October 24, 2014

Medina
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Kindles, other devices available to patrons of Wadsworth library

Starting Monday, Wadsworth’s Ella M. Everhard Public Librarywill provide more than 100 electronic gadgets for patrons to check out. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

WADSWORTH — Beginning Monday, almost 100 electronic gadgets will be available for two-week check-out at the Wadsworth Ella M. Everhard Public Library. Library Director Allen Nichols said the library wanted to make the devices available to the community, and there would be an emphasis on helping unemployed people be more technologically prepared for the workplace. Read More…

Litchfield fire department loses privileges to store drugs

LITCHFIELD TWP. — As township trustees search for a new fire chief, the Ohio Department of Pharmacy has revoked the Fire Department’s paramedic drug privileges. Chris Reed, the compliance and enforcement supervisor for the Department of Pharmacy, said Medina Hospital collected the township’s drug box because there was no paramedic to administer drugs. “Those drugs Read More…

Granger Twp. teen critically hurt in two-car wreck

GRANGER TWP. — A 16-year-old boy on his way to school and another township resident were injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning at Wilbur and Stony Hill roads. Trooper Harley Steppenbacker of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post said the teenager was southbound in a 2004 Chevy Blazer on Stony Hill Road at about Read More…

Public meetings slated for Monday, Jan. 30

MONDAY Brunswick Hills Township trustees, executive session to conduct interviews for possible employment with township service department, 9:30 a.m., township hall, 1918 Pearl Road. Hinckley Township trustees, work session, 5 p.m., administration building, 1410 Ridge Road. Homer Township trustees, 7 p.m., township hall, 8964 Spencer Road. Lafayette Township trustees, special meeting, 12 p.m., township hall, Read More…

Cavaliers struggle for entire game vs. Nets

CLEVELAND — Don’t be fooled by the final score. Ditto for Kyrie Irving’s point total. The New Jersey Nets beat the Cavaliers a whole lot worse than 99-96 indicates, leading from start to finish Friday at Quicken Loans Arena and going up 17 with 6:37 left in the game. A frantic, Irving-led rally that never Read More…

Coach wants Anderson Varejao on All-Star team

CLEVELAND — There’s no chance Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is going to get voted into the NBA All-Star Game in fan balloting. Cleveland coach Byron Scott, however, is campaigning for the eighth-year pro to be added to the team when Eastern Conference coaches vote for the seven reserves. “Obviously, (Orlando’s) Dwight Howard is going to Read More…

Brad Childress hired as Browns offensive coordinator

Brad Childress

BEREA — “Chilly” is coming to the North Coast, and the Browns hope he’ll bring some heat to the offense. Coach Pat Shurmur hired Brad Childress as offensive coordinator Friday, adding a veteran coach who spent almost five years as a head coach and is an expert in the West Coast offense. Childress was hired Read More…

Police: Woman shot by officer at Ohio McDonald’s was unarmed

WILLOWICK, Ohio — Police say a woman shot by a police officer at a Cleveland area McDonald’s did not have a gun, as authorities had believed. Willowick police said the woman claimed to have a weapon Wednesday night when she allegedly ordered everyone to leave the restaurant and then led the manager outside. The manager Read More…

Ohio conference discusses Somalia future, problems

COLUMBUS — Somalia’s numerous problems, from piracy to humanitarian suffering to receiving money from overseas immigrants, are the subject of a two-day conference at Ohio State University. The previously scheduled conference comes just days after U.S. special forces rescued two hostages inside Somalia and killed nine captors in the process. The Somalia at Crossroads conference Read More…

2 injured in Granger Township crash

GRANGER TWP. — A 16-year-old boy on his way to school and another township resident were injured in a two-vehicle crash this morning at Wilbur and Stony Hill roads. Trooper Harley Steppenbacker of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post said the teenager was southbound in a 2004 Chevy Blazer on Stony Hill Road at about Read More…