October 30, 2014

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Man pleads no contest to child porn charges

MEDINA — A 19-year-old Medina man awaits sentencing after pleading no contest Monday to having child pornography on his home computer. Dylan Ruesch, 100 block of W. Liberty St., changed his plea from not guilty before Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler. Ruesch is set to be sentenced May 29. Ruesch was indicted Read More…

Foodbank director: Hunger data will help understand area needs

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The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank reports 19,000 people living in Medina County — about one out of every 10 residents — don’t always have access to safe and nutritious food. Of that number, 8,400 are children. The new study, based on 2012 data, was released Tuesday by Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. “Hunger is Read More…

Sharon Twp. takes steps to lure new business

Sharon Township trustees gave their consent Tuesday to a property tax abatement that would bring an estimated 330 jobs and $10 million in new investment to Sharon. The project, which would be in the Community Reinvestment Area in the northwest section of the township, would include the construction of a building that would become the Read More…

United Way celebrates programs, raising $986K

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MEDINA TWP. — The United Way of Medina County on Tuesday celebrated more than $986,000 in fundraising and 350 volunteers who helped make a variety of programs possible last year. Executive director Seth Kujat thanked the volunteers and fundraisers for their hard work and donations, and said they could look forward to another year of Read More…

County going solo for state housing grant

Medina County may be out $50,000 after plans to partner with Wadsworth on a state housing grant application fell through. Last week, county Finance Director Scott Miller told county commissioners the county could partner with Wadsworth for an additional $100,000 in Community Housing Improvement Program funds to split between them. But Wadsworth has decided to Read More…

Old Navy store closing in Medina

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The Old Navy store at 1155 N. Court St., Medina, will close its doors Friday. Signs posted on the windows urge customers to visit other Old Navy stores in Strongsville and Akron, which will remain open. The sign also announced a clearance sale with discounts up to 50 percent on most items remaining in the Read More…

David Adam Smith

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David Adam Smith, 49, of Belleville Michigan, passed away from injuries from a motorcycle accident, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Michigan. He was born June 4, 1964, in England, to John and Eileen (nee Crosby) Smith. David was employed with the Ford Motor Company. His memberships included the UAW Local 1250 and Local 600. He Read More…

Joyce Elaine Hamlin

Joyce Elaine Hamlin, 85, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born October 4, 1928, in Medina. Joyce spent most of her life as a homemaker. She worked for the Ohio Edison Company for 10 years, before moving to Florida with her husband in 1980 to retire. She is Read More…

Robert Sturgill

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Robert Sturgill, 44, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. He was born June 24, 1969, in Cleveland. Robert was devoted to being part of the workshop with the Medina Windfall Industries. He loved to play Bingo and attend Church. Robert was a loving, caring person who will be Read More…

Andrew J. Grdadolnik

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Andrew J. Grdadolnik, 51, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence, with his family at his side. He was employed as a commercial loan officer by Key Bank. He is survived by his loving wife, Kim (Canterbury); his children, Andy and Amanda; siblings, Mateja (Paul) DiMare, Dan and Rob (wife Mary); Read More…