January 26, 2015

Medina
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GlenOak hands Devils first loss

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Canton GlenOak’s girls basketball team relentlessly grabbed rebounds and played terrific defense in the Brunswick Holiday Hoops Classic championship. The host Blue Devils did neither, which led to their first loss since Feb. 25. Senior small forward Dajia Mills scored a game-high 18 points — and won tournament MVP Read More…

Farmer still thinks Manziel can be NFL QB

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BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer believes Johnny Manziel has the talent to be a “solid starter” — just like he felt when he drafted him No. 22 in May. It’s up to Manziel to prove, on and off the field, he’s ready for the responsibility. “I do think he can develop into a solid Read More…

County approves bid to operate waste transfer station

Effective Jan. 12, the Medina County Central Processing Center in Westfield Township will be operated as a waste transfer station. Six companies submitted bids to county commissioners to operate the recycling center as a transfer station and on Tuesday they chose Dover, Ohio-based Kimble Companies. “They had the lowest and best bid,” county Sanitary Engineer Read More…

Changing of the guard: Hambley sworn in as state representative

Retiring Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, of Medina, shares a laugh with Steve Hambley, of Brunswick, shortly before Hambley takes the oath of office Tuesday to fill Batchelder’s seat in the House. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Outgoing Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley received a sendoff Tuesday night from local Republicans as he prepares to take over Bill Batchelder’s seat next month in the Ohio House. Batchelder conducted the swearing-in ceremony for Hambley at Williams on the Lake on Lafayette Road in Medina. “I’ve known this man since he was in school,” Read More…

Teamsters, Medina Council approve contract

Medina City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday with Teamsters Local 436, which represents city service department employees. Council approved the two-year contract 5-0 during Tuesday’s special meeting. Councilmen Brian Hilberg, Ward 1, and Dennie Simpson, Ward 2, were absent. The contract is effective Thursday and will expire at the same time as Read More…

County approves raising water rates

Medina County commissioners are raising water rates based on the advice a consultant gave them two weeks ago. Robert McNutt, an analyst with CT Consultants of Mentor, presented his rate study to commissioners Dec. 16. He said commissioners needed to raise the water rate to eliminate a $4.25 million deficit. Following his recommendation, commissioners decided Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers coach David Blatt must earn LeBron James’ respect

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LeBron James turned 30 today, and the best birthday present he could get from the Cavaliers would be more direction from coach David Blatt. James has always been among the most coachable superstars in the league. He wants to be coached. Actually, he loves to be coached. He craves it. Like most superstars, however, James Read More…

Fay E. Gall

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Fay E. Gall, 74, of Medina, passed away peacefully unto her heavenly home, Monday, December 29, 2014. Fay was born September 25, 1940, in Cleveland, to the late Ralph and Mildred (nee Phillips) Lipstreu. She resided in Valley City for many years prior to moving to Medina in 2000. Fay and her husband, Chuck, were Read More…

Christopher A. Smelko

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Christopher A. Smelko, 38, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014. He was born March 19, 1976 in Fairview Park, to Terry and Kathryn (nee Cook) Smelko. Christopher was a huge Ohio State fan, a league and tournament pool player and he had enough sports knowledge to fill an almanac. He will be dearly Read More…

David M. Pilkington, Sr.

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David M. Pilkington, Sr., 70, of Brunswick, passed away, surrounded by his family, Saturday, December 27, 2014. He was born September 27, 1944 in Columbus. David worked for years as a truck driver but will be remembered most for his devotion to his family and the love he had for his grandchildren. He will be Read More…