October 23, 2014

Medina
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Phones out but orientation still on tonight at Claggett school

MEDINA — The day before the start of school can be stressful, but the situation is a lot worse without phones and Internet access to schedules, online materials and presentations. That’s the predicament facing teachers and staff at Claggett Middle School today. A fiber optic cable line broke Monday morning disconnecting phones and internet service Read More…

Medina family finds solace after house fire on North Broadway Street

The backside of a South Broadway Street home after fire crews were able to subdue the flames. Fire Chief Bob Painter said that once the garage on the property was fully engulfed that flames made the just to the house easily. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Chris Klaiber paced back and forth outside of his fire-damaged Medina home Monday wondering what he and his wife were going to do next. Their garage was destroyed, and their house sustained severe smoke and water damage and needs substantial work to make it livable again. Just then, Jim Frame and Warren Benditz, of St. Read More…

Volunteers pack up supplies, food for students in need

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Two hundred backpacks, boxes of ramen noodles and tables of pencils and notebooks and other elementary school supplies were packed Sunday night by a group of volunteers. Foundation 4Life distributors from across the county gathered at the ATEAM All-Stars Leadership Center, 1188 Medina Road, Sharon Township, to bag supplies for the start of the school Read More…

Street fair is long-running tradition in Valley City

The blast of an air horn signals the start of the 5K race Saturday at the Valley City Street Fair. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Valley City Street Fair, one of the oldest summer festivals in Medina County, is aiming at a younger audience. The organizers of the festival in Liverpool Township, which began in 1934 to support the Valley City Fire Department, have moved away from traditional fair rides and now feature inflatable “bounce houses” and other attractions Read More…

Shawn Marion reportedly agrees to play for Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers’ amazing summer continued Sunday when veteran forward Shawn Marion committed to signing with Cleveland, according to numerous reports. The Cavs had already added LeBron James, Mike Miller and James Jones and can officially complete their trade for Kevin Love as early as Saturday. Cleveland is also considered the favorite to sign 39-year-old shooting Read More…

Orioles 4, Indians 1: Tribe can’t complete sweep of division leaders

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CLEVELAND — A productive homestand ended with the Indians being not so productive Sunday at Progressive Field. With a chance to sweep the American League East Division-leading Orioles, Cleveland instead settled for a three-game series win, managing just two hits in a 4-1 loss in front of 22,564 fans. The Indians, who went 3-2 in Read More…

Browns analysis: Pettine needs QB battle to wrap up tonight

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The end is near. At least Browns coach Mike Pettine hopes. Pettine wants desperately to name the starting quarterback for the season opener this week, and put a stop to the competition that has overwhelmed all other storylines in camp. It’s been his plan since before training camp and hasn’t changed despite a near-even battle Read More…

Indians notes: Rotation shining for a spell

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CLEVELAND — The Indians’ rotation has picked an opportune time for a top-shelf spell. Despite scoring only 19 runs over the last seven games, Cleveland has posted a 5-2 record, thanks in large part to effective outings from its starting pitchers, who have allowed just five earned runs over a span of 44 innings. In Read More…

Wadsworth school board: No more ‘no mow’ in front of buildings

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Responding to complaints from residents, the Wadsworth school board has agreed to eliminate the “no mow” areas in front of the high school and other new school buildings. Tall shrubs, grass and wild flowers that haven’t been cut in 2½ years eventually will be replaced with a more conventional grass landscaping. “It just is not Read More…

Medical officials urge parents to vaccinate their schoolchildren

Staff and wire reports The Ohio Department of Health and local medical officials are urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year. Dr. Hanna Lemerman, of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Medina, said getting children all of the vaccines Read More…