December 21, 2014

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Forty students qualify for state speech, debate tournament

MEDINA — Forty Medina County students are headed to the state speech and debate competition Feb. 28 to March 1 in Wooster following a district competition Saturday. Wadsworth’s speech and debate team took second place and Highland’s team placed third in the Akron Ohio High School Speech League Akron District Championship on Saturday in Medina Read More…

Kasich mum on State of the State speech

Gov. John Kasich is not eager to end the death penalty, not afraid to veto a drilling tax and not looking to push a right-to-work proposal to limit labor unions. The first-term Republican made those stances clear in answering questions Thursday during a legislative preview session for journalists organized by The Associated Press. Still unknown Read More…

Chamber of commerce invoked in email scam

SEVILLE — Scammers are using the Seville Area Chamber of Commerce as a cover to try to solicit $25,000, the organization’s president said. Chamber President Carol Carter said at least one resident and a local business have contacted her about emails they received that appear to come from the organization. The emails from “Seville Area Read More…

Driver pleads not guilty to drunken crash that injured friend

Somsamai Yaskowiak

MEDINA — A 33-year-old Medina woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to causing a crash while drunk that seriously injured her passenger last month. Somsamai A. Yaskowiak, of 370 Springbrook Drive, faces two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, third- and fourth-degree felonies. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison. Yaskowiak was eastbound on Read More…

High school students to learn about litigation at mock trial

MEDINA — High school students will take up the roles of attorneys and witnesses today for a statewide mock trial competition in Medina County Common Pleas Court. The trials begin at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. at the Medina County Courthouse, 93 Public Square. Lake Ridge Academy and Buckeye and Cloverleaf high schools each have two Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Jan. 31

Wadsworth police Thursday, Jan. 23 1:51 p.m. — Dollar General, 231 Great Oaks Trail, theft reported. 3:22p.m. — Interstate 76 and state Route 94, traffic stop; Christopher M. Maag, 30, Barberton, charged with driving on an expired license and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. 6:28 p.m. — Gamestop, 1154 Hinkle Drive, theft reported. 11:16 p.m. — Read More…

What made a street in Medina change green Thursday?

Medina Service Department crews work Thursday morning to clean up a dye spill at the corner of North Elmwood Avenue and West Union Street. The dye is used to find leaks in the city’s water lines. When a water line broke Wednesday night, a container of the powdered dye fell from a work truck and was run over, turning the whole street green. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

Residents on North Elmwood Avenue in Medina may have thought the thaw was here at last after the ground turned green Thursday. No such luck. The green slush was the result of a leaking water line at the corner of North Elmwood Avenue and West Union Street. City water crews use green dye to locate Read More…

Medicaid expansion jams application process

About 700 Medina County residents have submitted applications for Medicaid coverage under an expanded system implemented by the state in December. But the extra applications and some web-based issues regarding enrollment have slowed the process. Cheryl Mason, eligibility administrator at Medina County Job and Family Services, said four staff members have been working almost exclusively Read More…

Barbara Ann Sunde

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Barbara Ann Sunde, 78, of North Royalton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 28, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born on November 22, 1935 to the late Francis and Ann (nee Stranic) Bergeron in Euclid. Barbara loved music and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Woman A-Glow, Medina County Jail and a prayer Read More…

Joseph Lee Bruner

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Joseph Lee Bruner, 62, passed away suddenly, Thursday, January 2, 2014. Joe was born May 19, 1951 at the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He served two years in the United States Army as a medic, one of the years overseas in Vietman. Joe is survived by his mother, Nancy (Lyle) Alleman of Read More…