August 22, 2014

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Nationally, Locally, and Individually, Social Security makes a Difference

Robert Fenn Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It not only helps older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about 159 million people work Read More…

Splash … pause … repeat

Becky Tener The Gazette MEDINA — “I have to get water,” 6-year-old Alexa Travis shrieked before running through the splash pad at Fred Greenwood Park on Wednesday. “I love this,” the Wadsworth resident screamed as a jet of water soaked her. Alexa said the only way to cool off in Wednesday’s 90-degree weather was to Read More…

Getting a makeover

Members of the Lodi Rotary Club and Village Council are attempting to get the statue popularly known as "Chief Lodi" in Memorial Park refurbished, but will need to raise $10,000 first. (Lisa Hlavinka / Gazette)

LODI — The statue in Memorial Park, popularly known as Chief Lodi, might be moved from its spot for the first time since 1888 for a once-in-a-lifetime makeover. Chief Lodi and his supposed tribe, the “Lowatha” — an amalgam of Hiawatha and Lodi — never existed, but the statue still carries an interesting history, much Read More…

Williams uses Twitter to beg Cavs not to trade him

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Mo Williams isn’t too proud to beg. Williams, the subject of trade rumors with the Portland Trail Blazers heading into tonight’s NBA Draft, posted a message on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon asking the Cavaliers not to move him. It read: “Pls don’t trade me, I’m not ready to go. Read More…

Torch burns through town

Becky Tener The Gazette WADSWORTH — Traffic was backed up for blocks Monday afternoon on High Street as runners with the Law Enforcement Torch Relay heralded the Special Olympics. The relay began at 69 Taps, 300 Weatherstone Drive, and participants ran 2½ miles to Greenwich Road. Ten relay members — five from the Wadsworth Police Read More…

Local attorney argues supreme case

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COLUMBUS — The Sharon Township attorney who argued a speeding case before the Ohio Supreme Court said the decision that allows police to give tickets based on their visual estimation of a vehicle’s speed “opened up a Pandora’s box.” John Kim, who took the case pro bono for his client and friend, Mark Jenney, 27, Read More…

Man on mower screams for guns

MEDINA — The sight of a Liverpool Township man screaming atop a riding lawn mower while zipping around the gazebo on Public Square drove numerous passers-by to call police Tuesday. At 12:26 p.m., Lt. Bob Starcher said Stephen Williams, 43, was riding his lawn mower around the square “at a high rate of speed” along Read More…

Brunswick man killed in crash on I-71

BROOK PARK — A Brunswick man died Monday night following a crash on Interstate 71 near Snow Road. Robert W. Skalos, 52, was northbound in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and traveling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes and passing other traffic, according to Brook Park police. The rear of his pickup Read More…

Brunswick losing city manager

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BRUNSWICK — City Manager Bob Zienkowski plans to resign, effective May 7, and take up a new job as township manager in Radnor Township, Pa. He presented a letter Monday night to City Council formally announcing his departure. “It’s probably one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make in my career,” Zienkowski, who also Read More…

The Gazette’s annual Christmas story contest

  Christmas story contest rules We started the story, now it’s your turn to finish it. Here are the rules: 1. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. Dec. 14. 2. Each entry must include the following: Name, address, daytime phone, age and e-mail address. 3. E-mail submissions must have the entry form information at Read More…