January 30, 2015

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Medina woman wins $13K in ‘fortunate’ game show debut

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A Medina resident who debuted on “Wheel of Fortune” two months ago didn’t win the big prize, but she walked away with $13,850. It was a surreal moment when Valerie Pavlik, 47, walked into the studio for her favorite game show. “I was really nervous at first,” she said. The first few hours she filled Read More…

Over a thousand families in Medina County may lose Medicaid

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More than 1,000 Medina County families on Medicaid could lose their health coverage if they don’t renew their application soon. Medina County Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said 585 families need to renew their Medicaid registration for January and 1,259 need to renew for February. He said so far the department has only Read More…

New Medina Creative Housing lodge assists with life skills

From left, Chad Houseman, a “life-stepper” with Medina Creative Housing, Michael Carlson, president of the board of directors for Medina Creative Housing, and Christopher Milota, a “life-stepper,” cut the ribbon Tuesday on the new Life Skills Training Lodge, 5200 Lake Road, Lafayette. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Medina Creative Housing has opened a new facility to help people with disabilities learn skills that will enable them to live more independently. Creative Housing’s staff, volunteers and people benefiting from the life-skills program gathered Tuesday at the new Life Skills Training Lodge, 5200 Lake Road, Lafayette Township, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This lodge is Read More…

New president of Educational Service Center sworn in (PHOTO)

Kent Patterson is sworn in Monday as the new president of the Governing Board of the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center by county Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler during the board’s organizational meeting in the Professional Building, 124 W. Washington St., Medina. Patterson served as the board’s vice president last year. Dan Shumaker was elected vice president for 2015. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Kent Patterson was sworn in Monday as the new president of the Governing Board of the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center.

Black River Board of Education, support staff approve contract

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After 1½ years of negotiations, the Black River Board of Education approved a new contract for support staff Monday. The support staff union, made up of custodians, cooks, bus drivers, secretaries and paraprofessionals, voted on the three-year contract Friday night. The employees had been without a contract since June 2013. The new contract, effective through Read More…

Lafayette trustees won’t pass resolution against pipeline

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Unlike trustees in five Medina County townships, Lafayette Township officials say they will not pass a resolution opposing the location of the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. The 36- to 42-inch natural gas pipeline, a project managed by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., would run underground through Medina, Lorain, Summit and eight other Ohio counties on Read More…

Medina County Public Transit director: Ridership is down

The Medina County bus system lost riders and funding last year. That was the message county Public Transit Director Mike Salamone gave county commissioners Tuesday in a year-end report. Salamone said the number of trips in 2014 was down by more than 36,000 compared to 2013. He said the main reason for the drop was Read More…

Five vehicles involved in back-to-back crashes, no serious injuries reported

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Two crashes minutes apart Monday at the same intersection in Hinckley Township involved five vehicles but resulted in no serious injuries. The first crash at State Road and state Route 303 (Center Road) happened just before 1 p.m. when Treva Bane, of Parma Heights, drove her southbound sport utility vehicle through the intersection, failing to Read More…

Wadsworth Twp. may pass resolution against pipeline

Wadsworth Township could be the fifth Medina County township to pass a resolution in support of rerouting the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. The proposed, 36- to 42-inch natural gas pipeline, a project managed by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., would run underground through Medina, Lorain and nine other Ohio counties on its way north into Michigan Read More…

Medina celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at Second Baptist Church

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Praise, tears, faith and belief in a dream brought the Medina community together Sunday to remember and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Clergy of different denominations, several county and city officials and Medina families gathered at Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson St., for a ceremony recognizing King and the day named in his honor. “This Read More…