July 23, 2014

Medina
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Gerry L. Wiles

Wiles,Gerry

Gerry L. Wiles, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014, in Medina. Gerry was born January 25, 1928 in Cleveland, to the late Dr. William and Gladys (Hoover) Davis. She taught school at Applewood Elementary School in Brunswick, and retired after 29 years of teaching. Gerry was involved with the youth all of her life, Read More…

Database a tool to thaw cold homicide cases

Glenn Griffin Sr.

The Ohio attorney general’s database of more than 1,800 unsolved homicides in Ohio has just one Medina County case — but that doesn’t mean it’s the only one that’s gone cold. Former Medina County sheriff’s Detective Warren Walter said the database neglects several of the county’s suspicious deaths from his 30 years with the Sheriff’s Read More…

‘Inclusive’ playground in the works

Medina County Park District Director Tom James looks over the site in Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park,  Granger Township, where the new “inclusive playground” is planned for later this year. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Friends of Medina County Parks hopes to raise a quarter-million dollars to build an “inclusive” playground — designed to accommodate children of all abilities, including the disabled — at the Medina County Park District’s newest park, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park. Tom James, director of the Park District, said the playground will have a number of Read More…

Colleges offer instant acceptance

Laura Straub | The Gazette MEDINA TWP. — Hiram College’s Instant Decision Day program gives anxious college applicants the opportunity to learn on the spot if they can be accepted to the private liberal arts college. The program is new to Hiram and a first of its kind in the state, according to the Association Read More…

Woman to be released from prison on appeals court decision

MEDINA — An appeals court overturning a 33-year-old Columbus woman’s 2012 major drug conviction will result in the woman’s release from prison, officials said. Isha S. Harper has served more than a year of her 11-year prison sentence at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman said he will be Read More…

State auditor praises school districts’ clean books

The Ohio Auditor’s Office has recognized two Medina County school districts — Black River and Wadsworth — for keeping clean books. The two districts were among seven singled out by state Auditor Dave Yost following the release Thursday of 31 audits of local governments and schools. “While a school’s primary concern is its students, it Read More…