March 5, 2015


Zoning tweaks in works for Mapleside Farms’ wedding venue

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Plans to construct a barn to host wedding receptions and ceremonial events at Mapleside Farms are moving ahead after Brunswick City Council approved a few items related to the zoning of the new building last week. Council members approved a motion that explains how the new facility would fit into the current zoning code. The Read More…

Scouts, community raise funds for York Twp. farming family


Boy Scouts, farmers and other community members from Buckeye Schools turned out at a series of events over the weekend to raise money for the family of York Township farmer William Bihn, who was killed in a car accident in Lorain County on Feb. 20. During basketball games on Friday night, families sold baked goods Read More…

Underground Railroad: Quilters sewed clues into patchwork


Quilters played an important role in the history and success of the Underground Railroad by using their quilts to signal a welcome, danger or path. When escaped slaves began to make their way north to Canada and a search for freedom, many traveled along the Underground Railroad — a series of trails and safe houses Read More…

Buckeye principal returns after allegations of sexual harassment

Chuck Vrabel

Buckeye High School Principal Charles “Chuck” Vrabel returned to school on Wednesday after a 10-day leave while the district investigated sexual harassment charges brought by a teacher. The investigation was completed Wednesday afternoon, and Vrabel was given two days without pay. Superintendent Brian Williams said a complaint was brought to his attention by a female Read More…

Kids ‘Get Gross’ at messy Medina Library event (PHOTOS)


Kate Dawson, 9, above, shows off slime to her twin sister, Lauren, at the Medina Library on Thursday afternoon. The two participated in the children’s event “Get Gross” along with brother, Jack, 10, and sister Maddie, 6. A collection of books about the topic of gross things was available at the Medina Library on Thursday Read More…

Local doctors back Ohio House bill to expand Narcan access

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A proposal to allow friends and family members of an addict to gain access to a heroin-overdose antidote drug has the support of local doctors. The bill is being considered in the Ohio House and gained approval from the Health and Aging Committee on Wednesday. Under the proposed law, pharmacies would be able to distribute Read More…

Judge rules against voiding former Medina superintendent Stepp’s contract

Randy Stepp

A visiting common pleas judge has dismissed a request that former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp’s contract be declared void. The ruling was in a case that tied together a number of suits and motions in Medina County Common Pleas Court in August. Attorney J.R. Russell had accused the Medina school board of violating open Read More…

Brunswick residents to get temporary break on trash bills

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Brunswick residents will see a temporary reduction in their refuse rates on their second-quarter bills when the city passes on a slight savings from the county. Refuse bills that go out for the April 1 to June 30 collection period will be reduced from $58.35 to $50.67 for residential customers. Last week, Medina County commissioners Read More…

Brunswick Schools pulls levy because Ohio to award more funding

Mike Mayell

The Brunswick Board of Education on Monday voted to remove a nine-year, 5.9-mill emergency levy from the May ballot. The move comes after preliminary estimates from Gov. John Kasich’s office show the district is slated to get $5.1 million more funding over the next two years. “We will not be on the ballot this May,” Read More…

Mail carriers deliver advice on how to handle the cold


Some of Medina’s best cold-weather experts work every day in the elements. Mail carriers often spend nearly their whole shift outside, and they say layering clothing, along with a good set of boots and gloves, are the keys to staying safe and healthy when the mercury drops. “Footwear is really important, and gloves,” said Greg Read More…