April 21, 2014

Mostly sunny

Tribe: Salvage operation, big double by Murphy helps Tribe avoid sweep

The Indians’ Michael Brantley, left, and Jason Kipnis celebrate David Murphy’s three-run double. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians picked a good day to come back from the dead. Riding a season-high three-game skid and with seven losses in nine games, Cleveland snapped out of the funk Sunday just in time to avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays, beating Toronto 6-4 in front of a sparse crowd of 11,716 Read More…

Children have eyes out for eggs at hunt


The Easter Bunny had youngsters hopping Saturday at holiday activities throughout the area. As many as 100 youngsters were expected to search for 2,000 hidden eggs at the Connection Church Easter Egg Hunt at Medina’s Roscoe Ewing Park. Church volunteer served doughnuts, coffee and juice during the egg hunt, which was open to the public. Read More…

Jazzing up summer with free concerts

The Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach has released the schedule for its fourth professional “Jazz under the Stars” summer concert series. The series will begin June 7 with Cleveland-based vocalist Eileen Burns. The concert will highlight a mix of swing and romantic jazz standards. The once-a-month concerts will continue through the summer: On Read More…

PHOTOS: Easter celebrated from Bibles to bunnies

Joey Sheaks, a Medina man with Down syndrome, proudly serves as usher and passes out Bibles to the congregation at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina Township, Sunday during its noon Easter Service. The church held four services Sunday, beginning at 7:30 a.m., attended by more than 1,200 worshippers. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

Willis Scott Galbreath, Jr.


Willis Scott Galbreath, Jr., 71, of Seville, went home to the Lord Monday, April 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania January 29, 1943. “Bill” graduated from Penn State then moved to Ohio, where he met his wife of 45 years, Sandra. He served in the National Read More…

Preston H. Cook

Preston H. Cook of Sharon Center, formerly of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Family will receive friends Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6 until 8 P.M., at Cox Funeral Home, 1376 High St., Wadsworth. Funeral service will be held Thursday. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday’s paper.

Robert “Possum Bob” Crawford

Bob Crawford, despite all of his super-human efforts, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the age of 59, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Over six years ago, he began his battle with lung cancer and leukemia, and refused to go down without a fight. He fought the disease until his dying breath, Read More…

John “Jack” A. Hawke

John “Jack” A. Hawke, 72, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Jack was born February 7, 1942 in Elyria, to the late Kenneth and Esther (nee Frombaugh) Hawke. He lived in Columbia Station for most of his life and moved to Litchfield in 1996. He worked 30 years for Columbia Gas of Ohio Read More…

Police: Beware burglars knocking on your door

Police want Montville Township residents, especially seniors, to be wary of “distraction burglars” — an old crime that may be making a comeback along with spring weather. Distraction burglaries are just what the name says. One member of a criminal team draws a resident out of the house under false pretenses — buried utility line Read More…

Chester L. “Pete” Brooker


Chester L. “Pete” Brooker, 87, of Medina, died Friday, April 11, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II and member of Teamsters Local 400. He was the beloved husband of the late Wilma (nee Brown) and the late Jean (nee Henry); loving father of Renee Gallagher (former husband Michael), Pamela Cogar (deceased) Read More…