February 13, 2016

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Sobriety checkpoint on state Route 18 tonight in Granger, Sharon twps.

GRANGER, SHARON TWPS. — A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight on state Route 18, just west of the Summit County line in Granger and Sharon townships. The checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a Read More…

Retail stores have a solid start to back-to-school shopping season

The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales. The National Retail Federation expects the average family with school-aged children to spend $669.28 for back to school items, up 5 percent from last year. That would be the second-highest amount since the industry trade group started Read More…

PHOTOS: Ladies Night Out in Medina draws customers to local businesses

Shannon Lang, left, and Lindsey Barazda, both age 10, get their hair braided by Mary Kay of VCS Salon and Spa during Ladies Night Out in Medina on Thursday. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

During Ladies Night Out events throughout the year in Medina, locally owned and operated businesses are open evening hours and feature special shopping deals, samplings of specialty food products and mini-makeovers. Thursday’s event was sponsored by merchants of Main Street Medina and the Medina Historic District with the support of VCS Salon and Spa.

Traveling Sept. 11 memorial to Medina to spread ‘never forget’ message


A mobile 9/11 memorial will roll into Medina at the end of August for two days. The 53-foot-long Tunnel to Towers tractor-trailer will make a stop in the city Aug. 26 and 27. It features an 1,100-square-foot interactive memorial to the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives trying to save people inside the Read More…

Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant making the most of his third chance

Armonty Bryant

BEREA — Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant understands the demons Josh Gordon is fighting off the field. Demons of his own nearly ended his NFL career before it started, but also taught him what not to do. “Things could have gone really bad for me,” Bryant said. “Luckily, things did fall in my favor and Read More…

Protesters gather in Missouri, Cleveland over death of Ferguson teen


FERGUSON, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. The intervention, ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Read More…

Indians: Former closer John Axford claimed off waivers by Pirates

Yan Gomes, John Axford

CLEVELAND — John Axford’s days are done in Cleveland. The deposed closer, who lost his job shortly into the season, was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. The Pirates reportedly will be responsible for the remainder — a little more than $1 million — of the $4.5 million salary Axford is earning Read More…

Teachers preparing classrooms for start of school next week


Teachers around Medina County are gearing up to welcome students back to school next week and preparing for orientation meetings with new students and their parents. On Thursday afternoon, Jodie Rubino, a sixth-grade language arts teacher at A.I. Root Middle School in Medina was readying her classroom for orientation meetings. She said she enjoys teaching Read More…

Robert “Bob” William Chattin


Robert “Bob” William Chattin, 69, of Hinckley, lost his battle with cancer Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was well-loved and will be missed. Bob served our country as a Machinist Mate, 2nd Class, in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an excavator for most of his adult life, Bob had a big voice, but a Read More…

Patrol: Sun glare a factor in SUV crash seriously injuring pedestrian

Sun glare contributed to an accident that seriously injured a pedestrian Wednesday evening in Granger Township, according to the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Trooper Steven Robison said the driver, township resident Betty Hodgson, reached for her SUV’s visor at about 7:30 p.m. because the sun was bright — and that’s when she Read More…