September 19, 2014

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Cloverleaf ‘lunch lady’ makes cost-effective, high-quality lunches


Carrie Beegle is taking the quality of food at Cloverleaf Schools up a notch while saving money. Beegle has instituted culinary chef uniforms for staff and improved the quality of food while becoming self-sufficient financially. Despite her accomplishments, she’s often simply referred to as “the lunch lady.” Beegle, Cloverleaf’s food service director, has imposed a Read More…

Former Medina General co-workers get together to share a meal


A lunchtime get-together of old friends that started 22 years ago has turned into an annual event pulling together more than 175 former employees of Medina General Hospital. “We just wanted to get together, but each year we’d invite more people. We just kept growing, outgrowing our location each year,” said Phyllis Harrison, a retired Read More…

Medina attorney faces discipline over workers’ comp fraud charges

Natalie Grubb

The Ohio Supreme Court has taken disciplinary action against Medina attorney Natalie Grubb, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of complicity to commit workers’ compensation fraud in 2013. On Aug. 28, Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner issued a ruling instituting a six-month suspension of Grubb’s license, but also put the suspension on hold so long as Read More…

Brunswick, Brunswick Hills Twp. on team-up: ‘We have to work together’


Three years after a tense bus ride highlighted divisions between Brunswick city and Brunswick Hills Township officials, representatives from the two groups came together Monday to renew talks on working together to improve economic development on Pearl Road. The infamous bus ride along Pearl Road was meant to bring the two sides together to find Read More…

Water line break could close South Court Street for three weeks


A water line break on South Court Street in Medina is expected to keep the road closed for the next three weeks as crews work to replace a 12-inch water line. The road was closed Wednesday after the water line burst, causing damage to 250 feet of road. “The pavement was rippled, it was sticking Read More…

Raising bar lowers grades for some schools despite higher test scores

A change in this year’s state report card means a school district that showed improved test scores could get a lower grade than last year. That’s what happened to three districts in Medina County. In Medina Schools, 79.1 percent of the student passed the fifth-grade science test in the 2013-14 school year — up from Read More…

Soldier’s siblings ‘had no idea’ when he surprised them at school


Students at Buckeye Schools were expecting to hear an active-duty soldier speak to them Thursday in commemoration of 9/11. For three students, however, the speaker was a relative surprise. Army Pfc. Nick Mason, 22, has been serving in Afghanistan near Qalat City for the last 1½ years. He and his father, Greg Mason, decided to Read More…

Democrats back Auditor Michael Kovack in porn, ethics investigation

Mike Kovack

Medina County’s Democratic Party chief said he believes an investigation into county Auditor Michael Kovack’s use of a county computer will exonerate him. In response to allegations from a former employee that Kovack had pornography and personal files related to his rental properties on his county computer, county Democratic Party Chair John Welker said the Read More…

BREAKING: Tornado Warning issued for Wadsworth

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for eastern Medina County. The service is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Wooster and moving towards Wadsworth, Doylestown and Barberton.  

MetroHealth to open its first office in Medina County

MetroHealth System of Cleveland announced it will open its first office in Medina County in 2015 in a Brunswick industrial park. In a news release, the health system said it will lease 12,000 square feet on the second floor of a medical building at 1299 Industrial Parkway. The office will employ about 11 people. “Our Read More…