Archive for February 15th, 2013
By Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson
A provision in the Affordable Care Act, effective next year, has Medina and Brunswick cutting back on hours for part-time city employees.
In Medina, the city cut back part-timers from 35 to 29 hours because the law requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide health care to those who …Read More
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick school board plans to take its nine-year, 5.9-mill levy off the May 7 ballot in light of proposed funding for the district in Gov. John Kasich’s two-year budget.
“This gives us time to re-evaluate the finances,” Superintendent Mike Mayell said Thursday. “The initial millage was set up without the knowledge of the …Read More
LODI — Police said a 52-year-old village man was arrested Friday morning after his 3-year-old grandson wandered out of the house and into a nearby intersection.
Michael Whisman, of 407 Wooster St., was charged with one count of child endangering, a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 …Read More
AKRON — Officials at the Akron-Canton Airport say the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways could mean potential growth for the facility.
The two airlines announced an $11 billion merger Thursday that will turn American into the world’s biggest airline.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported that US Airways operates nine nonstop flights a day out …Read More
Simply put, Daryk Maki doesn’t like to get pushed around. Don’t let the Wadsworth wrestler’s calm and carefree attitude away from the mat fool you, he’s not going to back down from any challenge he faces. That’s just not his style.
“I’m pretty calm for the most part,” Maki said, “but when I’m wrestling I just …Read More
A year ago, Lexie Shirley had her teammates on the Wadsworth girls bowling team with her at the Warren District, and they ultimately qualified for the state tournament.
This year, the talented senior is going to have to make do with freshman brother Brendan, a member of the Wadsworth boys team.
By Tom Withers
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Back in a uniform he wore as a player, Terry Francona will stand before a major league team for the first time since 2011 and deliver a speech he hopes shapes the upcoming season.
He wants the new-look and revitalized Indians ready to roll.
His eight seasons with the Boston …Read More
Two Medina youth basketball teams twinkled the twine recently.
The fourth-grade Medina Mavericks boys squad captured the Bulldog Holiday Classic behind the play of Bryce Beech, Ryan Gillespie, Landon Kistler, Corey Tripp, Michael Kermes, Jake Johnson, Peter Jelenic and Dorian Boyland. The coaches were John Stolarski and Mike Kermes.
Twenty points separate Medina senior Billy Geschke from history.
The sweet-shooting guard enters tonight’s Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game at Shaker Heights with 980 points for his career, meaning he is on the verge of becoming the 25th documented player in Medina County history to reach 1,000.
Geschke has done the majority of his …Read More
MEDINA — Sheriff’s Detective Samo Mernik sat across from Steven Cepec in an interrogation room on June 3, 2010, the same day Frank Munz was killed.
“Right now, there’s probably a family crying in a morgue somewhere,” Mernik said. “And I have to tell them, ‘We think Steve did it, but he won’t come clean. He …Read More