November 20, 2014

Medina
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PHOTO: Mock crime scene investigated at Highland High School

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Commissioners make offer to county administrator candidate

Medina County commissioners have made an offer to one of 19 applicants seeking to succeed county Administrator Chris Jakab, who is retiring at the end of the year. On Monday, commissioners interviewed four applicants: Kimberly Bolas-Miller, a Sharon Township trustee; David Lair, Geauga County administrator; Dave Schaeffer, manager of the Auto Title Division for the Read More…

Hunting and guide service planning coyote hunt

A local business is planning a coyote hunt after complaints of coyotes harming livestock and invading property have “grown exponentially” in Medina County in the past year. Flyaway Outdoors, a local hunting and guide service, will host the coyote hunt Nov. 28 to 30. “Coyotes are not afraid of humans and development any longer,” Melissa Read More…

Business owner donates $10,000 to Feeding Medina County

Mike English, of Lafayette Township, gives a $10,000 check Wednesday to Sandy Hinkle, executive director of Feeding Medina County. English started his business, Frontier Equipment, last year and wanted to donate the money to hungry children in the county as a challenge to other local business owners.  (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Mike English started his own business last year. On Wednesday he donated $10,000 of his small company’s profits to feed hungry children in Medina County and is challenging other businesses to do the same. English, of Lafayette Township, presented the check to Sandy Hinkle, executive director of Feeding Medina County. “I can’t thank you enough,” Read More…

Elyria man, 33, dies in single-car crash in Chatham Township

CHATHAM TWP. — A 33-year-old Elyria man died this morning in a single-car crash on state Route 83. According to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Blessed Lovejoy was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am northbound at 6:05 a.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle. He lost control while passing, drove Read More…

Former Garfield Elementary speech pathologist sues, alleges age discrimination

A former speech pathologist at Garfield Elementary School is suing Medina Schools, alleging she was forced to resign so the district could hire someone younger. Anne Marie Zimmerman, 44, of North Royalton, filed the age discrimination lawsuit Nov. 3 in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Named as defendants are the school board and Karen McGinty, Read More…

Highland network helping family recover after devastating house fire

The community is pulling together to help a Granger Township family of six who lost its home to a fire Sunday night. Andrew and Lisa Dayton, of 1264 Granger Road, had fixed up an old country store into a home for their family, which includes four children. The children attend Highland High School, Highland Middle Read More…

NEXUS pipeline remains hot topic as Grafton Twp. trustees meet

A group of residents is organizing in opposition to the proposed NEXUS gas transmission pipeline. At a Tuesday night Grafton Township trustees meeting, about a dozen residents raised concerns about a lack of information regarding the project. They were granted permission to use the Grafton Township Hall, 17109 state Route 83, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 Read More…

Brunswick Veterans Day service honors ‘thousands of our best and brightest’

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Local veterans came out to support one another and the families of veterans as they marked the observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday at Brunswick City Hall. “Today, thousands of our best and brightest are deployed all over the world,” said Tom Chester, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Brunswick Post 9520 who served Read More…

Medina Hospital turns records room into wound care center

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Medina Hospital took advantage of the digital revolution in hospital records to free up room for an advanced wound care center. The Wound Healing Center, which opened Oct. 1, was constructed in a space that once housed hospital paperwork, which was converted into digital documents. “We were able to convert office space into patient space,” Read More…