July 31, 2014

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Devils post easy victory

Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The encouraging signs were everywhere Friday for an inexperienced basketball team still trying to find its identity. What stood out most was heavy production from the posts. Following the lead of All-Ohio guard Ryan Badowski, Brunswick’s Eric Bulic, Anthony Slane and Nate Armagost took turns doing damage as the Read More…

Good feelings abound for both teams

Rick Noland The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Highland boys basketball coach Michael Murphy loved the way his team nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback, while Westlake’s Shawn Hood was very pleased with the aggressiveness the Demons displayed in building a monstrous lead. In a rare game where both coaches left the gym feeling positive, the Read More…

Nine county wrestlers make semifinals

Wadsworth's Darrin Gilkerson battles Seth Garrett of Hillard Darby during their match at 126LBS. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

Dan Brown The Gazette MEDINA — Brunswick’s Brett Thomas has been making quick work of opponents this season. That trend continued Friday night, as the 126-pound senior won all three of his bouts by pin to secure a spot in today’s semifinals of the 39th Medina Invitational Tournament. Thomas was one of nine Medina Countians Read More…

Browns land five in Pro Bowl

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack are headed back to the NFL Pro Bowl. This time, they’ll have plenty of company from Cleveland. Cornerback Joe Haden, wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron joined Thomas and Mack on Friday in being named to the Read More…

Weeden reflects on tough season

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Quarterback Brandon Weeden lost his starting job twice this season, but gained some perspective. “A little adversity’s not bad for somebody,” he told The Gazette on Friday. “I think it’s made me a little bit better, more appreciative of the situation I’m in.” Weeden could be in his Read More…

Westfield Township trustees OK rezoning settlement

WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP – After hearing opposition from 17 people, Westfield Township trustees voted 2-1 to accept an out-of-court settlement that would allow commercial development on a 105-acre property on Greenwich Road, near the interchange of Interstate 71 and Interstate 76. Supporting the settlement were trustees Gary Harris and Ron Oiler, whose terms expire in four Read More…

Dozens of cats pulled from single home now need new ones

The Medina County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received more than 40 cats this Thursday from one home. Stephanie Moore, Medina SPCA executive director, said the cats had been well-fed, but were not provided with medical care. “They’re all horribly flea-infested,” she said. The nonprofit took in a total of 46 cats. Three Read More…

Brunswick mayor ready to take office

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick’s 12th mayor was sworn into office in a ceremony Friday night. Mayor-elect Ron Falconi will take office on Wednesday. “I think the biggest thing I need to do is work with Council to find a new city manager,” said Falconi, who ran unopposed for the mayor’s seat. Jim Lukas resigned in August. Read More…

Hundreds in Medina County to lose jobless benefits today

MEDINA — An estimated 1.3 million Americans and 646 Medina County residents could be affected when a federal program meant to extend unemployment benefits to those still searching for a job expires today. According to the Ohio department of Job and Family Services, about 646 Medina County residents will exhaust their unemployment benefits when the Read More…

Ovie Fitzwater

Ovie Fitzwater, 88, of Lodi, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at Akron General Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born April 16, 1925, in Harrison, West Virginia, to Jack and Emma (Rose) Fitzwater. He spent his childhood and young adult life in the Clay County, West Virginia area and moved to Lodi Read More…