July 31, 2014

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Variety spices up 2009 class

Steve King The Gazette MEDINA —If you like variety in your outstanding local athletes, then you’re going to like the 2009 class of enshrines for the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame. With inductees Shannon McPeak Heisler, Rick Hewit, Phil Bova, Sarah Wilfong and Jim Kendel, along with the Al Thomas Award winner, Mike Gannon, Read More…

Grizzlies continue SL dominance

By JOSH LOWE Special to The Gazette TALLMADGE — Like death and taxes, domination in Suburban League wrestling by Wadsworth is a constant. For the 13th consecutive year, the Grizzlies won the SL Tournament by scoring 282½ points Saturday. Thirteen of their wrestlers advanced to the championship with 10 winning titles. “It was an excellent Read More…

State to test digital signal

From staff and wire reports COLUMBUS — Folks not sure if they need to purchase a converter box before television signals go digital next month will have the opportunity to find out Thursday. At 7:30 p.m., the state will conduct a five-minute test to inform viewers whether they are prepared for the digital television conversion, Read More…

Storm brings snow to county

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An Amish boy is pulled through a snowy field Saturday on Firestone Road near New London Eastern Road in Spencer Township. (Andrew Dolph | Staff Photographer) A weekend winter storm blanketed northern Ohio with up to a foot of snow, including Medina County. Authorities urged people to stay indoors and off the streets for safety Read More…

Wells weighing his options

By JASON P. SKODA Special to The Gazette SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Beanie Wells has something nagging him. And for once it is not a hamstring or foot injury. The Ohio State junior running back said Thursday in his first appearance before the media since the Michigan game that he hasn’t made a decision on making Read More…

County, cities strive to get a little salt on their winter

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By Staff Writers Rock salt is becoming a valuable commodity for local governments as supply shortages drive up prices. Increased demand for salt has caused the shortage, forcing cities and other entities to pay much higher prices if they can even get it, local officials said. The Ohio Department of Transportation, which maintains state routes Read More…

Roys rules cross country meet

MEDINA — Donny Roys notched another win, and Anna Boyert recorded another top five finish Saturday in leading the host Bees at the Medina Cross Country Festival. Medina’s boys “gold” team won the meet title with 41 points over the Cleveland St. Ignatius “Blue” team’s 57, while the Bees’ girls squad finished second to Rocky Read More…

Ike’s wicked winds blast county

From staff reports The remnants of Hurricane Ike struck Medina County and most of the state with strong wind gusts and rain Sunday. No injuries were reported late Sunday evening, according to local dispatchers. One person was electrocuted just across the county border in Copley, a Medina County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said. The high wind Read More…

Ike’s wicked winds blast county

From staff reports The remnants of Hurricane Ike struck Medina County and most of the state with strong wind gusts and rain Sunday. No injuries were reported late Sunday evening, according to local dispatchers. One person was electrocuted just across the county border in Copley, a Medina County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said. The high wind Read More…

Soccer roundup: Bees open with win

MEDINA — Two second half goals by Sarah Flanders lifted Medina’s girls soccer team to a 4-2 win Saturday over Pickerington North, a Division I state semifinalist last season.  Flanders’ goal with 14:27 left in the non-conference tilt tied the score at 2-2, and her goal five minutes later gave the Bees (2-0) a lead Read More…