July 24, 2014

Medina
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Beside Building An Arc; Flood Safety and Preparedness

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Beside Building An Arc; Flood Safety and Preparedness By Jessica Miles, Preparedness Planner, Medina County Health Department         With all the cold weather Northeast Ohio has experienced these past few months, it’s hard to believe we need to start preparing for flood season. However, now is the perfect time.  Overland flooding, the Read More…

Fully-alive Living: Failed New Year’s Resolutions, and Lent

I have a theory about Lent. Not lint… Lent. Although if you ask, I’ll give you my theory about lint. For some, Lent’s a chance to be noticeably religious for 40 days and make sure everyone sees it. For others, it’s to do something zany, such as “I gave up Mountain Dew for Lent!” Some Read More…

District boys basketball: Weight-training has made Bucks’ Miller a matchup nightmare

Power forward Jeff Miller and Buckeye will play Vermilion tonight in the Westlake Division II District semifinals. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The basketball pedigree for Buckeye power forward Jeff Miller was always in his back pocket. It was up to him to maximize God-given talent. Miller’s father, also named Jeff, earned second-team All-Gazette honors for the Bucks in 1980 after averaging 10.2 points and 10.7 rebounds playing alongside legendary center Garth Wurstle. Uncle Bob was even Read More…

Cavs: Falling asleep at work, San Antonio gives lesson

CLEVELAND — When Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got a technical foul for walking onto the floor midway through the third quarter, he did as good a job of slowing down the San Antonio Spurs as his players did over the final three periods. After an outstanding first quarter, Cleveland had a defensive meltdown over the Read More…

Regional girls basketball: Relentless Booth leads Grizzlies to regional final

Wadsworth’s Peyton Booth shoots against Berea-Midpark’s Lexi Siggers, left, and Jess Barnes in the third quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

NORTH ROYALTON — Here we go again: Wadsworth vs. Toledo Notre Dame, Part III, in the Division I regional finals. The first two meetings resulted in four-point Eagles victories, and the Grizzlies wanted another shot from the start of the season. Ranked No. 4 in the final Associated Press state poll, Wadsworth will get that Read More…

Attorney to Supreme Court: Hear appeal from Amish family

COLUMBUS — A nonprofit attorney on Monday urged the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to not hear the case of a hospital that sued an Amish family to force them to get treatment for their 11-year-old daughter’s cancer. The justices voted last month to decline accepting the case. Justices Maureen O’Connor, William O’Neill Read More…

ODOT talks widening of major retail strip in Medina

MEDINA — City officials, business owners and residents got their first chance to see what the proposed $20 million overhaul of the North Court Street-Pearl Road retail strip will look like at a meeting Tuesday hosted by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Several ODOT officials were on hand to answer questions and explain the proposed Read More…

Brunswick Schools: Administrator salaries could be frozen

BRUNSWICK — Last month the Brunswick school board voted to freeze Superintendent Michael Mayell’s salary at $125,000. This month, the board is set to vote on whether to freeze salaries of about 50 administrators and essential office personnel. Mayell said he asked for the freeze — his fourth salary freeze since taking the job five Read More…

Cloverleaf Schools: Services would return with levy

WESTFIELD TWP. — Last month the Cloverleaf Board of Education approved drastic cuts that would be triggered by failure of the school district’s combined levy and income tax on the May 6 primary ballot. This week the board announced what programs and services the financially strained district would bring back, beginning with the 2014-15 school Read More…

Medina police chief targets ‘nuisance’ house on Bronson Street

Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci wants this house at 416 Bronson St. to be officially declared a “nuisance” and “habitual resort” for felonious crime. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci wants a suspected drug house on Bronson Street to be boarded up and its residents evicted. Berarducci announced Tuesday plans to begin court proceedings to label the home at 416 Bronson St. a “nuisance” and “habitual resort” for felonious crime. “This house has been a significant problem for some time,” Read More…