October 20, 2014

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Soccer: Night to remember, Lafayette records second hat trick of season

Mike Peticca | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Highland junior Kaitlyn Lafayette scored three goals in a girls soccer match earlier this season. Off hand, she couldn’t recall much for sure, not even the opponent. Lafayette won’t forget her second hat trick, though, because it came Monday in the Hornets’ 3-0 win over Barberton in Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Oct. 14

Jamie Hozan

Football Nick Corvo, Highland: Senior running back/defensive end contributed heavily in Hornets’ 45-13 Suburban League victory at Tallmadge. … Rushed 20 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns. … Had four tackles, including three for loss and sack. … Among Medina County leaders with 522 rushing yards and 12 TDs. … Third varsity season. Girls Read More…

Cross country: Highland’s Carlee Rhoads, Grizzlies’ boys win

Wadsworth junior Jon Bach (1468) leads the pack as it enters the wooded section of the course. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

Jonathan Huff | The Gazette AKRON — Suburban League championships proved twice as nice for Highland star Carlee Rhoads and the Wadsworth boys cross country team. In a near-copy of the SL Super Duals, Rhoads won the meet with space to spare and the Grizzlies beat Green by a matter of points. The Nordonia girls also Read More…

Old-fashioned fun at 30th annual Pioneer Festival

Doug Nebregal, of the Mansfield Independents, gets a hit during a vintage baseball game on Saturday at the Pioneer Festival at Buckeye Woods Park. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Families flocked to Buckeye Woods Park on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy old-fashioned fun at the 30th annual Pioneer Festival. The festival, which was one of the stops on the Medina County Park District’s Fall Foliage Tour, included demonstrations of crafts, music and dance and plenty of food. Members of Medina Creative Therapy Ranch provided Read More…

Medina County park events spanning October 2014

Sharon Biggins gives Mackenzie Clor, 9, a ride on a carriage driven by a minature horse named Hope at the Pioneer Festival at Buckeye Woods Park on Saturday. Biggins is a member of the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, which provides adults and children with disabilities theraputic riding opportunities. This weekend, the ranch was offering rides in exchange for a donation to support the ranch. (LOREN GENSON)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday, Oct. 2 • Your Woods, Water, and Wildlife Workshop, The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Read More…

Montville to install heat sensors in cruisers that carry police dogs

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The death of a police dog due to heatstroke has prompted the Montville Township Police Department to purchase a sophisticated new temperature control and monitoring system. At least one other department in Medina County is considering similar safety equipment. The Montville system, which costs $2,500, will be installed in all designated K-9 cruisers, the Associated Read More…

York Township man dies in crash Sunday

A 48-year-old York Township man died in a one-car crash on state Route 57 near Erhart Road early Sunday. Frederick W. Beering Jr. was southbound about 2:40 a.m. when his Mercedes convertible went off the right side of the highway, struck a utility pole and overturned several times before coming to a stop in the Read More…

Medina Township trustees to pick from field of six

The Medina Township trustees say they hope to pick a candidate to replace Mike Todd at a meeting next week. Todd resigned from his trustee’s post in July after moving to the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific to take a job as the head of the Criminal Division for the island of Koror. Read More…

Man skips out on sentencing in meth case

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Medina man involved in a major drug bust after he failed to show up for a sentencing hearing Thursday morning. Kyle Roderick, of the 5800 block of Lafayette Road, faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty in July to illegal assembly of Read More…

High School Football: Highland at Tallmadge

TALLMADGE — Highland has again found the formula for championship football. The Hornets are dominating both lines of scrimmage. That’s how they earned their third straight impressive victory, a 45-13 rout of host Tallmadge in a Suburban League game Friday night. “Kudos to our guys up front,” Highland coach Tom Lombardo said of an offensive Read More…