February 10, 2016


Golf: Pat Spoerndle to participate in ‘100 for Hospice’

Pat Spoerndle will golf 100 holes today to raise money for HMC Hospice of Medina County. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Not even a little rain in the forecast can damper the spirits of Pat Spoerndle. The Medina resident has many reasons to be happy, as he already has surpassed last year’s record money total for HMC Hospice of Medina County. He will take to the links for the sixth straight summer in his Read More…

Medina County park events for the rest of August 2014

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of August. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Tuesday • Homeschoolers Outdoor Education: In the Creek with Crayfish, Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Guilford Township, Read More…

PHOTOS: An Affair on the Square draws quite the crowd

Leah Medley, 5, of Medina, sits still while facepaint artist Lori Jaryga adds the finishing touches. Jaryga, of Parma Heights, was one of dozens of artisans at An Affair on the Square festival Sunday on Medina’s Public Square. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Sunny skies and not-too-hot temperatures Sunday drew plenty of folks to An Affair on the Square, the arts and crafts festival on Medina’s historic Public Square.

Urban Meyer: Buckeyes much improved so far in practice

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS (AP) — Asked a question about lofty preseason rankings and high expectations, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer jokingly threatened to pull the reporter’s season credentials. Laughing, he said he only wanted to discuss the first game against Navy on Aug. 30. But then he confirmed that even he is impressed with what he’s seen Read More…

Tony Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

Tony Stewart Crash Auto Racing

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.’s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. In a sport steeped with bravado, what happened next was another familiar, but treacherous, move: Wearing a black firesuit Read More…

Browns: Nothing settled in quarterback race

Johnny Manziel

Nothing is settled in the Browns quarterback derby. But the clock’s ticking on a decision, and rookie Johnny Manziel is making up ground in chunks on incumbent Brian Hoyer. First-year coach Mike Pettine reset the state of the competition Sunday afternoon in a conference call after watching film of the 13-12 loss to the Lions Read More…

Indians 4, Yankees 1: Carlos Carrasco pitches Tribe to series win

Carlos Carrasco

NEW YORK — Asked what pitch worked best against the New York Yankees, Carlos Carrasco gave a most obvious answer. “Everything,” he said. Same goes for most everyone the Cleveland Indians are putting on the mound lately. Carrasco rejoined the Cleveland rotation in fine fashion by throwing five scoreless innings and the Indians nearly tossed Read More…

PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy wins final 2 majors of season

PGA Championship Golf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship. On a back nine filled with clutch shots and as much tension as a major can provide, McIlroy emerged from a four-man race to outlast Phil Mickelson and the darkness at Valhalla to Read More…

Son follows his dad’s winning ways at Valley City Frog Jump Festival


This year’s Valley City Frog Jump Festival competition was a true family affair. Taking home grand champion honors was 10-year-old Ashton Sroka, of Medina, and his frog, Dumber, with a jump of 17 feet. Twenty-seven years earlier, Ashton’s father, Ron McKinley, won the competition when he was 10 years old in 1987. Ashton’s sisters, Marissa Read More…

Rita Szentkeresti


Rita, 89, of Brook Park, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 9, 2014. She was born May 17, 1925 in Lakewood, to the late Michael and Elizabeth(nee Blanar) Billick. Rita was heavily involved at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, where she taught religious education classes, was a Eucharistic minister, member of the Women’s Guild and worked at Read More…