February 11, 2016


Real estate tax deadline nears in Medina County

MEDINA — County homeowners have exactly one week to pay their first-half property taxes — and this year they can pay them online. The county treasurer’s office mailed tax bills for 2012 on Jan. 15. The due date is Feb. 15. If payments fail to come in by the Feb. 15 deadline, county Treasurer John Read More…

ACLU seeks removal of Jesus portrait in Ohio school

Photo of a portrait of Jesus hangs in the hallway at Jackson Middle School Thursday in Jackson. (AP PHOTO)

A portrait of Jesus that hangs prominently in an entranceway at a rural Ohio public school is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and should be removed, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday says. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation say the large portrait at Jackson Middle Read More…

Medina County commissioners OK water, sewer rate hikes

Medina County water and sanitary sewer rates are rising. County commissioners approved increasing the county water rate, effective Feb. 1, from $5.95 to $6.30 per 1,000 gallons. The sewer bill will rise 50 cents — from $29.25 per month to $29.75 per month — starting March 1 for most customers, according to County Administrator Chris Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for Feb. 8

Wadsworth police Thursday, Jan. 31 5:11 p.m. — 201 Park Center Blvd., an officer responded to The Galaxy about a patron who failed to pay a tab of $53. Charges are pending. Friday, Feb. 1 11:02 a.m. — 100 block Summit St., an officer met with a resident about $144 in fraudulent charges made to Read More…

Burns Rowland


Burns Rowland, 84, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Ashland. He was born October 4, 1928 in Johnson County, Kentucky, to the late Fred and Dona Bell (May) Rowland. Burns formerly owned and operated Rowland’s Maytag and Appliance for many years, and was a bricklayer and builder. He was a member and deacon at Read More…

Stanley Howard Foster

Stanley Howard Foster, 55, of Webster Springs, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at home, due to cancer. Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Inc., 155 McGraw Ave., Webster Springs, West Virginia, doddreedfh.com, handled arrangements for the family.

Roger Ray Canfield


Roger Ray Canfield, 63, of Chatham, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at his home. He was born in Sutton, West Virginia, on October 20, 1949 to Curtis Edward and Maggie Lena Mollahan Canfield and had resided in the Chatham area for the past 40 years. Roger retired in 2000 from Ford Motor Company in Read More…

Barbara Kibbee


Barbara Kibbee, 76, of Brunswick, formerly of Parma, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013. She was born October 9, 1936, to the late Ottie and Ethel (nee Wanner) Sweeney in Sun, West Virginia. Barbara was a member of Grace Church Christian Missionary Alliance. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her Read More…

Geraldine “Gerry” C. Walter


Geraldine “Gerry” C. Walter (nee Andrews), 86, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Hospice Services of Southwest General Health Center, Strongsville. Gerry was born in Cleveland, to the late Frank and Katherine (nee Renck) Andrews. She was married to Charles J. Walter for 53 and a half years, before his death in Read More…

Steve M. Piskach


Steve M. Piskach, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013. He was born November 1, 1931 in Cleveland, to the late Thomas and Gloria (Longrich) Piskach. Steve was a former fire fighter for the City of Cleveland for 25 years and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Steve refereed high school football for Read More…