February 6, 2016

Partly sunny

School’s out but the superintendent is going in the drink

Katie Wilkinson, 10, of Wadsworth, tries to sink her school superintendent Andy Hill Friday during a picnic at the Soprema Senior Center, 617 School Drive, Wadsworth, in celebration of the bicentennial. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

WADSWORTH — It’s not an opportunity many students get, but Friday morning 10-year-old Katie Wilkinson was able to dunk her school’s superintendent in a tank of water. After a few pitches, Andy Hill, superintendent of Wadsworth City Schools, splashed into the dunk tank at a bicentennial picnic Friday at Soprema Senior Center, 617 School Drive. Read More…

Beer truck crash closes highway

A collision between two semi trucks on Friday morning left hundreds of beer bottles scattered across the roadway on I-71 South in Westfield Township just south of I-76. The left lane remained closed through the afternoon as crews tried to clean up the mess. Neither truck driver was injuried. The lost beer belonged to the Akron-based Thirsty Dog brewing company, and happened to fall on International Beer Day, a celebration of local beers and breweries thoughout the world that encourages people to try new and local beers.

A collision between two semi trucks about 4:20 a.m. Friday left hundreds of beer bottles scattered across the roadway on Interstate 71 south in Westfield Township just south of Interstate 76. The left lane remained closed until the afternoon as crews tried to clean up the mess. Neither truck driver was injured. The lost beer Read More…

Biking across America for awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

MEDINA – A group of seven bicyclists, who are in the middle of a ride across the country, made a pit stop Friday in Public­ Square. The members of the group are from all over the country but are riding together for the same cause. “It’s to spread awareness and raise money for Duchenne muscular Read More…

STUFF THE BUS: 31,000 school supplies collected

MEDINA — More than 70 United Way volunteers endured the heat to sort packages of pens, notebooks and binders in order to “Stuff the Bus” and make sure 1,500 local students are prepared for school. Together, 31,000 various supplies will be donated to the five school districts throughout the county. The annual school supplies drive Read More…

Lawrence Francis Benninger


Lawrence Francis Benninger, 85, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Hospice of Medina County. Larry was born to the late Lawrence and Catherine (Kennelley) Benninger May 8, 1929 in Lorain. He attended St. Ignatius High School and Fenn College. He married his wife, Ann (Pleszko) 62 years ago at St. Margaret Read More…

Jack A. Brobst


Jack A. Brobst, 89, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born in Akron on November 4, 1924 and was raised by the late Raymond and Margaret (Greer) Bauer. He retired with 41 years as a superintendent of material services at Babcock and Wilcox in Barberton and proudly served his country in Read More…

Bernice A. Nagy

Bernice A. Nagy, 74, of Medina, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. Bernice was a member of the Kidney Foundation, Prime Time Ladies of Cherokee Hills and Par-Tee Ladies of Brunswick Hills Golf Leagues and the Sewing Guild of Medina. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; and her daughters, Bernice Perzel (Gopal Haribhakti), Read More…

Robert “Robbie” J. Tyukodi, Jr.

Robert “Robbie” J. Tyukodi, Jr., 31, of Brunswick, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 26, 2014. He served in the United States Army serving in Afghanistan. Robbie will be missed by his parents, Robert J. Sr and Deborah (nee Harbie) Tyukodi; daughters, Kylee, Mya; brothers, Stephen (Melissa) and Kyle; his fiancee, Jennifer Hoff and her children, Read More…

Rosaura “Aura” Wolk

Rosaura “Aura” Wolk of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014.  See Monday’s Gazette for full notice. Arrangements by Cleveland Cremation.

Edward P. Koester


Edward P. Koester, 72, of Wadsworth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ed was born on February 8, 1942 to the late Edward and Alva (nee Kluth) in Cleveland. Ed worked at the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority for 10 years. In his free time, he enjoyed playing golf, making candles for his wife, Read More…