September 23, 2014

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Common pleas judge allows suit over Medina student’s suicide to proceed

A Medina County judge Monday declined to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Medina Schools last year by the father of Deven Baab, a 14-year-old student who killed himself in November 2012. In the lawsuit, Richard Baab, of Medina Township, charged his son’s suicide could have been prevented by school officials because four days Read More…

Cleveland native overjoyed to head county waste district

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Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer is enthusiastic about a job most people don’t like — taking out the trash. “I know it sounds a little weird, but I love trash,” she said. “I’ve been lucky to do something I thoroughly enjoy.” The 52-year-old Cleveland native, who worked in Arizona for the past six years, moved her career to Read More…

Input sought on improving older neighborhoods in Medina

The second in a series of meetings aimed at improving Medina’s older neighborhoods will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church. Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, is organizing the meetings and plans to come up with a strategy to address declining property values by restructuring code enforcements and improving infrastructure and landscaping throughout Read More…

PHOTOS: Runners raise money to benefit families fighting cancer

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More than 800 runners and 500 walkers registered for Medina’s 10th annual Race with Grace on Sunday, which raises money for families fighting cancer. The race is dedicated to Mary Grace, a Medina mother of three who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2005.

Victim’s sons reflect on verdict in salmonella-tainted food case

Randy, left, and Jeff Napier traveled to Washington, D.C., several times to lobby Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration more power after their mother, Nellie Napier, died at age 80 after eating peanut butter tainted by salmonella. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A federal jury that found a peanut plant owner and two other executives guilty on Friday of shipping salmonella-tainted food never heard testimony that their peanut butter killed nine people. The deaths never were discussed because the defendants were charged only with conspiracy and fraud, federal prosecutors said. The sons of one of the victims, Read More…

Rainbow Bridge Walk honors pets who have passed on with prayer, unity

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When Beth Mercer heard from her veterinarian that there was a local event to help people grieve over pets who have died, she jumped at the chance to attend. “Cooper died suddenly,” she said of her Labrador, who was struck by a vehicle. “He went in the road, which he never does.” Her family — Read More…

‘Juice’ gets loose: Cloverleaf grad scores 1st career touchdown in NFL

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Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk couldn’t have written a better script for his homecoming Sunday afternoon. The former Cloverleaf High standout scored his first NFL touchdown on a 9-yard reception from Joe Flacco — and recorded his first three catches in the league — as Baltimore edged the Browns 23-21 in Cleveland. Juszczyk celebrated his score Read More…

Concern growing over NEXUS pipeline project

Eighty people showed up for a 6 p.m. Thursday meeting of Medina County landowners who are concerned the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline will run through their properties. Thursday was the second meeting that was held in Community Room B of Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St., and the attendance size more than doubled. The first Read More…

Student videos sought for suicide prevention

The Medina County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is calling on Medina County students to create one-and-two-minute- long videos for the 2014 Stomp Out Suicide Video Contest. Students in grades six trough 12 are asked to create a video educating youth on suicide risk factors as well as how to get help when you or someone Read More…

Peanut plant owner convicted for salmonella deaths

Staff and wire reports Two sons of an 80-year-old Medina woman who died five years ago after eating peanut butter contaminated with salmonella at a nursing home welcomed the guilty verdicts a Georgia jury handed down Friday against the owner and two other executives of the Peanut Corporation of America. “These are the first steps Read More…