August 20, 2014

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Medical officials urge parents to vaccinate their schoolchildren

Staff and wire reports The Ohio Department of Health and local medical officials are urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year. Dr. Hanna Lemerman, of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Medina, said getting children all of the vaccines Read More…

Protesters gather in Missouri, Cleveland over death of Ferguson teen

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FERGUSON, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. The intervention, ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Read More…

Diner owner: Allan Fung filmed R.I. governor ad in Ohio

Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung filmed an ad about making Rhode Island “open for business” at a diner in Ohio, according to the restaurant owner. Michael Pappas, of Tommy’s Diner in Columbus, said Fung spent an hour filming at his diner July 31 after it had closed for the day. Pappas said Wednesday that Fung, Read More…

Sanitary engineer to hand out blue bags for sorting recyclable trash

Amy Lyon-Galvin

MEDINA — The Medina County Sanitary Engineering Department will hand out transparent blue plastic bags Saturday at the Farmers Market in Medina’s historic Public Square. The blue bags are for residents to put recyclables in instead of mixing recyclables with regular trash. The department started the pilot program by handing out bags at the fair. Read More…

Medina County dog license fees could get about 20 percent cheaper

Medina County Administrator Chris Jakab said the county can afford to reduce the cost of dog licenses from $12 to $10 per year. The lifetime license would drop from $120 to $100 and the three-year license from $36 to $30. Jakab proposed the reduction during the dog and kennel fiscal analysis for 2015-18 he presented Read More…

Blue Heron overgrowth to be cleared away, public to be welcomed soon

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Montville Township trustees hope to open a small portion of the former Blue Heron Golf Course as a public park within two weeks. The board of trustees met Tuesday evening for the second time to discuss preliminary stages of a five-year financing and development plan for the proposed park. The trustees agreed in May to Read More…

Official: Linking to national database would help track deadbeat dads

Medina County Child Support Enforcement Agency Director Michael Pataky wants to tie into a national database to better track deadbeat dads who are behind bars. The database, called JusticeXchange, provides prison data for 37 different states and 92 percent of all jail beds in Ohio. “There are people who father children and decide to run Read More…

Anesthesiologist: Drugs used during execution made inmate suffer

Dennis McGuire

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A condemned Ohio inmate put to death during a prolonged execution experienced pain and suffering before he lost consciousness, an anesthesiologist working for the family of the inmate determined in a report released Tuesday. Neither of the drugs used to execute Dennis McGuire on Jan. 16 can be relied on to produce Read More…

Medina County fairgoers brought home $16,000 in unclaimed funds

John Burke

More than $16,000 in unclaimed funds were collected at the Medina County Fair this year. County Treasurer John Burke said it never fails: Every year, fairgoers find their unclaimed funds. “We can search by just a last name for unclaimed funds and print the form to send to the state,” Burke said. “My staff has Read More…

Disputed move of asphalt plant in Medina is a no-go, company says

A proposal to move an asphalt plant to West Smith Road, which faced opposition from nearby residents, is off the table. Medina Community Development Director Jonathan Mendel said the Shelly Co., which appeared before the city’s Planning Commission last month to seek a conditional zoning certificate for the plant, told him it will not pursue Read More…