELPHIA — Andrew Bynum wants to play in Philadelphia. He’s not sure his achy knees will let him. It was the story of By-num’s lone season in Philly. It’s the same refrain now that he’s back in town with the Cavaliers. Bynum hopes to play tonight against the team that acquired him in a blockbuster Read More…

High school football: Black and gold forever

Al Young was at a raffle for his Black River football program Sunday morning when the urge to find out who the Pirates would play in the Division V, Region 15 playoffs struck him. So, the 24th-year coach fired up his phone, went to the Internet and let out a hearty laugh when he learned Read More…

Volleyball: Wadsworth named among the state’s elite

Wadsworth senior Peyton Booth hits against Hudson in the Hudson Division I Regional semifinals. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

FAIRBORN — Wadsworth outside hitter Peyton Booth added to her list of awards Thursday as she was named third-team All-Ohio in voting by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association. The 5-foot-9 senior tri-captain led the Grizzlies to their fourth straight Suburban League championship and their second consecutive Barberton Division I District title. A fierce Read More…

Akron man’s testimony: I kissed wife in hospital, then shot her

A man testified Thursday that he decided to shoot his wife of 45 years in her hospital bed after she appeared to be in pain during a visit and he saw a tear run down her cheek. Occasionally wiping his eyes with a tissue, John Wise told jurors at his Akron murder trial that he Read More…