November 26, 2014

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Company criticized as garbage pickups resume

Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson While Republic Services customers are relieved to see trash pickups resume, many complain that the company was not responsive to questions and the resulting confusion resulted in trash and garbage left outside for days. Joan Bivin, 68, who lives on Indian Creek Drive in Litchfield Township, said her trash pickup Read More…

Cable options may be in store for Brunswick area

BRUNSWICK — Residents in the Brunswick area may have a choice for cable television service thanks to a new agreement aimed at saving the city nearly $100,000 over five years. On Monday, City Council members heard the first reading of a set of ordinances that would sign the city up for a five-year contract with Read More…

Board seeks interim chief in wake of Stepp controversy

MEDINA — The Medina school board is looking for an interim superintendent. Possible candidates will be discussed at a special board meeting this evening, according to an announcement Monday. The meeting, which will include a closed executive session to consider “the employment of (a) public official,” will start at 5:30 p.m. at the board office’s Read More…

Doctoring court documents gets woman 6 months in jail

Lynn M. Vandeusen, right, was sentenced Monday to six months in jail and five years of probation for tampering with the transcripts from her divorce court proceedings. A jury found her guilty in February. Also pictured is Vandeusen’s attorney, Michael Ash. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A Granger Township woman found guilty in February of doctoring court transcripts was sentenced Monday to six months in jail and five years of probation. Lynn M. Vandeusen, 49, of 1222 Ledge Road, was convicted of tampering with records, a third-degree felony, and forgery, a fifth-degree felony. She was accused of altering her Read More…

Medina council agrees to buy Moose Lodge parking lot

Lt. Bob Starcher, left, accepts a Medina City Council resolution from Council President John Coyne that commends Starcher for 30 years of service to the Medina Police Department. Starcher will retire at the end of this month. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — City Council approved buying a downtown parking lot owned by Medina Moose Lodge No. 647 Loyal Order of Moose at Monday’s meeting. Council President John Coyne said the parking lot will be needed to handle overflow parking during a hoped-for expansion of Medina Municipal Court. It also will provide extra space for people Read More…

Teens CHANT summer fun for children

Medina High School juniors Eric Rapenchuk, left, and Alex Mutnansky speak to Medina City Council on Monday night about a group they’ve formed with city officials to plan activities and events for local children. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Every summer, Medina teenagers chant a common refrain: “There’s nothing for us to do in this town.” Alex Mutnansky wants to change that. That’s why the Medina High School junior and some classmates founded Medina CHANTs, or “Community Helping Activity Neighborhood Team,” to plan events and activities geared toward the city’s younger residents. Read More…

Richard O. Gaeckle

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Richard O. Gaeckle, 83, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, in Burbank. He was born April 2, 1930 in Cleveland, to the late Herbert and Mary (McNamee) Gaeckle. Richard was a stock broker, business owner, watercolor artist and an actor. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society, Screen Actors Guild and the American Read More…

Robert “Smitty” W. Smith, Sr.

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Robert W. Smith, Sr., passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013. He was born in Cleveland to James and Margaret Smith. Robert “Smitty” was a U.S. Navy veteran. He loved fishing, camping and photography. He enjoyed making greeting cards for people. Robert donated his body to Case Western Reserve University. Robert lived in Brunswick for 44 Read More…

Elizabeth Alison Speers

Elizabeth Alison Speers, 68, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her home. She was born April 20, 1945, in Ecuador to the late Norman and Alice (Wargo) Speers. Elizabeth was a talented artist and had a great passion for the arts. She was the beloved mother of Michael Dalziel; dear sister of Robert Read More…

James A. Kosman

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James A. Kosman, 68, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, (grew up in Hinckley), passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. Born in Cleveland, he resided in Port S. Lucie for 14 years, coming from Pinckney, Michigan. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the United States Army in 1968, and served his country in Vietnam Read More…