July 31, 2014

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More tickets offered for LeBron’s homecoming

LeBron James (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

AKRON (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed Read More…

PHOTOS: ATVs sling mud off tires at county fair’s motocross event

Dan Hoisington (71), from Medina, and Nicholas Walkuski, from Medina, battle in the ATV A race during the motocross at the Medina County Fair. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Check out these photos from the motocross event at this year’s Medina County Fair. Check Thursday’s Gazette for a story and more photos.

Appellate court upholds woman’s conviction for making meth

Sarah Buchanan

MEDINA — An appellate court on Monday affirmed the conviction of a 20-year-old Fairlawn woman who said police improperly arrested her for manufacturing methamphetamine. Sarah B. Buchanan appealed her case to the 9th District Court of Appeals after her May 2013 conviction. She had pleaded no contest to illegal assembly of methamphetamine, aggravated drug possession Read More…

Bus pooling: County transit looks to merge with Brunswick service

The Medina County Public Transit director wants the agency to merge with Brunswick Transit Alternative next year. “Brunswick is part of Medina County, so why wouldn’t it be a part of the countywide system?” Medina County Public Transit Director Mike Salamone said. “It just makes more sense.” Brunswick Transit Alternative has two fixed routes, a Read More…

Longtime 4-Hers honored at breakfast, awarded scholarships

Twenty-five Medina County senior 4-H teenagers were honored for their outstanding leadership, community service and project achievements. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Twenty-five Medina County teenagers were honored Tuesday at the county fair for their long involvement in 4-H programs. “Some of them have been involved in 4-H for 10, 11, 12, 13 years,” said Bill Harris, a 4-H educator at the county Ohio State University Extension, “so many of them have been here for most of Read More…

Wadsworth native Kaili Mitchell wins Western Horsemanship on Tuesday

Kaili Mitchell, 18, of Wadsworth, took first place in Western Horsemanship — ponies, in the all-ages division.
Mitchell, a member of the Just Horsing Around 4-H Club competed with her mount, Snoopy, who competes under the name Award Ceremony. 
Mitchell said she was judged on the pattern of her entrance ride into the arena, her body position and her ability to maintain the same speed while at a jog and a lope. A lope is a relaxed jog used in Western riding. 
“You have to maintain the same speed while doing the lope and canter, that’s what the judges are looking for,” she said. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Kaili Mitchell, 18, of Wadsworth, took first place in Western Horsemanship — ponies, in the all-ages division.

Brunswick to tap into fund for stormwater

BRUNSWICK — City officials hope to get some stormwater projects underway this year using money from a utility fund that began collecting money earmarked for that purpose in 2012. The fund collects money through a $4.95 fee added to residential trash bills. The fund brings in about $1 million annually. The city decided it would Read More…

Mark Szakacs Jr. adds to his family’s demolition derby legacy

Brunswick's Ian High and Medina's Ryan Keaton compete in the second heat of the sub-compact division of the 80's & Newer Demolition Derby Monday at the Medina County Fair. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Father to son, senior to junior. The demolition derby at the Medina County Fair has been a part of Mark Szakacs Jr.’s family since his father won the stock derby in 1978. The Medina resident added his first 80’s and Newer Demolition title in his sixth year in the event, describing the win Read More…

Medina County to offer operators options for trash contracts

Companies interested in operating the county’s recycling center next year will be able to bid on two proposed contracts. County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin presented the two contract options at Tuesday’s county commissioners’ meeting. “The reason for two options is to allow creativity in the response from bidders,” she said. “We are hoping to cast Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Medina police Monday, July 21 4:23 p.m. – 300 block of West Union Street, an apartment was broken into. Three fur coats and a 50 inch and 60 inch television were reported stolen. Tuesday, July 22 10:45 a.m. – 1000 East Washington Street, Gail Halun, Read More…