April 18, 2014

Medina
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Cahalan picked for Medina school board

MEDINA — Thomas Cahalan has been named by the Medina Board of Education to fill the seat vacated by the retirement last month of Dr. Robert Wilder. Cahalan, a 21-year resident of the district, is a personal trainer, working out of the Medina Community Recreation Center. He holds a master of science in management and Read More…

Don L. Cox

Don L. Cox, 84, of Sharon Township, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Paula Ruth Hollopeter

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Paula Ruth (nee Haske) Hollopeter, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 20, 2013 surrounded by her family at Hospice of Medina County, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born in Cleveland on September 28, 1931. She lived most of her life in Medina, and graduated from Medina High School. She was Read More…

Edith Frantisak

Edith Frantisak (nee Egley), 93. The beloved wife of the late Frank J.; devoted mother of Donald (Marsha), Carol Novicky (Michael), Kenneth (Susan), Nancy Sayer (Robert), Russell (Joanna) and Pamela Hanneman (Jeffery); loving grandmother of 17; cherished great grandmother of 14; dear daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth Egley (both deceased); dearest sister of Walter Egley Read More…

District owes Stepp’s taxes?

Read the documents: • Medina Schools Supertendent Randy Stepp’s 2009 contract, including retention bonus (Item 23) • Stepp’s revised Nov. 7, 2011 contract, adding payment of past college loans and altering longevity incentive (Items 6 & 23) • Stepp’s new contract, approved Jan. 7 Loren Genson and David Knox Taxpayers may be on the hook for tens of Read More…

Medina school board members: We didn’t know how much

Members of the Medina school board acknowledged Friday they didn’t know how big a bill Superintendent Randy Stepp had run up to pay for his education. In an email response signed by all four school board members to questions posed by The Gazette on Sunday, they said they knew the district was helping to pay Read More…

Medina school board responds to Gazette questions concerning superintendent

Medina Board of Education President Charles Freeman, left, and member Susan Vlcek attend a March 15 board meeting. (GAZETTE FILE)

Statement from the Medina City Schools Board of Education, March 22nd, 2013: 1. When the board agreed to pay the cost of Dr. Stepp’s past education, did you have a general idea of how large the bill would be? The Board of Education encouraged Dr. Stepp’s education and professional development. The Board of Education was Read More…

More than dozen hit in identity theft spree

WADSWORTH — Police are investigating a series of identity thefts, which have cost thousands of dollars for city residents and forced many to cancel their credit and debit cards. According to police reports, 14 people within three weeks have reported unauthorized use of their cards. Transactions, mostly in the United Kingdom and France, have cost Read More…

Lafayette moving ahead with potential Medina partnership

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Township businesses soon could have the opportunity to opt in to a Joint Economic Development District with the city of Medina. Township trustees voted at a special meeting Friday to prepare the JEDD agreement for their April 15 meeting, Trustee Lynda Bowers said. The JEDD would give township businesses the option to Read More…

Coach charged with giving beer, drugs to ex-student

Former Columbia High School boys basketball coach Matt Sheets has been charged with giving marijuana and beer to a 19-year-old former student at the school in exchange for sexual favors. The 31-year-old Sheets, who also served as a social studies teacher during his three years with Columbia Schools, was arrested Friday at his Medina home Read More…