November 20, 2014

Medina
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Network helping Granger Township family following house fire

The community is pulling together to help a Granger Township family of six who lost their 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…

Ohio WWII veteran fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ after earning Bronze Star

Rupert "Twink" Starr

Like thousands of other young men in the 1940s, Rupert Starr joined the Army, fought overseas and saw his share of hardship, including several weeks as a German prisoner of war. He returned to Ohio with a Bronze Star and a secret. Not until his service as a military man was needed once again — Read More…

Brunswick man gets 9 years in prison in church fraud case

A federal judge has sentenced a Brunswick man to nine years in prison for his role in defrauding a church credit bureau of millions in loans. Svetislav Vujovic, 42, was convicted of receiving more than $3 million from the Eastlake-based St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union in exchange for cash payments to the credit union’s Read More…

Burglary case still going after five years, two verdicts, two appeals

Matthew Hartman

The five-year-old case of a Harrisville Township man accused of trespassing on some friends’ property while armed with a gun has seen little progress since a judge in the case recused himself a year ago. A jury has twice found Matthew Hartman, 45, guilty of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony. But the 9th District Court Read More…

Medina Council finance committee OKs deal with police dispatchers

Medina City Council’s finance committee approved a new contract with police dispatchers to avoid going to arbitration with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. The amended agreement for the city’s 10 dispatchers follows the same contractual changes agreed to with the city’s patrol officers and sergeants with a few exceptions. The dispatchers did not get their Read More…

Tax tool worries Brunswick officials

Brunswick City Council members and Brunswick Schools officials voiced concerns Monday over a proposed development tool that could be used to do road repairs on Skyview Drive. Council members are considering creating a tax increment financing district, or TIF, on Skyview Drive at the site of proposed apartments on the north side of the road. Read More…

Rotary flying flags throughout Medina businesses, schools, cemeteries

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More than 180 American flags line various businesses, schools and cemeteries throughout Medina today thanks to the Medina Evening Rotary Club. This Veterans Day is the first time the club is presenting its Parade of Flags, but more are planned in the years to come. “More than 2,500 people have ordered flags since the original Read More…

Voters may decide social services levy in May to fund agencies

Medina County commissioners are considering a combined social services levy for the May ballot. If voters approve it, the county would be only the fourth in Ohio to finance multiple social service agencies with a single property tax. The three counties that have consolidated social services levies are Cuyahoga, Montgomery and Wood. The proposed 0.85- Read More…

There’s a new name for comfort in Medina

The area around Medina’s new public restrooms now has a name: Bicentennial Commons. City Council’s finance committee voted unanimously to approve the name and a preliminary landscape design Monday. The project, on the northeast corner of North Court Street and Public Square will be done in stages through June. The plans include a fountain, grass Read More…

County has year to decide long-term plan for recycling center

The Medina County Central Processing Facility will be run as a waste transfer station for a year while the county decides on a long-term plan for the facility. County Commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to advertise for bids from companies interested in operating the facility as a transfer station that would ship the county’s trash to Read More…