December 18, 2014

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Medina County ranked No. 4 healthiest in state for second consecutive year

A study again ranks Medina County the fourth healthiest county in the state. The annual study, released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, has ranked the county as No. 4 or better every year since it began releasing its report in 2010. Out of the 88 Ohio counties, Medina County was No. Read More…

NCAA: Playing on, not just playing in

DAYTON — For the last 14 years, the NCAA Tournament has started with play-in games — now called the First Four — at the University of Dayton Arena. The home team? Didn’t even get in the bracket most times. This year, it’s flying high. With two close wins under daunting circumstances, the Flyers have turned Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland hangs on after losing big lead

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Cleveland’s Dion Waiters drives to the basket between Toronto’s Greivis Vasquez, left, and Chuck Hayes in the fourth quarter. Waiters scored a team-high 24 points. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers get a pardon for forgetting how to play with a gigantic lead, but they’ve used all their mulligans when it comes to botched inbounds plays. In the end, however, Cleveland overcame both Tuesday to hold on for a 102-100 win over the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena. “That’s a game, Read More…

College sports: Everyone profits but the players in NCAA

The coach of a team many people have winning the Final Four has a new contract extension that raises his average salary to $3.7 million a year. Billy Donovan also got a $250,000 bonus just for staying at Florida, but his is not the sweetest deal in college athletics. That belongs to Ohio State athletic Read More…

Tribe: Josh Tomlin takes loss

Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis makes a catch on a ball hit by the Rangers’ J.P. Arencibia in the second inning. (AP PHOTO)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Robbie Ross gave a strong audition in his bid to join the Texas rotation, pitching seven shutout innings that led the Rangers over the Indians 5-0 Tuesday. Ross allowed just four hits, striking out eight and walking three. The Rangers did not commit to Ross after the game but his performance left Read More…

Medina grad pleads guilty to arson in theater fire

Davon Phillips

MEDINA — A 19-year-old Medina High graduate was convicted Monday of setting fire in June to the Medina Performing Arts Center on the school’s campus. Davon L. Phillips, of 345 W. Friendship St., changed his plea to guilty from not guilty as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that reduced his felony charges. He Read More…

More county residents worked in February

The number of Medina County residents with jobs increased to 88,100 in February — 1,000 more than reported the previous month and 800 more than found in February 2013. But the number of unemployed decreased by only 300 because the county’s civilian labor force — the number of residents with jobs or looking for work Read More…

Protect kids from poor environmental factors in the year ahead

Kids are especially susceptible to environmental factors that can put their health at risk.

As many across the globe adopt more Eco-friendly lifestyles, protecting the environment remains a top priority. The popularity of hybrid cars continues to rise while more and more communities are recycling and reusing. Each of those things is an effort to decrease carbon footprint and protect the environment from human behaviors that can be harmful Read More…

Fully-alive Living: Appropriate Homelessness

I’ve watched flowers grow through city sidewalks. It’s quite the phenomenon. I’ve seen people bloom in similar circumstances. Once it happened during a mission trip on the streets of Toronto. My group came across an older homeless woman whose face and body were as exhausted as the clothes she was wearing. She had a notable Read More…

Poison Proof Your Home: One Room At A Time

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By  Colin Johnson, Director of Environmental Health, Medina County Health Department   Better Safe Than Sorry There are always some chances in life we can afford to take, but risks that can affect your child’s health should never be one of them. By performing just a few common sense practices in your home, parents and Read More…