February 9, 2016


Fenn Road closed for gas line break

Fenn Road has been closed between N. Huntington and Pearl Roads. Montville Police reported the closure is temporary due to a gas line break, but could not say when the road would be open to traffic again.

Did You Know? – February 2014

Liverpool Salt Works was the first corporation in Medina County, selling shares of stock in 1815 to gain capital and satisfy the demand for salt.

Sectional boys basketball: Go nuts then cut down the nets

Buckeye center Chris Vogt blocks the shot of Firelands’ Logan Sittinger. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Garrett Beck walked out of the locker room Saturday following the Buckeye boys basketball team’s 82-52 win over Firelands in the Westlake Division II Sectional finals with the game ball under his arm. There is no special trophy case for that special ball. Its life will remain, well, lively. “I’m going to Read More…

State wrestling: Maclellan wins 195-pound title

COLUMBUS — “That’s crazy!” That was all CVCA coach Dave Bergen could say Saturday night as Brunswick resident Tyler Maclellan gave him a bear hug after capturing the 195-pound Division II state crown. What else could the Bergen say? He watched his senior record the title-clinching takedown on Crestwood’s Kenny Jackson in the final seconds Read More…

Boys basketball sectionals: Game Grizzlies give favored Bees a fight to the end

Medina forward Mike Kaminski is fouled by Wadsworth's Barry Fernholz in the first quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Saturday was Exhibit A why tournament basketball is so mesmerizing. Wadsworth’s All-Gazette center, Kyle Prunty, was in street clothes with a separated shoulder. Many observers believed the Grizzlies wouldn’t come within 20 points of third-seeded Medina in the Copley Division I Sectional finals. Fourteenth-seeded Wadsworth instead nearly sent shockwaves through Northeast Ohio. Almost Read More…

State gymnastics: They were nothing short of special

HILLIARD — Maddie Brandt and Samantha Borrelli ended their spectacular seasons in fitting fashion at the state gymnastics meet. Cloverleaf senior Brandt finished third in the all-around and on the balance beam, while Medina junior Borrelli was the runner-up on the uneven parallel bars Saturday at Hilliard Bradley High. Brandt also placed sixth on the Read More…

Medina County park events for March

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of the month of January. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Register at www.medinacountyparks.com. For more information, call (330) 722-9364. Saturday • Puppet Show: The Amphibians are Coming! Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 2 p.m. The puppets at Wolf Creek Read More…

Police officer in critical condition after Liverpool Twp. crash

LIVERPOOL TWP. — A 43-year-old North Olmsted police officer remains in critical condition following a head-on crash early Saturday morning on Station Road, according to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jack A. Justice, a 14-year veteran patrolman who lives in Liverpool Township, was struck shortly after midnight while driving a 2008 Read More…

Students devise programs to tackle bullying, self-esteem, teen suicide

WESTFIELD CENTER — Medina High School will be getting a new program to combat bullying as a result of last week’s countywide youth summit sponsored by the United Way of Medina County. Seth Kujat, executive director of the Medina County United Way, said students representing Medina High came up with a mentoring program called “Bee Read More…

Wadsworth, Black River wrestlers win state titles

Sebastian Vidika, back, of Black River rolls Dayton Christian's Hunter Bray during the state championship match at 106 pounds. (DAVID RICHARD / GAZETTE)

COLUMBUS — Wadsworth’s Noah Baughman and Black River’s Sebastian Vidika are different as much as they are the same. Baughman is a fundamentally sound wrestler that likes to feel out opponents before making calculated moves, while Vidika is the aggressor from the opening whistle. The tandem, however, had one key similarity in their drives for Read More…