March 28, 2015


Hospice of Medina County to explore partnership with Cleveland hospice


Hospice of Medina County announced today it is studying a partnership with Cleveland-based Hospice of Western Reserve. In a joint statement, the two agencies said they entered into a non-binding letter of intent to explore a partnership. Hospice of Medina County has 160 full time employees and 310 volunteers; Hospice of the Western Reserve employs Read More…

Elementary students join annual March Madness-inspired basketball tournament

Jake Parkhurst, a fifth-grader at Ella Canavan Elementary, takes a free throw Thursday during the championship game of the Medina Community Police Activities League’s March Madness Tournament. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The buzzer sounded just as 11-year-old Michael Rodak sank a 3-point shot, sending the Thursday afternoon championship game of the Medina Community Police Activities League’s March Madness Tournament into overtime. “It was amazing,” Michael said after the game. “I just tried to shoot it and make it in.” Although his shot gave the team of Read More…

Gazette swimming MVP: Brunswick’s Cassandra Pasadyn never let size get in way of success


Standing 5-foot-2 and weighing 100 pounds on a good day, Cassandra Pasadyn doesn’t look like a hulking figure. Put her anywhere near water, however, and the 2015 Gazette MVP in girls swimming turns into a viper. Unquestionably the leader for Brunswick this season, the sophomore used her stature to saturate the record books for the Read More…

Montville police sergeant found guilty, fined $500 in death of his K-9 partner


A Montville Township police sergeant was convicted Wednesday in the death of his K-9 partner that died after being left in a cruiser for four hours on a hot September day. Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase fined Sgt. Brett Harrison $500, but opted not to punish him with jail or probation. Harrison had waived Read More…

Medina County All-Stars: Paige Salisbury puts on MVP showing

Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury pushes the ball up the floor past Highland’s Erica Peterlin and Wadsworth’s Aubrey Virgin in the fourth quarter. Salisbury was named MVP of the game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Paige Salisbury was the last player to arrive for the girls “Hoopla!” Medina County Senior All-Star Game, but it took the Brunswick senior no time to show she was the best player on the court at Buckeye High. Held up by a softball scrimmage and not on the court for warm-ups until Read More…

Officials blame extreme cold for plague of fires across Medina County

Five fire departments battled a blaze on Brook Road in Wadsworth on Jan. 6. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Nick Glunt and Andrew Davis | The Gazette Fire chiefs across Medina County say frigid weather is to blame for a rash of structure fires that has plagued many parts of the county in recent weeks. Eleven of the county’s 17 townships and three of nine municipalities have experienced serious fires since Jan. 1, causing Read More…

4-H Youth Development hosts Awareness Day at library (PHOTOS)

Youngsters and their parents gathered around to view exhibits and do crafts at the 4-H Youth Development Program at the Medina Library. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Medina County 4-H Youth Development Program hosted an Awareness Day on Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St.

Fire chief: Two Saturday fires in Medina may be linked

Medina firefighters and state fire marshals investigate at the scene of an apartment blaze at 235 Jackson St. on Friday. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Two fires in Medina on Friday may be linked and are being investigated, Fire Chief Bob Painter said. The chief said crews were called to a small fire at 5 Harmon Court about 7:50 a.m., five hours after they arrived at an apartment complex fire at 235 Jackson St. “We were on scene in both Read More…