September 17, 2014

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Race commemorates fallen first responders who died in 9/11 attacks

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More than 400 people, including two dozen local firefighters in full work gear, participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk on Sunday in Medina. The event honors the memory of Stephen Siller, a New York firefighter, who ran through the 1.7-mile-long Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center, where he Read More…

Water line break could close South Court Street for three weeks

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A water line break on South Court Street in Medina is expected to keep the road closed for the next three weeks as crews work to replace a 12-inch water line. The road was closed Wednesday after the water line burst, causing damage to 250 feet of road. “The pavement was rippled, it was sticking Read More…

Raising bar lowers grades for some schools despite higher test scores

A change in this year’s state report card means a school district that showed improved test scores could get a lower grade than last year. That’s what happened to three districts in Medina County. In Medina Schools, 79.1 percent of the student passed the fifth-grade science test in the 2013-14 school year — up from Read More…

Medina County park events for the rest of September 2014

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3402, of Wadsworth United Methodist Church, learn the story behind the oldest trolley at the Northern Ohio Railway Museum on Saturday from guide Brian Gage of Mayfield Heights. The museum, 5515 Buffham Road, Guilford Township, is open to the public for guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 29. Admission is free, but donations are requested. The museum also will be featured on this year's Medina County Fall Folliage Tour Oct. 11 and 12. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for September. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Wednesday • Yoga in the Park, Wolf Creek Environmental Center,6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor Karen Barton will Read More…

Medina lays claim to Ohio’s Realtor of the Year

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Medina resident Cliff Bellar has been named the Ohio’s Realtor of the Year. He was honored at the Ohio Association of Realtors’ 104th annual convention held this week in Cleveland. The award is based on both professional achievements and service to the community. Bellar served as president of the Medina County Board of Realtors in Read More…

County commissioners block veto power for Cleveland

For the second time in two years, the Medina County commissioners have vetoed a proposal that would have changed the way the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is governed. The proposal would have given the city of Cleveland the power to block changes in the code of regulations governing the agency, which recommends how federal Read More…

State grades Medina County schools; most districts get A’s

Medina County did well in the latest state report cards, with six of the seven districts receiving A grades for meeting proficiency tests and graduation rate standards. Only Black River scored lower than the top mark — getting a B for meeting 20 of 24 standards. The district fell short of the required 80 percent Read More…

Police: Driver drunk in rollover crash in Sharon Township

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A 32-year-old Wadsworth woman was arrested Friday afternoon following a rollover crash on Medina Line Road, just south of Sharon Copley Road, in Sharon Township. Tiffany Cornwell, of Pardee Street, Wadsworth, was charged with failure to yield and operating a vehicle while impaired, after the 12:30 p.m. accident that sent one victim to emergency room. Read More…

Athlete: Lawsuit dropped over backlash on social media

A 2013 Medina High School graduate has withdrawn his federal lawsuit charging he was kicked off the basketball team for comments he made on Twitter. , 19, of Medina, said he dropped his suit because of community reaction on social media. Chase Johanson filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Cleveland in late August. Read More…

Judge not ready to decide on speed of case

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A judge has ordered additional testimony before ruling on whether to dismiss charges against an accused methamphetamine manufacturer who says his case has taken too long to get to trial. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier scheduled a Sept. 19 evidentiary hearing in the case of William Kimble, a Guilford Township man who Read More…