March 1, 2015

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Holiday Inn Express to be built in Montville Township

A $9.9 million hotel to be built in Montville Township should be completed just in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Construction on the four-story, 92-room Holiday Inn Express at 5185 Gateway Drive, east of the Interstate 71-state Route 18 interchange, could start as early as April. “Our goal is to start Read More…

Restrained Swarm of Medina Bees returns to courtside bleachers

Members of the Swarm, Medina High’s student spirit group, don neon colors for their return to courtside bleachers Tuesday night as they cheer on the Bees during the home game against Hudson High School. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The Swarm of Medina Bees fans lit up the courtside bleachers in neon Tuesday night during the home game against Hudson High School. Members of the Swarm, Medina’s student spirit group, stood on the courtside bleachers to cheer on their team Tuesday. But the group didn’t rush onto the court when Medina won by nine Read More…

Three seats contested in Wadsworth City Council races

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Three incumbent Wadsworth City Council members — all Republicans — face opponents in the May primary. Susan C. Hanlon, an assistant dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Akron, is challenging Council President Thomas E. Palecek. Hanlon served as an at-large Council member from 2008 to 2013. Beth Workman, who previously Read More…

‘Tremendous’ spellers compete at 2015 Medina County Spelling Bee

Six spellers from across Medina County will move on to the Akron Beacon Journal Regional Spelling Bee following Wednesday night’s 2015 Medina County Spelling Bee at Medina High School. 
The winning spellers are, from left: Christopher VanHimbergen, eighth grade, St. Mark Lutheran School, Brunswick; Ian Morgan, sixth grade, Claggett Middle School, Medina; Chase Henderson, sixth grade, St. Francis Xavier School, Medina; Audrey Miles, eighth grade, Edwards Middle School, Brunswick; Carlos Levine, sixth grade, Claggett; and Owen Kovalik, sixth grade, Medina Christian Academy, Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The night started with 43 students, but 90 minutes and four nerve-racking rounds later, only six were left standing, trophies in hand. The 2015 Medina County Spelling Bee began at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and by 8 p.m. the winners were: • Christopher VanHimbergen, eighth grade, St. Mark Lutheran School, Brunswick; • Ian Morgan, sixth grade, Claggett Middle Read More…

Medina High School student punished as result of basketball skirmish

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One Medina High School student was disciplined after an incident at Friday’s home basketball game against Brunswick that led to the Brunswick team receiving a police escort from the building. The Swarm, Medina’s student spirit group, rushed onto the court after the Bees’ win over their arch-rival, the Brunswick Blue Devils. One student in The Read More…

Medina High’s spirit squad is stung following postgame altercation

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The Swarm — Medina High’s student spirit group — no longer will be allowed to sit at court level at home basketball games. The decision, which was announced at the high school Tuesday, came after an incident Friday when students flooded the court following the Medina Bees’ win against the arch-rival Brunswick Blue Devils. One Read More…

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.