February 8, 2016

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10 things to know, Wednesday, Feb. 3

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Iowa shows polling is slippery business Pollsters had a tough time pinning down the state’s electorate, taking it on the chin when Donald Trump’s lead in pre-election polls ended with a Ted Cruz victory at Monday’s caucuses. Read More…

Iowa results show polling is slippery business — and getting more so

WASHINGTON — Iowa’s snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state’s fickle electorate. Most poll-takers took it on the chin when Donald Trump’s lead in pre-election polls ended with a Ted Cruz victory at Monday’s caucuses. Marco Rubio’s strong third-place showing among Republicans Read More…

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With election campaign in full swing, shadow money returns

WASHINGTON — Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this election. More than $4 million of it channeled to outside groups helping presidential candidates has come from unknown or masked donors. Super political action committees, or super PACs, helping White House hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton received big checks recently from obscure corporations Read More…

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One injured after Jeep goes into pond by Discount Drug Mart

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A vehicle ended up in a pond Monday evening after a collision in the Discount Drug Mart parking lot at 38 Medina Line Road, Sharon Township. According to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office: Erin Parsons, 39, of Copley, lost control of her 2012 Jeep and hit a Honda Accord, which was traveling in the parking Read More…

Rand Paul announces he’s quitting bid for GOP presidential nomination

WASHINGTON — Rand Paul is dropping out of the 2016 race for president. Campaign spokeswoman Eleanor May confirmed his decision Wednesday to The Associated Press, saying a statement would be forthcoming. The first-term senator from Kentucky exits the race having never caught on with Republican voters, who have made billionaire businessman Donald Trump the front-runner Read More…

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Medina Schools’ use of ESC rankles residents

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The search is on for a Medina Schools superintendent, but not everyone is happy with who is leading it. William J. Koran, superintendent of the Medina County Schools Educational Service Center, spoke at Monday’s Medina school board meeting at Sidney Fenn Elementary School, where members unanimously approved the ESC handling the search for Superintendent Dave Read More…

Once broken, Marine from Wadsworth refuses to be beaten

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Bodybuilding and writing were therapy for Wadsworth resident and Marine Corps veteran Bryan Carpenter as he recovered from injuries sustained while serving in Iraq. The story of Lance Cpl. Carpenter’s trials and tribulations are told in his book, “Never-ending Battle After Iraq: A Marine’s Road to Recovery,” which was published in mid-January. In 2006, Carpenter, Read More…

2 hires by Medina Police fail to alleviate dearth of diversity

The Medina Police Department has hired two new officers. Andrew Dziak was hired Jan. 20. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said the second officer, Michael Googe, will be starting at the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy. “(Googe) needs to go to basic training,” Berarducci said. “We start them down there. That’s the police academy for us.” Dziak Read More…

Medina County joins effort to aid monarch butterflies

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The Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District is joining a national initiative to save monarch butterflies. District director Jeff Van Loon, along with education coordinator Linda Schneider and Kim Flottum, publications manager for A.I. Root Co., asked Medina County commissioners on Tuesday to help restore the monarch butterfly population by planting milkweed around the Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Feb. 2

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOP candidates eye New Hampshire momentum as Dems gird for long fight Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are emerging from Iowa with claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the Republican primary, while the Democratic contest Read More…