July 30, 2014

Medina
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Audit finds Stepp owes school district $4,000

From left, Medina City Schools Treasurer Jim Hudson, board President Karla Robinson and interim Superintendent Dave Knight briefly discuss the special state audit during a school board meeting Monday night. The audit is scheduled to be officially released today. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

To see the results of the audit yourself, click here. Loren Genson, Kiera Manion-Fischer and David Knox | The Gazette Medina City Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp illegally spent about $4,000 of taxpayers’ money, according to a special state audit report. The report was posted on Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost’s website Monday and noted that Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint planned this week

The Medina Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol along with the Medina County OVI Task Force announced that officers will operate a sobriety checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. The location of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided Read More…

Browns: Gipson, Chud disagree over penalty call

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Referee Jeff Triplette announced unnecessary roughness on Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson and added he led with his helmet. Gipson saw it differently. “All shoulder,” Gipson said Sunday after the 31-13 loss to the Packers. The play was scary and important. Gipson went low, hit Packers tight end Jermichael Finley in Read More…

Cross country: Buckeye’s Theis, Blue Devils’ Pasadyn dominate

Jon Huff | The Gazette MEDINA — District day turned out to be double day for Medina County teams. Two runners, Buckeye’s Colin Theis and Brunswick’s Vanessa Pasadyn, won the Division I races at Ella Canavan Elementary, while Medina and Brunswick saw both their boys and girls teams move on. As the temperature dropped and Read More…

Canton hospital rumored to be haunted poses hazard

A shuttered and crumbling former hospital has become a hazard as teenagers, vandals and ghost-hunters break into the asbestos-laden building, a problem exacerbated annually by Halloween. The Molly Stark Hospital near Canton was shuttered in 1995 after about 66 years of operations, ranging from a tuberculosis sanitarium in the 1930s and later to a hospital Read More…

Local haunted house listing

HAUNTED HOUSES Here is a list of special Halloween attractions running through October: Haunted Cleveland bus tours ADDRESS: Friday ghost tours meet at The Flat Iron Cafe, 1114 Center St., Cleveland; Saturday bus tours meet at Corkscrew Saloon, 811 W. Liberty St., Medina; Walking tours meet Wednesdays through Nov. 6 at Medina’s Public Square. CONTACT: (440) Read More…

Browns Sunday: Weeden can’t get anything going early

GREEN BAY, WIS. — Brandon Weeden’s plan to bounce back never got off the ground Sunday at cold, damp and historic Lambeau Field. His first two passes sailed out of bounds — by a bunch. His third was dropped by Davone Bess. He got hit on the fourth. The Browns fell behind by 14 before Read More…

Girls golf: The reigns end in the rain

COLUMBUS — The weather was miserable, yet the scores were still respectable. Outside of Wadsworth senior Alice Ho, however, it wasn’t a memorable Saturday for Medina County girls golfers at the Division I state tournament. Ho recorded the area’s lowest score with a 10-over-par 80 on Ohio State University’s Gray Course and tied for 17th. Read More…

Casino’s skywalk to deliver gamblers

CLEVELAND — Crews have begun erecting the frame for a new pedestrian walkway that will allow gamblers to park and head to Cleveland’s casino without walking on city streets. Hoisting the frame into place is the first step to building the glass-enclosed walkway, which will span 175 feet over downtown Cleveland streets. The walkway will Read More…

Driver dies in I-71 crash Friday

WESTFIELD TWP. — A 58-year-old Cleveland man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 71 about a mile north of the interchange with state Route 83. The crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday when a 2000 Chevy Malibu, driven by David A. Knight, 58, drifted off the right side the highway while travelling south, according Read More…