July 28, 2014

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JobsOhio gets an unusual ally

By Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS — A liberal policy group fighting Gov. John Kasich’s new private job-creation board, JobsOhio, got the backing of an unusual ally Monday. The libertarian 1851 Center for Constitutional Law filed a supporting brief in the lawsuit brought by liberal ProgressOhio and two Democratic state lawmakers, state Rep. Dennis Murray, of Read More…

Medina County Court Log for July 31

The following people appeared in common pleas court on Monday, according to Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Debra Burner, 42, Water Street, Seville, was sentenced to five years of community control sanctions on two counts of safecracking, fourth-degree felonies, and one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. She also was ordered to pay $6,400 Read More…

After delay, Jimmy Dimora to be sentenced today

Jimmy Dimora

AKRON — The hearing to determine the sentence for a former county commissioner convicted in a federal public corruption case will continue today. Prosecutors have asked for more than 22 years behind bars for ex-Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, who was convicted of racketeering, bribery and other counts. Attorneys for the 57-year-old Dimora, a former Read More…

Refinery issues lead to gas-price spike in Ohio

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AAA says gas prices have spiked more than 20 cents per gallon because of regional supply concerns brought on by refinery issues. The AAA said the price of a gallon of unleaded gas in Ohio started Monday at an average of $3.46 but at many station jumped during the day to Read More…

Obituaries for July 31, 2012

Shirley M. Hewit Arlene Ann Murphy Gerald H. Schmidt Linda M. Stafinski Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

Colorado shooting suspect charged with 24 counts of murder

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Colorado prosecutors today charged a former neuroscience graduate student with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie. James Holmes appeared just as dazed as he did in his first court appearance last week, but at one Read More…

Drought hits Medina County, but not as bad as other parts of Ohio

Farmer Steve Arters points out a defective soybean plant Thursday afternoon on his farm at 6007 Avon Lake Road in Chatham Township. Arters said rainfall during the next two weeks is critical to soybean development. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Farmers in Medina County and throughout much of Ohio are being hit by drought conditions not seen in nearly 25 years. But the situation in Ohio is not as bad as found in the Midwestern corn-belt states. And Medina County isn’t as hard hit as some other parts of the state. That’s the assessment of Read More…

167th Medina County Fair has something for everyone

Alexa Mier, 11, of Medina, leads her horse out to the ring to practice riding Sunday before her competitions at the Medina County Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Nothing’s more traditional than a county fair, and a big part of that tradition is offering something for everyone. Chuck Stiver, fair board president, said people don’t have to come from an agricultural background to appreciate the fair. It’s possible for anyone to get involved in some way through food vendors, crafts and Read More…

Brandon Weeden gets back in sync with Browns

Browns' QB Brandon Weeden throws a pass during a practice. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA – Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden didn’t look like himself Friday in the first full-squad practice of training camp. The confident, accurate throws of minicamps and OTAs were replaced with incompletions high and wide. By the end of the first padded practice Sunday, Weeden felt like he was back on track. “Decision-making and timing,” he Read More…

Randy Lerner will still own 30 percent of Browns

BEREA — Owner Randy Lerner will initially keep 30 percent of the Browns in the impending sale to Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslam, Jim Donovan reported. Donovan, an anchor on WKYC-3 and the play-by-play voice of the Browns, reported Haslam would start with 70 percent and have the option to buy more of the team later. Read More…