April 19, 2014

Medina
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Highland school district asking for 7.9-mill levy in November

GRANGER TWP. — Highland Local Schools will be going to voters with a 7.9-mill, continuous levy request in November. The school board adopted a resolution Monday night to place the issue on the Nov. 3 ballot. If passed, the levy would bring in approximately $5.4 million every year and cost homeowners $241.94 for every $100,000 Read More…

Bye to another Cy: Lee sent to Philly; Tribe gets prospects

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A painful foregone conclusion for Indians fans became reality Wednesday. Following weeks of heavy speculation, Cleveland traded reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee along with outfielder Ben Francisco to the Philadelphia Phillies for four minor leaguers. It marks the second consecutive season the Indians have traded a defending Cy Young winner — Read More…

Energy aggregation may see ballot again

Residents of the county’s unincorporated areas turned down a ballot issue in 2000 that would have allowed energy aggregation and potentially some savings on their electricity bills. Voters might be faced with the same issue within the next year. Aggregation would allow the county to buy electricity collectively for the different townships and potentially receive Read More…

2 local men to compete in national Scrabble tournament

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MEDINA — JoeAnn Jackson-Murray of Akron held up the small cloth bag and gave it a little shake before digging in and grabbling a few square wooden game tiles. She placed them carefully on the holder in front of her on the table. Her competitor, Terry Oblander of Medina, looked thoughtfully at the game board Read More…

Medina City Council approves police chief

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MEDINA — Patrick Berarducci will become the city’s police chief effective Monday. City Council voted unanimously to approve Berarducci’s appointment Monday night. Mayor Jane Leaver named Berarducci, 58, a former federal agent, on Friday to lead the department. Among the three candidates for the position, she said he received the highest grade on an oral Read More…

Angels 7, Indians 6: Tribe comes up just short

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Scioscia almost has more pitching problems than one manager can handle. If it’s not Jered Weaver struggling through another start for the Los Angeles Angels, it’s closer Brian Fuentes’ sudden inability to get anybody out. Yet the Angels’ lineup still has a remarkable knack for the comeback — and reliever Jason Read More…

Do you haiku? Here’s a summer writing assignment

One of the benefits of having a dad who’s an English major is you have someone to help you with writing assignments during the school year. One of the unfortunate side effects of having a dad who’s an English major is he comes up with whacked-out summer writing projects for you. Like good parents everywhere, Read More…

Commissioner wants townships, villages to kick in for jail costs

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MEDINA — County Commissioner Pat Geissman suggests officials look to townships and villages to help keep a 48-bed men’s unit open at the Medina County Jail. During Monday’s commissioners meeting, Geissman said she would like to send a letter to townships and villages that do not have a police department of their own, and ask Read More…

Cobblestone intersection ups bus costs

MONTVILLE TWP. — With the new Ralph E. Waite Elementary School set to open next month, and opening Cobblestone Park Drive at state Route 3 still a dead end, school and township officials expressed concerns Monday about busing costs and safety factors. Township and state officials met Monday morning with Cobblestone developers and Ohio Department Read More…

Tanker with volatile load overturns on Greenwich Road

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WESTFIELD TWP. — Three houses and one golf course on Greenwich Road were evacuated Monday afternoon after a truck carrying flammable material rolled over. Brad Eberly, 28, of Warsaw, Ind., was driving a tractor-trailer west at 12:30 p.m. on Greenwich, when he came to a dead-end due to construction. Eberly tried to turn around in Read More…