August 20, 2014

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Auditor: Municipalities aren’t as open as they should be

Ohio municipalities could do a better job of making its public records policy known as well as making sure all departments are well versed on what information must be available to the public. Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office conducted a test of 20 counties and cities — Medina County was not among them — for Read More…

Ohio infant mortality rate among worst in U.S.

It’s the kind of statistic that can’t be explained even though program after program is aimed at targeting it at the local and state levels. Simply put, babies born in Ohio are at a higher risk of not seeing their first birthday than most other states. State officials, in a recently released report, charts Ohio’s Read More…

Golf outing promotes education

It’s not about golf, although anyone who knew the late Cooper Hudnutt, former publisher of The Gazette and its sister newspaper, The Chronicle-Telegram, can tell you the man loved to play the game. He did so weekly with friends at the Elyria Country Club. Still, organizers of the third annual A. Cooper Hudnutt Golf Memorial Read More…

Group game for regional planning

A consortium of organizers and civic leaders all working together to guide the future for Northeast Ohio plan to meet for public workshops and roll out an interactive online game, both designed to engage residents in the planning process. It’s been roughly 40 years since the question “What future do you want for Northeast Ohio” Read More…

Black River superintendent: Levy must pass to stay ‘excellent’

SULLIVAN — The last time Black River voters passed a property tax levy to pump new money into education was in 1997. It was the same year many of the students in the state-rated “excellent” high school were being born. But if voters do not pass an emergency levy May 7, Superintendent Janice Wyckoff said Read More…

Longtime newsman, Chronicle-Telegram editor dies at 81

Arnold Miller

The first time Nancy Nussbaum met Arnold Miller was in the summer of 1985. She was a fresh-faced college student looking for a job in journalism to learn the craft. She walked into Miller’s office at The Chronicle-Telegram — it was more like a large cubicle with half walls because he hated to be away Read More…

State delays schools' annual report cards

Randy Stepp

An investigation into the controversial attendance reporting practices of three Ohio school districts prompted the state Board of Education to delay the release of the school report cards. The reports, which generally are released in late August, will not be made public until at least sometime in September. The delay is a direct result of Read More…

Former Gazette Publisher Cooper Hudnutt dies at age 57

A. Cooper Hudnutt, 1953-2010

ELYRIA —Those who knew A. Cooper Hud­nutt the best knew that in his eyes, perfection was measured in just two ways: if his business was thriving and if his beloved Cleveland Browns were playing well. On Sunday, he was basking in the glory of perfection. “He was in a great mood talking about the newspaper Read More…