October 31, 2014

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Halloween night sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on West 130th Street in Brunswick, north of state Route 303. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, will be accompanied by increased “saturation patrols” in the area by police. “If you plan to consume alcohol, Read More…

Week 10 Medina County High School Football Scores

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It’s the last week of regular season high school football. We’ve got you covered for Medina County’s Week 10 scores. If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have a score update that we haven’t posted Read More…

Gazette contributor Nancy Johnson on remembering simpler Halloweens

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When did Halloween become such a big deal? The minute the kids go back to school, folks start decorating with macabre merchandise — sparkly plastic pumpkins with ghoulish faces, smiling skeletons, blinking orange lights, motion-activated zombies that spring to grotesque life and spooky welcome mats that cackle maniacally underfoot. On Halloween night, elaborately costumed children Read More…

Halloween prompts residents to go all-out with spooky decorations

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Halloween today is the spookiest time of year. It’s also the second-most, home-decorated holiday — after Christmas, of course — and displays are becoming bigger and scarier each year. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts haunt the yards throughout neighborhoods for little princesses, ninjas and wizards looking to get a treat or to be tricked. Endless hours Read More…

Cavs: Spoiling the party, opening night turns into clunker

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CLEVELAND — If it was, as LeBron James suggested beforehand, one of the biggest sporting events “ever,” then it definitely ranked with the biggest clunkers of all-time. The not-very-good New York Knicks came into Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night and ruined James’ much-anticipated homecoming and the debut of Cleveland’s “Big Three,” downing the bad-offense, Read More…

Tax district may benefit road repairs in Brunswick

Brunswick City Council is looking at using an economic development tool to help pay for repairs on Skyview Drive. At a Council meeting Monday, members discussed the possibility of creating a Tax Increment Financing District on Skyview Drive at the site of proposed apartments on the north side of the road, just east of Pearl Read More…

Meth-operation case comes to a close

The last of six city residents involved in what police said was the biggest methamphetamine operation in Medina County was sentenced Thursday to probation and six months of house arrest. Lisbeth Karecki, 44, also was ordered to perform 24 hours of community service as part of her sentence. Karecki owned the home at 505 N. Read More…

Police dispatchers in Medina seek new three-year contract

The Ohio Patrolman’s Benevolent Association and city are searching for common ground on hours and pay in a new contract for the Medina Police Department’s 10 dispatchers. In an Oct. 8 report, Susan Grody Ruben, a fact-finder for the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, rejected a request from the dispatchers to work four, 10-hour days Read More…

PHOTO: One injured, sent to hospital in Liverpool Twp. crash

A 1 p.m. crash Wednesday at state Route 303 and Station Road in Liverpool Township sent a Brunswick woman to Medina Hospital. Francis Nasiatka, 50, was driving a Kia Soul east on Route 303 when Dylan Bruce, 20, of Columbia Township, who was driving a Toyota Scion south on Station, pulled out in front of her, Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Jones said. Jones said Nasiatka was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled. Bruce was cited for failure to yield, a patrol dispatcher said. (BRUCE BISHOP / GAZETTE)

A 1 p.m. crash Wednesday at state Route 303 and Station Road in Liverpool Township sent a Brunswick woman to Medina Hospital.

Festival of Trees lights up holiday giving

Christmas is eight weeks away, but it isn’t too early for some to think about buying a holiday tree, especially if it benefits a good cause. More than 300 people already have registered for the eighth annual Festival of Trees Nov. 6 at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township. “This is the biggest crowd we’ve Read More…