August 23, 2014

Medina
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Browns defense must adapt, adjust to 3-4 scheme

BEREA — Jabaal Sheard lined up at right outside linebacker after spending his life as a left end. Ahtyba Rubin was at end after his first five years were in the middle. D’Qwell Jackson had a linebacker next to him on the inside, but was no longer protected by two tackles upfront. The switch to Read More…

Contract will stand, Stepp’s lawyer says

Randy Stepp

An attorney representing Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp said the school board is legally obligated to stand by its contract with Stepp even if board members violated Ohio’s open meeting law when they voted to approve the pact Jan. 7. “It’s absolutely ludicrous to think you can give someone a contract, bind them to the Read More…

Audit of county education fund could cost $14K

Medina Schools Treasurer Jim Hudson said the special state audit of the district’s “carryover” fund held by the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center would cost up to $14,000. The Medina school board unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday night with the state auditor’s office. Hudson said the audit would cover transactions made on the district’s Read More…

PR consultant suing Medina superintendent

Randy Stepp

Medina school board members weren’t the only ones looking for professional help to handle the public relations nightmare sparked last month by the new contract for Superintendent Randy Stepp. On March 6, the school board hired Cleveland-based Hennes Paynter at a cost of $20,370 for two weeks of consulting. The board parted ways with the Read More…

Another lost year: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving says frustration got to him

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After a turbulent 48 hours in which he angered his coach and members of the organization while drawing his harshest public criticism as a pro, Kyrie Irving finally conceded Wednesday the frustrations of a long season caught up with him. Now he’ll spend his summer in the weight room and working on Read More…

County economy continues to improve, auditor says

Auditor Mike Kovack

Medina County’s sales tax revenue was up in 2012 — for the third year in a row. But the county’s overall retail sales are lower than in 2007, the last year before the Great Recession. The county’s revenue from local sales taxes increased to almost $21 million — up 3.4 percent from 2011, adjusted for Read More…

Group game for regional planning

A consortium of organizers and civic leaders all working together to guide the future for Northeast Ohio plan to meet for public workshops and roll out an interactive online game, both designed to engage residents in the planning process. It’s been roughly 40 years since the question “What future do you want for Northeast Ohio” Read More…

PHOTO: Bounty of books

This year’s annual book sale sponsored by the Medina County branch of the American Association of University Women is being held at the Medina Community Theater — the city’s historic movie house — 139 W. Liberty St. The sale, which features both adult and children’s hardbound and paperback books, as well as DVDs, music CDs, records and puzzles, continues  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the sale go for scholarships and educational projects. Pictured, from left, customers Rob and Jamie Whitford, of Medina, and AAUW members Gloria Brown, of Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Brunswick police log for April 18

Brunswick police Wednesday, April 3 7 a.m. — first block Waite Farms Lane, 40 iron pieces attached to sewer grates were reported stolen from the Waite Farms Development. The stolen materials were valued at $600. Thursday, April 11 9 a.m. — 3000 block Center Road, three vehicles were reported broken into on a car lot Read More…

Doris E. Koehler

Doris E. Koehler, 93, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 11, 1920 in Cleveland, to the late Walter and Ella (Wagner) Motz. Doris enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting. She was a lover of animals, especially dogs. She was the beloved wife of Walter, to whom she Read More…