February 14, 2016


Engagement – Creagh – Stickrod

Heather Creagh & Eric Stickrod

Matthew and Susan Creagh of Medina and Edward Stickrod of North Royalton and Micheale and Lowell Duncan of Monument, Colorado are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Heather Creagh and Eric Stickrod. Heather is a 2001 graduate of Buckeye High School and is currently a student of Cuyahoga County Community College. Eric is a 1989 graduate of Midpark High School and a 1998 graduate of Bryant & Read More…

Engagement – Andrews-Fountain

Austin Fountain & Melissa Andrews

Melissa Andrews, daughter of Rick and Lou Ann Andrews of Medina and Austin Fountain, son of Chris and Teri Fountain of Jacksonville, Florida, are pleased to announce their engagement. Melissa is a 2005 graduate of Medina Senior High School, graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from The University of North Florida 2009. She currently is working for the Florida Department of Health and will be starting a Read More…

Engagement – Day-Chema

Joshua Day & Amanda Chema

David and Charlene Chema of Berryville, Virginia would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda E. Chema to Joshua T. Day of Escondido, California. She is the granddaughter of Frank and Irene Haught of New Matamoras, Ohio. Joshua is the son of Marlena Day of Platte City, Missouri and Steven Day of Oceanside, California. A fall 2015 wedding is being planned.

Engagement – Harris – Sublett

Adam Sublett & Amy Harris

Barbara Harris of Medina and Steven Harris of Akron are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynne Harris, to Adam Brady Sublett, son of Nate and Sue Sublett of Seville. Amy is a 2004 Medina High School graduate and a 2008 Ohio University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. She works as a Senior Marketing Specialist for Snap-on Business Solutions in Richfield, Ohio. Adam is Read More…

Cavs: Sunday’s defense pleases Brown

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers remember their last game — both overall and against the Sacramento Kings. Cleveland played arguably its best defense of the season Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, holding Memphis to .384 shooting (33-for-86) in a hard-fought 91-83 overtime victory. “It was hard for me to find clips where we didn’t play a Read More…

Girls basketball: Benner powers Devils to win

Brunswick’s Claire Albino controls a loose ball against Shaker Heights’ Bria Taylor. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — Senior night for Brunswick’s girls basketball team turned into a party for one talented underclassman. Sophomore small forward Farrah Benner scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds Monday, powering the Blue Devils to a 50-40 Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division victory over Shaker Heights. Benner also made four 3-pointers and now has Read More…

Rick Noland sports commentary: Staring, glaring, sharing

Still trying to figure out what the heck I’m attempting to watch from the Winter Olympics, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get back to staring at Bob Costas’ pink eye: I keep trying — and trying — to watch portions of the Winter Games, but I’m not meeting with a whole Read More…

Boys basketball: A ‘good’ break, Beck uses downtime to hone shooting

Buckeye’s Garrett Beck turned a tough break into something positive over the summer. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

High school basketball players look everywhere for inspiration. Buckeye’s Garrett Beck owes his play to a broken leg and a chair. A solid baller for the Bucks throughout his years, the 6-foot-1 Beck was very good heading into the season. Now, the senior forward is elite. Much of his success this season can be attributed Read More…

Brunswick police seek to replace older rides

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police hope to purchase three new Ford sport-utility vehicles and a Dodge Charger to replace four of the department’s Ford Police Interceptors, which are based on full-size Crown Victoria sedans. The purchases are part of regular fleet upkeep, Police Chief Carl DeForest said during a committee meeting Monday with City Council members. Read More…

Medina Schools: Programs, teachers to be restored

Medina school officials are moving to make good on their promise to restore cut programs and personnel after voters approved a 5.9-mill, five-year levy in November. Interim Superintendent Dave Knight said at Monday’s school board work session that the district will restore nine programs and services and hire about 50 bus drivers, teachers and other Read More…