September 22, 2014

Medina
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‘Juice’ gets loose: Cloverleaf grad scores 1st career touchdown in NFL

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Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk couldn’t have written a better script for his homecoming Sunday afternoon. The former Cloverleaf High standout scored his first NFL touchdown on a 9-yard reception from Joe Flacco — and recorded his first three catches in the league — as Baltimore edged the Browns 23-21 in Cleveland. Juszczyk celebrated his score Read More…

Student videos sought for suicide prevention

The Medina County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is calling on Medina County students to create one-and-two-minute- long videos for the 2014 Stomp Out Suicide Video Contest. Students in grades six trough 12 are asked to create a video educating youth on suicide risk factors as well as how to get help when you or someone Read More…

Medina superintendent stops prayer chain circulating through district

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MEDINA — Medina Schools Superintendent Dave Knight has put a stop to an email prayer chain circulating between well-intentioned district staff members because he was concerned it might infringe on separation of church and state laws. “I personally believe in the power of prayer, but that happens on my own time with my own resources,” Read More…

Cloverleaf ‘lunch lady’ makes cost-effective, high-quality lunches

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Carrie Beegle is taking the quality of food at Cloverleaf Schools up a notch while saving money. Beegle has instituted culinary chef uniforms for staff and improved the quality of food while becoming self-sufficient financially. Despite her accomplishments, she’s often simply referred to as “the lunch lady.” Beegle, Cloverleaf’s food service director, has imposed a Read More…

Wadsworth school district concedes to complaints and mows tall grass

Areas of tall grass and wildflowers in front of Wadsworth High School have been mowed and will be replaced with grass next week. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The five “no mow” areas at Wadsworth High School have been mowed in response to community complaints and grass will be seeded Monday. The Wadsworth Board of Education agreed to keep the “no mow” area behind the middle school, since that area wasn’t drawing as many complaints from the community, Superintendent Andrew Hill said. The Read More…

Medina superintendent: ‘Never satisfied until you’ve got all A’s’

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Medina Schools Superintendent David Knight said while he’s happy with the improvement of the district’s report card, he wants to do better. Knight talked about the report cards, released Friday by the Ohio Department of Education, with the board of education Monday. “We’re very pleased with our progress,” he said. “By virtue of a report Read More…

PHOTOS: Marching bands from across state perform at Medina Band Show

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Medina High’s Musical Bees Marching Band hosted the 18th annual Medina Band Show on Saturday. Also representing Medina County were Highland High’s The Pride of Highland. Seven other bands from around the state performed: Streetsboro High’s Marching Rockets and Lyndhurst Brush High’s Arcs Marching Band (Cuyahoga County), Paineville Riverside High’s Regiment (Lake County), Lucas High’s Read More…

Raising bar lowers grades for some schools despite higher test scores

A change in this year’s state report card means a school district that showed improved test scores could get a lower grade than last year. That’s what happened to three districts in Medina County. In Medina Schools, 79.1 percent of the student passed the fifth-grade science test in the 2013-14 school year — up from Read More…

State grades Medina County schools; most districts get A’s

Medina County did well in the latest state report cards, with six of the seven districts receiving A grades for meeting proficiency tests and graduation rate standards. Only Black River scored lower than the top mark — getting a B for meeting 20 of 24 standards. The district fell short of the required 80 percent Read More…

Athlete: Lawsuit dropped over backlash on social media

A 2013 Medina High School graduate has withdrawn his federal lawsuit charging he was kicked off the basketball team for comments he made on Twitter. , 19, of Medina, said he dropped his suit because of community reaction on social media. Chase Johanson filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Cleveland in late August. Read More…