May 31, 2016

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11 states sue Obama administration over transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. It asks a Read More…

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Wadsworth chamber gets update on schools

While acknowledging there’s work to be done, Wadsworth Schools Superintendent Andrew Hill highlighted areas Wednesday where the district succeeds: high school graduation rate and third-grade reading levels. Hill also talked about the new, complex way the state grades school districts in his State of the Schools address to the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce at Read More…

Highland High Schools’ gown change riles up senior

A student’s online article is questioning the color of graduation gowns all Highland High School seniors will wear on their big day Saturday: green. Senior Lindsay Gatsios, chair of the HHS Young Americans for Freedom, wrote the article titled, “Student Take: Highland High School Mandates Gender Neutral Graduation Robes” that was published on www.yaf.org last Read More…

None seriously hurt as Cloverleaf bus, 2 cars wreck near Lodi

A Cloverleaf school bus was involved in an accident with two vehicles at about 1 p.m. Monday at Vandemark Road and U.S. Route 224 in Harrisville Township. Officials said no “apparent serious” injuries were reported. The bus was “in the process of transporting students to school” for afternoon kindergarten, Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said when Read More…

Medina County Sports Hall of Fame: Lumpkin won nine state titles for Bees

Emilie (Rymer) Lumpkin competed in high school gymnastics for three seasons at Medina, meaning she could have medaled a maximum 15 times at the state meet. Lumpkin ended her illustrious, unparalleled career with the Bees with nine gold medals, four silvers and a fourth-place finish, then went on to an outstanding four-year career at the Read More…

High school tennis: Cloverleaf’s Hanna advances undefeated to state tournament

AKRON — Austin Hanna is heading to the state boys tennis tournament with a perfect record. The Cloverleaf junior claimed the Akron Division II District championship Saturday by beating Hawken’s Ryan Leizman 6-2, 6-2. Earlier in the day, Hanna defeated Norton’s Justin Csepe for the fourth time this spring, posting a 6-3, 6-0 victory in Read More…

More Medina County entities join Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s transparency effort

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is encouraging all government entities in the state to join his Ohiocheckbook.com program. The latest in Medina County to join were the villages of Spencer and Westfield Center, Black River school district and Chatham Township. They were on hand Thursday at a media gathering at the Spencer Municipal Building, 109 N. Read More…

Medina Schools chief now on board, starts Aug. 1

The Medina Board of Education unanimously approved hiring Aaron J. Sable as the district’s new superintendent Monday. He signed a three-year contract at the board’s meeting at Medina High School. Sable, 41, will start Aug. 1 and make $137,500 per year. Outgoing Superintendent Dave Knight symbolically passed the baton to Sable at the meeting. “Handing Read More…

Medina Schools superintendent contract set

Aaron J. Sable, the new superintendent of Medina City Schools pending a vote by the Board of Education, will be paid $137,500 a year. The board will vote on the contract Monday during its regular meeting at Medina High School. Sable, 41, is currently the assistant superintendent of Copley-Fairlawn City Schools. He was chosen by Read More…

Police: Parent shows gun in parking dispute at Medina High School

A 44-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon after he allegedly brandished a small handgun during an argument over a parking spot at the Medina High School. Medina Police Sgt. Brett McNabb said the man will likely be charged with aggravated menacing — a first-degree misdemeanor. The man, whose name wasn’t released pending charges, is being Read More…