October 22, 2014

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Schedule for Medina County competitors at state

Schedule The following is a schedule of when Medina County athletes will be in action this weekend at the OHSAA State Track & Field Meet at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium: FRIDAY Division II 1:30 p.m. – Girls 4×800 relay finals (Rachel Iacofano, SVSM/Medina resident) 4 p.m. – Girls 4×400 relay prelims (Autumn Read More…

Stenger close to history in only his second year of high jumping

Dan Brown The Gazette COLUMBUS — More than a year and a half ago, Andrew Stenger was playing center for his CYO basketball team. On Saturday, the Medina senior will be competing for a Division I state title in the high jump at the OHSAA State Track & Field Meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Read More…

Leng turned wrestling into his lifestyle

Former Highland and Ohio State wrestler Jesse Leng will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies on June 12 at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (RON SCHWANE/GAZETTE)

    Brad Bournival The Gazette What started as something Jesse Leng did on a whim has turned into a career full of memories. Leng, 33, who will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during June 12 ceremonies at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth, was first introduced to wrestling by a Read More…

Medina murderer gets 15 to life in prison for October party stabbing

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A 30-year-old Medina man was sentenced to prison for 15 years to life Thursday after being convicted of fatally stabbing a man at a party in October. Aaron Furin was sentenced after pleading guilty to murder as part of a plea bargain. In return, prosecutors agreed to drop the charge of aggravated murder. Furin’s sentence Read More…

Community Fund to increase donations to charities after receiving more

MEDINA — The Medina County Community Fund will give $34,000 to 14 local charities this year, Executive Director Timothy Hagerty announced Wednesday. Last year, the fund distributed $27,000 to programs that provide life skills training to people with disabilities, employment and volunteer services to mentally ill adults and more. Hagerty said more money is available Read More…

Granger Twp. family serves hot pizza from 1987 fire truck

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GRANGER TWP. — The D’Abramo family found a new way to take their pizza catering company on the road — serving up wood-fired pizzas from an old fire truck. Bruno D’Abramo, of Granger Township, his sister, Rina, and their spouses were looking for a trailer-type food truck to take their pizza-making business mobile when Rina Read More…

Edith Pandur

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Edith Pandur, 88, of Medina, went to be with The Lord Sunday, May 25, 2014. She was born February 5, 1926 to the late Glyde and Edith (nee Pratt) Meek in Lodi. Edith graduated from Chatham High School and worked in her career at Westfield Insurance Company. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Karen Read More…

Janet L. Forbis

Janet L. Forbis, 70, of Medina, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was born May 28, 1944, in Cleveland, to Wilson and LaVerne (nee Case) Pay. Janet worked most of her career at Modern Tool & Die. The summers she greatly enjoyed her time working at Skyland Golf Course. Janet is survived by her Read More…

Peter T. Radke

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Peter T. Radke, 43, of Medina, due to his heroic actions, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Pete was a loving husband, father and son, who dearly loved his family and God. Pete was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Radkes. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Michelle (Klubnik) Read More…

Edward Mastney

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Edward Mastney passed away peacefully at his home in Valley City, Monday, June 2, 2014. Edward (Ed) was born May 15, 1924 in Brunswick, to the late Anna (Beldik) and Charles Mastny. Preceding Ed in death are his sister, Josephine Ritchie, and brothers Charles, Roy, and Harry. Ed served his nation during World War II Read More…