May 27, 2015

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Man likely dies of heroin overdose in Hinckley

A Hinckley Township man was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose at his home Saturday, about a week after a heroin overdose nearly killed a woman at the same location. Hinckley Township police were called to a home in the 800 block of Aldon Drive about 6:16 p.m. Saturday and found a 34-year-old man Read More…

Aungst is Brunswick’s new economic development director

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Brunswick’s new Community and Economic Development Director Grant Aungst hopes to combine his private- and public-sector experience in helping to support existing businesses and recruit new enterprises to the city. Aungst completed his first week on the job Friday and said he’s impressed with the community. “There’s a lot of activity here; the Brunswick community Read More…

Highland looks to replace three schools, renovate another

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Highland school board members said this week they are looking into taking a levy to voters to raise money to build three new elementary schools. But they note the community will need to be educated about the idea. “We’re very happy with the support we have in the community, but we need to do some Read More…

Raises approved for school administrators in Medina

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Medina Board of Education members approved 2 percent pay increases for administrators Monday. The raises are consistent with the 2 percent increases certificated teachers represented by the Medina City Teachers Association received. The raises are effective with the next school year. Only board member Tracy Givelekian voted against the increase, stating she was staying true Read More…

Mandarin Chinese courses to stay at Medina High School

More than 20 students and parents asked board members to retain the Mandarin Chinese program at Medina High School during a school board meeting Monday. Parents and students applauded the announcement that the program will remain at the high school. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Lessons in Mandarin Chinese will continue at Medina High School next year, but the teacher will move from a full- to part-time schedule. The changes were part of a compromise reached with the Board of Education on Monday night. In April, the board announced it was considering phasing out Chinese as an offering because of Read More…

Medina County auditor: NEXUS gas pipeline could reduce property values

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Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack said a proposed NEXUS natural gas pipeline could have an adverse effect on property values if easements are secured and the line runs through or along a property. “The installation of the pipeline on properties will necessarily reduce the usage of those properties to some degree,” he said in a Read More…

Brunswick mom invites horde of teens to pre-dance photo shoot

Karli Arthur and her date Dylan Nieto pose for a photo for friends and family on Friday afternoon before the Brunswick Senior Prom. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Finding the right spot for prom photos can be tricky, and getting all your friends together at one place can be a logistical challenge, too. Karli Arthur, of Substation Road in Brunswick Hills Township, didn’t have that problem before Brunswick High School’s big night Friday. The decision was simple — every one of her friends Read More…

Saturday explosion in Brunswick Hills injures resident

A Saturday night explosion damaged a home at 4986 Grafton Road in Brunswick Hills Township. One man was seriously injured in the explosion. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

One man was injured in a Saturday night explosion at his Brunswick Hills Township home. Township Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo said firefighters were called to the home at 4986 Grafton Road at 7:41 p.m. for a fire resulting from an explosion. “Our first crew got there and found a male standing outside the residence with Read More…

Brunswick man injured in explosion at home

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The Gazette One man was injured on Saturday in an explosion at his Brunswick Hills Township home. According to Brunswick Hills Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo, firefighters were called to the home at 7:41 p.m. for a fire resulting from an explosion. “Our first crew got there and found a male standing outside the residence with Read More…

Medina County literacy group awarded $7,000 grant

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Project: LEARN of Medina County will enhance its literacy and GED programs in Lodi, thanks to a $7,000 grant the nonprofit received from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Project: LEARN was one of two Medina County nonprofits to receive money from retail company Dollar General. Friends of Medina County District Library, which helps support the Read More…