April 26, 2015

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Woman dies in crash after high-speed police chase through Medina

The porch at the historic McDowell-Phillips home on South Prospect Street was blocked off by caution tape Tuesday morning. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

An investigation is under way after a woman died Monday night when she crashed her car into the historic McDowell-Phillips home on South Prospect Street in Medina following a high-speed chase, according to Medina County sheriff’s reports. Teresa M. Morris, 38, of Tallmadge, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one inside the home was Read More…

‘Unity’ program for youth coming in June

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The United Way of Medina County announced a youth day program, “Unity in the Community,” will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 12 at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The event will feature: • Wadsworth High graduate Christopher Milo, a motivational speaker and concert pianist, 2:30 p.m.; • Dodgeball and volleyball tournaments; • “Duel of Read More…

Medina County Chapter of the American Red Cross has moved its office

The Medina Chapter of the American Red Cross has moved to 120 W. Washington St., Suite B-2 and the new phone number is (330) 535-6131. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Chapter of the American Red Cross has a new office just off Public Square in Medina. The new space, in Suite B-2 in the professional building at 120 W. Washington St., comes with a new phone number — (330) 535-6131. “There are so many important things going on in the square,” said Read More…

Mom gets probation after child ingests pill, has seizures

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A 27-year-old Medina woman, found responsible for her toddler-age son ingesting her prescription pill and suffering seizures, was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday. Melanie Trivett, of Springbrook Drive, was convicted in February of child endangering, a third-degree felony. She faced up to three years in prison. The jury acquitted her of felonious assault, Read More…

Want bragging rights for biggest tree in Medina County?

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A Slice of History The Ohio Buckeye is the state tree of Ohio. Botanical name: Aesculus, which was taken by the Swedish botanist, Carl von Linne from “Aesculapius,” the name of the mythological Greek god of medicine. The Ohio variety was named Aesculus glabra, by the German botanist Willdenow in 1809. Common name: Buckeye was Read More…

Veterans Affairs clinics rated for wait times, Lorain ranks among best

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Staff and wire reports The Veterans Affairs medical facility in Lorain ranks the best among 11 Northeast Ohio treatment centers when waiting times are measured for patient care. An Associated Press nationwide review of appointments and wait times at VA facilities was conducted from August 2014 through February. The data was compiled for total number Read More…

With settlement resolved, RPM International Inc. in Brunswick Hills plans for growth

Joe Lanzilotta, of Cleveland, fills 55-gallon drums full of Tuff-N-Dri basement waterproofing. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Lawrence Pantages and Andrew Davis | The Gazette RPM International Inc. closed its third financial quarter with a loss, attributable to asbestos-related claims, but the company said Wednesday that it was “delighted” to reconsolidate a unit that had been in bankruptcy over the issue. The coatings and sealants maker lost $57.3 million, or 44 cents Read More…

Appliance drop-off available in Medina County this week

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Medina County residents can drop off old appliances to be recycled at two county locations through the end of the week as part of the Medina County Solid Waste District’s semi-annual roundup. Through Saturday, residents may bring water heaters, refrigerators, washing machines and other large appliances to the Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, Westfield Read More…

Interim police chief gets the job in Brunswick Hills Township

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Brunswick Hills Township trustees have appointed Tim Sopkovich as chief of police. Prior to his appointment, Sopkovich served as a lieutenant in the department. In January, he was appointed as interim police chief after the resignation of Police Chief Sharon MacKay, who announced her retirement that month. “Tim has done a great job and has Read More…

Poll reveals majority of Ohio voters favor marijuana legalization

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Staff and wire reports As advocacy groups collect signatures for legalization efforts, a poll reveals the majority of Ohio voters support marijuana legalization. The latest measure, set for the 2016 ballot, is championed by Cleveland-based Ohioans to End Prohibition, which began collecting signatures Monday. If approved by voters, the Cannabis Control Amendment would extend the Read More…