August 27, 2014

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This winter was bitter for honeybees in Medina County, statewide

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Dan Pompili and Steve Fogarty | The Gazette One of the hardest winters to hit Ohio in years devastated the state’s honeybee population. Agricultural officials have estimated beekeepers across the Buckeye state lost 50 percent to 80 percent of their honeybees, which pollinate more than 70 crops including apples, strawberries and pumpkins. Peggy Garnes, president of Read More…

Arsonist placed on state registry

MEDINA — A 19-year-old Medina man on Thursday became the first person placed on Ohio’s arson registry by a Medina County judge. County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler placed Davon L. Phillips on three years’ probation on Thursday for setting fire to Medina High School’s Performing Arts Center in June. Phillips, of the 300 Read More…

Issues of bad checks, OVI raised in race for 69th House seat

MEDINA — A candidate for Ohio’s 69th District House seat says his run-ins with the law a decade ago shouldn’t have any impact on his campaign. In Tuesday’s primary, Medina County voters will decide whether Medina contractor Chris Sawicki or county Commissioner Stephen D. Hambley gets the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Read More…

Three arrested as result of sobriety checkpoint

WADSWORTH — Last weekend’s sobriety checkpoint netted three drunken-driving arrests. The Medina County OVI Task Force on April 26 checked 420 vehicles at the checkpoint in the 700 block of High Street in Wadsworth, just south of Interstate 76. None of the arrests came directly from the checkpoint, but from “saturation patrols” conducted in the Read More…

Cloverleaf’s Hanna hopes to extend singles streak at SL

  Brian Dulik The Gazette The Cloverleaf boys tennis team has claimed the last seven Suburban League first singles titles. Freshman Austin Hanna will attempt to extend that streak today when the SL Tournament takes place at Medina High. Hanna has only lost one match this season, but it occurred April 23 against No. 1 Read More…

Hornets, Grizzlies team up to fight ALS

  Brad Bournival The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — The disease former New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig brought to the forefront in America is one the communities of Highland and Wadsworth hope to help end. ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, is a disease that Read More…

Indians receive vote of confidence

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians entered Friday night riding a six-game losing streak and holding down last place in the Central Division — 5½ games behind first-place Detroit. But no one is folding up the teepees after a disappointing first month. “I believe in that group in there,” manager Terry Francona Read More…

Taylor will be staying with Browns

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The new Browns regime let Phil Taylor know he’s wanted. The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on the contract for the defensive lineman Friday. Taylor is now under contract through 2015, when his salary would be $5.5 million. “It’s very evident to us watching on tape and seeing him in Read More…

Indians end skid

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The scuffling Indians made plenty of mistakes Friday night — as they were prone to do for much of the first month of the season. Only this time, they were able to hit their way out of all of them. Equalling its highest run output of the season, Read More…

Thurman Lester

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Thurman Lester went to be with his Lord Thursday, May 1, 2014, peacefully surrounded by family and friends. 2nd Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. He was the son of the late Clarence and Lula Lester. He enjoyed hunting and working on cars. Read More…