December 19, 2014

Medina
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Torch burns through town

Becky Tener The Gazette WADSWORTH — Traffic was backed up for blocks Monday afternoon on High Street as runners with the Law Enforcement Torch Relay heralded the Special Olympics. The relay began at 69 Taps, 300 Weatherstone Drive, and participants ran 2½ miles to Greenwich Road. Ten relay members — five from the Wadsworth Police Read More…

Local attorney argues supreme case

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COLUMBUS — The Sharon Township attorney who argued a speeding case before the Ohio Supreme Court said the decision that allows police to give tickets based on their visual estimation of a vehicle’s speed “opened up a Pandora’s box.” John Kim, who took the case pro bono for his client and friend, Mark Jenney, 27, Read More…

Man on mower screams for guns

MEDINA — The sight of a Liverpool Township man screaming atop a riding lawn mower while zipping around the gazebo on Public Square drove numerous passers-by to call police Tuesday. At 12:26 p.m., Lt. Bob Starcher said Stephen Williams, 43, was riding his lawn mower around the square “at a high rate of speed” along Read More…

Brunswick man killed in crash on I-71

BROOK PARK — A Brunswick man died Monday night following a crash on Interstate 71 near Snow Road. Robert W. Skalos, 52, was northbound in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and traveling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes and passing other traffic, according to Brook Park police. The rear of his pickup Read More…

Brunswick losing city manager

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BRUNSWICK — City Manager Bob Zienkowski plans to resign, effective May 7, and take up a new job as township manager in Radnor Township, Pa. He presented a letter Monday night to City Council formally announcing his departure. “It’s probably one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make in my career,” Zienkowski, who also Read More…

The Gazette’s annual Christmas story contest

  Christmas story contest rules We started the story, now it’s your turn to finish it. Here are the rules: 1. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. Dec. 14. 2. Each entry must include the following: Name, address, daytime phone, age and e-mail address. 3. E-mail submissions must have the entry form information at Read More…

Give the kids a happy holiday

MEDINA —There’s a new holiday tradition kicking off in Medina. This year, The Gazette will run a Not-Forgotten Box, a toy collection drive to benefit needy children in the area. Toys collected by The Gazette will be donated to Medina County residents served by the Salvation Army of Medina. The Gazette’s sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram Read More…

BREAKING NEWS: Wadsworth strike averted

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Education Association and the Board of Education have reached a tentative agreement, averting a strike. Details will be forthcoming after the association holds its ratification meeting, Superintendent Dale Fortner said in an e-mail. In the meantime, he said, the association will be dismissing its strike notice. The Wadsworth Education Association, which Read More…

A crafty roundup: New books to inspire every crafter

Sandra Fahning Special to The Gazette A true craft lover doesn’t put the craft “toys” away just because warm weather has arrived. Nope, a really crafty person will just change gears and keep going all year round. Knitters will probably switch from large wool projects to cotton yarn and small items like dishcloths. Quilters might Read More…

Neil Simon’s Tony Award- winning play takes the stage in Brunswick

John Benson Special to The Gazette When Thomas Treichel first read Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning play (and subsequent Academy Award-winning movie) “Lost in Yonkers,” the Brunswick resident just knew he had to be involved in its local production. That dream comes to fruition when the Brunswick Alumni Community Theatre stages its dinner theater show of Read More…