May 23, 2015

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Memorial Day activities and festivals in Medina County

American flags line the entrance to Medina’s Spring Grove Cemetery in honor of Veterans Day. The flags were leased from the Medina Evening Rotary Club as part of its Parade of Flags. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A variety of activities and festivals are scheduled for the Memorial Day holiday around Medina County: Brunswick Memorial Day parade will start at Visintainer Middle School, 1459 Pearl Road, at 9 a.m. Monday and will travel to Brunswick Center Cemetery on Center Road for a ceremony. Medina Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. Read More…

Closings in observance of Memorial Day in Medina County


Medina County All Medina County offices and courts will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday. Brunswick Municipal offices and Brunswick Library will be closed for the holiday. Trash will not be picked up Monday and pickups will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Medina Municipal offices and Medina Library Read More…

Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

About 900 Scouts, plus families and friends, weathered the heat Saturday morning to participate in the 10th annual flag decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. When it was over, each of the 15,200 gravesites at the cemetery was decorated with an American flag.

Nikki Rhoades | The Gazette The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day observance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman. The ceremony will consist of a rifle salute and wreath-laying, as well as a performance by the Ohio Army National Guard 122nd Army Band, Director Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court: Police at private colleges are subject to open records law

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COLUMBUS — Private colleges’ police departments are subject to the state open records law, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving a lawsuit brought by a student journalist. The court’s 4-3 decision said the police department at Otterbein University in suburban Columbus is a public office because its personnel are state-certified Read More…

Religious astronaut John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

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COLUMBUS — John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that “to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible,” says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools — and that includes evolution. The astronaut, now 93 with Read More…

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth, to speak in Akron

James Renacci

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council. The event will be at 7 a.m. May 28 at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. The speech will be part of the council’s Excellence in Business Awards program. Renacci Read More…

Medina County auditor: NEXUS gas pipeline could reduce property values

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Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack said a proposed NEXUS natural gas pipeline could have an adverse effect on property values if easements are secured and the line runs through or along a property. “The installation of the pipeline on properties will necessarily reduce the usage of those properties to some degree,” he said in a Read More…

Westfield Township man pleads not guilty to fatal crash in Lafayette Twp.

Noah Silcox

A 20-year-old Westfield Township man pleaded not guilty Monday to killing a Burbank woman in an October 2014 crash while he was driving without a license. Noah T. Silcox, of the 8800 block of Westfield Road, is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison Read More…

Florida judge: Fugitive since ’59 will be sent back to Ohio

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ORLANDO, Fla. — An Ohio fugitive who’s been on the lam since walking away from a prison farm in 1959 will soon be on his way back up north after his recent arrest in Florida. On Monday, Judge Rhonda Babb released her ruling, denying 79-year-old Frank Freshwater’s attempt in court last week to contest the Read More…

Officers refuse to testify in Cleveland police shooting trial

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James Queally | Los Angeles Times Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says he’s run into a blue wall of silence. Before Officer Michael Brelo’s trial began, 16 Cleveland police officers declined to meet with prosecutors to review their testimony about the officer’s shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Once the case reached a courtroom, Read More…