June 30, 2016

Medina
Partly sunny
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Porter’s Shoe Repair won’t be razed with Masonic Temple

There has been some confusion that Porter’s Shoe Repair — a Medina landmark — as going to be demolished along with the Masonic Temple building later this summer. City officials said that’s not the case. “That has been omitted,” City Engineer Patrick Patton said. “It was a misunderstanding from the contractor and us.” City council Read More…

What’s the next step for Brunswick in filling 2 positions?

Wanted: One city manager and one at-large city council member to serve the city of Brunswick. During a city council committee meeting Monday night, City Manager Anthony Bales was fired for undisclosed performance reasons. Council unanimously voted to end Bales’ contract, effective Aug. 11. Meanwhile, at-large Councilman Alex Johnson posted on Facebook that he has Read More…

4-H builds new milkshake booth at fairgrounds

Construction began earlier this month on the new milkshake booth at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The building is slated to open July 30, just in time for the county fair Aug. 1 to 7. “Fingers crossed, everything is done and ready to go,” said Morgan Domokos, county educator of 4-H youth development through the Ohio Read More…

It’s official: Williams resigns from Buckeye Schools

It’s official. Buckeye Schools Superintendent Brian Williams will leave the district, effective July 31, to become assistant superintendent of Copley-Fairlawn Schools. Williams, 48, officially announced his resignation at Wednesday night’s Buckeye school board meeting. The Copley-Fairlawn board confirmed Williams’ hiring Tuesday night. He will start his new job in the Summit County district Aug. 1. Read More…

Man in wheelchair recalls helping hands at Cavs parade

The image of strangers crowded into downtown Cleveland hoisting a wheelchair-bound man so he could better see the parade celebrating the Cavaliers quickly became social media gold. The image has circulated on Facebook since the historic fan-centric parade and all-day party last week. Sports fans and those who just like to see a good deed Read More…

Adult probation department makes case for new office

The adult probation department in Medina County needs a new office. That was the message Chief Probation Officer Veronica Perry presented to county commissioners Tuesday morning in a rundown of issues with the department’s aging office space and the impression it leaves with about 300 visitors weekly. “The environment is uninspiring. It’s unprofessional,” she said. Read More…

Alex Johnson resigns from Brunswick Council

At-large Councilman Alex Johnson is resigning from Brunswick City Council, effective Aug. 31, to take a job with the Medina County Auditor’s Office. County Auditor Mike Kovack has hired Johnson as his chief deputy auditor. He will start July 25. Johnson succeeds Joan Heller, who retired in 2014 after holding the position for 19 years. Read More…

Fireworks, parades and more for Fourth of July weekend

Cities, townships and villages in Medina County announced the following schedule of events for the Fourth of July weekend: Saturday Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township — Fireworks will begin at 10:30 p.m. at Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road, as part of the city’s Summer Celebration. Sunday Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township — The Grand Read More…

Caring volunteers line Road to Recovery

Seville resident Jerry Sword was diagnosed with lung cancer 4 1/2 years ago. Today, he is a survivor and giving back to the community by assisting patients in the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program. “When I retired, I thought it’d be a good way to give back to the folks that (helped me),” Read More…

Copley-Fairlawn hires Buckeye Schools chief

Buckeye Schools Superintendent Brian Williams will become the assistant superintendent of Copley-Fairlawn Schools, effective Aug. 1. “I have full confidence that Williams will do a great job,” Superintendent Brian Poe said at the Copley-Fairlawn Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. “He has a terrific way of interacting positively, and he has a very open way Read More…