November 24, 2014

Medina
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Wadsworth man held on $100K bond in case of missing woman found dead

A Wadsworth man who was arrested after leading police to the body of Lorrie Pratt on Wednesday is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Cuyahoga County Jail. Kevin Fisher, 34, of the 500 block of Jessica Lane, who was charged with dumping the Pratt’s body in a field near East 131st Street and Read More…

Medina Council OKs bids for easements for West Smith Road

City Council’s Finance Committee authorized Mayor Dennis Hanwell to sign two fair market value estimates for easements involved with the second phase of the reconstruction of West Smith Road. With Hanwell’s signature, the city will be able to authorize consultant Smith & Nejedlik Inc., of Independence, to proceed with the easement acquisition process. The consultant Read More…

Organizations unite to support the developmentally disabled

Melanie Kasten-Krause, executive director for the Society for Handicapped Citizens of Medina County, signs the Employment First Interagency Agreement for Transition of Students with Disabilities into the Workforce Agreement on Friday morning at the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities Achievement Center. From left, MCBDD Superintendent Annette Davis-Kramp, Helen Brophy, from the School Improvement and Transition Consultant State Support Team Region 8, and Kelly Bush from Goodwill. PHOTO PROVIDED

Twenty school districts, businesses, nonprofits and public agencies across Medina County signed an agreement Friday morning, committing to help youths with disabilities get good jobs. The agreement, Medina County Employment First Interagency Agreement for Transition of Students with Disabilities into the Workforce, was signed by every school district in the county during a ceremony Friday Read More…

Browns rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert signs contract

Rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert’s quest to overtake Buster Skrine and win a starting job will begin on time. Gilbert, Cleveland’s first pick in the draft, signed a four-year contract Wednesday. Spotrac.com reported the deal’s worth $12.83 million, including a $7.65 million signing bonus. Browns rookies reported to training camp Wednesday, and full-squad practice opens Saturday. Read More…

Teens learn the allure of government service

BOWLING GREEN— Ameri­can Legion posts in Medina County are turning 25 area high school seniors into poten­tial politicians this week at the American Legion Buckeye Boys State. During Boys State at Bowling Green State University, 1,185 high school boys will assume roles in local, county and state government for nine days, which began Saturday and Read More…

Fire station woes a shock to city coffers

MEDINA — A misunder­standing led to what a member of City Council called “sticker shock” after hearing the city likely will need a new fire sta­tion parking lot and perhaps a new fire engine as well. Fire Chief Robert Painter reported to the finance com­mittee that Fire Department’s Station 1 parking lot is quickly deteriorating Read More…

Training program saved for people with developmental disabilities

WADSWORTH — A work force training program for peo­ple with developmental dis­abilities was saved at the last minute thanks to Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital sponsoring workers from the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “It’s a really neat example of how two community agencies can come together during a fis­cal crisis,” board spokes­woman Lynee Bixler said. Read More…

News of Munz death stuns acquaintances

CHATHAM TWP. — Members of the community expressed sorrow and shock Friday over the death of Frank G. Munz. Munz, 73, was killed Thursday during an apparent home invasion, authorities said. He was widely known for his work as co-chairman of the Chatham Historical Society. He also served on the township Zoning Commission and Board Read More…