November 28, 2014

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Wadsworth man gets six years in prison for burglaries

MEDINA — A 24-year-old Wadsworth drug addict whose mother turned him in to police will spend six years in prison after pleading guilty to a series of burglaries near an elementary school. Brandon T. Ball, of 210 Knollwood Drive, was convicted of seven counts of burglary, second-degree felonies, and a count of breaking and entering, Read More…

GOP’s Cray is newest member of county elections board

MEDINA — The Medina County Board of Elections has a new member. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted appointed Larry E. Cray, 72, to the board Monday. Cray, a Harrisville Township resident who serves as vice chairman of the Medina County Republican Party’s executive committee, replaces Teresa Cotman. Cotman resigned from the board Nov. 22 Read More…

Ex-Skating Santa: ‘I was told I’d have the job as long as I wanted it’

Paul Chernosky and Marni Halasa in the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Paul Chernosky always knew performing was in his blood. The Brunswick High School graduate left the high school musical stage in the 1980s for the bright lights of New York City. But for the last 15 years, he has been known to many New Yorkers as the Skating Santa of New York’s Rockefeller Center. But Read More…

Browns: Season ends with another loss to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — For years, Jimmy Hoffa was rumored to be buried under Giants Stadium. It’s official: Heinz Field is the graveyard of Browns coaches. Rob Chudzinski was fired Sunday night, about five hours after a season-ending 20-7 loss to the Steelers. He became the third Browns coach since 2008 to be fired after a loss Read More…

County jobless rate rises

Medina County’s unemployment rate rose last month to 6 percent — up from 5.5 percent in October and 5.4 percent in November 2012. The year-over-year comparison is considered more valid because county jobless figures are not adjusted for seasonal factors, such as the decline in construction work with the onset of winter. Ohio’s unadjusted rate Read More…

Browns fire Chudzinski after 4-12 season

Rob Chudzinski didn’t make it to 2014 as coach of the Browns. He was fired Sunday night after one season and a little less than a year on the job. The Browns made the announcement at about 9:30 p.m. The Browns finished the season 4-12 after a 20-7 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. They Read More…

Ohio senator from Medina reflects on year

MEDINA — Ohio Sen. Larry Obhof, of Medina, said he’s proud of his accomplishments during the last year at the Ohio Statehouse. Obhof, who serves as the Senate majority whip, has introduced seven bills this year. Six have passed the Senate and a final one is expected to pass the Senate in January. “Overall, it’s Read More…

Top 10 stories of 2013: Stepp takes No. 1 spot

Randy Stepp

No. 1: Turmoil over Stepp contract year’s top story This year was a tumultuous one for Medina City Schools. The turmoil began in early March, when word was leaked to the union representing the district’s 400 teachers that Superintendent Randy Stepp had been given a new five-year contract that included a $83,000 signing bonus. The school Read More…

Brenda D. Roberts RN

Brenda D. Roberts RN (nee Foote), 47, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013. She was an Oncology Nurse for 14 years at Southwest General Health Centers and Seidman Cancer Center. She was the devoted wife of Richard; loving mother of Christopher and Derek; beloved daughter of Lawrence Foote (Carol) and the late Harriet; dear sister Read More…

Denise L. Elkins

Denise L. Elkins, 58, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 27, 2013 in Lodi. She was born in Medina on May 16, 1955, to Georgia M. (Patterson) Daso and the late Walter L. Daso. She was employed as a Store Manager at Friendly Express Marathon in Lodi. Denise enjoyed sewing and loved spending time with her Read More…