February 1, 2015


Police: Man busted for mushrooms at checkpoint

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force made three arrests for impaired driving Monday night during a St. Patrick’s Day sobriety checkpoint. Police from Brunswick, Brunswick Hills, Hinckley, Montville, Seville and Wadsworth joined Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and county sheriff’s deputies in the checkpoint operation 7 to 10 p.m. Monday on Pearl Road near Read More…

Auditor honors Highland Schools for keeping good books

GRANGER TWP. — Highland is the fourth school district in Medina County this year to be recognized for excellence in financial record-keeping by state Auditor Dave Yost. Highland’s most recent audit, released in December, contained no questioned costs of more than $10,000, no findings for recovery of more than $100, and had no comments related Read More…

PHOTOS: Wadsworth bicentennial celebration includes 50-year-old time capsule

The crowd gathers around a horse-drawn hearse carrying the 1964 time capsule from Woodlawn Cemetery, where it was buried 50 years ago, to Wadsworth during the First Night kickoff Saturday of the city’s year-long bicentennial celebration. The time capsule will be opened in August. The photo was taken by Downtown Wadsworth Inc.’s photographer Tom Stugmyer from the roof of the FirstMerit Bank building. Dan Rospert, of Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, arranged the horse-drawn carriage. The next event in the bicentennial celebration is the historical speaker series April 12, when Kim Carlson discusses “Wadsworth Families Based on the Work of Traveling Artist Ferdinand Brader” at 10 a.m. at Wadsworth City Hall’s council chambers. (PHOTO PROVIDED)


Gary G. Phillips


Gary G. Phillips, 68, of Columbia Station, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born January 13, 1946, to the late John Franklin and Maggie (nee Hamilton) Phillips in Pritchard, West Virginia. Gary proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and retired from Ford Motor Co. after 34 years. He was Read More…

Jeanette Pauline Biddle


Jeanette Pauline Biddle (Cook), was born March 30, 1922 and passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, 2014. She is now in God’s loving arms. Jeanette was born in Cleveland, to Eugene and Hattie (Heinrichs) Cook and graduated from Cuyahoga Hts. High in 1940. She then met and married her sweetheart, Russell Biddle, Jr, in 1944. Read More…

James “Jim” Ryan


James “Jim” Ryan, 87, of Northfield, passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born March 12, 1927, to the late James Oliver and Jeannette (nee Green) Ryan in Salem, Kentucky. Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an avid Read More…

Hannah Matheny


Hannah Matheny, age 20 – too beautiful for this world – God took her home to be with her Grandma Mitzi Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born September 3, 1993 in Wadsworth. Hannah was an only child and the best daughter. She had a beautiful smile, and wasn’t afraid to be independent. She loved 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…

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…

Thomas F. Groll


Thomas F. Groll, 81, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Medina. He was born January 6, 1933 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to the late Ralph and Hortense Groll. Tom graduated from Ohio Northern University and worked as a pharmacist in various drug stores throughout northeast Ohio. Tom married his wife, Joan in 1957, raising their Read More…