May 5, 2016

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Naturalization applications leap amid fears of Trump presidency

MIAMI — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from his native Colombia, becoming eligible for citizenship in 1990. But with Donald Trump Read More…

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Oakland Raiders draft Hinckley Township native

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette The Oakland Raiders made a surprising move Saturday, moving up in the draft to take Michigan State quarterback and Hinckley Township native Connor Cook with the second pick of the fourth round. Oakland is well set at quarterback with starter Derek Carr, but Cook provides them a potential Read More…

Local eyes fixed on Spectra gas pipeline explosion

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette Officials from Spectra Energy said Sunday that family members from six of nine evacuated households in western Pennsylvania have been able to return to their residences following a natural gas pipeline explosion. Officials in Westmoreland County, Pa., said the 30-inch Texas Eastern transmission line burst open around 8:15 Read More…

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…