April 16, 2014

Medina
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Closing in on the playoffs: Indians drub Twins for eighth straight win, move into tie for top wild-card berth

MINNEAPOLIS — Prior to the second game of the series at Target Field, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that the team would finish the regular season without a designated closer. They didn’t need one Friday night against the Twins. Thanks to an early offensive assault, Cleveland romped past Minnesota 12-6 to notch its eighth straight Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint Saturday on state Route 18

GRANGER TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Medina County OVI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., on state Route 18, east of Dunsha Road. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The checkpoint will be held Read More…

Pumping station worries residents

MEDINA TWP. — Township residents are protesting changes to a Sunoco Logistics pump station that they fear raise safety concerns. At an earlier trustees’ meeting, Medina Township resident Sandra Bilek submitted two petitions — one signed by 34 residents and another signed by 13 residents — listing questions about the project, aimed at enabling the Read More…

Contest seeks way to prevent teen suicide

MEDINA — A local mental health center hopes to curb suicide in Medina County with a video contest aimed at middle and high school students. Students involved must be between the sixth and 12th grades. They should make a one or two-minute video on suicide prevention, including information on warning signs, how to act if Read More…

United Way: Suicide prevention is ‘greatest need in Medina County’

Seth Kujat, director of the United Way of Medina County, leads a discussion Friday with mental health experts about suicide prevention among the county’s youths. The discussion was part of a Coalition for Suicide Prevention planning meeting. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

The United Way of Medina County and dozens of other local agencies gathered in Sharon Township on Friday to discuss teen suicide prevention. United Way Executive Director Seth Kujat said the meeting had been planned since July, but took on greater importance because the conference was held the day after a 15-year-old Montville Township boy Read More…

Child porn distributor sentenced to 14 years

A 48-year-old Sharon Township man was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography. Richard J. Miezin, of 5490 Boneta Road, was arrested Jan. 9 on federal charges of distributing child pornography. Miezin was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in Read More…

Jarod Alan Piatak

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Jarod Alan Piatak, 15, of Medina, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 26, 2013. He was born September 10, 1998, in Cleveland, to Alan R. and Deanna (Bajko) Piatak. Jarod was a freshman at Medina High School. He is survived by his loving parents; his dear sisters and brother, Jessica, Natalie and Jack; loving grandparents, Robert Read More…

Rose M. Platz

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Rose M. Platz, 81, of Medina, passed away peacefully after a long illness at Hospice of Medina County, Friday, September 27, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born February 1, 1932 in Brimfield, Ohio, to the late Dominic and Rose (Calcagnini) Scarpellini. Rose was a longtime 2nd grade teacher for Medina City Schools, retiring Read More…

William H. Kelly

William H. Kelly, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, September 27, 2013, at home, surrounded by his family. Waite & Son’s Funeral Home in Medina is handling the arrangements.

Arletta “Lettie” Paul

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Arletta “Lettie” Paul, 84, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Lettie was a member of New Life Church. She had a life-long passion for gathering all sorts of collectibles and antiques, and had a booth at the Litchfield Market for many years. Folks who knew and loved her say “she never met a Read More…