July 3, 2015

Medina
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Brunswick Schools to be first district in county to post checkbook

Brunswick will be the first school district in Medina County to put its checkbook online through state Treasurer Josh Mandel’s OhioCheckbook.com. Mandel visited Brunswick on Thursday to join school officials in making the announcement at the district’s administration building. Brunswick is one of only eight districts statewide that has committed to using the software. “The Read More…

Widow, 89, receives husband’s medals from World War II

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It was nearly 70 years after Charles Barnett returned home from the battlefields of World War II that his widow, Medina resident Phyllis Barnett, received the medals he earned for his service. “It means so much to me, to have this,” said Phyllis, who celebrates her 90th birthday Sunday. Phyllis met Charles in August 1945 Read More…

Bicentennial celebrated along with summer festival in Brunswick

The grounds of the Brunswick Summer Celebration in front of Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road. The festival is open through Sunday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Anyone looking for family-friendly fun should be able to find it this week at the Brunswick Summer Celebration. The festival opened Tuesday and runs through Sunday. SCHEDULE Wednesday Festival is open 5 to 11 p.m. 5 p.m. — Rides open 6:30 p.m. — Sobos, classic rock, RPM Stage 7 p.m. — Student awards, ABC Equipment Read More…

Medina Council members plan to run in November to keep seats

Medina At-large Councilman Bill Lamb addresses supporters as he announces his intention to run for re-election Monday afternoon on West Friendship Street. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Candidates who want to run for Medina City Council have until Aug. 5 to file petitions with the Medina County Board of Elections. Council seats up for election include president, wards 2 and 4 and one at-large seat currently held by Bill Lamb. Lamb announced his intention to run for re-election Monday during a press Read More…

Heartland Community Church prepares to expand with new building

Heartland Community Church Pastor Dave Ambrose leads church members in prayer at the site of a new $2 million worship center during a groundbreaking ceremony at the church. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Fewer than five years after erecting a church on 40 acres of land off Weymouth Road, the members of Heartland Community Church are rebuilding again. At a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, church members, led by Pastor Dave Ambrose, celebrated a new $2 million worship center that will hold about 800 people, more than double the capacity Read More…

Sen. Sherrod Brown advocates for treatment for veterans, opiate addictions

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, announced this week he would be co-sponsoring legislation aimed at providing safer and more effective pain management services to veterans. He also spoke of his ongoing support for legislation he co-sponsored last year aimed at making it easier for those addicted to opiates to seek treatment. “Opioid abuse in Ohio Read More…

Local couple rejoices after Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

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Nearly two years after saying “I do” in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Sheryl Mann’s marriage to her wife, Dr. Karen Higginbottom, will be recognized in her own state. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling a 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that upheld the rights of same-sex couples across the country to get Read More…

Horse show fundraiser to support safer roads in memory of crash victim

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An annual horse show fundraiser aimed at making roads safer and improving driver education will be July 11 at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The third Kelli’s CRUSADE will be an all-day event that includes a horse show and a bake sale in memory of Seville resident Kelli Baker, who died in a car accident in Read More…

Medina Diversity Project advocates for more minorities in city’s public sector

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A group of community members has created the Medina Diversity Project with the goal of adding role models in public employment jobs. Another aim is to improve the ability of low-income students to participate in school activities in the city of Medina. The Medina Diversity Project, headed by former Medina City Council President Pam Miller Read More…

Marian Coffey named deputy director of Medina County Board of Elections

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A 15-year veteran at the Medina County Board of Elections has been appointed to serve as the board’s new deputy director. Marian Coffey will assume the new position on Aug. 1, replacing Carol Gurney, who offered her resignation in March. When she resigned, Gurney told the board she wanted to allow time to obtain a Read More…