December 21, 2014

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Churches, groups hosting Thanksgiving dinners

Thanksgiving dinners are being hosted by several churches and other groups this week. They include: • St. Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, will open its doors to the community for the seventh annual Thanksgiving Day Community Meal 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hilkert Hall. More than 450 volunteers from the parish and around Read More…

Pedestrian fatally struck in Guilford Township

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP – A 47-year-old man died Friday night after being hit by an SUV while he was walking along Greenwich Road. John S. Lennhoff, of Seville, was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of Greenwich Road, west of Guilford Road when he was struck about 7:45 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Read More…

Salvation Army volunteers sought

The Northern Medina County Service Unit of the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers and supporters to help with the annual red kettle campaign in area stores. Red kettles will be set up in Giant Eagle, Kmart and Buehler’s stores after Thanksgiving weekend. The money collected at the three stores will directly benefit emergency assistance Read More…

County teams to raise money for Battered Women’s Shelter

WADSWORTH — The Cloverleaf, Wadsworth, Norton and West Holmes girls basketball teams will come together for foundation games on Tuesday, with all proceeds supporting the Battered Women’s Shelter. Cloverleaf will play Norton at 6 p.m. and West Holmes takes on Wadsworth at 7:30 in scrimmages at WadsworthHigh School. The Colts’ junior varsity plays the Panthers Read More…

Winter wallop: First the snow falls and then the freeze hits

Monday's first snowfall of the year blankets Allardale, the Medina County Park District's park in Granger Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette Winter has arrived a month early — at least according to the calendar. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 2.5 inches of snow were recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the National Weather Service reported. The white stuff is going to stay a while: Temperatures were expected to plunge Read More…

Shaw Road to close this week for bridge repairs

Shaw Road, between Congress Road and Richman Road North in Chatham Township, will close Wednesday for repairs to a bridge, the Medina County Engineer’s Office announced. The road is expected to reopen Friday.

Wadsworth parking ban in effect until Tomorrow morning

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth police announced a snow emergency parking ban on all city streets until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Violators will be subject to parking citations and could have their vehicles impounded.

Off-duty officer and Wadsworth native is shot and killed at Akron bar

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette An off-duty Akron police officer, who grew up in Wadsworth, was fatally shot early Sunday at a pub after he approached an “unruly” patron who was carrying a firearm, police said. Four other people were shot at Papa Don’s Pub, 1891 E. Market St., at about 2 a.m., Read More…

Shaun Mollohan is trooper of the year at Medina post

Shaun Mollohan

Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Shaun P. Mollohan has been selected as the 2014 Trooper of the Year at the Medina post. Mollohan was chosen for the honor by his fellow officers at the post based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public. Read More…

Off-duty Avon Lake firefighter dies in concrete wall collapse

Jon Wysochanski and Anna Merriman | The Gazette The life of an off-duty firefighter, who died on Thursday afternoon, often has been marked by moments of pure heroism. Avon Lake firefighter Larry “Gomer” Heczko died instantly Thursday when a concrete wall he was working on collapsed on top of him, according to a news release Read More…