October 21, 2014

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Wilfong had a winning touch

Steve King The Gazette When she was known as Sarah Wilfong, she handed out assists in droves. She set the single-season school record in that category (since broken) at one place and finished second career-wise at her next stop. So it seems fitting she was the one to play such an integral role in assisting Read More…

Somebody always had Kendel’s back

Steve King The Gazette Jim Kendel has always had the best of the best to help him get wherever he wanted to go in life. Working behind what he calls “just a tremendous offensive line” while at Highland High School in the mid-1970s, he became one of the best running backs in Medina County football Read More…

Bova set high standards to follow

Steve King The Gazette A physical education teacher at a Northeast Ohio elementary school was talking with a friend one morning several years ago as he set up plastic cones on the gym floor for a game his students would be playing that day. As the two men went from subject to subject — most Read More…

Net loss turns into net gain for McPeak Heisler

Steve King The Gazette Shannon McPeak Heisler’s journey to tennis greatness at Brunswick High School in the mid-to-late 1980s, a college scholarship and eventually a spot in the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame nearly ended before it really began. In fact, it probably should have ended it. It would have for most kids. Looking Read More…

Hewit molded top program

Steve King The Gazette Through the fault of no one in particular, the Cloverleaf High School boys basketball program has struggled for a while. But there was a time — actually, two times — when the Colts could play with, and almost always beat, the best teams in the area. Rick Hewit was an inte-gral Read More…

New library lot open for business

The Gazette MEDINA — Parking near the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway, is more plentiful by 31. A 31-space lot on East Washington Street opened Wednesday, a library spokeswoman said. Three dilapidated Victorian homes were razed last fall to make way for the lot, which contains a bike rack and park benches. The city’s Historic Read More…

Renewal faces little resistance

The Gazette MEDINA TWP. — Voters once again supported Brunswick City Schools by renewing a levy first approved in 1994. The 3.1-mill issue passed with 5,085 votes to 2,680 against, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. This is the third time residents voted to renew the levy. Originally passed as Read More…

Surveillance footage released in gas station robbery

MEDINA TWP. — Police are still looking for a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint last week. Shue’s Marathon, 2855 Medina Road, released video footage of the incident to the Medina Township Police Department on Wednesday. The video, from about 11 p.m. April 15, shows a man enter the store and threaten the Read More…

County cities expect less because of recession

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Maria Kacik, Lisa Hlavinka and Allison Wood | The Gazette With Medina County’s unemployment numbers rising to 9 percent in February, officials in the county’s three cities are bracing for less revenue from income taxes, but how deep the losses might be hasn’t been determined. Today is the deadline to file municipal, state and federal Read More…

G-Man credits depth

Steve King The Gazette There really is strength in numbers. Just ask Wadsworth wrestling coach John Gramuglia, who is quick to point out depth was a big key to his team’s success this season. “This was a dream season. It really was,” he said. “But it wasn’t an easy season. Because of a lot of Read More…