August 29, 2014

Partly sunny

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.

Police throughout Medina County equipped with military gear

This refurbished military humvee serves as a public relations vehicle for the city of Brunswick. The city recieved four humvees in 2011 as part of a federal military surplus program. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

City police forces and countywide agencies have benefited from a federal program that provides them with military equipment. Property logs from the Ohio Department of Public Safety show seven military vehicles went to Medina County police departments. Brunswick got five of the vehicles, including a heavily armored, 18-ton MRAP — short for “mine-resistant ambush protected Read More…

Former Medina Schools superintendent Randy Stepp facing foreclosure


Former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp is facing another financial hurdle after the bank that holds the mortgage on his Medina Township home, filed a foreclosure suit against Stepp and his wife, Tina, in Medina County Common Pleas Court. The suit, filed on Aug. 12, says Stepp owes FirstMerit Mortgage Corp. $260,769 plus interest on Read More…

Highland Schools break ground on $8 million sports complex


School board members shared the job of breaking ground for the district’s new $8 million sports complex with members of the Highland High football team. At a ceremony Monday night in Granger Township, officials said they can’t wait for the community to visit and enjoy the new sports complex at the school when it’s completed Read More…