November 22, 2014

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Governor 2014: FitzGerald continues Medina campaign push

From left, David Sheldon and John Coyne listen to Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald talk with supporters Wednesday at Cool Beans on Medina’s Public Square. FitzGerald, a Democrat, is seeking to unseat Gov. John Kasich. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

MEDINA — Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County executive and gubernatorial hopeful, visited Medina County on Wednesday, braving a snowstorm to meet with local supporters at Cool Beans on Public Square. FitzGerald, a Democrat, said he hopes to run a grassroots campaign that involves traveling throughout the state and meeting one-on-one with supporters. He said he thinks Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Feb. 7

Wadsworth police Wednesday, Jan. 29 3:37 p.m. — 300 block Tanglewood Drive, theft reported. 7:39 p.m. — Seville and Trease roads, traffic stop; Shannon N. Schwoebel, 35, Barberton, arrested on a Barberton police warrant and charged with driving under suspension. Thursday, Jan. 30 7:51 a.m. — State and Mill streets, traffic stop; Jesse Lyons, 32, Read More…

Cloverleaf Schools: Deep cuts possible if levy fails

WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf Schools has been told there could be Draconian cuts if a May funding issue fails, and this week the superintendent outlined how Draconian they could be: a shortened school day; no art, music or gym for elementary students; closure of all school libraries; and the elimination of middle school sports. Superintendent Read More…

Brunswick: End of new home tax abatement considered

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BRUNSWICK — City leaders are looking to get rid of a tax abatement that lets new homeowners get a 25 percent property tax abatement on their home for the first 10 years. At City Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee meeting Thursday, Mike Abella, at large, said he wants to rescind the perk, arguing it’s unfair Read More…

Wadsworth celebrating its 200th birthday

Preparing to “pave” Main Street from the railroad tracks to Wadsworth’s square, 1905. The logs the new pavement replaced were brought from Silver Creek — two miles east of town — by rail and rolled down the hill. The new surface was made of brick manufactured in Wadsworth in one or more of the several brickyards Wadsworth boasted at that time. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Officials say 2014 is a great year to be in Wadsworth: The city is turning 200 and there’s a calendar of events to celebrate. “It’s a wonderful year to be in Wadsworth,” Mayor Robin Laubaugh said. “We have a tremendous number of volunteers giving up their time and effort to make sure this is a Read More…

David Waleri

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  David Waleri, 35, of Medina, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 5, 2014, in his home. He was born July 2, 1978, to Ronald and Elberta (nee Kirby) Waleri in Middleburg Heights.   David enjoyed camping, kayaking, hiking, biking and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed socializing through his meet-up group.   David will be Read More…

Dorothy F. Pursley

Dorothy F. Pursley, 83, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She was born February 22, 1930, in Spencer, West Virginia. She married Bernard Pursley and was a loving wife and mother. Dorothy was an avid amateur photographer. She loved animals, and cherished her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by Read More…

Lisle “Lyle” Gaylord

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Lisle “Lyle” Gaylord, 83, of Berea, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. Lyle was born November 29, 1930 in Cleveland, to the late Lisle and Winifred (nee Goers) Gaylord. He had resided in Cleveland for many years prior to moving to Florida for five years and then returned to Medina and the last two years Read More…

James L. Longacre

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James L. Longacre, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in Medina. Jim was a lifetime resident of Medina, born November 28, 1933 to Naomi (Ludwig) and Leland Longacre at Akron City Hospital. He graduated from Medina High School in 1951 and the following year attended Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Jim then enrolled at Miami Read More…

Richard “Dick” Kessler

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Richard “Dick” Kessler, 76, of Medina, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. He was born May 10, 1937, to Arthur and Ada (nee Burrer) Kessler in Cleveland, Ohio. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Kaye M. (nee Boerwinkle); daughters, Dawn (Tim) Mack, Robin (Rick) Kratche, Barb (Bob) Marshall; and son, Rick (Kim) Read More…