September 30, 2014


Dolores R. Harsh


Dolores R. Harsh, 84, of Brunswick, since 1955, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. She was born on June 25, 1930 in Oakland, Maryland, to Theodore and Medelia Kight. Dolores will be dearly missed by her beloved husband, Oran of 62 years; loving daughters, Barbara Wunn, Dona (Mike) O’Keefe; grandchildren, Julie (Michael) Schmieder, Brian Wunn, Read More…

Anthony J. Pytel

Pytel, Anthony obit Pic

Anthony J. Pytel, 82, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born on September 4, 1932 in Cleveland, to the late Stephan and Stella (nee Sliwa) Pytel. Tony was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society, and VFW Post 9520. He enjoyed golf, bus trips, gardening, and especially Read More…

Robert H. Searcey, Jr.


Robert H. Searcey Jr., 67, of Lodi, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at his home, from injuries sustained in a farming accident. He was born April 2, 1947 in Akron, to Robert and Molly (Glidden) Searcey. He grew up in the Sharon Center area, graduating from Highland High School in 1965. He entered the Read More…

This year’s drive-yourself Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for Oct. 11, 12


The splendor of autumn in Medina County is never more apparent than during the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968. Scheduled this year for Oct. 11 and 12 from noon until 6 p.m. each day, this year’s drive-yourself tour will take visitors through the county’s southwest townships — Lafayette, Chatham, Spencer, Read More…

Clevelander charged with trafficking in heroin

Richard Clark

A Cleveland man was charged with trafficking in heroin after police said he sold heroin to an undercover officer with children present. Richard L. Clark, 35, was arrested Wednesday after he was stopped by state troopers on Interstate 71 just north of Center Road in Brunswick, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. A Read More…

New Cavaliers coach David Blatt not intimidated by all the talent at his disposal

David Blatt

INDEPENDENCE — David Blatt’s first NBA head coaching job charges him with leading the championship-caliber Cavaliers of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, but things could be a lot worse. “You can have the alternative and not have me, Kevin and Kyrie,” James said Saturday following the team’s first practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Read More…

Buckeyes put the ‘O’ in Ohio State but defense shaky in win over Cincinnati

J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer was thrilled with his offense — and disgusted by his pass defense. J.T. Barrett threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 182 yards and a score to lead No. 22 Ohio State past Gunner Kiel and Cincinnati 50-28 on Saturday night. “When you have a horizontal Read More…

Michael Brantley, Bryan Shaw reach milestones but Indians fall to Rays

Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley reached a milestone and setup man Bryan Shaw set a team record Saturday night. Both of them, however, were overshadowed by another poor defensive performance by the Tribe. A throwing error by Lonnie Chisenhall and a bouncing toss by Mike Aviles led to two runs, allowing the Tampa Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb expects hard sell for house inspections

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, has asked a Council committee to discuss whether the city should require “point of sale inspections” to ensure homes meet housing codes before being sold. The written request was filed with the Council’s Special Legislation Committee a month ago but no action has been taken, Lamb said. Lamb Read More…

Women’s friendship is a century in the making

Effie Roshon and her friend Vivah Walters celebrate Roshon’s 105th birthday on Friday at Emeritus at Medina, 100 High Point Drive. Walter will celebrate her 105th birthday next month. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Effie Roshon and Vivah Walters are good friends now, but were perfect strangers for more than 100 years. They first met in 2012 when Roshon moved into the room next to Walters’ at Emeritus at Medina, 100 High Point Drive. When they started to compare stories, they discovered they had a lot in common — Read More…