September 23, 2014

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Medina Township police arrest suspected gunman in Dairy Queen shooting

A police cruiser runs its lights outside Dairy Queen in Medina Township Thursday evening.

MEDINA TWP. — Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in a Dairy Queen parking lot Thursday evening. The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. at the Dairy Queen lot on state Route 18, just east of the Interstate 71 interchange, Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said. “It happened outside — Read More…

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dies at 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. preaches at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. (AP FILE PHOTO)

TOPEKA, Kan. — Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil. By the time you saw one of his outrageous and hate-filled signs — “You’re Going to Hell” Read More…

Tribe: Carrasco struggles in loss to Oakland

Gary Schatz | The Gazette GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Sam Fuld scored two runs on two singles and a walk, leading the Oakland Athletics over the Indians 13-3 on Wednesday. The center fielder has scored 13 runs in 12 games as the A’s leadoff hitter. Yoenis Cespedes, who snapped an 0 for 23 slump Monday, drove Read More…

Browns: QB Bortles draws interest

Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles wasn’t perfect at his pro day Wednesday, but he impressed onlookers and received a passing grade. He fared better than Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, who struggled Monday with his accuracy and was criticized by analysts. Bortles completed 41 of 50 throws, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. The percentage isn’t great Read More…

Girls basketball: Medina trio lifts Dark team to win, Rhodes rides off with MVP honors

Medina’s Holly Rhodes scores against Black River’s Angie Kazek in the first quarter. Rhodes was named the MVP of the girls game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — Holly Rhodes, Casey Midlik and Madi Tata put the “Medina” in the 25th annual “Hoopla” Medina County All-Star Game on Wednesday night. The three Bees combined for all but three of their team’s points through three quarters and 68.5 percent for the game as the Dark beat the Light 38-35. Shooting guard Read More…

NCAA men’s tournament: Matta and Miller have many links

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dayton coach Archie Miller has known Ohio State’s Thad Matta long enough to not be fooled by his mentor’s friendly, outgoing demeanor. “You know how it is. He’ll walk around with a smile on his face,” Miller said Wednesday. “But he’s going to try to stomp your head in the first chance Read More…

Boys basketball: Dark goes downtown in victory over Light

Highland’s Alec Withers scores against Black River’s Brad Spencer and Medina’s Mike Kaminski in the second quarter. Withers was named the MVP of the boys game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Dark team was so good Wednesday at the “Hoopla” Medina County All-Star Game, a member of the Light team quipped “They were actually playing, dude” to his bench afterward. MVP Alec Withers of Highland had 23 points, 12 rebounds and two steals and the Dark team hit 15 3-pointers in a Read More…

Host families sought for foreign exchange students

Foreign exchange students are looking for families to take them in for the 2014-15 school year. Tammy Johnson, a spokeswoman for the International Student Exchange program, said the organization hopes to find Medina County families to host students from Spain, Germany, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, China, South Korea, Denmark, Serbia, Thailand, Colombia, Vietnam and Finland. “These Read More…

Nine candidates vying for Brunswick city manager position

BRUNSWICK — For the second time in nearly eight months of searching, candidates for the city manager’s job in Brunswick have been pared to nine finalists. Vice-mayor Vince Carl, a Ward 2 councilman, said the application deadline was Feb. 28 and there were 35 applicants for the position, which has been vacant since August. Management Read More…

County transit hoping to get a boost

MEDINA — Medina County Public Transit soon may have more funds to keep buses running in rural communities. Transit Director Michael Salamone told county commissioners Tuesday that a meeting with Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray in February should bring an additional $370,000 to the county’s public bus system by April. Salamone said that Read More…