September 18, 2014

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Brunswick job fair employs new texting technology

BRUNSWICK — Spending time filling out multiple applications was not necessary at Friday’s Brunswick Job Fair. New technology that enabled job-seekers to text message an application to potential employers made its debut at the fair at the Brunswick Recreation and Fitness Center. The texting program was released in August and is a product of University Read More…

Levy is likely in Buckeye’s near future

YORK TWP. — Everyone working for Buckeye Local Schools should be proud of what they have achieved in improving every aspect of the district, Superintendent Dennis Honkala said Friday morning. “Buckeye has come a long way academically, financially, athletically and in the arts,” he said during his state of the schools address. Teachers and staff Read More…

Job fair features new way to apply for job

BRUNSWICK — New technology for job-seekers to text message an application to potential employers will be available at the city’s job fair Friday. This program is making its debut at the fair and is a product of the University Heights company Flexhire. The fair will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brunswick Recreation Read More…

Wadsworth native returning to space

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HOUSTON — Less than two years after returning from space on a NASA shuttle mission, astronaut and Wadsworth native Michael Foreman is going back. It is rare for modern astronauts to be named to another mission after such a short time, but Foreman, a retired Navy captain, said he is ready. “I’m very excited to Read More…

Visitors limited at area hospitals

AKRON — Children younger than 18 and those who are ill will be prohibited from visiting Medina County’s three hospitals in order to limit the spread of the flu. The order came from the Akron Regional Hospital Association, of which Medina Hospital, Lodi Community Hospital, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital and most Summit County hospitals are members. Read More…

Candidate files complaint

BRUNSWICK — Mayoral candidate Gary Werner said he is filing a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against incumbent Dale Strasser for a claim in campaign literature that Werner was trying to “buy” residents’ votes. Werner said the complaint was mailed Wednesday and should be formally filed today. He said the offending message was found Read More…

Man cleared of touching boy

MEDINA — A former employee of the Brunswick Recreation and Fitness Center was found not guilty Friday of having inappropriate physical contact with a 14-year-old boy late last year. Andrew Pavell, 23, of 884 Amherst Lane, Brunswick, was acquitted of the fourth-degree felony charge after a common pleas jury deliberated for about five hours following Read More…

26 charged in drug sting focusing on Brunswick bars

BRUNSWICK — In a “smokescreen” operation, more than 60 agents from the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency and supporting departments arrested 26 people Thursday on drug charges in the Brunswick area. The arrests, part of Operation Nebelwand, were made Thursday night by seven different teams in Medina County, several communities in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere, Medway Read More…

Hinckley student has case of H1N1

HINCKLEY TWP. — A student at Hinckley Elementary School has contracted the H1N1 virus. The case was confirmed Wednesday and the child is recovering at home, said Dawn Marzano, spokeswoman for Highland Local Schools. In a letter sent to parents Thursday, Superintendent Catherine Ackerman said there are no plans to close any schools. “Like many Read More…

Early retirements to raise funds for repairs

BRUNSWICK — City officials hope to raise money for road repairs by offering an early retirement package for eligible city employees. In recent years, the city has budgeted about $300,000 a year to fix city streets, which is only enough to fund minor projects, Ward 3 Councilman Joe Delsanter said. “We are looking to take Read More…