November 20, 2014

Medina
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Highland agrees to compensation plan for Discount Drug Mart

Highland school officials have agreed to a compensation plan from Discount Drug Mart as part of a 14-year tax abatement planned in Sharon Township. The agreement calls for Discount Drug Mart to pay the school district $3,500 annually over 14 years for a total of $49,000. The Medina County Economic Development Corp. brokered a deal Read More…

Medina nonprofit hosts workshop to modify toys for special needs kids

Elyria High School sophomores William Bailey, 16, and Lindsey Broussard, 15, laugh as their toy begins to sing when they accidentally connected two pieces of wire on Tuesday afternoon. About high school science students volunteered to re-engineer and adapt the toys for students with disabilities during a workshop hosted by Medina-based RePlay for Kids. (KRISTIN BAUER / GAZETTE)

A table full of battery-operated toys sat in a classroom Tuesday at Elyria High School just waiting to be played with, but students who ripped and tugged at the toys’ plush fabric and wiring underneath were not looking to amuse themselves. The nearly 60 sophomore, junior and senior science students had volunteered to re-engineer and Read More…

Medina students to take state-required test online

Medina students will be taking a state-required test online rather than with paper and pencil. Brian Farson, principal of Medina High School, said students will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests on computers. Farson said the students will either sit in a computer lab for the tests or they Read More…

Band Shanren brings Chinese folk music to county

Chinese folk band Shanren performs a traditional tribal greeting song Monday evening at Lodi Library. The band will be at the Buckeye and Medina libraries today and will conduct workshops about traditional Chinese folk music. Shanren will perform at Highland High School on Saturday night. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The band Shanren plays a style of traditional Chinese folk music forged with the sensibilities of rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. The group gave its first of four performances in Medina County at Lodi Library on Monday night. Originally from Kumming, China, the band has gained critical and popular acclaim at major music festivals in Read More…

Top Dog essay contest deadline is Monday for fourth-graders

Fourth-graders have until Monday to enter an essay contest spotlighting their favorite pooch in Medina County. All entrants will receive gift certificates for Dairy Queen ice cream cones, and winners can receive prizes for their dogs, themselves and one of 2015’s first dog tags. “Kids love this contest,” said Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack, whose Read More…

Florida man on walk across country passes through Brunswick

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Steve Fugate has trekked the Appalachian Trail and crisscrossed the country seven times on foot while dragging a cart with a few bags and his tent behind him. As snow was falling Thursday, Fugate, 68, reached Brunswick. He carried a sign high over his head that read “Love Life.” He’s not raising money or looking Read More…

PHOTO: Mock crime scene investigated at Highland High School

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Former Garfield Elementary speech pathologist sues, alleges age discrimination

A former speech pathologist at Garfield Elementary School is suing Medina Schools, alleging she was forced to resign so the district could hire someone younger. Anne Marie Zimmerman, 44, of North Royalton, filed the age discrimination lawsuit Nov. 3 in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Named as defendants are the school board and Karen McGinty, Read More…

Highland network helping family recover after devastating house fire

The community is pulling together to help a Granger Township family of six who lost its home to a fire Sunday night. Andrew and Lisa Dayton, of 1264 Granger Road, had fixed up an old country store into a home for their family, which includes four children. The children attend Highland High School, Highland Middle Read More…

Network helping Granger Township family following house fire

The community is pulling together to help a Granger Township family of six who lost their home to a fire Sunday night. Andrew and Lisa Dayton, of 1264 Granger Road, had fixed up an old country store into a home for their family, which includes four children. The children attend Highland High School, Highland Middle Read More…