September 20, 2014

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Peanut plant owner convicted for salmonella deaths

Staff and wire reports Two sons of an 80-year-old Medina woman who died five years ago after eating peanut butter contaminated with salmonella at a nursing home welcomed the guilty verdicts a Georgia jury handed down Friday against the owner and two other executives of the Peanut Corporation of America. “These are the first steps 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…

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…

Buckets and buckets of ice water dumped in Medina Public Square

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More than 30 people braved autumn-like weather to dump buckets of ice water on their heads as part of an ALS challenge on Medina’s Public Square. Most of the people who took the Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday wished more people had come out to support the ALS Association. “I just wanted to pull people from Read More…

Medina attorney faces discipline over workers’ comp fraud charges

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The Ohio Supreme Court has taken disciplinary action against Medina attorney Natalie Grubb, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of complicity to commit workers’ compensation fraud in 2013. On Aug. 28, Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner issued a ruling instituting a six-month suspension of Grubb’s license, but also put the suspension on hold so long as Read More…

Hinckley Twp. couple designs disc golf course for Medina’s new park

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A new disc golf course is being carved out of the woods along the south side of the Champion Creek multipurpose trail as part of Medina’s new Stanbery and Maxine Nichols Park. The 11-basket course, which can be accessed from the parking lot of Sam Masi Park on Gates Mills Boulevard, off Shaker Drive and Read More…

Bookstores urge residents to read what they want for Banned Books Week

The Library of Congress put together an exhibit of books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit, titled “Books That Shaped America,” included a list of those books that were banned or challenged in the nation’s history. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Throughout U.S. history, some books have been deemed inappropriate for readers — from “Huckleberry Finn” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games.” Next week, Medina County’s only bookstores — Project: LEARN’s BookShelf stores in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth — will promote those “controversial” books with a buy one, get one promotion. Read More…

Ice Bucket Challenge set to splash tonight in Medina’s Public Square

An ALS ice-bucket challenge aimed at circling Medina’s historic Public Square is set for tonight. Everyone is invited to participate — the only requirement is to bring a bucket — but the goal is to raise money for ALS research, so a $10 donation is requested. Set-up and bucket filling will begin at 5:30 p.m., Read More…