February 8, 2016


Students trying to save peers from tragic trend of suicide

Cloverleaf High students perform in a video aimed at preventing suicides produced by the school's drama club that won first place in a competition sponsored by Alternative Paths, a Medina mental health center. (SCREENSHOT FROM VIDEO)

Click here to view the Alternative Paths YouTube channel, which showcases the winning Cloverleaf video and the runner-up Medina video. The Cloverleaf High School Drama Club took first prize in a suicide prevention video contest sponsored by a Medina nonprofit mental health agency. “I’m really grateful that people are getting this message,” said Drama Club Read More…

Brunswick Schools: Teachers, staff OK salary freezes

BRUNSWICK — For the fifth, straight year, Brunswick Schools administrators and central office support staff will take a pay freeze, saving the district about $50,000. School board members voted unanimously Monday night to freeze the wages of 32 administrators and 18 office personnel for the 2014-15 school year. The cuts include a freeze on step Read More…

Medina Schools: Blizzard bags chosen as way to make up days


MEDINA — The only thing everyone agreed on at Monday’s meeting of the Medina school board was that there was no good way to make up the four calamity days required by state law. In the end, a divided board voted to approve interim Superintendent Dave Knight’s recommendation to allow students to make up three Read More…

PHOTO: Shears instead of green beer


Bruce Paul Muranko

Bruce Paul Muranko, 59, of Strongsville, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Garfield Muranko. He is survived by his father, Daniel Muranko; sister, Mary-Louise; nieces, Danielle (Joe Cuilli) and Ashley Schmidt; nephew, Eric Schmidt; and many other family and friends. He also leaves behind his Read More…

Kenneth Blair


Kenneth Blair, 97, of Mansfield, entered into rest Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Medina. Kenneth was born in Solon, January 30, 1917, to the late William and Edna (Woodruff) Blair. He honorably served his country in WWII in the U.S. Army. After the war, Kenneth went to work for Au Construction in Mansfield, as an Read More…

Joanne M. Northeim


Joanne M. Northeim, 79, of Medina, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was born in Amherst to the late James M. and Margaret (McGhee) Ryan. She retired as an X-ray tech at Amherst Hospital. Joanne was a 1952 graduate of Amherst High School, past president of the Amherst Women’s League, and a member of Read More…

Elsie May Wise


Elsie May Wise, 90, of Homerville, passed away peacefully Friday, March 14, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in Elyria. She was born January 29, 1924, in Pittsfield, to the late James A. and Roena (Whitney) McConnell. Elsie was a 1942 graduate of Wellington High School and attended Oberlin School of Commerce. She worked Read More…

Lois Jean Gorgan

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Lois Jean Gorgan, 82, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 after a very short illness. Lois was a devoted wife and mother, sister, grandma and great grandma, a loyal neighbor and friend to so many. She leaves us with our memories of her gracious demeanor, charm and sense of humor which brought smiles to all Read More…