August 21, 2014

Medina
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All eyes focused on Salazar

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette MESA, Ariz. — The Indians played an exhibition game against Chicago at brand new CubsPark, but all eyes were on a Goodyear practice field Friday morning. That’s where phenom Danny Salazar pitched for the first time under game conditions. The right-hander, who had been limited to bullpen sessions since arriving Read More…

‘Big Z’ is extra special

  In my 28 years covering the Cavaliers, I’ve interviewed players from Andriuskevicius to Zeller, from Amaechi and Anderson to Williams, Woodson and Wright. Almost all have been cooperative, some have been funny and a few have even been enlightening, but a handful will always stand out as being extra special. One of those, Zydrunas Read More…

Brunswick uses big start to finish third at state

  Brad Bournival The Gazette COLUMBUS — Brunswick has set the bar pretty high in boys high school bowling. The first team in MedinaCounty history to make it to the state tournament, the Blue Devils came to Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl and left little doubt they belonged. While a third-place finish in Division I might Read More…

Three 6-footers will be challenge for Grizzlies

Wadsworth's Jodi Johnson dribbles against Berea-Midpark's Jess Barnes during a regional semifinal game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  Albert Grindle The Gazette NORWALK — The challenge of Stasha Carey was passed with flying colors. The newest obstacle in the Wadsworth girls basketball team’s path to the Division I state tournament will be three times as large this afternoon. Toledo Notre DameAcademy features a frontline of 6-foot-2 small forward Tierra Floyd (18.8 pgg Read More…

JoAnn M. Loesch

JoAnn M. Loesch, 76, of Medina, passed peacefully unto her heavenly home, Thursday, March 6, 2014. JoAnn was born January 10, 1938, in Cleveland, to the late Joseph and Emily (nee Kurowski) Hritz. She resided in Medina County since 1975. JoAnn was a homemaker and member of St. Martin of Tours. She had been the Read More…

Beatrice V. “Betty” Bachtell

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Beatrice V. “Betty” Bachtell, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, March 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born January 1, 1925, to Charles and Kathryn Derrick, in Medina. She was a lifelong resident of Medina. Betty had a passion for helping others by listening and lending a helping hand. She enjoyed her family, Read More…

Martha A. Carling

Martha A. Carling, 88, of Mineral City, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, in Rose Lane Health Center. Born in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Pennard) Angel, she had been a resident of the Sandyville area since 1946, previously residing in New Philadelphia. Martha was a 1944 graduate of New Philadelphia Read More…

Duane Calvert Stormer

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Duane Calvert Stormer, 68, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Born in Wadsworth January 7, 1946, to Kenneth and Martha (Calvert) Stormer, he grew up in River Styx and graduated from Wadsworth High School. Duane proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, where he received The Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, National Defense Read More…

Lloyd E. Naragon

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Lloyd E. Naragon, 104, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Medina. Lloyd was born October 9, 1909 in Loyal Oak, Ohio to the late Reverend E.E. and Edna (Weaver) Naragon. He graduated from high school in Kenton, Ohio, received a B.S. from Heidelberg College, followed by a Master’s Degree in mathematics from Columbia Read More…

Lloyd Jay Alber

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Early Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014, Lloyd Jay Alber, of Henderson Nevada, made his transition to Heaven. Lloyd was born May 27, 1934 in Granger Township, Medina, into a family of dairy farmers. Lloyd had a love for nature and for people. At an early age, Lloyd learned the value of hard work as he Read More…