May 25, 2016

Medina
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Bees earn share of GCC title

Paul Williams The Gazette ELYRIA — The Medina and Elyria softball teams played their final game of the season Friday afternoon with a conference title on the line. It was only fitting that the game, just as the season, was a battle down to the wire. In the end, Medina came away with an impressive Read More…

Hinckley Township hires Parma captain to be fire chief

Hinckley Township will soon welcome a new fire chief — Mel Morgan, a captain at Parma Fire Department. Township trustees appointed Morgan at a Monday night meeting, according to Trustee Martha Catherwood. Morgan, a 54-year-old Broadview Heights resident, has served in the Parma Fire Department for 33 years, about 20 of which as a captain. Read More…

Sports writer places first as Gazette gets 5 awards

Gazette sports writer Albert Grindle was named Ohio’s Best Sports Writer of the Year for 2015 in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. Grindle’s award was among five won by Gazette staff announced at Sunday’s APME awards banquet in Columbus. Copy editor Jennifer Lyon won a second-place award for page design. Sports writer Read More…

Two-day ‘Sea of Blue’ tribute begins in Medina Public Square

“Sea of Blue” began Friday night on Medina Public Square with an hourlong candlelight vigil with speakers giving tributes to the work and sacrifices of law enforcement personnel. It is the second year for the two-day event, which began last year as an idea of Medina High School freshman Trevor Satterwaite, who was then an Read More…

Montville Township, Medina Township police certified by state advisory board

The Montville Township and Medina Township police departments have been certified as meeting new standards of practice by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. They join Medina Police Department and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office as other law enforcement agencies in the county to have adopted and implemented the new standards. The board was formed Read More…

Homer Township couple grants land gift for others

Landowners Claude and Mary Cuchna of Homer Township have granted a “conservation easement” of their 20-acre property to Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Officials from the nonprofit organization said it is the first easement it has recorded in the township. Mary Cuchna told The Gazette in a recent interview that the deer population has shrunk because Read More…

High school softball: Luck runs out for Highland against Hudson in sectional finals

By John Urchek The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — The third time wasn’t the charm for the Highland softball team Tuesday, as the Hornets fell 6-5 to Hudson in a Barberton Division I Sectional final. Hudson (13-8) advances to face top-seeded and reigning district champion Walsh Jesuit in a district semifinal Monday at the Barberton Sports Read More…

High school softball: Sixth-inning rally keeps Brunswick alive in postseason

By Anthony Blankenship The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The third-seeded Brunswick softball team kept its postseason alive Tuesday, defeating No. 8 seed Cuyahoga Falls 6-3 in a Barberton Division I Sectional final. On a cold and rainy day, the Blue Devils (14-7) went into the sixth inning down 3-0 after a first-inning error and clutch hit Read More…

Little interest in Medina County sales tax levy

The county commissioners’ room was empty Tuesday morning during a scheduled public hearing on a proposed county sales tax levy. County Administrator Scott Miller said no one from the public attended last week’s hearing on the same matter — a proposed 0.25 percent raise of the county sales tax that would provide additional revenue for Read More…

Tour to feature Medina County history

Several historical groups in Medina County are combining forces for a History Day on May 22. Officials said the event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be similar to the Fall Foliage Tour. History Day, which will feature 16 stops and 17 organizations, will include tour guides offering information, books, posters and other history-related Read More…