December 19, 2014

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Medina Council finance committee OKs deal with police dispatchers

Medina City Council’s finance committee approved a new contract with police dispatchers to avoid going to arbitration with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. The amended agreement for the city’s 10 dispatchers follows the same contractual changes agreed to with the city’s patrol officers and sergeants with a few exceptions. The dispatchers did not get their Read More…

Rotary flying flags throughout Medina businesses, schools, cemeteries

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More than 180 American flags line various businesses, schools and cemeteries throughout Medina today thanks to the Medina Evening Rotary Club. This Veterans Day is the first time the club is presenting its Parade of Flags, but more are planned in the years to come. “More than 2,500 people have ordered flags since the original Read More…

There’s a new name for comfort in Medina

The area around Medina’s new public restrooms now has a name: Bicentennial Commons. City Council’s finance committee voted unanimously to approve the name and a preliminary landscape design Monday. The project, on the northeast corner of North Court Street and Public Square will be done in stages through June. The plans include a fountain, grass Read More…

Wadsworth man in custody after leading police to body of missing Creston woman

Kevin Fisher

A Wadsworth man is in custody after leading authorities to the body of Lorrie Pratt, 49, of Creston, who had been missing since Oct. 25, Cleveland police said. Cleveland police said Kevin Fisher, 34, of Wadsworth, who was with Pratt the night she disappeared, led police to a field near East 131st Street and Coit Read More…

Lagerhead’s: Medina County’s sole maker of craft beer is expanding

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The building that will house Lagerhead’s new brewery on West Smith Road in Medina is gutted inside. That’s good news because it means that work on the expanded brew house is almost finished. Red-painted steel I-beams stretch across a 2,500-square-foot room giving way for the exposed wooden rafters 50 feet above the floor where 15 Read More…

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…