February 8, 2016

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Cleveland YWCA leader to speak at forum

Margaret Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, will be a keynote speaker at the 14th Black History Month program at Second Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. The American Association of University Women’s Medina County branch and Second Baptist Church are the program sponsors. Second Baptist is Read More…

Medina development gets new marketing associate

Barbara Dzur

The latest member of the city of Medina’s Economic Development Office has hit the ground running. Barbara Dzur was hired Jan. 4 as the city’s economic development and marketing associate. In her new position with the city, she will work with Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall and administrative assistant Sandy Davis. “This is a new Read More…

Charter granted for Medina civilian police lodge

The Medina County Fraternal Order of Police Associates officially received a charter as Lodge No. 99 last weekend. The charter means Lodge No. 99 will be a civilian lodge set up to support the Medina County Fraternal Order of Police, or FOP, Lodge No. 204. The FOPA currently has 18 members. The group said it Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Leaders seek record $9 billion in funds for Syria They are meeting in London to pledge financial assistance for millions of Syrians displaced by war — and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. Read More…

As circulation dips, e-media lift Medina County libraries

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Digital books are booming, while in-person visits to the library and overall circulation is slipping, according to 2015 statistics released by the Medina County District Library. E-media — which includes books, movies, music and magazines — saw a 30 percent increase at Medina County libraries in 2015 compared with 2014 data, according to the district Read More…

Zika virus prevention emphasized

The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a public health emergency Monday, but Medina County and the state remain unaffected with no reported cases. Health Commissioner Krista Wasowski said the Medina County Health Department hopes to continue this trend by educating residents traveling to affected areas. “We would encourage them to make an appointment Read More…

3 Medina County agencies unite to fight abuse

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Three Medina County agencies are joining forces to try to prevent abuse. Rhonda Wurgler, executive director of the Children’s Center of Medina County, along with Anne Face, director of the Battered Women’s Shelter of Medina and Summit Counties, and Shannon Waller, executive director of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Read More…

Man flown to Summit County following motorcycle crash

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

A man was flown to Summa Akron City Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with serious injuries following a motorcycle crash, according to the Seville Police Department. Police received reports of the crash on 4930 Park Avenue West, near the Dairy Queen parking lot, at about 4:30 p.m. Based on lines drawn by the Ohio State Highway Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, Feb. 3

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Iowa shows polling is slippery business Pollsters had a tough time pinning down the state’s electorate, taking it on the chin when Donald Trump’s lead in pre-election polls ended with a Ted Cruz victory at Monday’s caucuses. Read More…

One injured after Jeep goes into pond by Discount Drug Mart

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A vehicle ended up in a pond Monday evening after a collision in the Discount Drug Mart parking lot at 38 Medina Line Road, Sharon Township. According to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office: Erin Parsons, 39, of Copley, lost control of her 2012 Jeep and hit a Honda Accord, which was traveling in the parking Read More…