September 2, 2014

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Ohio Gov. Kasich urges continued striving for improvement

Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima. (AP PHOTO)

By Ann Sanner and Julie Carr Smyth LIMA — Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday during his third State of the State speech that Ohio has seen wholesale improvements since he took office but now is not the time to “rest on our laurels.” Making the case for his latest round of sweeping policy proposals in Read More…

Medina police blotter for Feb. 20

Medina police Tuesday, Feb. 12 1:49 p.m. — 400 block S. Elmwood Ave., counterfeit bill reported. Wednesday, Feb. 13 10:54 a.m. — 200 block N. Elmwood Ave., front and back license plates reported stolen from a truck. 10:40 p.m. — 500 block N. State Road, PlayStation and LCD television reported stolen from unlocked apartment. Thursday, Read More…

Dorothy June Newcomer Rufener

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Dorothy June Newcomer Rufener, passed away peacefully, after a short battle with cancer, Sunday, February 17, 2013. The daughter of Lulu (Cox) and Ernest Newcomer, she was born at home in Guilford Township, Medina County in June 1937. After graduating from Seville High School in 1955, she worked for various companies in the data processing Read More…

Donald R. Forgie

Donald R. Forgie, 84, of Medina, formerly of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He was born September 7, 1928, in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Joseph and Edith (Baker) Forgie. Don was a retired Postal worker. He was the first city carrier for the Municipality of Murrysville and served as Read More…

Rita J. Sooy

Rita J. Sooy, 67, of Homerville, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013. She was born February 23, 1945 in Medina, to Wilbur and Rose (Green) Standen. She graduated with honors from Medina High School in 1963 and attended Ohio University before graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1969 from Ashland College, receiving her degree in Secondary Read More…

Brian William Todd

Brian William Todd, 60, entered into rest Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Joyce (nee Gadley) for 26 years. Brian was the devoted father of Erik and Kayla; dear brother of Geoff (Terry) and Nancy; brother-in-law to Joe Slater, Judi (John) Rhysek, Ken (Margaret) Gadley, Tim (Carol) Gadley, Tom (Theresa) Gadley, Read More…

Gerald (Jerry) W. Albright

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Gerald (Jerry) W. Albright, passed away to his eternal cabin in Heaven on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Jerry was very proud of his service in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a life member of the VFW and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was the founder of Albright Security Center of Medina 50 years Read More…

Alice J. Houp

Alice J. Houp, 63, of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013. A complete obit will be in Thursday’s Medina Gazette. Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, is handling the arrangements.

Allan N. Kolarik

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Allan N. Kolarik, 79, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was the dear father of Kathleen Nash, Kimberly (Dan) Grindle, Ricky (deceased) and Edward (deceased); grandfather of Colin and Noelle Nash, Kaylee, Allison and Sierra Mazzaro. He is survived by his beloved Macaw, Bubba; and long-time friend, Read More…

Edith W. Frank

Edith W. Frank, 91, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013. She was born May 10, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Nelson and Elsie (Girdwood) Wilt. Edith attended Capitol University and was an accredited record technician at Beaver Valley Medical Center for 28 years. She loved to play cards with family and Read More…