December 22, 2014

Medina
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Connie Gardner’s ‘Run Across Ohio’ comes to Medina

Medina’s Connie Gardner, second from left, begins the second leg of Thursday’s portion of “Run Across Ohio” on South Court Street. Gardner is joined Thursday in Medina by Cara Simmons, of Cuyahoga Falls, far left; Hugh Patton, of Medina, third from left; and Brunswick resident Phil Morgan, far right, who accompanied her south to Lodi. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Medina resident Connie Gardner, 49, started Thursday morning at Cleveland Browns Stadium and finished the day in Ashland as part of “Run Across Ohio.” Her 242-mile trek will end Sunday at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium. Gardner, who set a U.S. women’s record in September by running 149 miles in 24 hours, is raising money for Read More…

Medina Hospital added for medicine disposal

MEDINA — The 12th prescription medicine drop-off site in the county should be installed by the end of the year at Medina Hospital. The drop-off is part of the Dispose of Unused Medication Properly program, or DUMP. It is designed to provide safe locations to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. “It’s just another Read More…

Wooster teenager injured in head-on crash

SEVILLE — A 17-year-old Wooster boy was in satisfactory condition Thursday after his car crashed head-on with a delivery truck Wednesday on state Route 3 near Hazelwood Drive. Clay Blair was traveling north in a 2004 Kia Optima on Route 3 at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday when it veered left and collided with a southbound 2003 Read More…

Obese death row inmate claims innocence

Ronald Post

COLUMBUS — A condemned killer trying to delay his execution because he is obese is now raising an innocence claim, a prosecutor said in a filing with the Ohio Parole Board. Death row inmate Ronald Post, who weighs more than 400 pounds, is asking the courts to stop his January execution on the grounds his Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Nov. 30

Wadsworth police Friday, Nov. 23 4:35 p.m. — 900 block High St., a resident reported losing a ring with a replacement value of $11,655. 5:45 p.m. — 1119 Williams Reserve Blvd., an officer was dispatched to Kohl’s for two female juveniles detained for shoplifting. Charges are pending. Saturday, Nov. 24 9:22 a.m. — 625 Broad Read More…

Larry Edward Duyzer

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Larry Edward Duyzer, 65, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully and surrounded with love Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Stein Hospice care in Sandusky. A long time resident of Brunswick. He was the son of the late Peter and Virginia (nee Rainey) Duyzer. He is survived and missed by his fiancee, Cathy M. Rieth of 16 Read More…

Rose Marie Orr

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Rose Marie Orr, 85, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born October 12, 1927 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to William Oakley and Elizabeth (nee Wissinger). Rose had her realtor’s license and she also was a Librarian at St. Ambrose School and Medina County Library. Rose also was the Read More…

Medina council selects five capital projects in budget meeting

Dennis Hanwell

MEDINA — City Council members have outlined their spending priorities for next year, and projects include a new parking facility and working with the Friends of Spring Grove Cemetery to build a new business office and garage at the cemetery. At a special budget meeting Wednesday, Council members whittled 22 proposed capital items to five. Read More…

Wadsworth group moving to new home at Rittman Recreation Center

Lucy Chmura, 9, of Sharon Township, and Sydney Killinger, 12, of Wadsworth, put their bladework to the test Wednesday night at a Wadsworth Fencing Club meeting at the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults. Chmura is the youngest member of the group. Darby Lytle, 45, of North Royalton, is the oldest. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

WADSWORTH — Twice a week, members of the Wadsworth Fencing Club — ranging in age from 9 to 45 — grab their foils and put on protective jackets for a night of swordplay and footwork. The club has been meeting for three years, and the group has grown considerably, founder and coach Tony Laurene said. Read More…

Bill passes to give Ohio schools more flexibility in snow-day scheduling

COLUMBUS — Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time. The bill passed Wednesday would change state law regarding the time students must spend in school. It would require them to spend a minimum number of hours in school Read More…