November 26, 2014

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UPDATED: Mike Miller, James Jones ready to help LeBron James win in Cleveland

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INDEPENDENCE — Mike Miller and James Jones spent most of their introductory Cavaliers press conference Wednesday addressing questions about LeBron James. That was fine with both veterans, who won two titles with James as members of the Miami Heat. “I think his passion for wanting to bring a championship back here to Cleveland drives him Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer gets nod to start preseason opener; rookie Johnny Manziel continues to apply pressure

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BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Saturday in Detroit in the preseason opener. “That was his job. He was the one coming into it,” first-year coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday. “He’s done nothing to have that taken away from him, so he’ll be out there with the starters.” Rookie Johnny Manziel, who’s made significant Read More…

Terri Drogell

Terri Drogell, 56, of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014. She was born November 5, 1957 in Medina. Terri was the beloved daughter of Mary (Ernest) Worcester and Burt (Linda) Drogell; she will be missed terribly by her twin sister, Tracy (Rick) Wasmer; sisters, Amanda (Paul) Barstow, Kristin (Jeff) Snelly; brothers, Jim Worcester, Heath Read More…

Task force finds $1.2M in marijuana growing in southern Medina County

Medina County Drug Task Force agents seized 817 marijuana plants in the last week in southern Medina County. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The Medina County Drug Task Force agents have seized more than $1.2 million worth of marijuana plants in the past week. On July 29, an Ohio Highway Patrol pilot discovered 80 marijuana plants while on patrol in southwestern Medina County. On Aug. 1, acting on information provided by the same patrol pilot, agents found 737 Read More…

‘Broken windows’ push nets arrests in Medina

Police arrested two Medina men Tuesday after Medina County Drug Task Force agents observed suspicious activity in the area of Bronson and North Huntington streets. Agents contacted police on patrol who were able to stop a car occupied by the two Medina men. During a search of the car, crack cocaine was found, according to Read More…

Medina County buildings to get up to $3M in fixes

MEDINA — The county plans to spend about $3 million to install mechanical and lighting upgrades to 12 administrative buildings. County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to begin advertising on the county website to solicit interest from companies that specialize in energy conservation. County Administrator Chris Jakab said the upgrades are necessary to make the Read More…

Wanted: Operator for county recycling center

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The county will begin advertising for bids from companies interested in operating the recycling center next year. County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to begin advertising for two bid options Thursday on the county and the sanitary engineers’ websites. Advertising also will appear in The Gazette, The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of The Solid Waste Association Read More…

Our listing of Medina County Senior Fair results for 2014

2014 Senior Fair Winners (Click on category to redirect to results) 1. Agriculture Products 2. Art 3. Beef 4. Cooking Sunday 5. Crafts 6. Culinary Thursday 7. Dairy 8. Draft Horse, Pony 9. Flowers 10. Goats 11. Photography 12. School Exhibits 13. Sewing 14. Sheep 15. Wine (For Junior Fair, click here)

Solar energy benefits Medina County farmers

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It’s not unusual for farmers to harness the power of the sun to grow their crops. However, the Richardson family of Richardson Farms has taken that concept a step further. The Richardsons installed an energy-saving solar panel system on a barn roof in July at their family-owned farm in Lafayette Township. Ecojiva Solar Installation Co. Read More…

Teen in fair condition after crash that killed her friend

One of three teenagers involved in a fatal crash Sunday night on River Styx Road in Montville Township was in fair condition Tuesday. Katherine Babak, 16, of Bath Township in Summit County, was killed when the car she was driving was hit head-on about 11 p.m. A vigil was held for her Tuesday night at Read More…