November 22, 2014

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Advocates back Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Medicaid expansion

Mike Jenks

MEDINA — Local and state mental health advocates are urging legislators to support Gov. John Kasich’s commitment to expand Medicaid. Mike Jenks, executive director of the  Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board, said the Medicaid expansion would help those who are waiting for services as well as those who lack resources to Read More…

Browns: Paul Kruger will be new regime’s defensive face

BEREA — Paul Kruger is the face of the transitioning Browns defense. The role is natural following a five-year, $40 million contract, including $20 million guaranteed. A shiny, new Super Bowl ring. And his position as the initial acquisition of the new Browns regime. “It’s a very exciting day for us, the first chance we’ve Read More…

Suspected serial killer has local connections

Samuel Little aka Samuel McDowell

A 72-year-old drifter with Lorain County roots and a Medina County criminal record is being held in a California prison as a suspected serial killer, and authorities in Ohio and across the country are reviewing old cases to see whether he can be linked to any unsolved homicides. Samuel Little, who also is known as Read More…

Browns notes: LB Quentin Groves, TE Gary Barnidge added on Day 2 of free agency

BEREA — The Browns continued to address the front seven of their defense Wednesday, then turned to the offensive side. Outside linebacker Quentin Groves signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract and will rejoin Ray Horton, also his coordinator in Arizona. Tight end Gary Barnidge (6-foot-5, 250 pounds), who agreed to a three-year deal, will also Read More…

Local pastors applaud new pontiff’s humility, advocacy

Pastors of two of Medina County’s Catholic churches cheered the election Wednesday of the new pontiff, Pope Francis, to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. The Rev. Tony Sejba, pastor of St. Francis Xavier parish in Medina, said that as an archbishop in Argentina, the pope was known for riding a bus instead of a Read More…

Cell phone users in Ohio get Amber Alerts

Cell phone users around Ohio woke up this morning to see a text message about an Amber Alert involving a 16-year-old and her infant child who had been abducted from West Virginia and had possibly been brought into the state. Some were surprised to find this alert coming directly to their phones. This is part Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for March 14

Brunswick police Thursday, March 7 1:11 p.m. — Louis J. Jendrus, 46, 334 Judita Drive, Brunswick, charged with persistent disorderly conduct, changing course without signaling and impeding traffic. According to a police report, Jendrus got into a verbal confrontation with an officer and stopped traffic at Center Road and Warren Drive to argue. 9:37 p.m. Read More…

Frank (Bud) Kovacic

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Frank (Bud) Kovacic passed away February 17, 2013. He was born September 25, 1932 in Cleveland. Bud was a long time resident of Medina, where he was part owner of K&M Construction. He was proud of his service in the U.S. Navy Seabees. Bud was a wonderful man. He will be missed by his loving Read More…

Alice Jill Lincoln

Alice Jill Lincoln, 70, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013. She was born July 24, 1942, in Cleveland, to the late Irvin and Alice (Fuller) Call. Jill graduated from Medina High School and Cedarville College. She was an x-ray technician at Medina General Hospital. Jill loved crafts, sewing, going to garage sales, and Read More…

Deacon James Schlund

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Deacon James Schlund, 74, entered into his Eternal Life, surrounded by his girls, Monday, March 11, 2013. He was born July 5, 1938 in Cleveland, to George and Mary Margaret (nee Sofranko) Schlund who preceded him in death. Mr. Schlund served in the United States Marine Corps. Jim was a member of the Knights of Read More…