September 2, 2014


Library outreach coordinator Ann Plazek recognized

Ann Plazek, director of community outreach for the Medina County District Library, stands inside the library’s bookmobile last week. Plazek received the outreach award from the Ohio Library Council for her work to bring services to underserved areas of the community. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Medina Library Outreach Coordinator Ann Plazek has been awarded the Outreach Service Award from the Ohio Library Council. The award will be presented at a luncheon in October honoring top-performing libraries and staff throughout the state. Plazek said her outreach services staff, including eight employees and several volunteers, helped earn the award. “This is not Read More…

Wadsworth school treasurer’s raise halts contract talks with teachers

Teachers in the Wadsworth school district said negotiations with school administrators  have broken down since teachers learned earlier this year that the treasurer received a salary increase. Lori Robinson, co-president of the Wadsworth Education Association, which represents about 250 teachers in the district, said teachers were upset to learn Treasurer Douglas Beeman received a salary Read More…

Sharon Township man indicted on 17 counts of rape

Nicholas Lane

A Sharon Township man accused of rape has been indicted on 17 new counts of rape involving three victims. This week, a grand jury indicted Nicholas Lane, 43, of the 7100 block of Boneta Road, with 17 counts of rape, four counts of sexual battery, and three counts of gross sexual imposition. Lane was arrested Read More…

Medina Hospital celebrates its 70th anniversary

Medina Hospital employees and local leaders gather Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Medina Hospital and the fifth anniversary of Cleveland Clinic’s ownership of the facility. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Staff and officials came together on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Medina Hospital. For hospital President Dr. Thomas Tulisiak, managing the growth of the hospital is important to him personally: His four children were born at Medina Hospital. Tulisiak joined the staff of the hospital in 1983, and took over as president Read More…

Tibetan monks display how they chant, laugh their way to enlightenment


Monks of the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery demonstrated solemn chanting and also had a little fun on Wednesday night when they stopped in Brunswick during an international peace tour. The monks belong to a monastery that relocated to India in the mid-20th century. The move was difficult because the monastery and monks previously had thrived Read More…

Scratch it up to luck: Brunswick resident wins lottery twice this year

Dan and Mary Riedel, of Brunswick, display the $100,000 check from the Ohio Lottery she won in a scratch-off game earlier this month. Four months ago, Mary won $50,000 in the lottery’s Anniversary Millions game. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

If someone who wins an Ohio lottery game is lucky, what do you call someone who hits it big twice in less than six months? Call her Mary Riedel. Earlier this month, the Brunswick woman won $100,000 in the Ohio Lottery “Hot $100,000” scratch-off game. Four months ago, she took home $50,000 in the lottery’s Read More…

Ohio Treasurer Mandel seeks searchable database of state spending

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is hoping to give Ohioans and newspapers a new tool for tracking state spending. Mandel, R-Lyndhurst, is asking for state lawmakers to pass a bill that would put the state’s checkbook online in a searchable database. “The more sunlight we shine on government spending, the more efficient government will be,” he Read More…

Tibetan monks to bring message of peace to Brunswick

Monks from the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery take in a view of Berkeley, California. The monks are visiting Brunswick on Wednesday. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

BRUNSWICK — A group of Tibetan monks will visit Brunswick on Wednesday as part of a World Peace Tour aimed at cultural exchange to share their Tibetan traditions with others. Monks from the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery arrived in San Francisco in the spring and have been making their way east on a trip that Read More…

Former Superintendent Randy Stepp sues Medina Schools ex-board members

Randy Stepp

Former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the district and former school board members, accusing them of breach of contract, defamation and invasion of privacy. The new lawsuit, filed in Medina County Common Pleas Court, was expected. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed similar claims contained in a suit filed Read More…

PHOTOS: Summer ends and school returns throughout Medina County


School is back in session. Check out these photos from the first day back at Sharon Elementary in Sharon Township.