November 26, 2014

Medina
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8 people indicted by grand jury in Medina County

MEDINA — Eight people were indicted by a grand jury last week on various charges. • Robert C. Graber, 56, of West Salem, was charged with two counts of aggravated drug trafficking, which are third-degree felonies. If convicted of both charges, Graber could face up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. He Read More…

‘Polar bears’ to take plunge in Chippewa Lake for charity

County Commissioner Adam Friedrick takes a plunge into Chippewa Lake Saturday. Participants in the Chippewa Lake Lions Club's inaugural Polar Bear Run and Jump fundraiser took the plunge into the lake in the name of raising money for local charities. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

CHIPPEWA LAKE — Hundreds of cold-weather fans will gather Saturday for the annual freefall into near-freezing water — all for a good cause. Registration for the third annual Polar Bear Run, Walk and Jump begins 10 a.m. Saturday near Chippewa Lake’s main dock area at Longacre Lane and Beachside Boulevard. The walk/run portion kicks off Read More…

Seminar teaches safety in public place during mass shooting

Jim Bigam, director of safety and security at Medina Hospital, talks to a group of people during a seminar about how to survive a shooting incident in the workplace. About 125 people attended the event Thursday morning at Weymouth Country Club. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA TWP. — Local business owners, school officials and workers attended a Thursday morning seminar on how to survive during a shooting. Jim Bigam, director of security and safety at Medina Hospital, said the outdated “tornado drill” mentality of simply hiding under a desk or table and being quiet will not save lives. “If you’re Read More…

William M. VonDuyke

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William M. VonDuyke, 79, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Berea Alzheimer’s Center. He was born in Cleveland, to Lee and Marion (nee Coode) VonDuyke. William has been married to the love of his life, Patricia (nee Nemitz) for 53 years. They lived in Brunswick for 49 years and are members of Read More…

Billie Charles Wagner

Billie Charles Wagner, 88, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2013, in Medina. He was born November 27, 1924 in Logan, West Virginia. Bill is survived by his daughter, Janice Wagner Russell of Bay Village; and his son-in-law, Dr. Raymond Russell; son, William Charles Wagner of Lake Orion, Michigan; and his beloved grandsons, David Wagner 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…

Charles Joseph O’Brien, Sr.

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Charles Joseph O’Brien, Sr., 106, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Macon, Georgia at the home of his daughter. Mr. O’Brien was born in Barnesville, Ohio, and was the second oldest of 10 children. He was employed by the Western Union and operated the local Medina office. He retired as a train dispatcher for Read More…

Leland B. Allmon

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Leland B. Allmon, 72, of North Royalton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Thursday, January 24, 2013. He was born August 2, 1940, to the late Flaves and Minnie (nee Gillen) Allmon in Rhodell, West Virginia. Leland proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Bethel Temple Assembly Read More…

William M. VonDuyke

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William M. VonDuyke, 79, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Berea Alzheimer’s Center. He was born in Cleveland, to Lee and Marion (nee Coode) VonDuyke. William has been married to the love of his life, Patricia (nee Nemitz) for 53 years. They lived in Brunswick for 49 years and are members of 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…