September 21, 2014

Medina
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Girls basketball: Tata doesn’t wait till later, scores with 3.4 seconds left

Madi Tata

OLMSTED FALLS — Madi Tata wasn’t about to let the Medina girls basketball team’s comeback go to waste. That held especially true Saturday after the 16th-ranked Bees roared back from a fourth-quarter deficit against 12th-seeded Olmsted Falls in the opening round of the Valley Forge Division I Sectional. The senior forward worked her magic with Read More…

Girls basketball: Quick and painless, balanced Grizzlies move on to finals

Wadsworth power forward Laurel Palitto grabs a rebound against Lincoln-West’s Nautica Chappell. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

WADSWORTH — The most important thing Saturday was no one got hurt. The top-seeded Wadsworth girls basketball team played really, really nice and opened the Medina Division I Sectional with an 84-9 over No. 33 seed and winless Lincoln-West. Coach An-drew Booth pulled the press midway through the first quarter, the starters at halftime and Read More…

Wrestling: Champion Vidika is far from happy

Sebastian Vidika

INDEPENDENCE — Arguably the most anticipated championship match Saturday at the Independence Division III Sectional was the first one. Black River senior Sebastian Vidika, ranked third in his weight class by Intermatwrestling.com’s Josh Lowe and trying for his third straight sectional crown, took on fifth-ranked Manchester sophomore Joey Bowen for the 106-pound championship. Vidika easily Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth’s Knipl grinds way to 170-pound title

Wadsworth junior Tim Knipl hangs on to Brecksvile’s Troy Lang during the 170-pound championship of the Mednia Division I Sectional. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

MEDINA — Wadsworth’s Tim Knipl was so excited after his victory Saturday night at the Medina Division I Sectional he went for a celebratory sprint down the hallway underneath the bleachers. Who could blame the junior? He captured his first career sectional title after finishing runner-up a year ago, and did it with a come-from-behind Read More…

Governor’s style, stances evolving

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Gov. John Kasich seemed at first to relish the idea he’d be a one-term governor, having presumably alienated partisans, lobbyists, unions and voters as he made what he deemed painful but necessary changes to government operations. More recently, the 61-year-old Republican appears to have changed his tune. Kasich has taken on a more conciliatory, moderate Read More…

Lasting faith: Medina church celebrates 94th anniversary

MEDINA — While Sunday is usually a day for worship, one congregation was celebrating an anniversary along with its faith. Second Baptist Church marked its 94th year with a banquet and silent auction at Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Road. Attendees celebrated with gospel music, prayer and dance worship. While enjoying a roast beef Read More…

Competitors coolly create at Medina’s 20th annual Ice Festival

Jack Scheurman, 2, of Euclid, sits on a motorcycle made of ice Sunday at the Ice Festival in downtown Medina, with his dad, Keith, watching. The motorcycle was carved by Medina native Aaron Costic, Elegant Ice Creations owner and Ice Festival founder. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

Sunday’s cold, cloudy weather kept the sculptures glistening at the 20th annual Ice Festival on Public Square in Medina. Festival founder Aaron Costic, owner of Elegant Ice Creations in Broadview Heights, said the climate was perfect for carving sculptures and keeping them looking good throughout the weekend. “The sculptures turned out better because of the Read More…

Two women killed after car hits house in Homer Twp.

HOMER TWP. — Two people died after the car they were traveling in went off-road and struck a house. The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that killed 58-year-old Doris Williams and her passenger, 53-year-old Rosemarie Kinney, both of West Salem. The patrol reported that the crash happened about 4:20 p.m. Saturday. According to Read More…

Eating out: Eateries delight within tight rules

John Kolar, executive chef of Thyme2 (“Tyme Squared”), in Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

It’s a strict diet — maybe the strictest. No meat, no fish, no poultry, no dairy. And no oil, not even a drop. The Esselstyn diet, developed by Cleveland Clinic physician Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., is a plant-based therapy designed to reverse heart disease. Former President Bill Clinton follows it. So does Medina Police Chief Read More…

Gary A. Cook

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Gary A. Cook, 58, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Friday, February 14, 2014. He was born October 13, 1955, to Howard and Victoria (nee Kalvaitis) Cook in Cleveland. He worked as a machinist for Swagelok for 38 years. Gary was a longtime member of the Brunswick Eagles, enjoyed going camping, classic cars and especially riding Read More…