November 29, 2014

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Community opens hearts for Medina men

MEDINA — Friends and family of two Medina men who died suddenly this past week have raised more than $67,000 within days to help benefit the families the men left behind. A website for Dan Sherman, a Medina teacher and coach, had raised more than $48,764 from more than 550 donors as of Friday afternoon Read More…

Gazette named best newspaper in its class in Ohio

CLEVELAND — The Gazette was named best daily newspaper in Ohio among papers with up to 75,000 circulation by the Cleveland Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism competition. The Gazette’s news and sports staffs won six additional awards in competition with newspapers of all sizes. Managing editor David Knox and reporters Loren Genson and Nick Glunt Read More…

Montville police chief leading drive to buy golf course

MONTVILLE TWP. — Police Chief Terry Grice is heading up the effort to raise the $500,000 the township needs to buy the former Blue Heron golf course. Trustees voted May 29 to enter into a five-year lease-purchase agreement with Medina-based C&C of Ohio LLC to buy the 252-acre property for use as a public park.. Read More…

Life rolls For Lodi’s Diana West Wise

Diana West Wise, 13, and her 15-year-old partner, Jim Harmer of Mount Vernon, display their trophies after winning the junior pairs national roller skating championship in 1958. PHOTO PROVIDED

Diana West Wise’s clients knew the handwriting was on the wall when they saw “For Sale” signs go up at Wooster and Academy streets in Lodi. “Diana’s Hair Fashions and Tanning Salon” will close July 1. With the sale of the building and her family’s Elyria Street property, she and her husband are moving to Read More…

Baring it all for cancer

Bobbi Havrilla, of Wadsworth, poses with her Harley Davidson motorcycle in Milwaukee, Wis. in 2013 during the 110th Harley Davidson Anniversary. PHOTO PROVIDED

MEDINA — A group of female motorcyclists is asking their fellow riders and others to bare their bras at a poker run aimed at raising money and awareness of breast cancer. “We’re asking participants to decorate a bra, and wear it somewhere on your person, on your leg, on your head, or on your chest Read More…

Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver, of Seville, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Wadsworth, April 7, 1942, to Harley and Annie Fetzer. Judy graduated from Westfield High School and was a licensed cosmetologist. She was a member of the NorEaster Club at Catawba Island for 32 years. She Read More…

Michael L. Moore, Sr

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Michael L. Moore, Sr., 62, of Rittman, formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. He was born May 24, 1952 in Akron to Lee and Obelia Moore and lived in Akron before moving to Rittman 19 years ago. Mike was employed by the former B & L Steel Company in Read More…

Ed Gardner

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Ed Gardner, 58, born April 19, 1956, lost his battle with cancer, when he passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Ed was a 1974 graduate of Norton High School and a 1979 graduate of the University of Akron. Ed worked as a hydraulic salesman for the Stanley M. Proctor Company Read More…

Jerry “Peach” Sheedy

Jerry “Peach” Sheedy, 53, formerly of Seville, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Medical Park Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia, following a brief illness. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1 P.M. at the Eagles in Wadsworth.

Janice G. Schlak

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Janice G. Schlak, 67, of Montville Twp., Medina, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born June 20, 1946 in New Salem, North Dakota, to Ervin and Erna (nee Rueb) Peltz. She was the Office Manager at Baldwin Wallace University Development Office before retiring. She married Henry Schlak on October 16, 1965. Janice was Read More…