September 1, 2014

Medina
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Avon Lake hires Larry Laird to coach football

AVON LAKE — Former Medina football coach Larry Laird will begin his second head coaching stint next season when he takes over for Dave Dlugosz at Avon Lake. Dlugosz, a member of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, retired last month after 21 seasons. Laird served as Dlugosz’s offensive coordinator for Read More…

Medina Schools teacher pleads no contest to pot plants

Shannon Briggs

ELYRIA — A Medina Schools teacher, inside whose home North Ridgeville police discovered a marijuana growing operation, has pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct persisting and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Shannon Briggs, 34, was fined $500, given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to undergo substance abuse treatment following her plea Tuesday in Elyria Read More…

Condition of sheriff’s officer worsens to critical

The Medina County sheriff’s correctional officer, whose Dec. 21 highway crash spurred demands from Montville Township officials for better traffic controls at state Route 57 and Poe Road, has slipped back into critical condition. James G. Sell, 63, of Wadsworth, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after the early morning crash. Sell was Read More…

Cloverleaf auctions elementary school for $61,000

SEVILLE — Saturday’s Seville Elementary School auction netted $61,665 for Cloverleaf Schools’ permanent improvement fund. The school building went for $37,200 and the contents brought in $25,667, Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said. The district spent $1,200 on advertising the auction, he added. “It’s always good to have money in that fund so we can use it Read More…

Public meetings slated for this week

Editor’s note: Fax public meeting notices to (330) 725-4299 or email areanews@medina-gazette.com. Paid legal notices, which appear in the classified advertising section of the newspaper, should be emailed to legalnotices@medina-gazette.com. TODAY Hinckley Township Board of Zoning Appeals, work session and organizational meeting, 7 p.m., township administration building, 1410 Ridge Road. Medina County Planning Commission, regular Read More…

Medina police blotter for Jan. 9

Medina police Tuesday, Jan. 1 6:51 p.m. — 1100 block S. Court St., counterfeit $20 bill reported. 10:15 p.m. — 400 block Lafayette Road, Kevin McMahon, 27, 417 Lafayette Road, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Wednesday, Jan. 2 1:37 p.m. — 1100 block W. Smith Road, flat-screen television reported stolen. 2:29 p.m. Read More…

Ohio man arrested for barking at police dog

KETTERING — A 22-year-old Ohio man was arrested after authorities say he barked at a police dog during a traffic stop. Dayton Daily News reported that Cameron Dunn was being detained in the back seat of a cruiser in Washington Township Monday when a police dog and handler were called to check the car for Read More…

Joseph E. McReynolds

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Joseph E. McReynolds, 75, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Akron City Hospital. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 30, 1937 to Joseph R. and Maryanna L. Wilson McReynolds. He was a 1956 graduate of Spencer High School and had resided in Medina since 1993, moving from the Spencer area. Read More…

Eugene N. Hagedorn

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Eugene N. Hagedorn, 84, of Brunswick, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was born on September 9, 1928 to Edward and Emma (nee Magness) Hagedorn, in Cleveland. Eugene proudly served his county in the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He was an active member of the Brunswick United Methodist Church for 50 Read More…

Randall E. Cady

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Randall E. Cady, 58, of Lodi, passed away early Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Lodi Community Hospital. He was born November 26, 1954, in Cleveland, to Emmett and Mammie (Moore) Cady. He was an avid Beatles fan and loved listening to music. Randall was a member of City Center Church in Medina. He was a Read More…