April 21, 2014

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Ohio’s unemployment rate drops again, below U.S. rate

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate has inched downward again. The state Department of Job and Family Services said today that seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio was 6.9 percent in October, down from the revised figure of 7.1 percent in September. That’s the lowest rate since August 2008, when it was 6.8 percent. Ohio’s unemployment rate Read More…

Smucker’s product linked to salmonella scare

Officials have told school lunch programs across the country to check to see whether they have any Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter made by a New Mexico company that is being recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. The J.M. Smucker Co., based in Orrville in Wayne County, used peanut butter that was Read More…

What’s next after retirement?

Getting out with friends or former coworkers can help banish boredom associated with retirement.

Scores of people spend their working days dreaming of the moment they are eligible for retirement. They may have retirement counted down to the minutes and seconds, particularly if they’ve been in a job that hasn’t been the most enjoyable. But many people find that once they retire they do not know what to do Read More…

Medina no match for Mentor

MENTOR — From 1999-2001, the St. Louis Rams were known as “The Greatest Show on Turf.” The team led by Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce and Tory Holt scored 500-plus points in three consecutive seasons to set an NFL record for most points in a three-year span. The Mentor Cardinals aren’t quite on that Read More…

He’s a rose — painting his way to an early spring

LITCHFIELD TWP. — Never mind winter, tulips are springing up all along Richman Road. Sure, they are painted on the snow by John Rose, 46, but for those looking forward to spring, it’s a step in the right direction. “I love winter, but it’s so white out here, I need to brighten it up,” Rose Read More…

Fiber optic network gets $1.6M grant for high-bandwidth connection to Medina businesses

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MEDINA — The $13.8 million Medina County fiber optic net­work moved closer to reality fol­lowing several developments this week, including a $1.6 million stimulus grant for the project. The project involves building a 151-mile, 144-strand fiber loop throughout the county that would provide high-bandwidth connec­tions for businesses and local gov­ernments. The Medina County Port Authority Read More…

Basketball Hall of Fame: Longtime Cavaliers’ broadcaster Joe Tait to be inducted tonight

After 40 years broadcasting NBA games, including 38 with the Cavaliers, Joe Tait will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Joe Tait quickly agreed to meet two reporters for lunch the other day to discuss his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. Picking an establishment wasn’t quite as easy. “How about The Oaks?” a reporter sug­gested, figuring the upscale Chippewa Lake restaurant was close to Tait’s home in Lafayette Township. “Boy, Read More…

Medina County Court Report, Aug. 10

Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman reported the following people appeared in common pleas court Monday: ■ Floyd Henderson, 54, of Youngstown, was sentenced to two years of community control sanctions on one count of possession of cocaine, a fifth-­degree felony. His vehicle was ordered to be forfeited to law enforcement. ■ Daniel O’Neill, 30, of Read More…

Medina historic homes open for tours

IF YOU GO The South Court Street Twilight Stroll Home Tour will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Advance tickets are $7 per person, and $10 after Tuesday, Aug. 10. Tickets are available at Cool Beans Café, Gramercy Gallery, Miss Molly’s Tea Room and the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For Read More…

WWII re-enacted in Brunswick

Participant Alex Lawson, 17, of Pickerington, showcases his German World War II collectibles. All the items belonged to participants in the battle re-enactment event at Heritage Farm in Brunswick on Sunday. (Jennifer Pignolet / Gazette)

About 1,000 spectators went back in time 66 years Sunday afternoon as they watched a World War II battle unfold at Heritage Park in Brunswick. The Brunswick Area Historical Society put on the fourth-annual, two-day event, which featured 25 participants engaging in three battle re-enactments, as well as several World War II exhibits for families Read More…