October 2, 2014

Medina
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Track and field championships: Steele Wasik dominates hurdles

Steele Wasik has never been so happy with a fourth-place finish. The Medina resident set four personal records, which included breaking the American junior decathlon record in the 110-meter hurdles, en route to a banner day at the USATF Championships at Sacramento State University. “The meet was everything I had hoped it would be,” Wasik Read More…

Ohio Open: Medina’s Austin Schreiber wants to make the cut this time

Montville Township’s Pete Skirpstas tees off during last year’s Ohio Open at Westfield Group Country Club. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD CENTER — One shot. That was all that separated Austin Schreiber from the final round of the Ohio Open Championship last summer. After firing his lowest round of the event, the Medina graduate fell just short of his goal of making the final-day cut. He is hoping to erase those bitter memories when the Read More…

PHOTOS: Musicians rock South Court Street on Saturday at free event

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The first “Rockin’ the Court” featured 17 musicians playing an array of folk, country, jazz and rock on six porches in the South Court Street Neighborhood. The Saturday event on South Court Street was organized by the South Court Historic Neighborhood Association. Here, Grady and Cathy Miller perform during the event, which was free and Read More…

Tribe: Felix Hernandez, Fernando Rodney combine to one-hit Cleveland

Indians catcher George Kottaras, left, and starter T.J. House have a chat during the sixth inning. (AP PHOTO)

SEATTLE — Indians left-hander T.J. House threw one bad pitch to Robinson Cano. When Felix Hernandez is throwing for the opposing team, one bad pitch can be enough to lose a ballgame. Cano hit a two-run homer off House in the sixth inning, and the Indians managed just one hit Sunday in a 3-0 loss Read More…

This week’s road closures throughout Medina County

Road maintenance projects are in high gear across Medina County this week. The Medina County Engineer’s Office has announced three road closings: • West Smith Road, between Bryenton Road and Avon Lake Road (state Route 83), in Medina Township, will be closed Monday through Wednesday, from about 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for bridge maintenance work. Read More…

Summer is the time to get outside with park events

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Kids in the Passport to Fishing program came away with more than just the basics of rigging a line and casting for fish. “We try to give them the skills to be independent when they fish,” said Shelley Tender, an interpretive services manager for the Medina County Park District. “And the parents who stay for Read More…

Motorcyclists wear leather and pink for breast cancer awareness ride

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Motorcycle riders traded in drab black and leather for bright pink, feathers and tutus on Sunday to participate in a poker run aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer. The “Scooters for Hooters” poker run circled the county on Sunday afternoon before ending the day at Buffalo Wild Wings on state Route 18 in Medina. Read More…

Input sought on renovations to Highland elementary, middle schools

Highland officials are hoping residents will attend a school board meeting tonight to learn more about the district’s plans to replace and repair aging buildings. Highland School Superintendent Catherine Aukerman will give a presentation on the current state of school buildings within the district, based on an assessment from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. She Read More…

Ruth Jean Woodhull

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Ruth Jean Woodhull, 83, of Medina, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio on August 30, 1930 to the late Lester and Sara (Scott) Farrar. Ruth was a secretary in the Cleveland public school system and a beautician. She was a member of the Medina Presbyterian Church and loved Read More…

Helen Irene Belle

Helen Irene Belle, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Akron General Hospital. Irene was born September 20, 1930, in Creston, to Newton and Hazel (Grantz) Houseworth. She retired from Westfield Companies in the early 1990s. She was a loving mother and friend to all she met. September 10, 1949, Irene married Charles J. Read More…