January 29, 2015

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Man gets four years in prison for drunken crash that injured police officer

Dalton Philiips

Nick Glunt and Andrew Davis | The Gazette A 24-year-old Columbia Station man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and a lifetime driving ban for critically injuring an off-duty police officer in a drunken hit-and-run crash. Dalton Phillips pleaded no contest last month to charges of aggravated vehicular assault and failure to stop Read More…

Horse put down after Amish buggy accident in Homer Twp.

A horse had to be put down by a veterinarian after a collision between an Amish buggy and a tractor-trailer Saturday afternoon in Homer Township. The buggy was eastbound on Greenwich Road near Pawnee Road about 4:30 p.m. when it was struck by a truck, according to the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Read More…

Black River Schools closed; 4 others starting late

Hazardous road conditions prompted the closing of Black River schools today. Four other Medina County districts — Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland and Wadsworth — delayed the start of classes by two hours. The National Weather Service has posted a hazardous winter outlook advisory for Medina County and 14 other counties across Northern Ohio. Today’s prediction calls Read More…

A blast of winter is on the way

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook across all of Northern Ohio for the coming week. Up to three inches of snow was expected by this morning and up to a half-inch more predicted by evening. Today’s high will reach only 21 degrees, falling to a low of about 14 tonight. More Read More…

Fatal crash in Liverpool Township

A 28-year-old man died in a one-car crash on state Route 303 in Liverpool Township early Saturday. Michael Setliff, of Elyria, was westbound in a 2003 Honda Accord about 1:15 a.m. when he went airborne crossing railroad tracks, according to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The car went off the left Read More…

Pirates drop third in a row

FAIRVIEW PARK — For a week, Black River’s boys basketball team struggled early and then spent games playing catch-up. On Friday night, the Pirates struggled from beginning to end as they dropped their third consecutive contest. This time, it was a 60-46 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-divisional road loss to Fairview. “It was a lot of Read More…

Bucks run away with win

OBERLIN — Basketball is a game of runs, and the Buckeye boys are definitely a team of runs. That statement held true Friday, as the Bucks used big run after big run to hold off young and feisty Oberlin for a 62-51 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division victory. “We play in spurts. We’ve been that way Read More…

Wadsworth’s ‘D’ burns Devils

TALLMADGE — The visiting Wadsworth boys basketball team turned up its defensive intensity in the second half Friday to stifle Tallmadge 53-36 in an important Suburban League game. With time winding down in the first half, senior center Joel Kipfer swiped an entry pass intended for Tallmadge senior forward Andrew Francesconi and broke away for Read More…

Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack charged with misusing public funds

Mike Kovack

Nick Glunt and Loren Genson | The Gazette Misdemeanor charges of misusing public funds were filed Thursday against Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack, who’s expected to enter a diversion program in two weeks to have the charges forgiven. “It was a thorough and complete investigation from a multi-agency investigative team, and once we had all Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland Hornets stay on scoring spree

Highland's Brogan Scott shoots over Cloverleaf's Andrew Jarrett during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — When a number of this season’s top scoring players in Medina County take the same court, there’s bound to be a scoring showdown. The Highland and Cloverleaf boys basketball teams didn’t disappoint Friday night, as seven players reached double digits in the Suburban League contest. Deciding the winner, however, came down to Read More…