April 28, 2015

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Claggett Middle School eighth-graders preview adult responsibilities

Elise Hansen, an eighth-grader at Claggett Middle School, calculates her spending on groceries at a finance simulation on Friday. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Claggett Middle School eighth-graders experienced a slice of adulthood on Friday at a financial literacy event. The event — titled “Real Money, Real World” — simulated how to manage money by assigning students random “jobs,” which determined their income for the simulation, as well as family size to show how much a large family spends. Read More…

Agencies launch online campaign for Medina County social services levy

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Medina County officials are using social media to campaign for the combined social services levy, which will be Issue 10 on the May 5 ballot. The 0.8-mill levy would generate $19 million over five years and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $28 a year. Visitors to www.facebook.com/medinacountyissue10 can see images of a Read More…

Barack Obama calls for an end to ‘conversion’ therapy for LGBT youth

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth. The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. The transgender teen committed Read More…

Veterans Affairs clinics rated for wait times, Lorain ranks among best

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Staff and wire reports The Veterans Affairs medical facility in Lorain ranks the best among 11 Northeast Ohio treatment centers when waiting times are measured for patient care. An Associated Press nationwide review of appointments and wait times at VA facilities was conducted from August 2014 through February. The data was compiled for total number Read More…

Medina County reviews residents’ opinions on recycling plan

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The Medina County Solid Waste District received four written opinions on a proposed Solid Waste Plan during the March 2 to 31 comment period. A public hearing is scheduled tonight where residents can raise concerns and offer opinions on the planned update. Two county residents, along with the cities of Medina and Wadsworth filed written Read More…

Main Street Medina proposes neighborhood garden at East Liberty, Jefferson streets

A view of county-owned land that Main Street Medina Executive Director Matt Wiederhold proposes be turned into a neighborhood garden at East Liberty and Jefferson streets in Medina. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Medina residents might be able to grow their own food in a neighborhood garden. Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina, wants to turn a county-owned vacant lot into a community garden. “Gardening in the clay in Medina is very tough,” Wiederhold said. “I thought it could be an interesting way to tie the Read More…

Medina County to provide recyling bins at five Medina schools

The Medina Board of Education conducts its April work session Monday in the media room at Eliza Northrop Elementary School, 950 E. Reagan Parkway. From left, board members Tracy Givelekian and Doug Eastwood, Treasurer David Chambers, board President Doug Adamczyk and Superintendent David Knight. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Medina Schools is expected to receive $7,500 from the Medina County Sanitary Engineer’s Office for five recycling bins on school property, said Jon Burkhart, the district’s director of business affairs. Burkhart told the Board of Education on Monday that single-stream recycling bins will be at H.G. Blake Elementary, Ella Canavan Elementary, A.I. Root Middle, Claggett Read More…

Appliance drop-off available in Medina County this week

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Medina County residents can drop off old appliances to be recycled at two county locations through the end of the week as part of the Medina County Solid Waste District’s semi-annual roundup. Through Saturday, residents may bring water heaters, refrigerators, washing machines and other large appliances to the Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, Westfield Read More…

Seniors learn moves in line dancing class for older adults (PHOTOS)


Instructor Sandy Fortner, of Wadsworth, teaches dance moves to Nancy Blake, of Medina; Marcia Paladino, of Medina; Gloria Pinner, of Lafayette Township; and Joyce Campbell, of Medina, during a line dancing class for seniors at the Office for Older Adults, 246 Northland Drive, Medina. The class is held 2 to 3 p.m. every Monday at Read More…

Veterans job fair Wednesday in Akron

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AKRON — The Veterans Service Commission of Summit County is hosting a Veterans Job and Career Fair noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at its offices, 1060 E. Waterloo Road. The fair is open to all veterans and their dependents. The commission said representatives from local companies will be available along with officials from the Ohio Read More…