September 2, 2014

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Montville Twp. man guilty of repeatedly raping teenage babysitter

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MEDINA — A judge found a former Montville Township man guilty Monday morning of raping the family babysitter more than 100 times from 2003 to 2005. Patrick Shank, 47, was charged with 12 counts of rape, first-degree felonies. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler found Shank guilty on three counts of rape and Read More…

Children use Lego blocks to build skills in math, science

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Dozens of young engineers in the making got to try their hands at building whatever they could imagine Sunday with an unlimited supply of Legos, the colorful construction toys from Denmark. The event wasn’t all fun and games. Shannon Simmons, director of Medina’s franchise of Bricks 4 Kidz, said the goal of the program is Read More…

International Fest draws 15,000 to Medina’s Public Square

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The International Fest held on to the title of Medina’s biggest single-day event of the year. The Saturday festival, which ran 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and celebrated international culture with music, food and activities, drew about 15,000 visitors to the square, organizers said. “I think attendance was down a little bit from last year, Read More…

Chippewa resident is Gardener of the Year

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Decades of gardening paid off for a Chippewa Lake woman, who has been named Gardener of the Year by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Gisela Mattingly was awarded the title this month in recognition of her self-taught skills in gardening. “I was stunned,” Mattingly said. “I’m the president of a local garden club and Read More…

Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Mesfin Fekadu | The Associated Press Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage. Beyonce Read More…

Ohio Treasurer Mandel seeks searchable database of state spending

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is hoping to give Ohioans and newspapers a new tool for tracking state spending. Mandel, R-Lyndhurst, is asking for state lawmakers to pass a bill that would put the state’s checkbook online in a searchable database. “The more sunlight we shine on government spending, the more efficient government will be,” he Read More…

Thieves make off with $60K in mattresses

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MEDINA — Three 53-foot long semi-trailers full of newly manufactured mattresses were stolen from a lot across from the Sealy Co.’s Lake Road factory, Medina police say. Sgt. Brett McNabb estimated the value of the mattresses at $60,000. Police recovered one trailer Monday afternoon in Seville, at Friendsville and Seville roads, but no mattresses were inside. Read More…

Tibetan monks to bring message of peace to Brunswick

Monks from the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery take in a view of Berkeley, California. The monks are visiting Brunswick on Wednesday. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

BRUNSWICK — A group of Tibetan monks will visit Brunswick on Wednesday as part of a World Peace Tour aimed at cultural exchange to share their Tibetan traditions with others. Monks from the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery arrived in San Francisco in the spring and have been making their way east on a trip that Read More…

Conviction upheld in Medina bar fight

Nicole Glunt

MEDINA — Appellate judges have upheld the conviction of a Norton woman who was accused of hiding the knife used in an assault at a Medina bar last year. A jury in May 2013 found Nicole Glunt, 28, guilty of evidence tampering and a month later, a judge sentenced her to three years’ probation. Her charge Read More…

Summer projects add respite and recreation at Sacred Heart

This memorial pavilion was donated to Sacred Heart of Jesus School in honor of the late Joe and Lillian Buccitelli, of Wadsworth, parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Community members already are using the 0.2-mile asphalt track around the playground at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Wadsworth, even though it still needs to be striped, Principal Bill Adams said. The Wadsworth Planning Commission approved plans for the track Aug. 11. Mayor Robin Laubaugh said even though the property already is used for Read More…