February 7, 2016


District boys basketball: A bad day for a bad game

Medina players, left to right, Zach Bennett, Branden Wilkins, Mike Kaminski, Delontaye Morrow and Jon Teske react during the fourth quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

COPLEY TWP. — The Medina boys basketball team started a season that looked promising in November. It had an all-state transfer in Craig Randall, a bulldog power forward in Branden Wilkins and budding Division I talent in center Jon Teske. Add important pieces like Mike Kaminski, Jake Hamel, Evan Schreck, Jordan Bybee, Delontaye Morrow, Zach Read More…

Dulik commentary: Three games and three times the heartache

Peyton Booth

Very few girls basketball teams in Ohio have put together a better three-year run than Wadsworth. The Grizzlies claimed back-to-back-to-back Suburban League titles, a trio of Medina District championships and advanced to the regional finals of each season. There was only one task that Wadsworth was unable to accomplish — and it occurred against the Read More…

Regional girls basketball: Eagles’ size is too much for Grizzlies to overcome

Wadsworth forward Jodi Johnson attempts to put up a shot against Notre Dame’s Tierra Floyd. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

NORWALK — A five-word cliché from Wadsworth center Madison Gilger summarized everything. “It’s hard to teach size,” she said. All the planning in the world couldn’t overcome Toledo Notre Dame Academy’s massive frontcourt Saturday in a Division I regional championship, where the Eagles came away with a 51-42 decision. Notre Dame (24-3), which defeated the Read More…

Highway Patrol: Texting ban nets 273 citations statewide

More than 270 citations have been issued to drivers for texting or using a cell phone behind the wheel in violation of a new Ohio law, according to data from the Highway Patrol. The tickets were handed out from March 2013 through the end of last month, covering the first year the statewide texting ban Read More…

Running in remembrance of Drew Guyer, 13

Drew Guyer

The Friends of Black River will host its second Annual S.O.S. 5K and Mile Fun Run later this month, but instead of raising money to help the schools, this time the group hopes to benefit a budding soccer and basketball star. And it’s all in remembrance of Drew Guyer. Thirteen-year-old Drew was a student at Read More…

Homes and gardens make blooming good show

Jessie Barton, 18, of Medina, takes a break in a rustic swing in the main garden display at the Medina County Home and Garden Show Saturday. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Vendors and organizers agree: The 2014 Medina County Home and Garden Show was a success on all counts. The show, held Saturday and Sunday at the Medina County Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds, brought local vendors and business owners together and gave everyone a taste of the spring and summer ahead, Read More…

Heating assistance deadline extended

The deadline for a heating assistance program for those threatened with disconnection or whose service has been disconnected has been extended from March 31 to April 15. “Our heating bills for these cold winter days will come due in March and early April. Extending the Winter Crisis Program allows Ohioans who didn’t think they would Read More…

Writer discusses going from true crime to fiction

James Renner reads from his first novel, “The Man from Primrose Lane,” for an audience of more than 75 fans Friday at the Medina County District Library in Medina. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

James Renner was just 11 years old when Amy Mihaljevic was abducted from a Bay Village shopping center in October 1989. Profoundly shaken by the incident, the young boy was determined to find the little girl whose school picture both charmed and haunted him. Renner, now a 36-year-old author, spoke about the incident before an Read More…

Margaret H. Klinect

Margaret H. Klinect, 81, of Valley City, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. Bauer Funeral Home, of Valley City, is handling arrangements. A complete obituary will be in the Tuesday Medina County Gazette.

Thomas J. Szuhy


Thomas J. Szuhy, 73, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Friday, March 7, 2014. He was born September 7, 1940 to the late John and Clara (nee Jursco) Szuhy in Cleveland. Thomas worked as a butcher for 44 years, for Fisher-Fazio’s and Giant Eagle, including years as a supervisor and in management. He was a charter Read More…