April 24, 2014

Medina
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Eleanor Y. Boda

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Eleanor Y. Boda, 96, formerly of Chatham, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Plum Creek Retirement Center in Brunswick. She was born July 18, 1916 in Cleveland, to George and Anna (Klooz) Walters. She grew up in the Cleveland/Parma area and married John Boda on April 20, 1939. They moved to Medina County in Read More…

Pact piles on perks for Stepp

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Read Superintendent Randy Stepp’s unsigned, undated contract given to teachers union Read Stepp’s revised contract signed in 2009 adding longevity incentive (Item 23) Read Stepp’s revised contract signed in 2011 adding payment of past college loans and altering longevity incentive (Items 6 & 23) Loren Genson and David Knox MEDINA — Taxpayers paid thousands more Read More…

Union given incomplete Stepp contract

Read Superintendent Randy Stepp’s unsigned, undated contract given to teachers union Read Stepp’s revised contract signed in 2009 adding longevity incentive (Item 23) Read Stepp’s revised contract signed in 2011 adding payment of past college loans and altering longevity incentive (Items 6 & 23) David Knox and Loren Genson In spring 2010, John Leatherman, president Read More…

Medina board flinches on levy

MEDINA — The Medina school board agreed Friday to keep a 5.9-mill levy on the May 7 primary ballot despite heated criticism from teachers and community members of Superintendent Randy Stepp’s new contract, which included an $83,000 signing bonus. Stepp last week agreed to give back the bonus, which he received in January, but has Read More…

Buzzards sought on the Ides of March

Sharon Hosko, the official buzzard spotter, sees the first turkey vulture at 8:15 a.m. Friday. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

As they have every year since 1957, people gathered before dawn Friday at Cleveland Metroparks’ Hinckley Reservation and scanned the sky. They wanted to experience the return of the buzzards to the park, which traditionally signals the beginning of spring in Medina County. “You get a bunch of wacko, crazy people who like to wake Read More…

Fake veterinarian gets prison for killing dog

AKRON — A Medina County woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday after being convicted of posing as a veterinarian and causing the death of an Akron man’s service dog. Brandi A. Tomko, 36, of Sharon Township, was found guilty last month by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher after a three-day Read More…