August 31, 2015

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Medina Board of Education member barred from ballot by error

Rebecca Parkhurst

Newly appointed Medina Board of Education member Rebecca Parkhurst should have been listed with two other school board members who will face voters this November. However, a mistake in not including her as a 2015 candidate was not realized by the district until a few days after the November filing deadline at the board of Read More…

Lawsuit filed against Jon Husted over Medina County charter ballot issue

Jon Husted

A Medina County environmental organization Wednesday sued Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted after he threw out a fall ballot issue last week that would have placed restrictions on oil and gas projects within county lines. Sustainable Medina County was joined in its lawsuit by residents of Athens and Fulton counties, who had similar Nov. Read More…

Medina County officials relieved charter issue tossed out

County leaders said Friday that they are relieved Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted tossed out a ballot issue creating a county charter on Thursday, but supporters of the legislation vow to continue the fight. Husted issued a seven-page ruling Thursday explaining his decision to remove charter proposals from the ballot in three Ohio counties Read More…

Police: Approval of marijuana initiative could increase heroin abuse

Medina County law enforcement officials say a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use in Ohio would cause more harm than good. The measure was verified this week to appear on the ballot in November after ResponsibleOhio, a pro-legalization activist group, collected signatures from 320,267 registered Ohio voters — 14,676 more than Read More…

Local officials fear results of marijuana legalization

Ohio lawmakers representing Medina County said Thursday that a ballot issue that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use is bad policy. State Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, said the ballot initiative, sponsored by ResponsibleOhio, would create 10 marijuana growing farms across the state in addition to legalizing marijuana. On Wednesday, the state ruled that Read More…

Charter proposal won’t be on November ballot

Sustainable Medina County’s bid to allow voters to decide whether to create a county charter was overturned late Thursday by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. After the ballot initiative had been approved, letters of protests from Medina County residents were filed with Husted’s office. A Thursday news release from the secretary’s office said Husted Read More…

Things to know: Explosion kills 44, truck bomb kills 62, toxic spill in Colorado

An Environmental Protection Agency contractor works on the clean up in the aftermath of the blowout at the Gold King mine, which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo. on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEATH TOLL IN NORTHEASTERN CHINA CLIMBS TO AT LEAST 44 Hundreds are injured in the port city of Tianjin after blasts at a warehouse for dangerous materials sent up massive fireballs, turning the night sky into day. Read More…

Things to know: Shootings by police, Hillary Clinton gives up server

In this June file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing at NFL headquarters in New York. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. COP WHO SHOT COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER FIRED FROM FORCE Whether or not officer Brad Miller will face criminal charges for killing 19-year-old Christian Taylor will be up to a grand jury. 2. CLINTON GIVING UP SERVER AMID Read More…

Human services levy won’t be on November ballot

Medina County commissioners will not put another combined human services levy on the ballot this fall. County Administrator Scott Miller said Tuesday that commissioners were considering asking for a 0.25 percent sales tax increase in November to fund three social service agencies, but decided against it. The social services levy, which was Issue 10 on Read More…

Things to know: Ferguson protests continue, marking year since black teenager’s death

St. Louis County Police make an arrest along West Florissant Avenue on Monday in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FERGUSON, MISSOURI, AGAIN ON EDGE Police arrest nearly two dozen people during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 2. COLORADO MINE SPILL ALARMS OFFICIALS They are Read More…