August 2, 2014

Medina
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Medina officials consider downtown sign project

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MEDINA — In the near future, it might be a little easier for visitors and newcomers to Medina to find their way around town. The city is looking at the Wayfinding Program, which could lead to signs that point the way to places such as parking areas, government offices, the hospital and hot spots in Read More…

Sisters assist family pal’s effort to raise money for heart walk

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YORK TWP. — Sisters Emily and Holly Porter aren’t strangers to the business world. The girls, 13 and 9, respectively, fill their piggy banks with Medina County Fair spending money each year by selling homemade lemonade and cookies at a stand outside the home of a good family friend, Linda Pfaff. But this year the Read More…

Man biking across the country to raise money for Parkinson’s

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A Highland High School graduate will be on the road for five weeks and travel 4,280 miles to raise $20,000 for Parkinson’s research. On Wednesday, Skip Bailey will begin the trip of his dreams when he rides his bicycle across the United States from Oregon to Virginia. Bailey, 35, said he always wanted to ride Read More…

Police charge man allegedly transporting urine

BRUNSWICK — A man found by police with small bottles of urine Wednesday apparently was doing a friend a favor. An officer performed a random check at 12:55 p.m. on a passing vehicle at Pearl Road and Bennington Boulevard and found the driver had a failure to appear warrant out of Berea Municipal Court, according Read More…

Robiskie aboard, signs with Browns for 4 years

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have all their campers under contract. With coach Eric Mangini set to hold his first workout Saturday, the Browns agreed to terms on a four-year contract with rookie wide receiver Brian Robiskie, the club’s last unsigned player. Robiskie’s agent, Joel Segal, said the sides reached agreement Thursday. Financial terms were Read More…

QB or not QB: New regime, but quarterback battle remains top issue

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Players, and fans, won’t need long to recognize the difference of an Eric Mangini-run training camp. There’s a good chance that when camp opens Saturday morning at 8:45 the first significant drill will be a full-contact tackling test. Two players will line up 20 yards apart, run at each other full speed and see what Read More…

Sheriff’s Office unions asked to consider forgoing raises

MEDINA — The employees of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office are mulling over another alternative to the layoffs of 14 employees next month. To avoid the layoffs, the employees would have to forgo the 3 percent raises they received this year and relinquish any pay for unused holidays. Deputy Bill Harrell, president of the Patrolmen’s Read More…

County gets $22M in bonds from stimulus

County officials are working on how to allocate $22 million in economic development and infrastructure bonds it received as part of the federal stimulus package Congress passed in February. Bethany Dentler, executive director of the Medina County Economic Development Corp., said two types of government bonds will be issued: Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and Read More…

Farewell to fair’s trotters? Harness races may be doomed

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MEDINA — For 164 years, trotters and pacers have answered the call to the post in front of the grandstand at the Medina County Fair. Next year could be a different story. Harness racing will make its traditional appearance on the fairgrounds track at 11 a.m. Sunday with a 12-race card. A dwindling fan base, Read More…

Brunswick officials lobby hard for cash

BRUNSWICK — President Barack Obama soon will receive a letter from Brunswick city officials. Gov. Ted Strickland will be hearing from them, too. And several other state and federal representatives will be receiving correspondence from city leaders as they try to secure stimulus funding. “What I’m trying to do is twist all the arms I Read More…