September 23, 2014


Common pleas judge allows suit over Medina student’s suicide to proceed

A Medina County judge Monday declined to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Medina Schools last year by the father of Deven Baab, a 14-year-old student who killed himself in November 2012. In the lawsuit, Richard Baab, of Medina Township, charged his son’s suicide could have been prevented by school officials because four days Read More…

Cleveland native overjoyed to head county waste district

Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer

Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer is enthusiastic about a job most people don’t like — taking out the trash. “I know it sounds a little weird, but I love trash,” she said. “I’ve been lucky to do something I thoroughly enjoy.” The 52-year-old Cleveland native, who worked in Arizona for the past six years, moved her career to Read More…

Input sought on improving older neighborhoods in Medina

The second in a series of meetings aimed at improving Medina’s older neighborhoods will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church. Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, is organizing the meetings and plans to come up with a strategy to address declining property values by restructuring code enforcements and improving infrastructure and landscaping throughout Read More…

Jon W. Barnes

Jon W. Barnes, a lifetime area resident of Seville, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, after a battle with cancer. During his lifetime, he was a farmer and truck driver and disabled while working for the Village of Seville. He was blessed to have wonderful supportive friends throughout his lifetime. He will be missed by Read More…

Beatrice M. Bowman


Beatrice M. Bowman (Baker), 90, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. Bea was born February 2, 1924 in Medina and had been a lifetime resident. She graduated from Medina High School in 1942 and started working for R.O.Bowman, Inc., as secretary and payroll clerk. In 1950, she left the company to join OEC Corporation and Read More…

James M. Gardner

James M. Gardner, 56, of Seville, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Medina Hospital. James was born August 14, 1958 in Wadsworth, to Larry James and Mary Ann (Galla) Gardner. He graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1976. He was in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1997 from Okinawa, Japan. He married Denise Read More…

Roger W. Koenig

Roger W. Koenig, 70, of Lodi, passed onto his Heavenly home Saturday, September 20, 2014, with his loving family at his side. A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Medina Gazette. Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, is handling the arrangements.

PHOTOS: Runners raise money to benefit families fighting cancer


More than 800 runners and 500 walkers registered for Medina’s 10th annual Race with Grace on Sunday, which raises money for families fighting cancer. The race is dedicated to Mary Grace, a Medina mother of three who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2005.

Corey Kluber strikes out 14 for second straight game as Indians down Twins, keep postseason hopes alive

Corey Kluber

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each had three Read More…

Victim’s sons reflect on verdict in salmonella-tainted food case

Randy, left, and Jeff Napier traveled to Washington, D.C., several times to lobby Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration more power after their mother, Nellie Napier, died at age 80 after eating peanut butter tainted by salmonella. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A federal jury that found a peanut plant owner and two other executives guilty on Friday of shipping salmonella-tainted food never heard testimony that their peanut butter killed nine people. The deaths never were discussed because the defendants were charged only with conspiracy and fraud, federal prosecutors said. The sons of one of the victims, Read More…