May 4, 2016

Medina
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Many tales as Heritage Elementary School turns 40

Many memories have been made at Heritage Elementary School over the years, including for the president of the Medina Board of Education, who was one of its students when the school opened in 1976. The school celebrated its 40th anniversary Saturday and more than 100 people attended. “The economy was booming and houses were going Read More…

30 seniors honored at Spring Leadership Ball

Karen Dombi could not help but marvel at the accomplishments of 30 young women who were honored as community leaders Saturday night at the 58th Spring Leadership Ball. The event sponsored by Feeding Medina County attracted 315 people at Weymouth Country Club and raised about $7,000. Dombi attended to celebrate the achievements of her daughter, Read More…

Rally, walk in Medina spotlight suicide

In the 2 1/2 years since Matthew Homyk took his life at age 14, his story about “too much” bullying and cyber-bullying has traveled worldwide. “We’re here to celebrate Matthew’s spirit,” grandfather Ray Homyk Sr. said Sunday, noting that 13 family members attended a public rally and walk as part of a prevention awareness program Read More…

Browns focus on pass rush

BEREA — Day 2 of the NFL Draft had a bit of everything for the Browns on Friday night. Including a quarterback. The Browns took two pass rushers, an offensive lineman and made their third trade of the draft. Then they finished the busy night by drafting USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 Read More…

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Medina County building chief: Hinckley Township fire station not fully certified

The Hinckley Fire Department moved into a new fire station in December, but almost five months later the new building does not yet have a certificate of occupancy, according to public documents provided by the Medina County Building Department. Ohio Building Code requires all new buildings or structures to receive such a certificate before being Read More…

Montville Township offices move into new home

With some of its operations based in a former school building that was more than 100 years old, Montville Township has for a long time needed modern space — and more room — for its government offices. Now that construction has been completed, officials are ready for an open house 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Read More…

Workers sought for gas station, convenience store in Medina Township

A Truenorth convenience store and Shell gas station is expected to open next week in Medina Township. Ryan Howard, chief operating officer of Brecksville-based Truenorth, said there are still last-minute inspections needed for the 3131 Medina Road location, which was previously a Pizza Hut. “It will be the middle of next week,” Howard said. Formed Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, April 29

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. North Korea imprisons U.S. citizen North Korea sentences an American of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. 2. Why Read More…

Cleveland to tear down gazebo near site of Tamir Rice shooting

CLEVELAND — Cleveland plans next week to dismantle the gazebo that became a makeshift memorial after the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was playing with a pellet gun when a white rookie patrolman shot him. Flowers and stuffed animals had been left in the gazebo near where Tamir was shot outside Read More…

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BREAKING: Six southeast Ohio districts close after threats reported

ATHENS — The Latest on a video threat connected to Ohio University (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Police say an anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” was posted to a location-based social media app group connected to Ohio University, prompting heightened security on the southeast Ohio campus and closing six area school districts Friday. Read More…

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