October 25, 2014

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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…

Medina County considers boost in dues for business consortium

Medina County

Medina County may increase its annual dues by $5,000 to the consortium that works to boost Northeast Ohio businesses in the global marketplace. The county has been paying $25,000 a year to the Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium since 2005, when it entered into an agreement with the 10-county regional organization and became a Read More…

November workshop for parents, teachers to focus on drug prevention

Medina County Drug Abuse Commission

Drug awareness educators next month will host a workshop for parents, teachers, counselors and social workers about how to spot the signs of drug abuse and what drugs are popular among teenagers. “Education is really the key. It’s an opportunity to be more educated and more aware of the issue,” said Brian Nowak, director of Read More…

Brunswick High School’s roof to be fixed after hail storm, tornado

Brunswick Schools

BRUNSWICK — Three sections of Brunswick High School’s roof will be repaired before winter arrives. The school board Monday night approved a bid of $655,119 from Strongsville-based Professional Roofing Services. The roof was damaged during a hail storm and tornado that struck the city in June. “We were advised it would be better to get Read More…

Attorney for accused arsonist urges judge to end woman’s house arrest

Carol Gross

A Wadsworth woman charged with trying to kill her elderly father-in-law in a fire in 2012 has asked a judge to remove her from house arrest, a condition of her bond. Carol M. Gross, 45, posted a property bond last October, when her mother used her home as collateral. As a condition of bond, Gross 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…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…

Another Medina County teacher put on leave in Ebola scare

Ebola Congo

Another first-grade teacher in Medina County is on a 21-day paid leave, the incubation period for Ebola. Lori Snoke, who teaches at Valley View Elementary School, was in the same Tallmadge bridal shop at the same time as Amber Joy Vinson, the 29-year-old Dallas nurse who was in Akron earlier this month before being diagnosed Read More…

Highland advisory committee: Elementary schools should be replaced

Highland Schools’ leaders are looking into building three elementary schools to replace the buildings in Sharon, Granger and Hinckley townships. The schools were built in 1922, 1929 and 1949 respectively. The Highland Schools Advisory Committee presented its recommendations to the school board Monday night following a four-month study of the district’s facilities. Kimberly Miller, a Read More…

Gazette reporter runs from zombies for Project: LEARN 5K fundraiser

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I was trying to keep a good pace as I approached the forest edge. I’d already encountered three or so groups of the undead, and I entered the safe zone thinking I was already a goner. I peeked over my shoulder to find my flags missing, stolen by the first waves of zombies as I Read More…