July 29, 2014

Medina
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Bucks clinch title share

Brad Bournival The Gazette SHEFFIELDVILLAGE — The Buckeye boys basketball team has made a living out of playing big this season. On Friday, the Bucks clinched at least a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title by going small. In a game that was called tighter than a snare drum is strung, Buckeye Read More…

Houska’s shot lifts Hornets

Highland's Brogan Scott steals the ball away from Wadsworth's Tyson Heideman in the first quarter. (PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA.)

Albert Grindle The Gazette WADSWORTH — Tanner Houska and Brogan Scott had been through too much to let the moment slip away. They now can call themselves Suburban League champions. Scott sent the game into overtime Friday with a contested 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation and Houska nailed a pull-up jumper with 4.4 Read More…

Wildcats had extra motivation

Chad Grant The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — Motivation can come in many forms. In the Keystone boys basketball team’s Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Black River, the Wildcats used their first matchup against the Pirates as incentive to pull off an 81-24 rout. Specifically, Keystone (15-5, 13-2) used the first quarter for that Read More…

There’s no quit in Colts

Mike Peticca The Gazette COPLEY — Four games into this season, it was apparent the going could be tough for Cloverleaf’s boys basketball team. That’s when versatile 6-4 junior Connor Ploucha was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with a torn left patella tendon. Another key player, senior Brady Kotlarek, had suffered a Read More…

Devils view victory as a masterpiece

Rick Noland The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The game got as sloppy as a 4-year-old’s finger painting at times, but the result was a Picasso as far as the Brunswick boys basketball team was concerned. Having lost three straight overtime games, the Blue Devils put forth a gutsy effort and showed a lot of character in Read More…

Jamie Lynn Thorne/Butler

Jamie Lynn Thorne/Butler, born of Jeneen Marie Bassett Dailey (Ronald) and Douglas John Thorne on May 17, 1976 passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 8, 2014. Jamie was an LPN and loved her job. She really enjoyed caring for the residents at the nursing home. Jamie was a big Ohio State University fan. Jamie leaves behind Read More…

Earl F. Kanzeg, Jr.

Earl F. Kanzeg, Jr., 66, of Medina, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Earl was born in Cleveland on September 30, 1947, to the late Earl, Sr. and Celia (nee Goers) Kanzeg. He was a lifelong resident of Medina County. Earl was a United States Navy veteran. He worked as salvage collector for many Read More…

Donald R. Taylor

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Donald R. Taylor, 77, of Litchfield Township, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Medina General Hospital, after a 25 year battle with MS, with his family by his side. Don was born in Northfield, November 10, 1936, to Alfred and Ruth (nee Maltby) Taylor. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1954, where he Read More…

William “Willy” T. Slentz

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William “Willy” T. Slentz, 63, of Brunswick Hills, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014. He was the son of Charles and Annetta Slentz. He was born July 13, 1950 in Steubenville, Ohio. He was a volunteer Firefighter for the city of Brunswick who also supported veterans and their various causes. Willy was on the Brunswick Read More…

David L. Jackson

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David L. Jackson, 74, of Nova, previously of Medina, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Dave was born in Grafton, June 10, 1939, to Claude and Anna Jackson. He attended Midview High School and later moved to Erhart with his family. Dave was drafted into the United States Army and proudly served during the Read More…