November 20, 2014

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Strongsville’s Roslyn Painter-Goffi gets seat on state Board of Education

Roslyn Painter-Goffi

Rosyln Painter-Goffi claimed victory in the race for the 5th District representative on the Ohio Board of Education. With more than 99 percent of precincts counted, Painter-Goffi, of Strongsville, was leading incumbent Brad Lamb, of Westlake, and two other candidates, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State. “I’m grateful to the supporters Read More…

Dave Hall begins fourth, last term as U.S. Representative

Dave Hall

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Dave Hall was re-elected Tuesday to his 70th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Hall, 53, of Millersburg, handily beat Democrat James E. Riley, of Sullivan Township in Ashland County, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “We got our message out and tomorrow I Read More…

Wadsworth police release more details on missing Creston woman

Wadsworth police released a more detailed description Monday of what a 49-year-old Creston woman was wearing on Oct. 25 — the night she disappeared. Lorrie Pratt, of 104½ Brooklyn Ave., last was seen leaving KC’s Sports Bar in Wadsworth, with 34-year-old Kevin Fisher for Cleveland. Fisher, of Wadsworth, also was considered missing until he was Read More…

Missing Creston woman’s car found in Cleveland; Wadsworth house searched

Lorrie Pratt

Wadsworth police have intensified their search for a Creston woman after her car was found abandoned in Cleveland. Lorrie Pratt, 49, of 104 1/2 Brooklyn Ave., last was seen Oct. 25 leaving KC’s Sports Bar in Wadsworth with Kevin Fisher, 34, of 573 Jessica Lane, Wadsworth, police Sgt. James Wilcox said. Pratt is described as Read More…

Early voters stream into Medina County Board of Elections

Poll workers were busy at the Medina County Board of Elections throughout the weekend as voters seized the opportunity to cast ballots early. “We were really busy today (Sunday),” Carol Lawler, director of the Medina County Board of Elections, said. “Between noon and 2 p.m. we had 130 people and between 2 p.m. to 4:30 Read More…

Mayor Hanwell: Medina doesn’t need $1M pool

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell thinks it will cost less and provide more bang for the buck to expand the indoor pools at the Medina Community Recreation Center than it would to rebuild the outdoor pool at Memorial Park. “What I wanted to do was give Council an alternative to spending $1 million on something that Read More…

Halloween prompts residents to go all-out with spooky decorations

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Halloween today is the spookiest time of year. It’s also the second-most, home-decorated holiday — after Christmas, of course — and displays are becoming bigger and scarier each year. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts haunt the yards throughout neighborhoods for little princesses, ninjas and wizards looking to get a treat or to be tricked. Endless hours Read More…

Police dispatchers in Medina seek new three-year contract

The Ohio Patrolman’s Benevolent Association and city are searching for common ground on hours and pay in a new contract for the Medina Police Department’s 10 dispatchers. In an Oct. 8 report, Susan Grody Ruben, a fact-finder for the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, rejected a request from the dispatchers to work four, 10-hour days Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb pushing for rental registry

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, says he will introduce legislation requiring rental properties to register with the city and be inspected on a regular basis as early as January. Lamb said the legislation will be a key step in revitalizing the city’s older neighborhoods. “In looking at the big picture the largest problem Read More…

Schedules set for leaf collection in Medina County

Greg Brine, left, and Martin Reese suck up leaves in Medina as part of the city’s leaf disposal service. Communities throughout Medina County will be picking up leaves from residents through the end of November. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

With leaves falling throughout Medina County, municipal workers are moving through neighborhoods picking up those raked to the curb. Leaf programs are underway in Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth, Lodi and Seville. Brunswick Brunswick sanitation crews will sweep up leaves on the same day as regularly scheduled rubbish removal, depending on the weather. Residents are advised to Read More…