October 25, 2014

Medina
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‘Fiscal emergency’ nears end at Cloverleaf Schools

Cloverleaf officials expect the school district’s “fiscal emergency” status will be lifted by the end of the year because voters approved two funding issues in the spring. The Ohio Department of Education declared the district in a state of fiscal emergency in January 2012, and a five-member Fiscal Oversight Commission has been overseeing Cloverleaf’s finances Read More…

Thieves caught on security cameras breaking into vehicles in Brunswick

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Video submitted by Glenn Somodi Brunswick police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected in thefts Tuesday from vehicles in the Abington Court area. Resident Glenn Somodi, of the 3500 block of Abington Court, captured video of two men entering unlocked vehicles between 2:30 and 3 a.m. in front of his home. Read More…

November workshop for parents, teachers to focus on drug prevention

Medina County Drug Abuse Commission

Drug awareness educators next month will host a workshop for parents, teachers, counselors and social workers about how to spot the signs of drug abuse and what drugs are popular among teenagers. “Education is really the key. It’s an opportunity to be more educated and more aware of the issue,” said Brian Nowak, director of Read More…

Highland advisory committee: Elementary schools should be replaced

Highland Schools’ leaders are looking into building three elementary schools to replace the buildings in Sharon, Granger and Hinckley townships. The schools were built in 1922, 1929 and 1949 respectively. The Highland Schools Advisory Committee presented its recommendations to the school board Monday night following a four-month study of the district’s facilities. Kimberly Miller, a Read More…

Meadows Turkey Bowl to benefit Medina Twp. family

Peter Radke

After Peter Radke, of Medina Township, died this summer while trying to save a 16-year-old girl from drowning in Lake Erie, the community rallied around his family. Now the sponsors of the Meadows Turkey Bowl will be pitching in to help the family this Thanksgiving. “We want to raise as much as we can to Read More…

Rescue workers find man, 61, dead in Harrisville Twp. Ecstasy drug lab

A 61-year-old Harrisville Township man was found dead Friday at what drug enforcement officials called one of the largest Ecstasy drug labs in Ohio. Michael E. Sullivan, was found on the floor of the detached garage at 9201 Pawnee Road after Lodi Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a report of a possible drug overdose. Read More…

Crew of volunteers on mission to rehab homes together

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A Rawiga Road woman was the latest beneficiary of a Rebuilding Together project designed to help seniors and those with a financial need stay safely in their homes. Cliff Bellar got Rebuilding Together up and running with a project in Sharon Township in April. On Saturday, the group helped Carol Prochaska, 78, with much-needed repairs Read More…

Kasich takes ride on ‘Christmas Story’ slide at Medina’s Castle Noel

Mark Klaus, owner of Castle Noel and his wife, Dana, help Gov. John Kasich down the slide from the movie “A Christmas Story” on Saturday afternoon during Kasich’s visit to Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Gov. John Kasich stopped by Castle Noel in Medina on Saturday and visited with owner Mike Klaus and his wife, Dana. Kasich, a huge fan of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” purchased a replica of the Moose Mug belonging to Clark Griswold in the film. Kasich said the movie is one of his favorites and during his Read More…

Challenger Pete Crossland blasts U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s record

Pete Crossland (D) vs. Jim Renacci (R)

Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, is seeking a third term in the U.S. House in November and faces a challenge from former state Rep. Pete Crossland, D-Copley Township, in Summit County. Renacci, 55, first was elected to the 16th District House seat in 2010 after serving a term as mayor of Wadsworth. The district, which was redrawn Read More…

Gov. Kasich campaigns in Medina with less than month before election

Gov. John Kasich hugs Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, of Medina, at Medina County GOP headquarters on Highland Court in Medina on Saturday afternoon. Kasich thanked everyone for volunteering to help with his campaign and encouraged them to keep working hard until the Nov. 4 election. (LOREN GENSON)

Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor stopped by Medina County’s GOP headquarters on Saturday in Medina to encourage volunteers to keep motivated with less than 25 days left until the Nov. 4 election. “We have to win big,” Taylor said as she introduced Kasich. “You can count on us to do our part Read More…