October 2, 2014

Partly sunny

Bret Michaels fan receives star treatment for a week in New York City


Fans dream about meeting their idols, but Johnny Kocisko can proudly call his idol his friend. Kocisko, 21, has been a longtime fan of Bret Michaels, the frontman of the rock band Poison, turned popular solo artist. “I love him, I have all his CDs,” Kocisko said. Last summer, he and his mother, Linda Rubinski, Read More…

Cleveland Clinic opens Brunswick rehab facility

Leo Mesenger, 3, of Strongsville, makes his way down a set of stairs with the help of Cristina Wells, a physical therapist at the Cleveland Clinic’s newest children’s therapy site in Brunswick. Wells previously worked with Leo at AbiliKids in Brunswick, but the Cleveland Clinic acquired the practice and retained many of the staff and patients. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

The Cleveland Clinic opened a children’s rehabilitation therapy office in Brunswick on Monday aimed at meeting the needs of families who need physical, occupational and speech therapy. The new facility is a branch of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Therapy Services, based at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation in Cleveland. “Typically, a children’s hospital is a Read More…

Love of planes handed down through generations at Wings & Wheels show


SHARON TWP. — More than 250 classic cars and dozens of airplanes were on display Sunday afternoon as songs like 1966’s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” blasted from a set of speakers by DJ Aloha Phil. Music of 1950s and ’60s set the backdrop to brightly colored automobiles and planes representing the golden era of Read More…

Federal charges invoked to pressure drug dealers

Federal drug charges are now pending against a Medina man under a new strategy law enforcement officials are pursuing to crack down on repeat drug offenders. Jeimil Henderson, 22, of the 700 block of North Broadway Street, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday on charges of trafficking crack cocaine. Henderson was arrested Read More…

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings is Sunday

A classic car and an airplane sit side by side at the Wings and Wheels car and airplane show at Medina Municipal Airport in 2012. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings on Sunday is a chance to learn about the aviation history of Medina County, grab a hot dog, and take a stroll past classic cars and planes. The airport will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the public at no cost for the show. “We want people Read More…

PHOTO: Going to catch a whopper of a weekend

Joseph Kollins, of Medina, casts a line at Lake Medina in Medina Township on Thursday afternoon. The weather forecast looks good for outdoor activities this weekend — highs in the mid- to upper 70s and an abundance of sun. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Brunswick High School saxophonist to play in elite band

Brunswick High School senior Bethany Westphal has been selected as one of 125 student musicians nationwide to perform in the Army All-American Bowl Marching Band in January. Westphal, who has played saxophone since sixth grade, credited her family, friends, teachers and fellow band-mates for helping her achieve the honor. Students who are selected for the Read More…

Brunswick council approves project to address flooding problems

Residents in Brunswick’s Ward 4 can expect to see a major storm water project completed this year. On Monday night, Council members approved spending $18,370 from the storm water utility fund to fix the drainage at the corner of Center Road and Cherry Lane on the city’s west side. The project was a top priority Read More…

Farmer gets helping hands from Amish, English after silo collapses


HOMER TWP. — When the concrete two-story silo at DaMar Farms toppled over early Sunday morning, David Sigel wasn’t sure how he would salvage the tons of silage stored inside. Luckily, neighbors, including English and Amish farmers, were ready to step in and help. On Tuesday morning, after his insurance company gave him the go-ahead, Read More…

Brunswick, developer negotiate construction at Town Center site

The southern end of Brunswick Town Center is an open tract of land owned by the city of Brunswick.  GAZETTE FILE

Thirteen months ago, Brunswick sold 18.2 acres at the south end of Town Center to Canton-based McKinley Development Co., which promised to build a hotel, luxury apartments and an assisted-living facility. Today, the ground sits untouched. That’s because the developer has struggled to find a hotel buyer for the site, and the contract with the Read More…