December 22, 2014

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State commission OKs Cloverleaf levy

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WESTFIELD TWP. — The 7.9-mill levy recommended by the school board was approved Thursday by the state commission tasked with overseeing Cloverleaf Schools’ finances. Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said parents are struggling particularly with the recent cut of high school busing, which took effect this month after a 6.9-mill November levy failed by a 6 Read More…

Somali immigrant convicted of possessing khat

Somali immigrant Hassan Warsame, left, reacts to the jury’s decision to find him guilty on a reduced charge of possessing an African plant called khat, which contains a Schedule I controlled substance. Jibril Mohamed, right, is Warsame’s translator. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A Somali immigrant was found guilty of possessing an illegal stimulant found in a plant native to his home country Thursday, but his attorney still considered it a win. Hassan Warsame, 35, of Portland, Maine, had been charged with first-degree felony possession of khat, an African plant that contains cathinone, a Schedule I Read More…

Refinancing to help Medina property owners

MEDINA — Medina residents will see some savings on their property tax bills next year because Medina Schools is refinancing $45 million in debt. District Treasurer Jim Hudson said refinancing the $45 million in bonds will save Medina taxpayers about $245,000 a year, or $3.6 million over the course of the bond issue, which expires Read More…

Ohio Gov. Kasich: Official shouldn’t lose job over Hitler post

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich said the president of Ohio’s education board shouldn’t lose her job over an anti-gun-control Facebook post that included a photo of Adolf Hitler. Kasich told The Columbus Dispatch that Debe Terhar has admitted the mistake, so no further action is necessary. Kasich spoke after arriving Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, for Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Jan. 25

Wadsworth police Wednesday, Jan. 16 10:28 a.m. — 200 block N. Lyman St., a resident contacted police regarding fraudulent charges to her credit card totaling about $3,000. 1:30 p.m. — 500 block Sandpiper Lane, an officer met with a resident about damage to his vehicle in the amount of $1,000. 9:16 p.m. — Interstate 76 Read More…

Robert Allen Spravka

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Robert Allen Spravka, 67, a resident of Medina, passed away unexpectedly at Medina Hospital Cleveland Clinic on Thursday, January 24, 2013. He was born February 11, 1945 in Colebrook, Ohio to Anton and Mary (nee Murrony) Spravka. Robert and Laura (nee Clinko) were married on October 31, 1970. He was a Veteran of the United Read More…

Andrew Robert Straub

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Andrew Robert Straub, 74, of Brunswick, passed away after a long illness at Hospice of Medina County , hursday, January 24, 2013. He was born February 5, 1938, to the late Andrew G. and Margaret (nee Jewel) Straub in Wheeling, West Virginia. Andrew was a member of the Brunswick Eagles and St. Martin’s Catholic Church. Read More…

George R. Hammon

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George R. Hammon, 86, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 into the heavenly gates on his 61st Wedding Anniversary, with his beloved wife, Grace at his side. George was born in Valley City on February 8, 1926 to the late George and Bertha Hammon. He had been a lifelong resident of Medina County. Read More…

Cheryl “Sherri” Kastl

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Cheryl “Sherri” Kastl, 62, of Hinckley, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born February 11, 1950, to the late George and Alice (nee Wrase) Hartmann, in Cleveland. Sherri enjoyed fishing with her husband and was a member of the Brunswick Eagles #3505. She is survived by her beloved husband, Read More…

Edward P. Morris

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Edward P. Morris, 87, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Rita S. Morris (nee Meyer); loving father of Kimberly Stewart, Edward P. Jr. (Marcy), Kevin and Robin Wangler (Scott); grandfather of 10; and great grandfather of five. A Memorial Mass and private Inurnment will be at Read More…