October 24, 2014

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FBI: California man came to Ohio to have sex with teenage girl he met over Internet

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Federal authorities have arrested a 24-year-old California man accused of traveling to Ohio to have sex with a 14-year-old Medina girl he met over the Internet. Cleveland FBI agents said the man, Edwin Franco Rolffo-Zavala, of Navato, faces federal charges of engaging in aggravated sexual abuse of a child, engaging in the sexual exploitation of Read More…

College basketball: Florida is top seed, conference winners don’t get lot of love

The man in charge of the NCAA selection committee insists a win in November is worth the same as a win in March. Don’t believe him? Check out the seeds slapped beside these conference champions: • A 4 for Louisville of the American Athletic. • A 4 for Michigan State of the Big Ten. • Yet another 4 Read More…

Track and field: Injured Wasik places third in pentathlon

NEW YORK — Steele Wasik wasn’t going to let anything slow him down Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Despite sustaining a shoulder injury, the Medina resident and St. Edward senior battled through the pain and placed third in the pentathlon with a personal-record total against a stacked field at The Armory Track & Read More…

Gymnastics: Cloverleaf’s Brandt ended career with multiple high finishes at state

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Cloverleaf senior Maddie Brandt excelled at every high school gymnastics meet that she competed in. The soft-spoken standout amassed 82 individual event victories, including 13 North East Gymnastics Conference titles and five first-place finishes at the Medina Sectional in writing one of the most impressive four-year resumes in Medina County history. That’s just a snapshot Read More…

College sports: John Carroll wrestler Mirman sixth in D-III

Dan Mirman can’t explain it, but things starting clicking for him near the end of the season. The John Carroll University wrestler put together a great postseason and placed sixth Saturday to earn All-America status at the NCAA Division III Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 149-pounder went undefeated in Ohio Athletic Conference duals, won Read More…

College sports: Florida’s Burke takes seventh in high jump

It wasn’t the best performance of Taylor Burke’s collegiate career, but it’s one she won’t soon forget. The University of Florida junior placed seventh in the high jump at the NCAA Division I Championships Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center to earn All-America accolades for the first time and help the Gators take third. “I Read More…

Find out if you’re owed money

The state of Ohio is anxious to reunite Medina County residents with their forgotten money. Ohio Department of Commerce Director Andre T. Porter is urging readers to check for their names in the 2014 Unclaimed Funds listing in a special advertising section in Tuesday’s Gazette. “Check the Medina County list to see if you, your Read More…

St. Patrick’s sobriety checkpoint set for 7 p.m. on Pearl Road

Folks celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today can expect sunny skies, chilly temperatures and plenty of cops on the lookout for drinking drivers. A sobriety checkpoint will be held by the Medina County OVI Task Force beginning at 7 p.m. on Pearl Road, south of Laurel Road in Brunswick. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant Read More…

Showbiz Co. is going Wilde with ‘Being Earnest’

The cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest” warms up before a rehearsal at the Haddad Theater in the Medina Administration Building: from left, Brett Aguiar, Amanda David, Adam Vigneault and Patrick Dukeman as Lady Bracknell. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

Although Irish playwright Oscar Wilde set out to lampoon Victorian society when he wrote his final play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” his light-hearted look at marriage, morals and mistaken identity remains a hugely popular work with today’s audiences. Medina County Showbiz Company is banking on that enduring appeal to draw audiences to their production Read More…

District calculates solution to problem of calamity days

Medina City school board is expected to vote tonight on a proposal to use of “blizzard bags” and one extra day of school to make up for four days lost because of the unusually bad winter. Last week, Gov. John Kasich signed a law giving schools new tools to adjust their annual calendar to help Read More…