April 27, 2015

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Rural Lorain Water Authority retirement program may make comeback

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The Rural Lorain County Water Authority is considering bringing back a discontinued retirement incentive program in which the organization buys additional years of service for employees to speed up their access to retirement benefits and increases the value of their pensions. The program paid out nearly $1.9 million on behalf of 15 Rural Water workers Read More…

Community goes through paces for suicide prevention in Medina County (VIDEO)

Event organizer Gail Houk addresses a crowd of about 650 people who gathered at Medina’s Public Square on Sunday afternoon for the Step Up to Prevent Suicide Community Walk. The 3½-mile walk raised awareness about suicide prevention in Medina County. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

More than 650 people put on their walking shoes and attended an event to raise awareness about suicide prevention in Medina County. Signs to watch for When should I suspect that someone is considering suicide? Get help if someone you know exhibits any of the following signs: • Persistent discussions of death. • Statements of Read More…

Medina resident forms softball tournament to benefit Special Olympics

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A Medina man is going to bat for Special Olympics athletes in Medina County with a charity softball tournament. Bill Biegel, who has been a softball coach for Special Olympic athletes in the county for the past 15 years, announced the formation of an all-day softball tournament to raise money for the county’s Special Olympic Read More…

Cloverleaf asks voters to renew 2-mill levy

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Cloverleaf Schools is asking voters on May 5 to renew a 2-mill, five-year levy for capital improvements. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus Jr. said the levy, if approved, would not raise taxes for property owners and isn’t the same as the operating levy voters approved last May. “The levy has been on the Cloverleaf books since 1985 Read More…

‘Doctor Who’ TARDIS featured in Medina County social media campaign

This replica of TARDIS, based on the unusual spaceship from the British “Doctor Who” television show, is part of a new initiative by the Medina County Park District. The TARDIS was spotted at Buffalo Creek Retreat in Guilford Township on April 18. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Medina County park-goers may catch an unfamiliar sight in the coming months: a big blue box straight out of British science fiction. The TARDIS — a blue police box prominently featured on the long-running “Doctor Who” television series — has landed, but not to worry! Unlike on the British sci-fi show, the TARDIS’ presence will Read More…

Photographer of the Parks spots wildflowers in full bloom (PHOTOS)

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The Photographers of the Parks Club recently visited Hubbard Valley Park in search of wildflowers, which come to full bloom in the spring but do not last long. The species include trillium, bloodroot, trout lilies, skunk cabbage, spring beauties and mayapples among the walking trails. Annette Miller, who submitted these photos to The Gazette, said Read More…

Brunswick man to be arraigned on bank robbery charges

Larry Gore Jr.

The Brunswick man suspected of robbing four banks in Medina and Lorain counties is expected to be arraigned on 18 charges in Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce Kimbler’s court on Thursday, April 30. Larry Gore Jr., 47, is charged with two counts of robbery, second- and third-degree felonies, and burglary, a second-degree felony, for Read More…

Brunswick engineer awarded national honor in D.C.

Patricia Bator, manager of design engineering for Babcock and Wilcox in Barberton was awarded the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award last month. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick engineer has received the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award for her professional accomplishments. Patricia Bator, who has worked for Babcock & Wilcox’s nuclear operations group in Barberton for 30 years, traveled to Washington, D.C., to pick up the award in March. The award was given by the Manufacturing Institute and the Society of Read More…

Medina shop owner protests felony theft conviction

John Kuhar, 63, of Medina, awaits a verdict on two charges of theft on Friday morning. Kuhar, who owns Medina Motorsports, was found guilty of charges that he took money from a client and never did the work he was hired to complete. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A Medina businessman insists he’s innocent even after a judge found him guilty Friday of taking a $1,600 payment for a product he never provided to the client. John Kuhar, 63, who owns Medina Motorsports on West Liberty Street, told The Gazette that he thought the verdict was “unfair.” “For me to be found guilty Read More…

Brunswick man, 57, charged after police witness indecent exposure

Carl Meyer

A 57-year-old Brunswick man has been charged with indecent exposure after police reported they witnessed him fondling himself while watching children at a bus stop outside his home. Carl Meyer, of the 1100 block of Warren Drive, is accused of watching the children through a window from inside his home on several occasions spanning February Read More…