October 31, 2014

Medina
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Parents crusade for teen driving safety

As high schoolers pile into cars to head to school, dances, football games and other fall events, local law enforcement officers and parents are urging teens to make sure they follow state laws for young drivers. Ohio has laws that prohibit 16-year-old drivers from having more than one passenger who is not a family member. Read More…

Medina athletes take gold at Gay Games in Cleveland

Meghan Joyce, left, and Jessie Hall, both of Medina, display the gold medals they won in volleyball at the Gay Games 9, held this week in Cleveland. The international competition was expected to draw more than 9,000 participants from around the world. ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE

Meghan Joyce says Gay Games 9, which Cleveland hosted this week, was an opportunity for people from around the world to celebrate who they are. “It really brought the community together,” said Joyce, 24, who graduated from Buckeye High School and lives in Medina. “I am just so happy that it happened in Cleveland.” The Read More…

Family who lost husband, father gives thanks for overwhelming support

Michelle Radke and her four children: from left, Hannah, 16, Isaac, 8, Owen, 11 and Brynn, 14. Husband and father Peter Radke died in May while trying to rescue a teenager in Lake Erie. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Michelle Radke says it’s difficult to adequately express her gratitude for the support her family has received following the death of her husband, who drowned 2½ months ago while trying to rescue a teenage girl in Lake Erie. “There are no words to thank everyone,” said Radke, of Medina Township. “We’re still getting cards in Read More…

Mary Lou Letzelter

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ary Lou Letzelter, 75, of Homerville, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at her home. She was born in Cleveland on February 26, 1939, to George Leo and Thelma Rose (DeMooy) Tager and was a 1957 graduate of West Tech High School. She had resided in Parma until moving to Medina County in 1969 and Read More…

Vera Ellen Leiby

Vera Ellen Leiby, 86, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, from complications from a sudden illness. She was born in Elyria on February 25, 1928, to the late Paul and Florence (nee Easterbrook) Williams. Vera attended school in Elyria and Rochester for a short time. Vera grew up Read More…

Roger W. Milewski

Roger W. Milewski, 54, of Brunswick, was called home to be with God on Friday, August 15, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was an avid fisherman and marksman. Roger is survived by his beloved fiancee, Joan Bible; his loving daughters, Leah and Audra; his mother, Dorothy Milewski; his brother, Scott (Kathleen); Read More…

Jack Schaffer

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Jack Schaffer, 88, of Wadsworth, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. He was born June 7, 1926 in Perrysville, Ohio to Clark and Freda Schaffer. He was a graduate of Ashland High School. Upon his graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and was in WWII, he was a proud veteran. He then attended and Read More…

Mary C. DeLuca

Mary C. DeLuca, 66, of Medina, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. She was born January 12, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania to the late Walter and Catherine (Szolek) Czekaj. Mary was a kindergarten aid at St. Francis Catholic School for 10 years. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, Eucharistic Minister and Read More…

Aviles blasts walk-off

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber put the Indians in position for a victory, but needed Mike Aviles and Scott Atchison to finish the job. Aviles led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer onto the left-field porch, giving the Tribe a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The walk-off home Read More…

Browns notes: Challenge hits Berea

BEREA — The Browns raised money for ALS and coach Mike Pettine got in a friendly shot at former boss Rex Ryan. Everyone was a winner. “Rex, I know you want to punch me in the face,” Pettine said Friday before participating in The Ice Bucket Challenge. “Anytime you want to go toe-to-toe, you know Read More…