October 31, 2014

Medina
Rain
44°F

81-year-old crushed after tractor rolls

The Gazette LAFAYETTE TWP. — An 81-year-old Cuyahoga County man died after the tractor he was riding rolled down an embankment and landed on top of him at about 3:20 p.m. Monday. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office reported: The victim, whose name was not available at press time, was pronounced dead at the scene. He Read More…

Skate park opens in Wadsworth

Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WADSWORTH — Dozens of skateboarders attended the grand opening of Wadsworth Skate Park Monday evening, a project three years in the making. Though open only a few weeks, the grand opening commemorated the city’s first skate park, located off of West Street in Valley View Park. Parks and Recreation Director Read More…

Adopted kids may lose funding

Allison Wood | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick mom is worried her two adopted daughters will not be able to get the specialized counseling services they need if the state cuts the program that helps parents pay for the sessions. Karen, who wishes her last name not be used, and other adoptive parents across Read More…

Cavaliers targeting Parker

Brian Dulik  The Gazette  CLEVELAND — Trevor Ariza and Ron Artest opted to trade places out West, so the Cavaliers’ free-agent quest has shifted to the Great White North.  Toronto Raptors shooting guard Anthony Parker, a skilled defender and perimeter player, is reportedly the new object of Cleveland’s affections. The two-time Euroleague MVP is believed Read More…

Holidays mean hoops

Brian Dulik  The Gazette  MEDINA — The number of area schools willing to play non-league boys basketball games over Christmas break has dwindled to just a handful in recent years.  During the same timeframe, however, a plethora of winter hoops tournaments have been created.  In Medina coach Jody Peters’ mind, that made 2009 the perfect Read More…

Brunswick Hills hires police chief

By Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — After more than seven months of being without a police chief, Brunswick Hills trustees made a motion Thursday night to hire a Cleveland police officer as their new chief. Lt. Sharon MacKay will take the top position at the Brunswick Hills police department in the Read More…

Happy birthday, America

By Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It wasn’t quite July 4 and it wasn’t anywhere near the hottest July 3 on record, but residents came out in droves to celebrate the nation’s independence. And they were looking to get a little fun in, too. Brunswick hosted its fifth annual Patriot Party at the Read More…

Woman may face charges in high-speed chase

By Maria Kacik | The Gazette A 49-year-old Brunswick woman reportedly led police down Interstate 71 and through Medina city and township streets on a high speed chase Thursday night. The woman evaded police and troopers, but the Ohio Highway Patrol reports charges are pending against her. The Medina post of the OHP reports: A Read More…

Luxury apartment demand growing

Allison Wood | The Gazette BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — Despite the slowdown in the residential building market, demand for new luxury apartments is high, said Jeff Ondo, regional manager for Redwood Management Co., which is developing properties in Medina County along with Pride One Builders. “Our product is unique; we’re filling a niche,” Ondo said. Read More…

Westfield survey focuses on land use

Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Township residents will find something other than bills and catalogs in their mailboxes next week — surveys asking about future development. With the help of a 29-member Steering Committee, the township is aiming to update its Development Policy Plan, which is used by the township, and particularly Read More…