July 26, 2014

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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…

Fire hits new home

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MONTVILLE TWP. — It took firefighters nearly an hour to contain a basement fire Monday that spread through the walls of a new house being prepared for the owners to move into. Around 1 p.m., the Medina Fire Department responded to a call of smoke billowing out of the house at 6808 Deer Tail in Read More…

‘In the spirit of our forefathers’

LIVERPOOL TWP. — If a settler from, say, the year 1810 had wandered into Mill Stream Park blindfolded on Saturday morning, he still would have recognized exactly what was taking place around him. He would have heard the music of hammers and chisels ringing in the sweet spring air. He would have picked up the Read More…

Council expected to OK $57.4M Champion Creek development

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MEDINA — City Council is expected vote May 24 to adopt the proposed $57.4 million Smith Road/Champion Creek Development Plan. Planning Director Greg Hannan said the adoption will “formalize the approval so we have clear support and direction from Council.” Council’s Finance Committee unanimously approved adopting the plan this week. A view of Champion Creek Read More…

Building burns

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BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — A fire destroyed a storage building containing construction equipment Thursday morning and sent smoke billowing above West 130th Street. The fire at 2300 W. 130th St. apparently was caused by sparks from a blowtorch that lit several bales of hay on fire, township Assistant Fire Chief Tim Haas said. “It spread Read More…

Petie the therapy pony visits senior residents

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MEDINA TWP. — Therapy dogs often visit residents at the Western Reserve Retirement Community, but Wednesday’s guest was a different breed — and not a dog. The therapy visit was from Petie, an 18-year-old miniature horse/Shetland pony cross. He is owned by Victory Gallop of Bath, a nonprofit organization that uses horses as therapy for Read More…

The gift of sight

Three Medina County Career Center students have helped give sight to those in need. Through a community service project, the trio has donated eyeglasses to local children and people all over the globe. Seniors Samantha Arancibia, Bilal Ghanem and Natalie Stojkoski are members of the first graduating class in the career center’s optical program. At Read More…

Immersed in America

The American high school culture, with all its social awkwardness, drama and complexity can overwhelm even the natives. Yet some foreign students throw themselves into the mix while still studying the language. Placed with American families through the International Exchange Student program, several high school students from Europe and Asia are living and learning in Read More…

Flowers for mom

Flowers are always a popular gift to bring Mom on Mother’s Day, but some Medina County folks brought their mothers to the flowers on Sunday. About 20 people attended the Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley, Seville, on Sunday afternoon. The hour-long walk showcased the end-of-the-season woodland wildflowers, of which Read More…

Helping haircuts

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Candice Lenart said her students at Towslee Elementary School barely recognized her Friday. She has been away for five weeks and in that time she lost one of her most recognizable features — her hair that extended beyond her shoulders. Lenart, who directs the school’s Kids Hope mentorship program, has been undergoing chemotherapy to treat Read More…