December 22, 2014

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Medina is gearing up for its annual auction

Nino Piccoli

MEDINA — The city will have more than 300 items on the block at its annual auction this fall. Service Director Nino Piccoli said there will be a number of big-ticket items. “The auction is always profitable for the city, but the extent of how profitable depends on the condition of the items, how many Read More…

Downtown Medina fire ruled an accident; damage set at $150,000

Construction workers board up windows Tuesday afternoon at 122 Public Square in Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DANI ORR)

MEDINA — A fire that ripped through a two-story Public Square building Monday evening was ruled accidental Tuesday, Fire Chief Bob Painter said. Painter said investigators believe a burning candle in the northwest corner of the building’s lower level caused the blaze at 122 Public Square after the office closed for the day. “There was Read More…

Fire damages downtown Medina apartments, bank

Firefighters respond Monday evening to a fire at 122 Public Square, Medina. There were no reported injuries. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DANI ORR)

MEDINA — A fire that started downstairs in a Public Square office building spread into upstairs apartments and sent smoke into Key Bank next door. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter said one woman was home in an upstairs apartment at 122 Public Square when the blaze began at 5:45 p.m., but escaped without injury. Painter Read More…

A car wash for a cause

Mark Phillips has followed in the footsteps of a hero: Stephen Siller. On Sept. 11, 2001, Siller was a firefighter at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn, where he’d been since 2005. He left the firehouse at 8 a.m. after working the late shift and was on his way to meet his brothers for a round Read More…

Medina Superintendent Randy Stepp says Ohio website ‘inaccurate’

Randy Stepp

Medina City Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp said Thursday he plans to contact the state treasurer’s office about inaccuracies on the “Transparency Project” portion of its website. The website, OhioTreasurer.gov, lists the salaries of state workers and public workers such as teachers, mayors, university professors and federal employees. Stepp’s salary was incorrectly reported on the website, Read More…

‘Buzz’ in Medina is all about Tess Brown’s cupcake

Tess Brown

MEDINA — Tess Brown thinks Medina is honey and spice and everything nice. Brown’s entry, “The Buzz,” was the winner of the “Medina Cupcake Contest” at Main Street Cupcakes. Her concoction, a moist honey spice cake infused with rum and covered in a honey-rum buttercream frosting, was named the winner out of more than 100 Read More…

Safety forces say impact of 9/11 terrorist attacks won’t be forgotten

Pat Berarducci

“The United States lost its innocence on Sept. 11, 2001. For the first time in (almost 200 years) we were directly attacked by an enemy on our soil. That feeling will never leave,” Medina Police Chief Pat Berarducci said. “I think 9/11 is as real today as it was 10 years ago … I will Read More…

Ohio website shows salaries of state, federal, school officials

A visit to ohiotreasurer.gov now can answer questions Medina County residents may have in the months before they vote on tax issues in November. Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel introduced the new information, called the “Treasurer’s Transparency Project,” last week. The addition allows users to plug in a name, department or salary range to see the Read More…

Bringing his work home

GRANGER TWP. — Since he was 4, Steve Rodenbaugh knew he wanted to be a Navy pilot. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Rodenbaugh is third-generation Navy, and goes by the title of lieutenant commander. The 1993 Highland High School graduate has been in the Navy for 14 years. “I don’t remember Read More…

Medina teachers make ‘major concessions’ in one-year contract

Randy Stepp

MEDINA — Medina teachers will not receive a base salary increase this year and will pay more for health care, according to the one-year contract the school board approved Monday night. Superintendent Randy Stepp said a one-year agreement is rare, but legally the district cannot engage in a contract for more than a year when Read More…