November 24, 2014

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John D. Daniels

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John D. Daniels, 66, of Auburndale, Florida, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Rittman. He was born August 20, 1946 in Hazy, West Virginia, to Pat H. and Laura A. (Tolliver) Daniel and formerly lived in Wadsworth and Lodi. He graduated from Marsh Fork High School in 1964. John was a machine and crane operator Read More…

Charles W. “Chuck” Flanigan, Jr.

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Charles W. “Chuck” Flanigan, Jr., 70, passed away suddenly, Thursday, August 8, 2013. Chuck was born April 16, 1943 in Cleveland, to the late Charles W. and Marian (Rackov) Flanigan, Sr. He was a land surveyor and a civil engineer. Chuck had a deep faith and will always be remembered for his gentle, kind spirit, Read More…

Dorothy Ann Hicks

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Dorothy Ann Hicks (nee Slimak), 74, of Valley City, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 8, 2013, while surrounded by her family. Dorothy is survived in life by Richard (Dick), her beloved husband of 56 years. She was the dear mother of Richard (Linda), Michael, Dennis and Janet (Glenn) Mittelstaedt; loving sister of Anne (Walter) Dombrowski Read More…

Medina levy unites strange bedfellows

Levy backers in Medina Schools are receiving support from one of the district’s biggest critics. The newly formed Kids First Medina encompasses three groups — volunteers from Friends of Medina City Schools who worked on previous levy campaigns, supporters of Medina City Schools Place for Positivity Facebook page and leaders behind the Medina City Schools Read More…

Judge Kevin Dunn is breaking in the gavel

Kevin Dunn completes his first week Friday as Medina County juvenile/probate judge. (NICK GLUNT/ GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Kevin Dunn finished his first week as Medina County juvenile/probate judge on Friday, and said it’s a job he hopes to keep for a long time. “I’m looking forward to being here forever if I can,” Dunn said. Dunn, 48, of Westfield Center, was appointed by Gov. John Kasich last month to replace Read More…

Suspected meth makers arrested

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BRUNSWICK — The Medina County Drug Task Force arrested two men last week suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine. Task force Director Gary Hubbard said agents had been watching Adam Strader, 28, of Cleveland, and Michael Leskin, 41, of 1210 N. Carpenter Road, Brunswick, for a couple months after receiving a tip the pair were cooking meth Read More…

Probation’s diligence could net it an award

MEDINA — The Medina County Adult Probation Department is up for a statewide award. The Clifford Skeen Award is presented each year to entities in Ohio working in the criminal justice field. “It’s an award that’s given by the Ohio Department of Corrections to honor commitment to community corrections,” county Chief Probation Officer Veronica Perry Read More…

Second trial nears in errant bullets case

MEDINA — Jury selection begins Monday for a 53-year-old Montville Township man accused of unintentionally shooting two houses through a patch of woods in January with a semiautomatic rifle. Mark Bornino’s co-defendant, R. Daniel Volpone, 45, of Parma, was convicted Aug. 1 after a three-day trial. Bornino and Volpone were indicted Jan. 29 on counts Read More…

Parole board rejects pardon

By a 9-2 vote, the Ohio Parole Board has recommended against a pardon for former bus driver Nancy Smith in the controversial Head Start child molestation case. The final decision, however, belongs to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who received the recommendation Thursday. The report was made public Friday morning. The Parole Board’s recommendation comes a Read More…