January 31, 2015

Medina
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PHOTO: Protesters hold silent vigil opposing legalization of abortion 42 years ago

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse. The vigil marked the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse.

Reporter: Waiting is the worst part of taking the polar plunge

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There’s only one thing worse than jumping into freezing water in a hole cut in frozen Chippewa Lake. Waiting to take the plunge. I already had been standing in the frigid wind in my Gazette T-shirt and athletic shorts for half an hour and was next up when I learned I’d have to wait minutes Read More…

Lodi couple hopes to keep pet bear, Ohio hopes to relocate it

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Debbie Gillium just wants her pet bear, named Archie, to be able to live out his days in peace at her home in Lodi. But the Ohio Department of Agriculture is threatening to take the 40-year-old bear and relocate it out of state. Gillium fears that the tranquilizer, coupled with hibernation, might kill the bear. Read More…

Horse put down after Amish buggy accident in Homer Twp.

A horse had to be put down by a veterinarian after a collision between an Amish buggy and a tractor-trailer Saturday afternoon in Homer Township. The buggy was eastbound on Greenwich Road near Pawnee Road about 4:30 p.m. when it was struck by a truck, according to the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Read More…

Black River Schools closed; 4 others starting late

Hazardous road conditions prompted the closing of Black River schools today. Four other Medina County districts — Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland and Wadsworth — delayed the start of classes by two hours. The National Weather Service has posted a hazardous winter outlook advisory for Medina County and 14 other counties across Northern Ohio. Today’s prediction calls Read More…

Legal pot backers in Ohio trickle out details of 2015 vision

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COLUMBUS — The marijuana legalization movement has arrived in Ohio with high-flying ambitions: making it the first state to move from a complete ban to complete legalization with a single vote. ResponsibleOhio is one of two competing legalization campaigns pushing forward in the state. It released further elements of its plan this week, while again stopping short Read More…

Water main break affects pressure Saturday in Brunswick

A water main break on the north side of Boston Road at Pearl Road caused decreased water pressure in Brunswick for most of Saturday. Brunswick Service Director Pat McNamara said the water break happened about 7 a.m. on the Strongsville side of the road, causing Cleveland Water to cut water pressure to the city. Pressure Read More…

A blast of winter is on the way

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook across all of Northern Ohio for the coming week. Up to three inches of snow was expected by this morning and up to a half-inch more predicted by evening. Today’s high will reach only 21 degrees, falling to a low of about 14 tonight. More Read More…

Fatal crash in Liverpool Township

A 28-year-old man died in a one-car crash on state Route 303 in Liverpool Township early Saturday. Michael Setliff, of Elyria, was westbound in a 2003 Honda Accord about 1:15 a.m. when he went airborne crossing railroad tracks, according to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The car went off the left Read More…

Brunswick surprised with $495K

Brunswick city officials will have nearly a half million dollars to spend this year that they didn’t know they had. “It could be used for a variety of things, addressing storm water improvement issues, or filling some of those positions,” City Finance Director Todd Fischer told City Council’s Finance Committee on Thursday. “It’s up to Read More…