October 25, 2014

Medina
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Frozen pipes put city of Medina under boil alert

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Avon Lake Municipal Utilities provides water for more than 206,706 Ohio residents living in Lorain, Erie, Huron, Medina, Cuyahoga, Ashland and Wayne counties. The 680-square-mile service area includes the cities of Avon Lake, Avon and North Ridgeville, village of Sheffield, Sheffield Lake, the city of Medina, and customers served by the Rural Lorain County Water Authority and the Medina County Northwest Water System.

The city of Medina was put on a boil alert Wednesday night because of low water pressure caused by frozen intake pipes in Lake Erie. During the alert, announced at 9 p.m., residents are advised to boil the tap water to be used for drinking for at least one minute. Officials said the city’s water Read More…

Medina issues emergency water conservation request

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell has asked residents to begin conserving water due to a service interruption. Water service provided to the city by Avon Lake Municipal Utilities has been halted. The company informed city officials at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday that the water intakes in Lake Erie were frozen over and Avon Lake Municipal Utilities staff Read More…

Eva Svehla

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Eva Svehla, 74, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014. She was the daughter of Oldrich Krajca and Marie (nee Tesarova) Krajcova. She was born on December 18, 1939 in Czechoslovakia. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many who loved spending time with her family. Eva will be dearly missed Read More…

Badowski is McDonald’s All-American nominee

Brunswick senior Ryan Badowski was among 21 Northeast Ohioans named Tuesday as nominees for the McDonald’s All-American games. Slated for April in Chicago, the games have the best compilation of players in the nation. Badowski is a Longwood (Va.) recruit who surpassed 1,000 career points last week against Strongsville. The shooting guard for the Blue Read More…

Cavs: Miles sets record with 10 3-pointers

Cleveland’s C.J. Miles shoots a 3-pounter against the 76ers. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — C.J. Miles went where no Cavaliers player had ever gone. The left-hander broke a team record and came within two of tying the NBA mark by making 10 3-pointers Tuesday in Cleveland’s impressive 111-93 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Miles, who finished with a season-high 34 points and also broke a franchise record Read More…

Cavs commentary: Time will tell if trade is good deal

It’s an indisputable fact the Cavaliers will be a better team with two-time All-Star Luol Deng starting at small forward. That said, the trade general manager Chris Grant pulled off early Tuesday morning is not the slam dunk, no-brainer some fans and radio talk show types think it is. Sure, the Cavs gave up only Read More…

Browns: Aaron Rodgers endorses Ben McAdoo for coach

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Aaron Rodgers could be getting a call from Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. The Browns will interview Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo today for their coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports. Rodgers is his star pupil. “I sent (McAdoo) a text. I said, ‘Make sure you put me down as a reference,’” Rodgers said Tuesday during Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland trades Bynum, draft picks for Chicago’s Deng

Former Chicago small forward Luol Deng drives to the basket past Toronto’s Greivis Vasquez, left, and Terrence Ross, right. The Cavaliers traded Andrew Bynum and draft picks for Deng. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — There will be no tanking for a high draft pick this season. The Cavaliers are intent on trying to make the playoffs. General manager Chris Grant traded embattled center Andrew Bynum and three future draft picks to the Chicago Bulls early Tuesday morning for two-time All-Star small forward Luol Deng. “Your team gets Read More…

Several Medina officials begin second term

A packed rotunda turns out to see the oaths of office administered to newly elected city officials. Councilman Mark Kolesar, 3rd Ward, is sworn in for his third term.  (GAZETTE PHOTO BY PAMELA J. MILLER)

The New Year welcomed several familiar faces back to Medina City Hall for new terms. On Monday, city officials took the oath of office for the next set of four-year terms. Sworn in before a packed rotunda were Mayor Dennis Hanwell, Finance Director Keith Dirham, Councilman Brian Hilberg, 1st Ward, Councilman Mark Kolesar, 3rd Ward, Read More…

Woman drops rape charges against duo

MEDINA — Charges of rape against two men have been dropped after a Brunswick woman recanted her accusation. Joseph W. Thomas, 28, of Cleveland, and Christopher T. Willard, 25, of Strongsville, were accused of sexually assaulting the woman on April 13. They had been free on bond from the Medina County Jail when the charges Read More…