February 10, 2016

Medina
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10 things to know, Wednesday, Feb. 10

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning The billionaire posts a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for an enterprise built on the promise of turning politics on its Read More…

Big decrease in expenses for Veterans Service Commission

The Medina County Veterans Service Commission said its expenses for 2015 were significantly lower than they have been in the last five years. That was one of the key points in Director Edward Zackery’s end-of-the-year report given to Medina County commissioners Tuesday. Zackery said his office’s costs per-client are 55 percent less than they were Read More…

Office for Older Adults serves fewer meals to area seniors

The number of meals for seniors provided by the Medina County Office for Older Adults has decreased in the past two years. Laura Toth, director of the Office for Older Adults, gave an annual update to county commissioners Tuesday morning. In 2013, she said her office provided 35,663 home-delivered meals for seniors. The numbers dropped Read More…

Proposal steadies Brunswick Hills Police’s cost for dispatch

At the urging of Brunswick Hills Township officials, the Brunswick Police Department is contemplating changing the way it bills for dispatch service. Brunswick Hills Police Chief Tim Sopkovich said the change could help control spending in his department, which is struggling to cover costs while still providing the same level of service to the community. Read More…

Firm might be hired to review ‘waste mall’ proposal

The Medina County Sanitary Engineer’s Office wants to pay a third party between $10,000 and $20,000 to vet a proposal by Cleveland-based Optiva Group to take over the Medina County Central Processing Facility and turn it into a “waste mall.” Sanitary Engineer Amy-Lyon Galvin told county commissioners Tuesday about the plan for her department to Read More…

47 to compete tonight in Medina County spelling bee

Medina Christian Academy seventh-grader Owen Kovalik returns tonight to Medina County spelling bee competition. As a sixth-grader in 2015, Owen advanced out of the Medina County bee to win the Akron Beacon Journal regional event and qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., where he placed 22nd out of 285 entrants. The Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Feb. 9

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins Their victories would lend needed credibility to the unexpected candidates’ pursuit of their parties’ nomination. 2. Why Hong Kong activists, police clash Protesters angered over authorities’ plans Read More…

911 call: Suspect admits Hinckley Township killings

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A Hinckley Township man charged in the shooting deaths of his two siblings talks about killing them in a 911 call to police Friday. “You should send like everything you got to 2629 Babcock Road,” 42-year-old Dean Simms says in the recording of the 911 call The Gazette obtained. When a Hinckley dispatcher asks why he Read More…

Motorcyclist from Wadsworth dies days after wreck

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A motorcycle rests near the entrance of Dairy Queen in Seville following a one vehicle crash.

A Wadsworth man who sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash last Wednesday in Seville died Sunday. Nickolas Nixon, 31, an organ and tissue donor, is survived by his wife, Brigette, and daughter, Alexandria. A GoFundme fund-raiser set up by a friend of the family at www.gofundme.com/prayersfornickolas says Nixon was the main provider for his wife Read More…

Freshness and care propel Sandridge Foods Corp.

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Mark D. Sandridge had just graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in food science and was ready to assume a major role in his father’s fresh-foods manufacturing business. Vincent Sandridge, who passed away in 1999, had other ideas. “I said, ‘Dad, c’mon. I have this degree,’” Mark Sandridge remembered. “He said, ‘You have Read More…