August 23, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
81°F

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…

Former Superintendent Randy Stepp sues Medina Schools ex-board members

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Former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the district and former school board members, accusing them of breach of contract, defamation and invasion of privacy. The new lawsuit, filed in Medina County Common Pleas Court, was expected. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed similar claims contained in a suit filed Read More…

PHOTOS: Summer ends and school returns throughout Medina County

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School is back in session. Check out these photos from the first day back at Sharon Elementary in Sharon Township.

Former Medina Schools superintendent Randy Stepp facing foreclosure

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Former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp is facing another financial hurdle after the bank that holds the mortgage on his Medina Township home, filed a foreclosure suit against Stepp and his wife, Tina, in Medina County Common Pleas Court. The suit, filed on Aug. 12, says Stepp owes FirstMerit Mortgage Corp. $260,769 plus interest on Read More…

Technological hiccups complicate school prep at Claggett

The day before the start of school can be stressful, but the situation is a lot worse without phones and Internet access to schedules, online materials and presentations. That was the predicament facing teachers and staff at Claggett Middle School in Medina. A fiber-optic cable line broke Monday morning, disconnecting phones and Internet service in Read More…

Highland Schools break ground on $8 million sports complex

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School board members shared the job of breaking ground for the district’s new $8 million sports complex with members of the Highland High football team. At a ceremony Monday night in Granger Township, officials said they can’t wait for the community to visit and enjoy the new sports complex at the school when it’s completed Read More…

Phones out but orientation still on tonight at Claggett school

MEDINA — The day before the start of school can be stressful, but the situation is a lot worse without phones and Internet access to schedules, online materials and presentations. That’s the predicament facing teachers and staff at Claggett Middle School today. A fiber optic cable line broke Monday morning disconnecting phones and internet service Read More…

Wadsworth school board: No more ‘no mow’ in front of buildings

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Responding to complaints from residents, the Wadsworth school board has agreed to eliminate the “no mow” areas in front of the high school and other new school buildings. Tall shrubs, grass and wild flowers that haven’t been cut in 2½ years eventually will be replaced with a more conventional grass landscaping. “It just is not Read More…

Medical officials urge parents to vaccinate their schoolchildren

Staff and wire reports The Ohio Department of Health and local medical officials are urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year. Dr. Hanna Lemerman, of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Medina, said getting children all of the vaccines Read More…

Teachers preparing classrooms for start of school next week

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Teachers around Medina County are gearing up to welcome students back to school next week and preparing for orientation meetings with new students and their parents. On Thursday afternoon, Jodie Rubino, a sixth-grade language arts teacher at A.I. Root Middle School in Medina was readying her classroom for orientation meetings. She said she enjoys teaching Read More…