September 19, 2014

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Medina County park events for September 2014

Angie Newcomer, of Guilford Township, is a hiking regular at River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Guilford Township. The Medina County Park District is sponsoring the Trekking Through Autumn contest to reward hikers who complete at least eight of 20 designated trails.  (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for September. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Trekking Through Autumn The Medina County Park District again is offering awards to hikers who cover at least eight of 20 Read More…

Route 57 to close in Wadsworth Township for culvert replacement

State Route 57, a quarter-mile south of Blake Road in Wadsworth Township, will close today for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen Friday. The suggested detour route for southbound motorists is state Route 162 to state Route 3 and Interstate 76 and back to Route 57. The route is reverse for northbound Read More…

Bollam-Godbott wins Tiffin Carnival

TIFFIN — Hundreds of runners turn into a stampede before the course bottlenecks. Getting to the front quick is a key to success. Brunswick’s Andre Bollam-Godbott knew that. Bollam-Godbott found a spot ahead of the masses Saturday, as he took a start-to-finish lead to win the Division I-B race at the Tiffin Carnival. Wadsworth’s Jon Read More…

Judge to decide whether meth case has taken too long

Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Collier said he will rule next week on whether to dismiss felony charges against an accused methamphetamine manufacturer. The attorney for defendant William Kimble argued Friday his client’s charges should be dismissed because his right to a speedy trial has been violated. According to Ohio law, individuals charged with Read More…

Convictions upheld in $200M scheme

Staff and wire reports A U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld 10 convictions against an Indianapolis financier found guilty of bilking thousands of Northeast Ohioans, including more than 500 from Medina County, of more than $200 million. But the court overturned two wire fraud counts, saying the government failed to enter into the Read More…

High School Football: Wadsworth at Wooster

Richard Doyle The Gazette WOOSTER — Advantage, Wadsworth. The formula rarely changes over the years. The Grizzlies play to their strength with a strong running game, while Wooster tries to rely on big plays by its talented athletes. The running game won Friday, as the Grizzlies took the non-league game 33-17. With what seems to Read More…

Week 2 Medina County High School Football Scores

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It’s Week 2 of high school football, and we’ve got you covered for Medina County scores.  If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have a score update that we haven’t posted yet? Post it Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint tonight on Pearl Road

MEDINA TWP.— The Medina County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, starting at 7 p.m., in the 3500 block of Pearl Road (U.S. Route 42), north of Fenn Road. In conjunction with the checkpoint, there also will be “saturation patrols” in the area to aggressively Read More…

Jane Leaver in 2008: ‘Answer is almost always somewhere in the middle’

Jane Leaver

Editor’s note: Former Medina Mayor Jane Leaver died late Tuesday after a long battle with lung cancer. In remembrance of her, The Gazette is republishing this story, originally published in June 2008. That year, The Gazette conducted an informal survey of community and government leaders and asked them who they thought were the most influential Read More…

Man with local criminal history guilty of killing women in L.A.

Samuel Little

A Los Angeles jury has convicted a career criminal with ties to Lorain and Medina counties for the serial killings of three women in the 1980s. The jury on Tuesday found 74-year-old Samuel Little, who is also known as Samuel McDowell, guilty of three counts of murder. The victims were 41-year-old Carol Alford, whose body Read More…