July 29, 2014

Medina
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Nathan Stallard, Ciara Farnsworth named Medina County fair king, queen

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Nathan Stallard and Ciara Farnsworth were named Medina County Fair’s King and Queen Monday night. “Unimaginable,” Farnsworth said about winning the competition. “I am overwhelmed, shaking and crying.” Farnsworth will be a sophomore at the University of Akron. Stallard will be a senior at the Medina County Career Center. Four young men and nine young Read More…

Sales tax revenue distributed to schools

MEDINA — Medina County commissioners have approved the distribution of $2.6 million in second-quarter sales tax revenue to local schools. The money is from the 0.5 percent sales tax earmarked for capital improvements that voters approved for schools in May 2007. County Finance Director Scott Miller said the amount is 3.1 percent more than was Read More…

Lunch to cost more for students of Medina Schools

Medina Schools students will pay 25 cents more for lunch this upcoming school year. Elementary lunches will be $2.50 and middle and high school meals will be $2.75 for regular menu lunches or $3 if students want a different entree or side items not on the menu for a particular day. Breakfast went up to Read More…

Educational Service Center interviewing for new treasurer

The Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center is interviewing candidates for treasurer. Board members interviewed three applicants during a special meeting Monday evening at the board offices and will conduct another special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today to interview two others. Superintendent William Koran said these are only the first round of interviews. “After we Read More…

Brunswick school board approves contracts, lunch price hike

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick school board took action on a number of housekeeping items Monday in preparation for the new school year, which begins in less than a month. This will be the second year the district plans an “early start” with students in grades one to 12 going to class on Aug. 18 and Read More…

Medina Schools buys $300K worth of Apple laptops for hands-on learning

The Medina school board expanded the district’s Project-Based Learning program by agreeing Monday to buy 265 Apple laptop computers at a cost of $300,729.60. The price includes AppleCare Protection Plans for each of the MacBook Pros and eight Bretford Mobility Carts. Last year, the school board agreed to pay $228,619.70 to lease 190 MacBooks for Read More…

High school reporter: Brunswick mom finds college studies rewarding

It took Arlena Lockard quite a few years before finding the time and the opportunity to begin her college studies. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Cheyenne Wurm | BEAT Reporter When students graduate from high school, many go on to college to extend their education, head into the workforce or begin a family without any break. But some experience some challenges along the way. Arlena Lockard was one of those students. After graduating high school, Lockard enrolled in Early Childhood Read More…

PHOTOS: Summer education program uses baking recipes to teach math

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A summer education baking class, which uses recipes to teach math, is part of the Summer Reinforcement Program at Medina’s Northrop Elementary School. The program, funded primarily by the United Way of Medina County and established in 1974, is open to all children in the county. For more information, call (330) 725-5311, (330) 769-3186 or (440) Read More…

Magistrate: Randy Stepp’s lawsuit doesn’t belong in federal court

A federal magistrate has recommended the dismissal of a challenge to the Medina school board’s decision to rescind the contract of former Superintendent Randy Stepp. Stepp filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Cleveland in May 2013, alleging breach of contract, defamation and invasion of privacy. In October, the school board voted to terminate Read More…

Medina school board considers calendar changes

MEDINA — Board of education members heard proposed changes to the school calendar for the next three years during a work session Monday. “We have just four weeks before the start of school. For staff member to adequately plan, there are some changes that they would to know about,” Superintendent Dave Knight said. The board Read More…