December 22, 2014

Medina
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Newspaper shoulders some blame for missing Randy Stepp

David Knox

On Friday evening, before a packed house at the Medina Performing Art Center, Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp apologized. Now it’s my turn. Stepp made his mea culpa to an angry crowd of 400 parents and students demanding an explanation for his new contact, which included an $83,000 bonus in addition to annual compensation totaling Read More…

Bill amendment would freeze Ohio E-ZPass tolls

State Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, is proposing amendments to a $1.5 million bond sale bill that would freeze tolls for E-ZPass trips of 30 or fewer miles on the Ohio Turnpike. The Amherst exit is pictured in December. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

State Sen. Gayle Manning has offered amendments to a bill approving the sale of $1.5 billion in bonds leveraged by the Ohio Turnpike to guarantee the money raised will largely be spent repairing roads in Northeast Ohio and to free the tolls that E-ZPass users pay for short trips on the toll road. The bill Read More…

Wadsworth Township planning for strip clubs, windmills

WADSWORTH TWP. — What do windmills and strip clubs have in common? Neither are to be found in Wadsworth Township. But that’s not stopping the township’s Zoning Commission from planning ahead. “If there’s no zoning, there’s nothing stopping people from building these things right next door,” commission Chairman Christopher Hills said at a public hearing Read More…

Water-line break causes about $30,000 of damage to Career Center

Bev Asad, secretary to the Medina County Career Center superintendent, throws away some water-damaged paperwork this morning at the center. STEVE GRAZIER/GAZETTE

MEDINA — Classes are slated to resume Wednesday at the Medina County Career Center after water damage from a busted supply line shut the school down today and Monday. Mike Larson, superintendent of the Career Center, said an approximately half-inch water line ruptured between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night, impacting about 8,000 square-feet of the Read More…

Scott Petrak: One man’s plan on how Browns should spend those bucks wisely

The Browns have tons of money to spend and lots of holes to fill. Luckily for them, free agency officially starts today at 4 p.m. After a three-day window in which teams were allowed to negotiate with agents but not talk to players, finalize deals or publicly discuss their intentions, players will be free to Read More…

Indians pitchers focusing on stopping teams from running wild

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians have things to do and lessons to learn. One glaring weakness in 2012 was the inability of certain starting pitchers to hold runners. This flaw was all the more noticeable on a team whose offense couldn’t afford to give up undeserved runs. Ubaldo Jimenez was the worst offender. No pitcher Read More…

Ronald C. Prochaska

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Ronald C. Prochaska, 75, died Friday, March 8, 2013. Mr. Prochaska, formerly of Medina, moved to The Villages, in Florida in 1998. He was a retired home builder and an electrician and member of IBEW Local 38. He enjoyed golf, travel, and socializing with friends. Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Walker, of Conifer, Colorado and Leslie Read More…

Henry Schneider

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Henry Schneider died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Hospice of Medina County, at 90 years of age. He was born in Akron, in 1922, to Henry and Katie Schneider, both of whom had immigrated to the U.S. from Germany. Henry had a younger brother, Martin, who died of complications of diabetes in 1953. Henry’s father Read More…

John C. Bauer

John C. Bauer, 76, of Valley City, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 following a sudden illness. John was born June 27, 1936 in Lodi, to the late John W. and Edna (nee Law) Bauer. He has been a lifelong resident of Valley City. Over the years, John had worked at the former BHL Elevator Read More…

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Simmons

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Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Simmons, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, March 11, 2013. She was born March 23, 1937, to the late Albert and Dorothy (Clapp) Arters. Family was the most important thing in Betty’s life and the 58 year marriage to her cherished husband, Harold, and their Read More…