November 20, 2014

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Fired Ohio State band director says he was fixing vulgar culture

Ohio State Band Director

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University’s fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture “in dire need of change” before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after the two-month investigation concluded he knew about, but failed to Read More…

Wissel brothers have solid night at Medina County Fair motocross race

Harley Lucas (62) and Chase Witmer battle it out in the last turn of the Schoolboy race during the motocross at the Medina County Fair. Lucas went on to win the race. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — It was a tale of different levels of competition for the Wissel brothers in their motocross races Tuesday at the Medina County Fair. The Medina 15-year-olds finished one-two in their first Super Mini bike race, with Tyler coming in ahead of Ryan. But the brothers’ second race showed a different result, as they Read More…

One arrest at Montville Twp. OVI checkpoints last weekend

Two OVI checkpoints in Montville Township Saturday resulted in one OVI arrest. The checkpoints were set up on state Route 18 and state Route 3 and nearby area were the focus of “saturation patrols.” The first checkpoint was on Route 18, between River Styx Road and the Interstate 71 interchange. That checkpoint lasted an hour Read More…

More treatment sought to address Medina County heroin epidemic

Sheriff Tom Miller

Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller and Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler will discuss ways to combat the growing heroin problem in the county on a cable television program that will be aired throughout August on area public access channels. The sheriff and the judge are working together to find ways to treat defendants who Read More…

Wadsworth football coach Greg Dennison could miss first game

Greg Dennison

There’s a strong chance the most recognizable figure on Wadsworth’s football team won’t be around when the Grizzlies open their season Aug. 29 at Ashland. Head coach Greg Dennison, who is entering his 20th year with Wadsworth, hasn’t stepped down or been non-renewed. The winningest coach in school history, Dennison will likely still be recuperating Read More…

Bill would increase the number of addicts physicians could treat

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A key aspect of battling the growing heroin epidemic may lie in treating those already suffering from addiction. At least that’s the approach The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act aims to take. The act, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., last week and co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, would Read More…

Joey Hughes Trio wins Battle of the Bands at Medina County Fair

Evan Graham, Medina, plays guitar as Chase Johanson, Medina, sings Wednesday afternoon during a Battle of the Bands competition at the Medina County Fair. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Young musicians got their first taste of fame during the annual Battle of the Bands at the Medina County Fair. Winning the $500 prize for first place was the Joey Hughes Trio. Second place, along with $200, went to Walking in Circles. Th3 Royal Skam took third place and will receive $100. A total of Read More…

BMX cyclists ride the skies at Medina County Fair

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Freestyle BMX — the most spectacular version of bicycle motocross — achieved the peak of its popularity decades ago. But the sport has found a way to continue to fly high at county fairs and community festivals. Solutions Action Sports has been producing BMX and motocross shows for the past five years. This year they Read More…

Judge: Westfield Twp. rezoning rejection biased, orders new hearing

Judge Christopher Collier

A Medina County judge Tuesday threw out the decision of the members of the Westfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals in a controversial rezoning case, ruling that two members of the board were biased. Linda and Timothy Kratzer had requested a zoning variance to permit the commercial development of 105 acres at 5669 Greenwich Road, Read More…

Reciever Charles Johnson has real chance to make Browns team this year

Charles Johnson

BEREA — Browns coach Mike Pettine didn’t pull any punches during his first meeting with wide receiver Charles Johnson. “I told him I didn’t know much about him, but I went on You Tube and watched his Grand Valley State highlights,” Pettine said. “They were impressive. You could see he was worth taking a peek Read More…