April 24, 2014

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Fear can’t be factor when hiring NFL coach

Paul Brown is dead, Tony Dungy happily retired and Bill Belichick gainfully employed. With my list of potential Browns coaches reduced by three, I’m reminded there aren’t any perfect coaches. Even the best in the business have lost big games and been deemed not good enough. I mention this because the latest Cleveland coaching search Read More…

Brunswick housing plan finds support

Artist’s renderings of Southwick Manor, provided by Miller Valentine Group and Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority, show what a senior apartment complex at the southeast corner of Pearl Road and Southwick Boulevard might look like in Brunswick. (COURTESY IMAGE)

BRUNSWICK — City Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee members indicated their support Thursday of an $8 million development plan that would provide 54 affordable housing units for seniors at the southwest corner of Pearl Road and Southwick Boulevard. The project, called Southwick Manor, still has some hurdles to overcome, mainly in financing, which leaders hope Read More…

Nearly 24 hours needed to fix water-main break in Brunswick

Workers from the Cleveland Division of Water repair a water line Thursday morning in the 4500 block of Center Road in Brunswick. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

BRUNSWICK — A water-main break closed a portion of Center Road between Substation and Pearl roads late Wednesday and most of Thursday. Crews from the Cleveland Division of Water worked for nearly 24 hours to repair the break, which was reported just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, said John Goersmeyer, spokesman for the water division. “We Read More…

Medina County task force busts meth lab, heroin traffickers

WADSWORTH — Medina County Drug Task Force agents disposed of a meth lab in the garage of a Bergey Street home in the early hours of Saturday. Wadsworth Police originally were called to the house, 354 E. Bergey St., at about 4:30 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance. After entering the home, officers Read More…

Ohio judge allows GM workers to sue over back pay

By John Seewer TOLEDO — A group of General Motors workers in Northeast Ohio who say they were wrongly hit with a pay cut can move forward with a lawsuit against the automaker and the United Auto Workers. Nearly 30 workers at GM’s Lordstown factory argue that they were improperly classified as temporary employees after Read More…

Unemployment compensation to change in Ohio

COLUMBUS — The state’s declining unemployment rate will soon trigger a decrease in the amount of federal unemployment compensation available to Ohioans. The number of weeks of unemployment compensation available depends on the state’s unemployment rate, which averaged less than 7 percent in September, October and November. That means the maximum amount of compensation available, Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Jan. 4

Wadsworth police Sunday, Dec. 23 1:18 p.m. — Akron Road, an officer cited Kenneth J. Butts, 30, 296 Brockwood Road, with disorderly conduct after a road-rage incident. Sunday, Dec. 24 4:07 p.m. — 222 E. Smokerise Drive, Mary Ballash, 33, Barberton, was cited for theft after police said she tried to leave Walmart without paying Read More…

Jeremy A. Brown

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Jeremy A. Brown, 23, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born February 6, 1989, in Medina. Jeremy will always be remembered as the nicest person. He loved going to rock concerts, riding bicycles, doing extreme sports and driving fast cars. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Donna (Hartman) Brown; sister, Read More…

John P. Pafford

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John P. Pafford, 90, formerly of Brunswick, left this world to be with his heavenly Father, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Big Sandy, Tennessee to Pheo and Lila Mae (nee Hoffman) Pafford. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, worked for GM Read More…

Robert Durbin

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Robert Durbin, 87, of Spencer, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a period of declining health. Robert was born February 20, 1925 in Estill County, Kentucky, to Ed and Mary (Medcalf) Durbin. Throughout his lifetime, Robert had many beloved dogs. He was an Read More…