July 24, 2014

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Brunswick man convicted of taking millions from church credit bureau

A federal jury has convicted a 41-year-old Brunswick man accused of playing a major role in a scheme that bilked a church credit bureau of millions in loans. Svetislav Vujovic was convicted of receiving more than $3 million from the St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union in exchange for cash payments to the credit union’s Read More…

Dick Goddard rescued while second man climbs tree to avoid waters


For more than 50 years, Dick Goddard has talked about the weather. On Monday night, the weather almost got the last word. The Cleveland television meteorologist and author was one of two people rescued from floodwaters that swamped their cars at the Interstate 71 southbound exit to state Route 3 in Medina Township. “I’m thinking Read More…

PHOTOS: Medina High hosts annual lacrosse tournament

Brady Henderson drives with the ball at the invitational. His Medina Middle School team lost a close match, 8-7, with Sylvania, a suburb of Toledo. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

PHOTO: Two dozen volunteers refurbish elder’s home


PHOTOS: Time travelers in Wadsworth

Abraham Lincoln and wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, are the guests of honor Friday at Wadsworth’s bicentennial celebration at the historic Johnson House. The president and first lady were portrayed by John W. and Marian King, of Ashtabula. John King won first place in the Lincoln look-a-like contest in Gettysburg in 2013. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

“Spirits of the Past” haunted Wadsworth’s historic Johnson House on Friday as part of the city’s bicentennial celebration. The event featured town folks dressed up as characters spanning the past 200 years.

PHOTOS: Grand opening and grand reopening

The Raspberry and the Rose, a boutique featuring the handmade jewelry of local artist Melissa Ziogas, as well as scarves, handbags and other women’s accessories, is Medina’s newest attraction. Doing the ribbon-cutting honors at Friday’s grand opening at 102 W. Washington St., just off Public Square, are Medina Economic Director Kimberly Rice, Mayor Dennis Hanwell, and the Ziogas family: children, from left, Jonathan, 11, Andy, 13, Charlotte, 7, and parents, Melissa and Jim Ziogas. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

More may be giving up job search

Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent last month — down from 6.5 in February and the lowest seen in nearly six years. The state’s jobless rate in March also was lower than the U.S. rate of 6.7 percent in both February and March, according to the latest employment report, released Friday.But a closer look Read More…

Display of pride: Teamwork brings Buckeye together

Andy VanBoxel, owner of Lakota Concrete in York Township, on Friday checks out his handiwork — the logo of Buckeye High’s mascot emblazoned in the school’s new entranceway. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Buckeye High Principal Charles Vrabel had a problem. The concrete entranceway to his school was badly deteriorated and needed to be fixed. “Our entryway has been deteriorating over the years because of all the salt brought on it,” he said. “It was pitted and dirty and needed to be refurbished.” But rather Read More…


Parishioners fill the pews at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Good Friday for the Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion. On Easter Sunday, two of the parish’s Masses will be held at the Medina Performing Arts Center — at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

PHOTO: County’s youth chess king crowned