October 21, 2014

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Longtime resident leading Feeding Medina County

Sandy Hinkle

Sandy Hinkle has taken the place of Sandy Calvert as executive director of Feeding Medina County. Hinkle, a 30-year resident of Medina County, said she applied for the job “to come back to Medina and do something good for my home community.” Her first day was Oct. 8. She had moved to State College, Pennsylvania, Read More…

Leaf program begins Monday in Wadsworth

Wadsworth workers will begin picking up leaves raked to tree lawns Monday. There will be between four and six collections per street until Nov. 24. City employees will make one final pass after Nov. 24. Following that pass, residents will be required to place leaves in bags with a green sticker and call the transfer Read More…

Heritage teacher, at least four others here, monitored for Ebola

MEDINA – Heritage Elementary School will be thoroughly cleaned because one of its teachers was in the same bridal shop in Tallmadge visited by Amber Joy Vinson, the 29-year-old Dallas nurse who was in the Akron last weekend before she was diagnosed with Ebola. The first-grade teacher, Betty Carlisle, a Medina County resident, is on Read More…

Judge rules Brunswick minimart robbery wasn’t a prank

Anthony Vandal

A 25-year-old Brunswick man was convicted of robbery Thursday after arguing at trial that he was playing a prank on a friend when he tried to rob a store while armed and masked. Anthony Vandal initially was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. He also was Read More…

Week 8 Medina County High School Football Scores

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High school football season is winding down, but there’s still plenty of Friday night lights excitement. We’ve got you covered for Medina County’s Week 8 scores. If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have a Read More…

Political novice brings computer savvy to Seville Village Council seat

Brad Demiter, 40, of Seville, takes the oath of office as a Village Council member Sept. 22 from Mayor Gene Sulzener. He was appointed to finish out the term of Dennis Barrington, who resigned in August. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Brad Demiter has never been involved in politics. But that didn’t stop the 40-year-old website designer and computer programmer from applying to fill a vacant seat on Seville Village Council. Demiter, of Red Oak Drive, said he thought he had something to offer to the community. “I’ll give it my best effort and I hope Read More…

Highland Stadium to host its final varsity football game tonight

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Hundreds of former Highland football players hold it dear to their heart, partly because their opponents hated it with a passion. The end of a 55-year era will take place tonight. Nestled on top of a scenic hill in the heart of Granger Township, Highland Stadium will host its final varsity football game before handing Read More…

Former trustee Bill Ostmann to fill open seat in Medina Township

Bill Ostmann

Medina Township trustees named Bill Ostmann as the new trustee at a special meeting Thursday. Ostmann, 58, will succeed Michael Todd, who resigned in July to take a position in the attorney general’s office in the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific. Ostmann is a former Medina Township trustee and has served in many Read More…

County hires Solon company to make $3M in repairs

A Solon company has won a $3 million contract to make Medina County’s 12 administrative buildings more energy efficient. County Administrator Chris Jakab said seven companies were interested in the contract, but the county narrowed the search to Gardiner Services of Solon. Gardiner, which specializes in energy, building, and heating and air conditioning services for Read More…

Craig Allyn Backus

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Craig Allyn Backus, 63, of Lodi, passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 13, 2014, at his home. He was born January 17, 1951 in Akron, to Chester and Janice Everhart Backus. He graduated from Mogadore High School in 1969 and later served with the U.S. Air Force for three years. He joined the Medina Police Dept. Read More…