May 29, 2016

Medina
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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…

Man pleads not guilty in Medina overdose death

A 33-year-old man faces up to 12 years in prison after allegedly delaying efforts to seek help for an overdosing Medina man. Jacob Aune was arraigned on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; reckless homicide, a third-degree felony; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. He pleaded Read More…

Mother’s Day at the market

Clear skies on Sunday brought hundreds out for the Litchfield Flea Market — including mothers on Mother’s Day. Medina resident Sunshine Nichols came with her husband, Tom, and three children ages 10, 5 and 4 to shop for antiques. “(It’s) just something to do with the family,” she said. Sonja Vandergriff of LaGrange visited with Read More…

ODOT to repair Interstate 71 on Sunday

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced it will have intermittent lane closures on Interstate 71 northbound from the Ashland/Wayne County line to the Medina/ Cuyahoga County line from 8 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Sunday. ODOT crews will be making repairs to the road. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained at all times. The Read More…

Gas line ‘badly damaged’ on Ryan Road

Construction workers inadvertently ripped a hole in Columbia Gas’ 6-inch steel main line on Ryan Road about 2 p.m. Friday, a spokesman for the gas company said. Twenty-three customers lost service along Ryan Road, from Lafayette Road south to Plymouth Street, in Medina. Columbia Gas spokesman Dave Rau said gas was turned off in the Read More…

Faithful gather at Public Square for National Day of Prayer observance

Pastor Doug Davidson described the power of prayer to a throng of students and community members gathered in Public Square at noon Thursday. “We want this to be a time when we are interactive, when we are engaged with the Lord,” he said. Davidson, of Medina Community Church, led the event in observance of the Read More…

Geig’s Orchard in Seville: Thieves take $1,600 in new trees

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating about $1,600 worth of apple trees reportedly stolen from Geig’s Orchard in Seville. On the Geig’s Facebook page Thursday, a person who identified themselves as an owner and family member said 53 trees of a “new variety” were stolen sometime Tuesday or early Wednesday at 8468 Wooster Pike Read More…