September 21, 2014

Medina
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Police officer, another driver hurt in head-on crash in Liverpool Township

LIVERPOOL TWP. — An off-duty police officer and another driver were seriously injured in a head-on crash early Saturday on Station Road, according to the Medina Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Dalton P. Phillips, 23, of Columbia Station, was driving a 1992 Dodge Ram truck northbound on Station Road, north of Grafton Road, shortly Read More…

Dolores J. “Middy” Riddle

Dolores J. “Middy” (Middleton) Riddle, 85, of Westfield, New York, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Heritage Green Rehab and SNF in Greenhurst, New York, following a brief illness. Dolores was born April 1, 1928, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Wallace James and Margaret F. (Fendler) Middleton. A Westfield resident since 2003, she Read More…

Philip D. Regal, Sr.

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Philip D. Regal, Sr., 77, of Columbus Rd., Mt. Vernon, with a short move to Yankee St., Fredericktown, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014, unexpectedly, at Knox Community Hospital. He was born September 24, 1936 in Lorain County, to the late Theodore and Fern (Horton)Regal. Philip was a retired truck driver with McFarland Brothers and Read More…

George Tulisiak

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George Tulisiak, 89, resident of Medina, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Hospice of Medina County. He was born April 16, 1924, to John and Rose (nee Gorski) in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. George was a WWII United States Army Veteran. He married Mildred (nee Maresko) on October 14, 1950 until her passing on April Read More…

Velmer J. Miller

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Velmer J. Miller, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Velmer was born July 1, 1928 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, to the late Lawrence Velmer and Bessie (Gregory) Miller. He retired from General Motors as a die setter after 37 years of service. Velmer was a member of First Baptist Church and was proud Read More…

Harsh season wreaks havoc on area streets

Medina city officials plan to mill the top layer of pavement on the east side of North Court Street, north of Harding Street, to smooth out the pothole, rutted roadway. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

David Knox and Dan Pompili | The Gazette There is no quick fix for potholes. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported it has spent more than $2.5 million on pothole repairs this winter, using more than 85,000 man hours and more than 3,700 tons of patching materials. ODOT spokeswoman Joyce Miller said all they can Read More…

Winter to take another swipe

March is coming in like the proverbial lion — or maybe more like a snow leopard. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland is predicting six to nine inches of snow between Saturday night and Monday morning. Local, county and state officials say they’re ready to go another round with what’s turned out to be Read More…

New generator at Medina High produces heat and electricity

Medina school board member Tracy Givelekian looks on as W.W.Williams spokesman H. Tom Drake, center, and Brewer-Garrett spokesman Eric Betz explain how a new generator at the school works. The generator is estimated to save the district about $83,000 annually on electricity and heating bills. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Medina Schools is the only district in the state to install a highly efficient generator that converts natural gas into both thermal and electrical energy. District Business Manager Jon Burkhart said the “cogeneration unit,” manufactured by MTU Onsite Energy, is expected to generate a fifth of Medina High School’s electricity and heating, curbing Read More…

Homer grandma didn’t fall for scam

HOMER TWP. — When Mary Ann Crawford answered the phone, the man on the line said something no grandmother wants to hear. “The phone was scratchy, but he said he needed bail money because he was locked up in jail in Las Vegas or Reno or something,” said Crawford, of Homer Township. “Who is this?” Read More…

Woman says she was held at knifepoint in Medina

Medina police execute a search warrant Friday evening at 416 Bronson St. Officers were investigating a report from a woman who said she had been held at knifepoint in the house. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Medina police are investigating a report from a woman who said she had been held at knifepoint at a suspected drug house. Officers executed a search warrant Friday evening at 416 Bronson St. Police Sgt. Scott Marcum said the woman came to police Friday morning and said that a few days earlier she Read More…