November 24, 2014

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South Court Street open in Medina

Traffic again flows on South Court Street, south of Medina’s Public Square, after being closed for nearly three weeks because of a water main break. The road was reopened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina officials wanted South Court Street back so bad that they didn’t wait for stripes to be painted. The 200 block of South Court Street reopened with orange cones marking the centerline shortly before 7 p.m. Monday — nearly three weeks after a major water line break shut down the road. “There was a lot Read More…

Clerk of Courts Wadsworth’s record sealed

A municipal judge on Friday sealed the misdemeanor criminal record of Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth, who last year entered a no contest plea to misuse of public funds during his 2012 election campaign. Medina Municipal Judge Dale Chase agreed to seal Wadsworth’s record after dismissing the case against him last month. Prosecutors Read More…

Sharon Twp. couple charged with making meth with children in home

A Medina County grand jury has indicted a Sharon Township couple accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a home with children. Sandra Nash, 47, and Richard Bostwick, 41, of the 6500 block of Ridge Road, both are charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs. The manufacturing charge is a first-degree felony, punishable Read More…

PHOTOS: Runners raise money to benefit families fighting cancer


More than 800 runners and 500 walkers registered for Medina’s 10th annual Race with Grace on Sunday, which raises money for families fighting cancer. The race is dedicated to Mary Grace, a Medina mother of three who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2005.

Census: Median income rising in Medina County as poverty rate declines


Household incomes rose in Medina County last year for the second year in a row since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the Census Bureau reported today. The county’s median household income rose to $66,078 last year, an increase of about $450 from 2012, adjusted for inflation, according to the 2013 American Community Read More…

PHOTOS: Marching bands from across state perform at Medina Band Show


Medina High’s Musical Bees Marching Band hosted the 18th annual Medina Band Show on Saturday. Also representing Medina County were Highland High’s The Pride of Highland. Seven other bands from around the state performed: Streetsboro High’s Marching Rockets and Lyndhurst Brush High’s Arcs Marching Band (Cuyahoga County), Paineville Riverside High’s Regiment (Lake County), Lucas High’s Read More…

Race commemorates fallen first responders who died in 9/11 attacks


More than 400 people, including two dozen local firefighters in full work gear, participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk on Sunday in Medina. The event honors the memory of Stephen Siller, a New York firefighter, who ran through the 1.7-mile-long Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center, where he Read More…

State grades Medina County schools; most districts get A’s

Medina County did well in the latest state report cards, with six of the seven districts receiving A grades for meeting proficiency tests and graduation rate standards. Only Black River scored lower than the top mark — getting a B for meeting 20 of 24 standards. The district fell short of the required 80 percent Read More…

Wadsworth residents in gas aggregation program should save on bills

Residents participating in Wadsworth’s gas aggregation program should get a break on their heating bills this winter thanks to a substantial drop in price to $4.25 per thousand cubic feet. “We know that many of our residents appreciate having a fixed rate to depend on and could not be happier that this rate is 52 Read More…

Fugitive of Medina County courts caught in South Dakota

Randolph Valure

A fugitive rapist wanted for jumping bail and multiple counts of burglary and drug manufacturing was captured Wednesday in South Dakota. Randolph Valure, 45, of Guilford Township, was taken into custody in Watertown at about 3 p.m. by U.S. marshals. Valure was taken to the Codington County Jail to await extradition to Ohio to face Read More…