February 13, 2016


Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by vehicle in Granger Twp.

GRANGER TWP. — A 62-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured Wednesday evening when she was struck by a vehicle on Waterside Drive, west of North Medina Line Road. Nahida Abboud, of Akron, was walking west on Waterside Drive about 7:30 p.m., when she was hit by a westbound GMC SUV, according to the Medina post of Read More…

Browns Notes: No-huddle offense makes rare appearance in Berea

Brian Hoyer, Terrance West

BEREA — The future of the NFL arrived Wednesday at Browns headquarters. Near the end of practice, the offense went no-huddle. Brian Hoyer led a 65-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 19-yard catch-and-run from running back Ben Tate after linebacker Barkevious Mingo slipped in coverage. Johnny Manziel went three-and-out in his two chances in the Read More…

Browns rookie RB Terrance West thrilled to spend time with Hall of Famer Jim Brown

Jim Brown

BEREA — Terrance West’s eyes had doubled in size. “Wow. THE Jim Brown,” he said, with the smile of a kid walking into Disney World. West, a rookie running back, met Brown, a Hall of Famer, for the first time Monday. They chatted again Wednesday after training camp practice, and the thrill hadn’t diminished. “It’s Read More…

Medina County dog license fees could get about 20 percent cheaper

Medina County Administrator Chris Jakab said the county can afford to reduce the cost of dog licenses from $12 to $10 per year. The lifetime license would drop from $120 to $100 and the three-year license from $36 to $30. Jakab proposed the reduction during the dog and kennel fiscal analysis for 2015-18 he presented Read More…

Man, 60, accused of raping three teenagers over a year

Gary Royer

A 60-year-old Litchfield Township man has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting three teenagers last year. A Medina County grand jury indicted Gary Royer, of the 9200 block of Norwalk Road, in July on seven counts of rape and three counts of gross sexual imposition. The charges are first- and fourth-degree felonies. If convicted, Royer Read More…

PHOTO: Workers begin demolishing Montville Twp. athletic club

Workers begin tearing down the Washington Court Athletic Club building, 3430 Medina Road, Montville Township, on Tuesday. The facility, which included tennis courts, a swimming pool and workout equipment, opened in 1978. Owners closed the facility in June. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Workers began tearing down the Washington Court Athletic Club building, 3430 Medina Road, Montville Township, on Tuesday.

Blue Heron overgrowth to be cleared away, public to be welcomed soon


Montville Township trustees hope to open a small portion of the former Blue Heron Golf Course as a public park within two weeks. The board of trustees met Tuesday evening for the second time to discuss preliminary stages of a five-year financing and development plan for the proposed park. The trustees agreed in May to Read More…

Indians, Diamondbacks rained out, will play traditional doubleheader Wednesday

Jason Kipnis

CLEVELAND — Blame it on the rain. The series opener Tuesday night between the Indians and Diamondbacks at Progressive Field was postponed by inclement weather. That means the two interleague rivals will play a traditional doubleheader today, with the opening game scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Trevor Bauer (4-7, Read More…

Indians notes: David Murphy likely out four to six weeks; Nick Swisher may be headed for surgery

CLEVELAND — There was bad news for the Indians on the injury front Tuesday. David Murphy is expected to miss the next four to five weeks with a right oblique strain, while Nick Swisher could be headed for surgery on his right knee. Both players were placed on the disabled list Sunday. The Indians announced Read More…

Highland Schools to break ground on $8M stadium


Booster club members are ready to make the first major donation toward a new $8 million athletic complex for Highland Schools. On Monday, the Highland Athletic Boosters Club will present a check for $225,000 to Superintendent Catherine Aukerman at a groundbreaking for the new stadium in Granger Township. “It represents a lot of parents and Read More…