March 2, 2015

Partly sunny

Scouts, community raise funds for York Twp. farming family


Boy Scouts, farmers and other community members from Buckeye Schools turned out at a series of events over the weekend to raise money for the family of York Township farmer William Bihn, who was killed in a car accident in Lorain County on Feb. 20. During basketball games on Friday night, families sold baked goods Read More…

After state changes formula, missed school no longer means calamity

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So far this year, students in the Black River school district have missed 10 days of classes because of the bitter winter. On five more days, classes were delayed two hours. But the students may not have to make up any lost instructional time. In fact, Black River could cancel classes for another 10 days Read More…

Buckeye principal returns after allegations of sexual harassment

Chuck Vrabel

Buckeye High School Principal Charles “Chuck” Vrabel returned to school on Wednesday after a 10-day leave while the district investigated sexual harassment charges brought by a teacher. The investigation was completed Wednesday afternoon, and Vrabel was given two days without pay. Superintendent Brian Williams said a complaint was brought to his attention by a female Read More…

Judge rules against voiding former Medina superintendent Stepp’s contract

Randy Stepp

A visiting common pleas judge has dismissed a request that former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp’s contract be declared void. The ruling was in a case that tied together a number of suits and motions in Medina County Common Pleas Court in August. Attorney J.R. Russell had accused the Medina school board of violating open Read More…

Sub-zero weather expected to continue for Medina County, region


The three city school districts in Medina County closed again Tuesday morning and the four local districts operated on a two-hour delay because of sub-zero temperatures. Heading into today, the conditions were not expected to improve. The National Weather Service posted a hazardous weather advisory for the rest of the week, with wind chills reaching Read More…

Brunswick Schools pulls levy because Ohio to award more funding

Mike Mayell

The Brunswick Board of Education on Monday voted to remove a nine-year, 5.9-mill emergency levy from the May ballot. The move comes after preliminary estimates from Gov. John Kasich’s office show the district is slated to get $5.1 million more funding over the next two years. “We will not be on the ballot this May,” Read More…

Sub-zero cold shuts city schools, delays others

The tempurature at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday displayed on the Third Federal Saings and Loan sign, 4018 Medina Road, Medina Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina County’s three city school districts — Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth — closed today because of sub-zero wind-chill factors this morning. The start of classes was delayed two hours at the county four local districts: Black River, Buckeye, Cloverleaf and Highland. Classes also were called off at the Medina County Career Center and the Medina Read More…


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The following closings have been reported for Friday, Feb. 20 Black River Local School District Brunswick City Schools Buckeye Local Schools Cuyahoga Community College – Brunswick University Center Cloverleaf Local Schools Highland Local Schools Medina City Schools Wadsworth City Schools  

Contract penned for Medina Schools support staff

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Medina Schools has reached an agreement on a new three-year contract for support personnel. The contract for the approximately 350 members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 305 calls for a 1.75 percent raise the first year and 2 percent races the remaining two years. The union agreed to increase the employees’ Read More…

PARCC exams stir controversy, confusion between parents, administrators

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Students across Medina County started the new state-required testing this week, but Medina eighth-grader Ian Rose wasn’t one of them. His mother, Callie Rose, chose to exempt Ian and his siblings, sixth-grader Branden and fifth-grader Olivia, out of the exams. “I sent the opt-out letter in today,” Callie Rose said Tuesday. “It’s been sitting on Read More…