September 19, 2014

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Medina superintendent stops prayer chain circulating through district

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MEDINA — Medina Schools Superintendent Dave Knight has put a stop to an email prayer chain circulating between well-intentioned district staff members because he was concerned it might infringe on separation of church and state laws. “I personally believe in the power of prayer, but that happens on my own time with my own resources,” Read More…

Cedar Point’s Mantis Take 2: A floorless coaster

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Cedar Point will transform its Mantis stand-up roller coaster into a sit-down floorless ride for the 2015 season. According to a release from Bryan Edwards, the park’s marketing manager, the re-configured ride will re-open under the new name “Rougarou,” which park officials said is the name of a “terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore.” A Read More…

Cloverleaf ‘lunch lady’ makes cost-effective, high-quality lunches

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Carrie Beegle is taking the quality of food at Cloverleaf Schools up a notch while saving money. Beegle has instituted culinary chef uniforms for staff and improved the quality of food while becoming self-sufficient financially. Despite her accomplishments, she’s often simply referred to as “the lunch lady.” Beegle, Cloverleaf’s food service director, has imposed a Read More…

Wadsworth graduate named Veterans Affairs official in Washington, D.C.

Col. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, a 1962 alumna of Wadsworth High School, gave a keynote address during a Memorial Day celebration this year in Wadsworth. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Col. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, a 1962 alumna of Wadsworth High School, received a phone call in May 2013 from the White House. It was someone from the Office of White House Personnel telling her she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as assistant secretary of policy and planning for Veterans Affairs. “You never Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Monday, Sept. 8 9:52 a.m. — Mill Street, police responded to a report of someone throwing a rock through a resident’s window. Tuesday, Sept. 9 5:40 p.m. — Market Street, police responded to a report of two juveniles attempting to enter a closed Read More…

Woman gets three years in prison for Medina teen’s fatal overdose

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An opiate-addicted war veteran was sentenced Thursday morning to three years in prison for supplying the heroin that killed a Medina teenager last year. Heather Graham, 31, was found guilty Aug. 5 of corrupting a minor with drugs and complicity and conspiracy to traffic heroin, second- and fifth-degree felonies. She could have received up to Read More…

Medina businesses work around South Court Street three-week repairs

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Before Betsy Jennie, owner of Perfectly Charming, opened her souvenir shop Wednesday morning, she carried a bright orange sign to the corner of South Court and West Washington streets. It read “ROAD CONSTRUCTION SALE AT PERFECTLY CHARMING.” Jennie, along with the owners of 21 other businesses in the 200 block of South Court Street, are Read More…

Census: Median income rising in Medina County as poverty rate declines

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Household incomes rose in Medina County last year for the second year in a row since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the Census Bureau reported today. The county’s median household income rose to $66,078 last year, an increase of about $450 from 2012, adjusted for inflation, according to the 2013 American Community Read More…

Wadsworth school district concedes to complaints and mows tall grass

Areas of tall grass and wildflowers in front of Wadsworth High School have been mowed and will be replaced with grass next week. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The five “no mow” areas at Wadsworth High School have been mowed in response to community complaints and grass will be seeded Monday. The Wadsworth Board of Education agreed to keep the “no mow” area behind the middle school, since that area wasn’t drawing as many complaints from the community, Superintendent Andrew Hill said. The Read More…

Former Medina General co-workers get together to share a meal

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A lunchtime get-together of old friends that started 22 years ago has turned into an annual event pulling together more than 175 former employees of Medina General Hospital. “We just wanted to get together, but each year we’d invite more people. We just kept growing, outgrowing our location each year,” said Phyllis Harrison, a retired Read More…