July 22, 2014

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Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

Working Class Whites

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites — defined as those ages 18 to 64, with Read More…

Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel No. 1 in jersey sales

Johnny Manziel

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is second on the Browns’ depth chart, but No. 1 in the NFL in one statistic. Manziel’s No. 2 was the most popular jersey sold on NFL.com from April 1-Thursday. Manziel has yet to take a professional snap and enters training camp this week trailing veteran Brian Hoyer in the competition Read More…

One bad slider spoils Indians’ comeback against Twins

Bryan Shaw

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians were mounting another comeback, and the bullpen was holding strong. Just one off-target slider was the end of that, when Josh Willingham’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Read More…

Medina council moves to replace outdoor pool for about $1M

MEDINA — The city is moving forward with plans to replace its only outdoor pool. Parks Director Jansen Wehrley told City Council’s Public Properties Committee on Monday that the city will advertise for bids on the project of renovating the pool at the end of this week. The pool was closed in 2012 at Memorial Read More…

Dolores H. Ewing

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Dolores H. Ewing, 78, of Miamisburg, formerly of Medina and Solana Beach, California, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was born in Clawson, Michigan, to Eleanor and Aaro Hirsimaki. Dolores graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a degree in Elementary Education. She led a diverse life, being a mother, teacher, real estate agent and Read More…

Sally Ann Raker

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Sally Ann Raker, 79, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Medina. She was born January 23, 1935 in Geneva, to the late Harold and Mildred (Ralph) Holt. Sally has called Medina her home for 55 years. She always loved her years here. All that were blessed to meet her will have fond and loving Read More…

Ruth Clara Brazis

Ruth Clara Brazis, 91, of Hinckley, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Hospice of Medina County. She was born July 28, 1922 in Cleveland, to Jacob and Alma (nee Schade) Bastian. Ruth was dedicated to her family. She married William Brazis; he preceded her in death in 1984. She was member of the Read More…

John A. North, Jr.

John A. North, Jr., 88, of Brunswick Hills Township, went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was born August 6, 1925 in Friendsville, Ohio, to the late John A. North, Sr. and Loa M. (nee Sulliger) North. He married his wife Jean R. (nee Widenmeyer) North on October 27, 1962. He Read More…

Sarah Jayne McClain

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We mourn the loss of our beloved Sarah Jayne McClain, who sadly left us too early on Friday, July 18, 2014. Sarah was born June 14, 1975 in Elyria. She was a devoted daughter, mother, sister, aunt, friend and servant. Sarah was a graduate of Medina High School and Alumni of Central State University. She Read More…

Wayne Hamilton

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Wayne Hamilton, 71, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 in Medina. Wayne was born November 21, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to the late Lester and Gladys (Wayne) Hamilton. He served the people of Medina who elected him as Finance Director from 1973 through 2001. He was the beloved husband of Valerie (Bejarano); loving father of Read More…