May 25, 2015

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Buckeye Primary Schools students learn seat belt safety at event (PHOTOS)


Buckeye Primary School students received Wendy’s Frosty treats and suckers with inspirational messages on Thursday morning. The event was conceived to raise awareness about traffic safety and to celebrate with children about the approaching summer.

Highland looks to replace three schools, renovate another

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Highland school board members said this week they are looking into taking a levy to voters to raise money to build three new elementary schools. But they note the community will need to be educated about the idea. “We’re very happy with the support we have in the community, but we need to do some Read More…

Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

About 900 Scouts, plus families and friends, weathered the heat Saturday morning to participate in the 10th annual flag decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. When it was over, each of the 15,200 gravesites at the cemetery was decorated with an American flag.

Nikki Rhoades | The Gazette The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day observance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman. The ceremony will consist of a rifle salute and wreath-laying, as well as a performance by the Ohio Army National Guard 122nd Army Band, Director Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court: Police at private colleges are subject to open records law

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COLUMBUS — Private colleges’ police departments are subject to the state open records law, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving a lawsuit brought by a student journalist. The court’s 4-3 decision said the police department at Otterbein University in suburban Columbus is a public office because its personnel are state-certified Read More…

District baseball championship: Close call stops Wadsworth cold in title game

Wadsworth’s Adam Dennison and his teammates react after losing 5-4 to Walsh Jesuit in the Hudson Division I District final. Wadsworth ends the season 27-1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The stuff fairytales are made of ended in the nightmare of a lifetime. Wadsworth designated hitter Alex Laikos was at the plate Wednesday in the Hudson Division I District championship with his dugout on the edge of pandemonium. The Grizzlies were trailing Walsh Jesuit by one, but the winning run was on first Read More…

Religious astronaut John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

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COLUMBUS — John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that “to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible,” says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools — and that includes evolution. The astronaut, now 93 with Read More…

Leadership Medina County class of 2015 steps forward

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Leadership Medina County’s class of 2015 celebrated completing the educational and networking program Wednesday at Williams on the Lake in Medina.The class, named the “Bridge Builders,” couldn’t be more fitting, Leadership Executive Director Colleen Rice said. “They’ve built bridges for their class projects, they built bridges among each other and they’ve built bridges within our Read More…

Van Epps donate fountain to Medina’s Bicentennial Commons


Thanks to Medina residents Murray and Sue Van Epp, the Bicentennial Commons made a splash on Wednesday. The Commons, at the northeast corner of Public Square, received a 7-foot-11 water fountain, donated by the Van Epps, that has been talked about since 2012. The water attraction was added to the bright-looking grass and wide sidewalks Read More…

Highland, Medina high schools earn silver medals

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Medina and Highland high schools were ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine looked at 881 public and charter high schools around Ohio and more than 21,000 schools nationwide. Highland and Medina high schools were among 138 Ohio schools that received a silver medal. The other Medina Read More…

Medina school bus driver resigns after leaving preschooler unattended

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The Medina Board of Education this week accepted the resignation of a 20-year veteran bus driver who is accused of leaving a sleeping special needs preschooler aboard a bus unattended for a half-hour. Diana Spanower resigned from her position on May 15 and the school board accepted her resignation Monday. When reached for comment Wednesday, Read More…