October 22, 2014

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Track and field: Bees’ Hutchinson motivated to compete

NEW YORK — Kyle Hutchinson has had a pretty consistent indoor track season. The Medina pole vault specialist has cleared 15 feet and either won or finished runner-up in just about every meet. That’s a major reason why he will be one of four Medina Countians to make the trip to New York today for Read More…

Browns: Reports indicate Bengals won’t match offer for WR Hawkins

The Browns are in a holding pattern as they try to find a slot receiver, but it looks like they might get their man. Bengals restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins signed his offer sheet with the Browns on Thursday after agreeing to terms Tuesday. The four-year deal can reach $13.1 million and includes a $3.8 Read More…

Boys swimming: Newfound work ethic helped make Braumbaugh an elite talent

Wadsworth sophmore Jake Braumbaugh is the 2013-14 Gazette MVP for boys swimming and diving. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION / GAZETTE)

Simply put, Jake Braumbaugh loves being the pool. It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter or a hot summer day. The Wadsworth sophomore always can be found putting in time for the sport he loves. So after his first high school season in which he made a name for himself quickly, the Grizzly Read More…

Boys soccer: Medina brings back Simon Spelling to coach

MEDINA — Medina athletic director Jeff Harrison didn’t look far to find a new boys soccer coach. Harrison selected former Bees coach and current high school social studies teacher Simon Spelling to take over the program this fall. The school announced the move Thursday, pending board approval. Spelling takes over for Mark Malikowski, replaced Spelling Read More…

Grant to help people get off food stamps

MEDINA — Medina County Job and Family Services has received a $150,000 grant that will help find jobs for about 100 of the county’s food stamp recipients. Agency Director Mead Wilkins said more funding became needed last year after Gov. John Kasich announced single, able-bodied food stamp recipients would have to work to obtain assistance. Read More…

Heads to be shaved for cancer charity on St. Patrick’s Day

MEDINA — For the second year, the Medina County Career Center will support young cancer patients. The school, 1101 W. Liberty St., will sponsor its second annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser on Monday. Cosmetology students will shave people’s heads for donations that will go toward childhood cancer research. The volunteer-driven charity’s head-shaving event began as Read More…

Police can’t catch motorcyclist speeding at 156 mph

MEDINA TWP. — Police are looking for the motorcyclist in a high-speed chase Tuesday night that started in the township and ended in Summit County. Township Police Chief David Arbogast said speeds reached 156 mph as the motorcyclist fled a township officer attempting to make a traffic stop on Interstate 71 about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Read More…

Wadsworth bicentennial party kicks off Saturday

This digitally altered photo gives a look at where Wadsworth of old meets the modern city. Wadsworth kicks off its year-long bicentennial celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday with “First Night,” a family-friendly event on the downtown square. The event will include food from local vendors and restaurants, live music and performances, the presentation of the 1964 time capsule, fireworks and more. Admission is $5 and free for children age 12 and younger. Events will take place at indoor and outdoor venues, rain, snow or shine. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DOWNTOWN WADSWORTH)

Wadsworth city will kick off its year-long bicentennial celebration Saturday with First Night, a family event on the square downtown. The night will feature musical performances by Midlife Chryslers Band with Michael Stanley and Marc Lee Shannon at 6 p.m., and the University of Akron Steel Drum Band will perform throughout the evening at Grace Read More…

Lawrence “Larry” Sysack

Lawrence “Larry” Sysack (Safas), 65, of Hinckley, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in his home. He was born November 23, 1948, to the late Walter and Cecilia Safas in Cleveland. Lawrence retired from the FBI as a Special Agent. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and working around his property. He loved his dogs and Read More…

Amos A. Lance

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Amos passed away in Largo, Florida, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the age of 97 years old. A long time Medina Country resident, Amos moved to Largo, Florida in 1972. He is survived by his son, William D. Lance of Nashville, Tennessee; four granddaughters, Carole Fry, Kim O’Connor, Jennifer Chidsey and Rebecca Lance of Medina, Read More…