July 29, 2014

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UPDATED: Ohio inspectors won’t investigate Cedar Point ride accident

Cedar Point Ride Injuries

TOLEDO (AP) — Ohio’s amusement ride inspectors won’t be conducting an official investigation into an accident at Cedar Point that injured at least two people, but will have to give the OK for the swing ride to reopen. The state only investigates accidents when someone is admitted to a hospital or stays overnight. Two people Read More…

Ohio lawmakers want Common Core standards repealed

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the state House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers and communities. Reps. Matt Huffman, of Lima, and Andy Thompson, of Marietta, said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the Read More…

Thurl Ray Craddock

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Thurl Ray Craddock, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home in Medina after a sudden heart attack. He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Craddock; his son, Gary (Debbie) Craddock; his daughters, Tami Craddock and Donna (Keith) Lowe; his grandchildren, Mike (Lisa) Piero, Nicholas Lowe, and Read More…

Marcella Schmidt

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Marcella Schmidt, 101, of Medina, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born October 2, 1912 in Medina, to the late Harry and May (nee Frank) Aylard. Marcie enjoyed her work as a bookkeeper at her and her husband’s gas station, Schmidt’s Texico in Medina. She was also an active member of the United Read More…

Dolores Mae (La Tour) Grote

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Dolores Mae (La Tour) Grote passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Dolores was born in St. Louis and moved to Medina in 1975. She became very active in Welcome Wagon and enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. She was a skilled knitter and seamstress and loved movies, dancing and travel. She was the loving Read More…

Glen O. Evans

Glen O. Evans, 84, of Valley City, passed into his Heavenly home on Monday, July 28, 2014. Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 30, 2014 form 4 to 7 P.M. at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. Complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Gazette.

Brunswick Council OKs money for return of tornado sirens

City Council agreed Monday to spend $24,554 to get Brunswick tornado sirens up and running. The cost includes upgrades to digital encryption radios to prevent hackers from gaining access to the ­system. In 2008, Council shut off the sirens after repeated attacks from hackers had them sounding false alarms in the early morning hours. “It puts Read More…

UPDATED: Tickets sold out for LeBron James welcome home rally

LeBron James

AKRON — Turns out there will be a LeBron James party after all — and 30,000 free tickets to it were gobbled up in hours Monday. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold a Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally on Aug. 8 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. In Read More…

Thurl R. Craddock

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Thurl Ray Craddock, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home in Medina after a sudden heart attack. He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Craddock; his son, Gary (Debbie) Craddock; his daughters, Tami Craddock and Donna (Keith) Lowe; his grandchildren, Mike (Lisa) Piero, Nicholas Lowe, and Read More…

PHOTO: Comic book writers host ‘Wish I Were at Comic-Con’ in Medina

NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE
Medina comic book writer Tony Isabella couldn’t make it to San Diego last weekend for the Comic-Con International convention. Instead, he hosted a “Wish I Were at Comic-Con” panel Saturday at his Damon Drive home featuring two other local writers who have achieved national recognition. 
From left, Isabella, best known for creating Black Lightning, DC Comics’ first African-American superhero to star in his own series; Mike W. Barr, of Akron, who has written stories for many comic series, including “Batman,” “Star Trek” and “Camelot 3000;” and Tom Batiuk, of Medina Township, nationally syndicated comic strip creator, writer and cartoonist of “Funky Winkerbean” and “Crankshaft.” The panelists discussed favorite comic books and characters and invited to guests to ask them questions. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

Medina comic book writer Tony Isabella couldn’t make it to San Diego last weekend for the Comic-Con International convention. Instead, he hosted a “Wish I Were at Comic-Con” panel Saturday at his Damon Drive home featuring two other local writers who have achieved national recognition.