February 14, 2016

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Spanning the gap: Bridge placed over Rocky River in Medina (PHOTO)


Workers from Midwest Equipment, of Cleveland, use two cranes to swing a steel trestle bridge into place over the West Branch of the Rocky River, just east of Weymouth Road (state Route 3) and south of Granger Road. The bridge is part of a new 1.6-mile multipurpose trail linking the Reagan Parkway trail park, in Read More…

Contract penned for Medina Schools support staff

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Medina Schools has reached an agreement on a new three-year contract for support personnel. The contract for the approximately 350 members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 305 calls for a 1.75 percent raise the first year and 2 percent races the remaining two years. The union agreed to increase the employees’ Read More…

Making fondue can be fun to do (PHOTOS)

Gavin Olson, 5, prepares a marshmallow for dipping in hot chocolate with a little help from his mother, Karen Olson, of Granger Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Fondue was one of several recipes demonstrated at a chocolate candy-making workshop Monday evening at the Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Granger Township.

Nine money issues on May primary ballot

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Medina County’s first combined social services levy and levies for the Brunswick and Cloverleaf school districts are among more than a dozen issues to be decided in the May 5 primary. County commissioners agreed in December to place the 0.8-mill social services levy on the ballot. The levy would generate $19 million over five years Read More…

Level 2 snow emergency in Medina County as winter wallops area

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Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller declared a Level 2 snow emergency Sunday evening — advising against unnecessary driving because of hazardous conditions caused by blowing and drifting snow. “Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads,” Miller said in a news release. “Contact your employer to see if Read More…

Medina County’s jobless rate reached lowest point in 9 years

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Medina County’s unemployment rate last month was 5 percent — the lowest for the month of December in nine years. The latest labor market report, released earlier this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, found 89,300 Medina County residents had jobs last month — an increase of 1,100 compared to December Read More…

Medina resident gives luck a spin tonight on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Valerie Pavlik, of Medina, tried out for "Wheel of Fortune" last May when the Wheelmobile held court at the Nautical entertainment complex in Cleveland's Flats. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Valerie Pavlik has always been good at word puzzles. Just how good will be on display tonight when the 47-year-old Medina resident appears on the long-running television game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Pavlik said she’s always loved word puzzles. That why she and her husband, Jim Viton, showed up last May at the Nautica entertainment Read More…

PHOTO: Protesters hold silent vigil opposing legalization of abortion 42 years ago

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse. The vigil marked the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse.

Medina police revive woman with Narcan in library

A Medina police officer administered Narcan, the drug overdose antidote, to a woman found unconscious at the Medina Library on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old Medina resident was revived and taken to Medina Hospital, where she was questioned by detectives. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said suspected drug paraphernalia — a syringe and a spoon with white Read More…

PHOTOS: Ice fishing 101 at Wolf Creek details clothes, tools for the hobby


An indoor ice fishing workshop Tuesday at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, covered  topics like proper clothing and footwear, safety on the ice, equipment needed and how to use a portable shanty to keep warm.