June 30, 2016

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Wind chills close Medina county schools

MEDINA – All the county’s school districts canceled school on Friday over concerns about low wind chills and the impact on students walking to school and waiting for buses.
A wind chill advisory was in effect this morning and expires at 1 p.m. today. The national weather service advised wind chill readings of -24 degrees were possible in Medina County Friday morning.
“I think when you have wind chills in that range skin can freeze in a matter of minutes,” said Buckeye Superintendent Brian Williams when asked about the cancellation. “We have kids that have to wait 10 to 15 minutes, and especially didn’t want our little ones standing outside.”
For more on how this year’s cold temperatures and snow days will impact the school calendar, check back with the Medina Gazette later today.

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Loren Genson was The Gazette's senior reporter. From August 2012 through September 2015, she covered Brunswick city and state and national government. To contact The Gazette, call the managing editor at (330) 721-4065.