September 16, 2014

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Brunswick councilman slams election rules changes

Mike Abella

BRUNSWICK — City Councilman Mike Abella, Ward 1, said the city made a mistake in changing the way Council’s three at-large seats are filled. The new rules, which went into effect this year, require three separate nonpartisan races in both the primary and November general elections. The old system put all at-large candidates in a Read More…

State of the Union: Is the national economy stronger?

By Christopher S. Rugaber and Paul Wiseman WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is much healthier than it was four years ago, yet growth remains slow and unemployment high. In early 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of a full-blown panic sparked by the collapse of a housing bubble. Companies were slashing jobs. The Read More…

Medina police blotter for Feb. 13

Medina police Tuesday, Feb. 5 6:11 p.m. — 900 block Southport Drive, cell phone reported stolen from a home. Wednesday, Feb. 6 12:40 p.m. — 200 block W. Friendship St., credit card reported stolen. Thursday, Feb. 7 5:40 p.m. — 900 block Bunker Hill, attempted burglary reported. Friday, Feb. 8 8:05 p.m. — 100 block Read More…

Ohio Gov. Kasich prepares to defend school funding formula

By Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich’s education team is setting out to defend a new school funding formula that left many districts, including some of the state’s poorest, surprised at the lack of added cash. Richard Ross, director of the Governor’s Office of 21st Century Education, said he would present to the Read More…

Medina County Court Log for Feb. 13

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Monday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Keith Butcher, 36, of Springbrook Drive in Medina, was sentenced to two years of community control sanctions on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of possession of cocaine, a Read More…

Mary B. Fain

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Mary B. Fain, 85, of Medina, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was born November 16, 1927 in Danville, Kentucky, to the late David and Lena (White) Groves. Mary was a nurse at Medina General Hospital for 25 years. She was the beloved mother of Patricia A. Jones (Jessie) of Seven Hills, Ronnie L. Read More…

George B. Downey, Sr.

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George B. Downey, Sr., 84, of Medina, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013. He was born September 22, 1928 in Lang, West Virginia, to the late Mack and Agatha (Holdren) Downey. George was a former inspector for Babcock and Wilcox for 30+ years. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union and enjoyed fishing and Read More…

Fred Rice

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John Frederick Rice, 77, of Lodi, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013, at Hospice of Medina County. He was born March 6, 1935, in Lodi, to John E. and Helen (McClain) Rice. He was a 1953 graduate of Lodi High School and later entered the U.S. Navy in 1955, serving aboard the USS Thor. He Read More…

Charles A. Beganyi

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Charles A. Beganyi, 65, passed away. He was the beloved husband of 40 years, to Rosemary (nee Kessler); loving father of Michael (Jennifer), Anne Mann (Nicholas), Stephen, Elizabeth Naugle (Andrew) and Sarah Bowman (Jeremy); cherished grandfather of Nick, Dominic, James, William, Ava, Charlie Anne and Angelina; dearest son of the late Charles and Mary (nee Read More…