February 13, 2016

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Girls basketball MVP: Booth brought much more than statistics to record-setting Grizzlies

Wadsworth senior Peyton Booth is
the 2013-14 Gazette MVP for girls basketball. (GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

Wadsworth senior Peyton Booth was 10 seconds removed from fouling Toledo Notre Dame Academy star Tierra Floyd in the closing moments of a Division I regional championship game at Norwalk High School. The four-year letterwinner walked to the scorers’ table instinctively after fouling out. She then turned, looked to her father, Grizzlies coach Andrew Booth, Read More…

NCAA tournament: Silencing Shock and roll, Wildcats knock off top-seeded Shockers

Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early looks to pass over Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein. (AP PHOTO)

ST. LOUIS — Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall walked slowly through the line for postgame handshakes, congratulating every player from Kentucky on advancing to the Sweet 16. When he shook hands with John Calipari, the Wildcats’ coach whispered, “Marvelous season.” Marvelous, indeed. Just not quite perfect. The top-seeded Shockers were finally beaten by a team Read More…

Cat gas chamber crushed by the dollar

Kathy Cofer, 53, of Medina, takes a mighty swing with a sledgehammer at the Medina County Animal Shelter’s cat gas chamber during a fundraiser Saturday sponsored by the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

MEDINA — As many as 50 people from all over Ohio donated about $2,500 Saturday afternoon to take a sledgehammer to a gas chamber once used to euthanize Medina County’s stray cats. Stephanie Moore, executive director of the county’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said she was surprised by how much money Read More…

Medina files lawsuit to empty out, lock up ‘nuisance’ house on Bronson Street

Medina city officials are urging a Medina County judge to padlock a house on Bronson Street while a lawsuit to get the house declared a nuisance is pending. Medina Law Director Gregory Huber filed the lawsuit this month, asking county Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier to evict the home’s residents because “illegal drug activity Read More…

Remaining Medina County park events for March


The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of March. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Register at www.medinacountyparks.com. For more information, call (330) 722-9364. Thursday • Environmental Speaker Series: Birds of Medina County, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 7 p.m. Filmmaker and Naturalist Miles Reed will share stories Read More…

Librarian supports the need to read to children daily


Medina County is lagging behind the nation in parents reading daily to their young children. And that could cause a literacy problem down the road as today’s toddlers enter grade school. In a survey commissioned by Living Well Medina County, only 35 percent of Medina County parents reported reading to their children under 5 years Read More…

Standoff suspect has past with police

Luke Pfeiler

BRUNSWICK — A parolee was in serious condition at Southwest General Hospital on Sunday after police said he had a seizure while barricading himself inside his Brunswick home following a domestic dispute Friday afternoon. A Brunswick police dispatcher said investigators are still unsure why 22-year-old Luke Pfeiler locked himself in his 3327 Valley Forge Drive Read More…

Ronald R. Thomas


Ronald R. Thomas “Red,” 71, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Beloved husband of Carol for 45 years; devoted father of Kathy Lucas (Danny Fisher), Donna Munchick (Jim) and Nancy Marzulli (Lou); son of the late Willard and Cora Thomas; brother of Janet Egan and William Thomas (Ruth). Loving grandfather of Nathan, Zack, Austin, Morgan, Read More…

James H. Dittmar


James H. Dittmar, 72, of Valley City went to his heavenly home, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Jim was born on December 13, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Harry and Margaret Dittmar. He had resided in Valley City since 1975. Jim was an U.S. Army Veteran. He had retired after 30 years as a Read More…

Clarence Robert Lee, Jr

Clarence Robert Lee, Jr, 72, of Chatham Township, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born in Cleveland on April 23, 1941 to the late Clarence Robert and Lola Belle (Nihiser) Lee. Clarence retired from Remington Products in Wadsworth and worked as a supervisor for the former Demby Rod and Read More…