April 20, 2014

Medina
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Multi-unit home burns in Guilford Twp., displaces residents

Seville-Guilford firefighters cut a hole in the roof to vent smoke while fighting a fire at 3133 Greenwich Road in Guilford Township on Monday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

Multiple fire crews fought a blaze Monday at a small apartment building on Greenwich Road in Guilford Township. Seville-Guilford Fire Chief Jerry Winkler said the former Traveler’s Rest Motel, 3133 Greenwich Road, is likely a complete loss. The former motel rooms are now efficiency apartments that residents rent by the month. “The whole place is Read More…

Couples sue in federal court to force Ohio’s hand on gay marriage

CINCINNATI — Four legally married gay couples filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday seeking a court order to force Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on birth certificates despite a statewide ban, echoing arguments in a similar successful lawsuit concerning death certificates. The couples filed the suit in federal court in Cincinnati, arguing that the Read More…

Girls basketball: Grizzlies extend SL streak while clinching outright title

GRANGER TWP. — In what has become almost as automatic as a birthday, Wadsworth’s girls basketball team won another outright Suburban League crown. This time it came in a tidy 64-21 win over Highland. Make no mistake, grabbing another league title like the Grizzlies (20-1, 13-0) did Saturday never gets old. In beating the Hornets Read More…

Boys basketball: Bucks named top dog, Medina third at D-I draw

The Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division leader got the respect it craved. The 15-3 Buckeye boys basketball team earned the No. 1 seed Sunday at the Westlake Division II District draw and was followed by Holy Name (11-6), Keystone (13-5) and Clearview (12-5). Oddly enough, fellow division members Brookside and Keystone voted for the Green Read More…

Cavs: Acting general manager Griffin confident he can change fortunes

David Griffin

CLEVELAND — David Griffin doesn’t view himself as a stop-gap measure. Nor does he feel like he’s auditioning to get his new job on a full-time basis. The way the acting general manager of the Cavaliers sees it, he’s simply got a job to do and will do it to the best of his ability. Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland makes clutch plays to win second straight game

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Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters dunks in overtime against Memphis. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — For a minute there, it looked like a case of a new general manager, but the same players, coaches and result. But for one night, anyway, acting GM David Griffin got some of the smiles and passion he preached about before the game, as the Cavaliers survived some dicey moments to beat the Read More…

Amish couple will continue legal fight despite guardian withdrawal

An Amish couple from Homer Township who went in hiding with their daughter to avoid chemotherapy for her cancer plan to continue the legal fight to make health care decisions for her even if judges allow a court-appointed guardian to withdraw from the case. Andy and Anna Hershberger are appealing a Medina County Probate judge’s Read More…

Separate weekend fires destroy barns in Liverpool, Medina townships

Flames break through the roof of a barn Friday evening at 4944 Hamilton Road.  (COURTESY PHOTO)

Nick Glunt and Pamela J. Miller Two barns — in Liverpool and Medina townships — are complete losses after fires scorched them over the weekend. The Liverpool Township fire, at 243 Marks Road, was reported about noon Sunday and was under control by 1:30 p.m. The barn housed a workshop behind a home, Liverpool Township Read More…

County court log for Feb. 10

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 3, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Todd Anshutz, 30, Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, sentenced to nine months in prison on one count of receiving stolen property (check), a fifth-degree felony. • Brandon Keith, 25, West Friendship Street, Medina, pleaded guilty to one count of Read More…

Deer bagging rules face revision

Medina County’s seasonal four-deer limit per hunter could be dropped to three according to a proposal from Ohio wildlife officials that would reduce the bag limit in half of the state’s counties. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife has proposed reducing the limit in 44 counties, keeping it the same in 39 Read More…