December 17, 2014


Death penalty on the table in slaying of Akron police officer from Wadsworth

Justin Winebrenner

Staff and wire reports An Akron man could face the death penalty if convicted of killing an off-duty police officer at a bar. Thirty-five-year-old Kenan Ivery of Akron was indicted Monday on charges that include aggravated murder and murder in the Nov. 16 shooting death of 32-year-old Justin Winebrenner, a Wadsworth native who joined the Read More…

Highland sports stadium cost figure still in flux

The bleachers are up at the new Highland Schools sports stadium, but school officials still aren’t sure what the final price tag will be for the project. The Highland School board on Monday set aside $8.9 million for the construction of the stadium complex next to the high school. But school officials say the project Read More…

New beginning for historic house at start of trail in Medina

Renovations have begun to turn this city-owned home at the start of the Champion Creek Multi-purpose Trail in downtown Medina into a coffee house and bike rental outlet. From left, Bob Tidwell, of Fairview Park, Keith Zeisset, of Wadsworth, and Steve Reese, of Wadsworth, all employees of Buckeye Signature Construction, of North Royalton, lay the foundation Monday for a concrete patio below the new deck. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

One of Medina’s historic homes is being transformed into Spokes, a bike rental and coffee house, at the start of the Champion Creek Multi-purpose Trail. The city in April leased the house at 406 S. Broadway St. to Intervention for Peace, a group that serves developmentally disabled residents. The deal allowed the nonprofit to use Read More…