February 9, 2016


Motorcyclist from Wadsworth dies days after wreck

A motorcycle rests near the entrance of Dairy Queen in Seville following a one vehicle crash.

A Wadsworth man who sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash last Wednesday in Seville died Sunday. Nickolas Nixon, 31, an organ and tissue donor, is survived by his wife, Brigette, and daughter, Alexandria. A GoFundme fund-raiser set up by a friend of the family at www.gofundme.com/prayersfornickolas says Nixon was the main provider for his wife Read More…

Hinckley Township double murder suspect in court today


A Hinckley Township man charged in the shooting deaths of two siblings will appear in Medina Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today. Dean Simms, 42, of 2629 Babcock Road, is being held at the Medina County Jail. He is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of Cynthia Gesaman, 52, and Randy Read More…

Boys basketball: Determined Keystone sinks Black River in PAC

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Keystone boys basketball team came into Black River’s house looking to clinch a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. The Pirates were looking to play spoiler. In the end Friday, the Wildcats used Brody Kuhl’s sharpshooting and a 10-minute Black River scoring drought to win 58-34. The Pirates Read More…

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Meetings set for Medina schools’ superintendent search

Three public meetings have been scheduled to gather input on the Medina City Schools’ search for a new superintendent. Earlier this week, the Medina Board of Education voted to use the Educational Service Center of Medina County to help with the search for the replacement for Superintendent Dave Knight. He is scheduled to resign on Read More…

One injured after Jeep goes into pond by Discount Drug Mart


A vehicle ended up in a pond Monday evening after a collision in the Discount Drug Mart parking lot at 38 Medina Line Road, Sharon Township. According to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office: Erin Parsons, 39, of Copley, lost control of her 2012 Jeep and hit a Honda Accord, which was traveling in the parking Read More…

Lafayette Township fire displaces family


Bob Finnan and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette A family escaped their burning home early Saturday morning on Columbia Road in Lafayette Township. Eight departments in Medina County responded to a fire at about 3 a.m. Saturday at 5255 Columbia Road, Lafayette Township Police Chief Jeff Hall said. “It was a total loss,” he said. Read More…

Bowers re-elected to township board

Lynda Bowers

A Lafayette Township trustee has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Ohio Township Association. Lynda Bowers was chosen during the association’s 2016 winter conference. The three-day event concludes today in Columbus. Bowers said Friday from the meeting that the position allows her “to work closely with state legislators to promote the interests Read More…

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Brunswick's Michael Quiring drives past Mentor's Kyle McIntosh during the fourth quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

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Anonymous donors leave $624,000 to Medina Hospital

Medina Hospital announced Thursday that two longtime county residents who died in 2015 have left donations to the medical facility. The hospital at 1000 E. Washington St. said the amounts total $624,000 and mark the largest cash donation it has received in its 71-year history. A statement said that the couple, who asked to remain Read More…