October 31, 2014

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Accused drug trafficker faces federal charges

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Thursday charging a 22-year-old Medina man with possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Medina police arrested Jeimil A. Henderson, 22, of the 700 block of North Broadway Street, in August Read More…

Attorney General Mike DeWine gives fraud kits to seniors at library

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, left, attends a Wednesday meeting with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who spoke about a new Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkit, at the Medina Library. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited Medina Library on Wednesday afternoon to promote and distribute a fraud toolkit for seniors. DeWine’s Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkits, which were established through a grant obtained by the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Section, have been distributed to more than 700 Ohio libraries. The SAFE booklet and DVD slideshow Read More…

Library bouncy ball drop wraps up ‘Wonder’ book program (with video)

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MEDINA — More than 2,000 bouncy balls were dropped from the top floor of the Medina County District Library in Medina to the lobby on Friday to wrap up the library’s One Book, One Community program. The program consisted of dozens of events, speakers and book clubs focused on “Wonder,” a short novel by R.J. Read More…

Barbershop harmonies come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (with video)

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The Matinee Singers brought their barbershop harmonies and showmanship to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Medina on Tuesday afternoon as part of the church’s Brown Bag Concert series. The group mostly is comprised of retired members of Akron’s Derbytown Chorus, who have flexible schedules and regularly perform and rehearse during the daytime. The group bills Read More…

Medina Schools dedicates Waite playground to late teacher

The Sherman family: Dan, Caleb, Loren and Alissa. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The playground at Ralph E. Waite Elementary School will honor the memory of fifth-grade teacher Dan Sherman, who died suddenly in June. The Medina school board approved “The Dan Sherman Playground” Monday night. Sherman, 36, of Montville Township, died of cardiac arrest June 3, after collapsing during a workout at a West Liberty Street gym. Read More…

Public restrooms on Medina Public Square to open for Candlelight Walk

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Work on the public restrooms on Medina’s Public Square should be complete in time for the city’s Candlelight Walk next month, city officials said. Service Director Nino Piccoli said the unexpected repairs to the water main in the 200 block of South Court Street did not slow down the work on the restrooms. “The restrooms Read More…

Medina woman recovering after crash that killed passenger

A woman is recovering who was seriously injured in a car crash Friday afternoon that killed one and injured others. Teresa Green, 40, of Medina, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries. Her passenger, Tara Green, 21, of Burbank, also was transported there and died of her injuries. A nursing supervisor Read More…

Residents vacate Bronson Street ‘nuisance house’

Dan Gladish, chief building official for Medina, boards up windows at 416 Bronson St. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

MEDINA – A house on Bronson Street that police say attracted criminals will lie vacant for a year after a judge ordered the house padlocked and evicted the occupants. City officials sued the occupant, convicted drug dealer David Reed, and the homeowner, Reed’s brother, Edward Scott Reed, in March after a woman said she’d been Read More…

Medina Hospital prepares for possibility of Ebola patients

The Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital is taking precautions after a Texas nurse who visited her family in the Akron area this month later was diagnosed with Ebola. Amber Joy Vinson, 29, was one of the nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who had treated a Liberia man who died from Ebola on Oct. 8. Vinson, Read More…

Teens explore schools, trades at 18th annual career fair

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More than 80 universities, career organizations, trade schools and military organizations gathered Wednesday at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds to help high school students decide what to do after graduation. “Students can go online and get info on colleges, but this gives you a chance to stand face to face and get Read More…