October 24, 2014

Medina
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County hires Solon company to make $3M in repairs

A Solon company has won a $3 million contract to make Medina County’s 12 administrative buildings more energy efficient. County Administrator Chris Jakab said seven companies were interested in the contract, but the county narrowed the search to Gardiner Services of Solon. Gardiner, which specializes in energy, building, and heating and air conditioning services for Read More…

Craig Allyn Backus

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Craig Allyn Backus, 63, of Lodi, passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 13, 2014, at his home. He was born January 17, 1951 in Akron, to Chester and Janice Everhart Backus. He graduated from Mogadore High School in 1969 and later served with the U.S. Air Force for three years. He joined the Medina Police Dept. Read More…

Medina Hospital prepares for possibility of Ebola patients

The Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital is taking precautions after a Texas nurse who visited her family in the Akron area this month later was diagnosed with Ebola. Amber Joy Vinson, 29, was one of the nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who had treated a Liberia man who died from Ebola on Oct. 8. Vinson, Read More…

Appeal declined for Elyria man barred from procreating

Taylor Asim

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Elyria man who has been barred from having more children until he pays child support for the children he already has. The decision, handed down last week without explanation, leaves in place the order governing Asim Taylor’s reproductive future that Lorain County Probate Read More…

Teens explore schools, trades at 18th annual career fair

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More than 80 universities, career organizations, trade schools and military organizations gathered Wednesday at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds to help high school students decide what to do after graduation. “Students can go online and get info on colleges, but this gives you a chance to stand face to face and get Read More…

Elected officials call for action against Ebola in Northeast Ohio

John Kasich

Ohio elected officials are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to closely monitor Northeast Ohio after learning that a health care worker, who tested positive for Ebola, traveled by air Friday from Cleveland to Dallas. Gov. John Kasich said the state is using all of its resources to make sure there is Read More…

Texas nurse with Ebola virus visited family in Tallmadge

A Texas nurse’s Ebola diagnosis after a visit to Ohio led to public health alerts, precautions and worries Wednesday as officials tried to determine who had close contact with her and keep the illness from spreading. Officials in Summit County, where the woman visited family over the weekend, said one individual in Ohio who had Read More…

PHOTOS: A Cupcake a Day wins 1st place in Medina Scarecrow Contest

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Main Street Medina and Boyert’s Greenhouse announce the winners of the 2014 Medina Scarecrow Contest are: 1. A Cupcake A Day; 2. Medina Kennel Club; 3. Perfectly Charming; 4. The Raspberry & The Rose; 5. Chill artisan ice cream. The winning businesses will receive a gift certificate from contest sponsor Boyert’s Greenhouse. Nearly 40 community Read More…

Medina men indicted for involvement in theft of North Court gun store

Farnsworth & Flemming

Two Medina men are facing mandatory prison sentences if convicted on charges accusing them of involvement in a theft of guns worth thousands of dollars from a Medina gun shop. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were indicted last week on charges of receiving stolen guns and having weapons illegally, fourth- and third-degree felonies. Read More…

How Ebola spreads: Contact with symptomatic person’s bodily fluids

Ebola Congo

When is Ebola contagious? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. How does Ebola spread? Through close contact with a symptomatic person’s bodily fluids, such as blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen. Those fluids Read More…