August 30, 2015


OVI checkpoint in Medina County tonight

The Medina County OVI Task Force and Ohio Highway Patrol are holding a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Sharon and Granger Townships. The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. on the 200 block of state Route 18 in Sharon and Granger Townships.

McCown has moved on from Tampa days

Scott Petrak The Gazette Josh McCown is friendly, accommodating and thoughtful with reporters. But he was curt this week when asked to reflect on his time with Tampa Bay. “I’d rather not,” he said. McCown has good reason for not wanting to spend too much time thinking about his year with the Buccaneers, whom the Read More…

Medina Board of Education member barred from ballot by error

Newly appointed Medina Board of Education member Rebecca Parkhurst should have been listed with two other school board members who will face voters this November. However, a mistake in not including her as a 2015 candidate was not realized by the district until a few days after the November filing deadline at the board of Read More…

2 Medina County schools rank in Newsweek’s top 500

Wadsworth and Highland high schools were listed in the top 500 high schools in the nation by Newsweek’s 2015 rankings. Newsweek ranks the schools based on data that concludes which schools best prepares their students for college. Wadsworth and Highland made the list along with 28 other Ohio high schools including Avon Lake, which was Read More…

Ohio bill would ban abortions after fetal Down syndrome diagnosis

An Ohio House of Representatives bill that would ban abortions after the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome could gain approval by the House as early as October. If House Bill 135 — called the “Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act” by its supporters — passes, Ohio would join just eight other states that outlaw abortions Read More…

Daughter of slain Akron officer gets escort on first day of school

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette The daughter of a slain Akron police officer received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten Thursday. Officer Justin Winebrenner, who grew up in Wadsworth, was off-duty and unarmed in November when he was shot to death after helping get an unruly customer out of Read More…

LIVE CHAT: High School Football, Week 1

Brunswick Blue Devils head coach Luke Beal give his motivational talk prior to the Devils taking the field against Medina for the first week of Friday night football. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

Live Blog High School Football Week 1  

Sobriety checkpoints to be held in Sharon, Granger twps. Saturday

Sobriety checkpoints are planned for Saturday evening in Sharon and Granger townships, the Medina County OVI Task Force announced. The checkpoints, which are funded by federal grants, are aimed at deterring and intercepting drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol. The exact locations of the checkpoints will be released Saturday morning. “Citizens of our county continue Read More…

Marching band roundup: All of Medina County’s high school bands featured by Gazette

The Wadsworth High School Marching Band rehearses taking the football field in a full sprint from the end zone and then facing the audience to play.

Over the past few weeks, The Gazette has featured every high school marching band in Medina County. Check out links to the stories here, with buyable photos conveniently provided below. Black River Liam Sleggs wanted to come up with something inspirational for the Black River High School Pirate Marching Band for the 2015 season. So Read More…

Football Week 1: All for one, Brunswick switches to flexbone

Brunswick's new offense will center around quarterback Nick Horton (3) running the flexbone to Zach Snyder (34), Marc Davis (11) and Jordan Sadler. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The 1978 Van Halen song “Runnin’ with the Devil” never had more meaning for the Brunswick football team. History will be made on multiple levels tonight in Granger Township, where the Blue Devils will play neighboring Highland for the first time since 1986 and the gridiron christening of North Gateway Tire Field is getting most Read More…