April 25, 2015


Seville family helps Akron Children’s Hospital get better


Almost four years ago, Megan and Randy Pollock of Seville traveled to Akron General Hospital to give birth to their first child, Jordan. Twenty weeks earlier, the Pollocks had been told that Jordan’s birth would be difficult. During a routine ultrasound, it was revealed that Jordan would be born with Spina bifida and would need Read More…

Panther showcases $13M world headquarters in Sharon Twp.

Panther Logistics employee Brian Witt cleans a trailer in preparation to update the decal on the back of the vehicle. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Andrew Davis and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Panther Premium Logistics showcased its new, sprawling 50,000-square-foot world headquarters in Sharon Township to members of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. and invited guests Wednesday afternoon. Completed in December, the $13 million facility — which includes offices, a dispatch center and working space for drivers — Read More…

Trial begins in dispute over lost cats, expenses related to cat bite


A former Medina woman asked a jury Wednesday to award her more than $25,000 in damages because her neighbor had her 18 pet cats euthanized or given away in 2012. The neighbor urged the jury to award her more than $30,000 in medical expenses because one of the cats bit her, resulting in “expensive and Read More…

Highland football coach Tom Lombardo leaving for St. Edward

Former Highland football coach Tom Lombardo, center, leads the Hornets onto the field in the final game at Highland Stadium last fall. Today, Lombardo was introduced as the new coach of St. Edward. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

LAKEWOOD — Dressed in a gray suit and laughing at a comment about his pepper-black hair, Tom Lombardo was in his element at St. Edward High. If Lombardo was going to leave Highland, the defending Division I state champion Eagles were on the very short list. The winningest football coach in Hornets history changed addresses Read More…

Cavs vs. Celtics: Batman, Robin come to Cleveland’s rescue

Cleveland’s LeBron James grabs a rebound over Boston’s Tyler Zeller during the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Batman and Robin were never this good. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined to score the Cavaliers’ last 28 points Tuesday as Cleveland defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 at Quicken Loans Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series. James, who finished with 30 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and Read More…

District won’t rehire retiring band director despite student, parent praise

Medina High School’s Musical Bees Marching Band plays in the finale at the 17th annual Medina Band Show in September 2013. Band members and parents attended the Medina Board of Education meeting on Monday to try to persuade the board to rehire director Gary Ciulla, who recently announced his retirement at the end of this school year. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Medina’s band students and parents sang praises of the school district’s band director to the Board of Education at a meeting Monday night. At least eight people spoke during a special public comment session in an attempt to convince the board to rehire Gary Ciulla, who announced his retirement last month. They were not successful. Read More…

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost slams former Medina Superintendent Randy Stepp


State Auditor Dave Yost said on Tuesday it was “blatant abuse” of taxpayer funds for the Medina City School District to pay off $172,000 in student loan debt for former Superintendent Randy Stepp. The loans, which were paid using district dollars in 2012, included up to 15 years’ worth of Stepp’s student loans, according to Read More…

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs seeks input on transportation issues


At a roundtable with transportation officials, trucking industry experts and local contractors, U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville looked for input Monday morning about what Ohioans would like to see in a transportation bill. “I’m here to get feedback from you, find out how it’s going,” Gibbs said, before opening the discussion at the Medina County Read More…