February 11, 2016

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Beatrice V. “Betty” Bachtell


Beatrice V. “Betty” Bachtell, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, March 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born January 1, 1925, to Charles and Kathryn Derrick, in Medina. She was a lifelong resident of Medina. Betty had a passion for helping others by listening and lending a helping hand. She enjoyed her family, Read More…

Marcy J. Utlak


Marcy J. Utlak, 48, of Hinckley, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, in her home. She was born on January 27, 1966 to Michael and Janet (nee Hurley) Utlak in Cleveland. Marcy is survived by her mother, Janet; brother, Monte (Kelly) Utlak; and nieces, Samantha, Shannon and Savannah. She was preceded in death by Read More…

Laura F. Petrus


Laura F. Petrus, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. She was born to Orvel and Merle (nee Stafford) Arthurs on February 4, 1936 in New Boston, Ohio. Laura was a loving, wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved spending time with her family, especially the grandkids. Laura also crocheted, collected dolls, Read More…

Duane Calvert Stormer


Duane Calvert Stormer, 68, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Born in Wadsworth January 7, 1946, to Kenneth and Martha (Calvert) Stormer, he grew up in River Styx and graduated from Wadsworth High School. Duane proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, where he received The Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, National Defense Read More…

Lloyd E. Naragon


Lloyd E. Naragon, 104, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Medina. Lloyd was born October 9, 1909 in Loyal Oak, Ohio to the late Reverend E.E. and Edna (Weaver) Naragon. He graduated from high school in Kenton, Ohio, received a B.S. from Heidelberg College, followed by a Master’s Degree in mathematics from Columbia Read More…

Lloyd Jay Alber

Early Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014, Lloyd Jay Alber, of Henderson Nevada, made his transition to Heaven. Lloyd was born May 27, 1934 in Granger Township, Medina, into a family of dairy farmers. Lloyd had a love for nature and for people. At an early age, Lloyd learned the value of hard work as he Read More…

Earl W. Lariviere

Earl W. Lariviere, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, March 7, 2014. Arrangements are being handled by Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel.

UPDATED with chart: Ohio’s job growth in 2013 was lowest in four years

Jobs counts not seasonally adjusted.
Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Ohio created more jobs last year than earlier estimated. But the increase was less than the employment growth of the previous three years. The revised numbers were released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as part of the annual update using more accurate information businesses filed in connection with unemployment insurance. Read More…

Traffic deaths double; police urge caution

Law enforcement officers are concerned about the spike in traffic fatalities in 2014. So far this year, four people have been killed in three crashes — double the number of traffic fatalities in all of 2013. Lt. Brian Ohlin, director of the Medina County OVI Task Force, said officers are looking out for impaired and Read More…

Driver faces 5th OVI charge after 5-car accident

Police say a Montville Township woman was charged for the fifth time with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after she caused a five-car accident Thursday afternoon, which sent four people to the hospital with minor injuries. The crash happened at about 3 p.m. in the westbound lane of state Route 18 near Eastpointe Drive, when Read More…