May 24, 2015

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Buckeye Primary Schools students learn seat belt safety at event (PHOTOS)


Buckeye Primary School students received Wendy’s Frosty treats and suckers with inspirational messages on Thursday morning. The event was conceived to raise awareness about traffic safety and to celebrate with children about the approaching summer.

Highland looks to replace three schools, renovate another

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Highland school board members said this week they are looking into taking a levy to voters to raise money to build three new elementary schools. But they note the community will need to be educated about the idea. “We’re very happy with the support we have in the community, but we need to do some Read More…

District baseball championship: Close call stops Wadsworth cold in title game

Wadsworth’s Adam Dennison and his teammates react after losing 5-4 to Walsh Jesuit in the Hudson Division I District final. Wadsworth ends the season 27-1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The stuff fairytales are made of ended in the nightmare of a lifetime. Wadsworth designated hitter Alex Laikos was at the plate Wednesday in the Hudson Division I District championship with his dugout on the edge of pandemonium. The Grizzlies were trailing Walsh Jesuit by one, but the winning run was on first Read More…

Highland, Medina high schools earn silver medals

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Medina and Highland high schools were ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine looked at 881 public and charter high schools around Ohio and more than 21,000 schools nationwide. Highland and Medina high schools were among 138 Ohio schools that received a silver medal. The other Medina Read More…

Medina school bus driver resigns after leaving preschooler unattended

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The Medina Board of Education this week accepted the resignation of a 20-year veteran bus driver who is accused of leaving a sleeping special needs preschooler aboard a bus unattended for a half-hour. Diana Spanower resigned from her position on May 15 and the school board accepted her resignation Monday. When reached for comment Wednesday, Read More…

Raises approved for school administrators in Medina

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Medina Board of Education members approved 2 percent pay increases for administrators Monday. The raises are consistent with the 2 percent increases certificated teachers represented by the Medina City Teachers Association received. The raises are effective with the next school year. Only board member Tracy Givelekian voted against the increase, stating she was staying true Read More…

Mandarin Chinese courses to stay at Medina High School

More than 20 students and parents asked board members to retain the Mandarin Chinese program at Medina High School during a school board meeting Monday. Parents and students applauded the announcement that the program will remain at the high school. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Lessons in Mandarin Chinese will continue at Medina High School next year, but the teacher will move from a full- to part-time schedule. The changes were part of a compromise reached with the Board of Education on Monday night. In April, the board announced it was considering phasing out Chinese as an offering because of Read More…

Baseball districts: Wadsworth won’t look past Brecksville

Nick Bebout

The Wadsworth baseball team believes it has sacrificed too much to allow its season to end tonight in the loaded Hudson Division I District semifinals. Fourth-seeded Brecksville (21-5) will try everything to take down the top-seeded Grizzlies (26-0), with the winner to battle No. 2 Walsh Jesuit (23-3) or No. 3 Hudson (22-6) for the Read More…

Brunswick mom invites horde of teens to pre-dance photo shoot

Karli Arthur and her date Dylan Nieto pose for a photo for friends and family on Friday afternoon before the Brunswick Senior Prom. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Finding the right spot for prom photos can be tricky, and getting all your friends together at one place can be a logistical challenge, too. Karli Arthur, of Substation Road in Brunswick Hills Township, didn’t have that problem before Brunswick High School’s big night Friday. The decision was simple — every one of her friends Read More…

Youths rally in Medina in support of law enforcement

Trevor Satterwaite speaks Saturday to a crowd assembled for a “Sea of Blue” rally in support of law enforcement officers. Participants marched from Medina High School to Medina’s Public Square. Trevor, an eighth-grader at A.I. Root Middle School, helped organize the rally and encouraged young people to come out and show support for local law enforcement. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Youths and law enforcement officers gathered Saturday at Medina’s Public Square for a “Sea of Blue” youth rally organized by A.I. Root Middle School eighth-grader Trevor Satterwaite. The rally in support of law enforcement officers drew hundreds for a walk that was inspired by the “Sea of Blue” rally in Cleveland in December. “It was Read More…