October 23, 2014

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Deputies: 18 Highland students involved in explicit photos case

Medina County sheriff’s deputies have identified 18 Highland High School students in sexually explicit photos in their investigation into whether students shared the photos online. The investigation was completed Monday and deputies forwarded the findings to county Prosecutor Dean Holman, sheriff’s Capt. Kenneth Baca said, adding no one has been charged yet. “He’ll decide whether Read More…

Cost to live at Medina County Home going up Dec. 1

It will cost $267 more a month to live at the Medina County Home. County commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday to increase the fee, effective Dec. 1. The fee has been $1,833 since 2009 and will rise to $2,100 in December. “We review it annually,” county Administrator Chris Jakab said. “Based on our estimated per-resident Read More…

Mary Jacqueline Tramonte

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Mary Jacqueline Tramonte, 32, died Monday, October 20, 2014 in Cleveland. She was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, partner, granddaughter, aunt, niece and friend. Mary’s hundreds of friends and relatives are in deep mourning because of her untimely death. Everyone who met Mary knew that she was special. She made life long friendships everywhere she Read More…

Lois J. Metzger

Lois J. Metzger, 84, of Valley City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, October 20, 2014. Lois was born July 15, 1930 in Wellington, to the late William and Agatha (nee Lawrence) Becker. She resided in Lorain County prior to moving to Medina County in 1949. Lois was a member of the Valley Read More…

Volleyball: Highland beats Medina in revenge match

From left to right, Highland players Angel Redman, Kathleen Kirchner, Olivia Sir Louis, Mallory Adams, Emmi Esker and Nikki Tecco celebrate a Barberton D-I district semifinal win over Medina. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Revenge was sweet and it came in a sweep for Highland’s volleyball team. Junior middle hitter Marlee Profitt had game highs of 14 kills and eight blocks Tuesday as the second-seeded Hornets beat third-seeded Medina 25-23, 25-11, 25-23 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Highland (17-7) avenged its five-game loss to the Read More…

Medina Schools projects $4M loss in state funding for district

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Medina Schools may need to look for a new funding source to make up for nearly $4 million that could be lost from the state. School district Treasurer David Chambers presented a five-year financial forecast to the Board of Education for its review Monday night. The biggest financial loss involves the tangible personal property tax Read More…

Library bouncy ball drop wraps up ‘Wonder’ book program (with video)

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MEDINA — More than 2,000 bouncy balls were dropped from the top floor of the Medina County District Library in Medina to the lobby on Friday to wrap up the library’s One Book, One Community program. The program consisted of dozens of events, speakers and book clubs focused on “Wonder,” a short novel by R.J. Read More…

Barbershop harmonies come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (with video)

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The Matinee Singers brought their barbershop harmonies and showmanship to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Medina on Tuesday afternoon as part of the church’s Brown Bag Concert series. The group mostly is comprised of retired members of Akron’s Derbytown Chorus, who have flexible schedules and regularly perform and rehearse during the daytime. The group bills Read More…

Medina Schools dedicates Waite playground to late teacher

The Sherman family: Dan, Caleb, Loren and Alissa. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The playground at Ralph E. Waite Elementary School will honor the memory of fifth-grade teacher Dan Sherman, who died suddenly in June. The Medina school board approved “The Dan Sherman Playground” Monday night. Sherman, 36, of Montville Township, died of cardiac arrest June 3, after collapsing during a workout at a West Liberty Street gym. Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers have met the the preseason hype

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Expectations surrounding the Cavaliers were so high it would have been virtually impossible for them to exceed them in the preseason, but let’s be honest: They’ve looked pretty darn good as they prepare for their exhibition finale tonight in Memphis. Here’s a look at some of the positives, followed by a few areas of concern Read More…