October 22, 2014

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Medina Schools projects $4M loss in state funding for district

Medina Schools

Medina Schools may need to look for a new funding source to make up for nearly $4 million that could be lost from the state. School district Treasurer David Chambers presented a five-year financial forecast to the Board of Education for its review Monday night. The biggest financial loss involves the tangible personal property tax Read More…

Medina Schools dedicates Waite playground to late teacher

The Sherman family: Dan, Caleb, Loren and Alissa. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The playground at Ralph E. Waite Elementary School will honor the memory of fifth-grade teacher Dan Sherman, who died suddenly in June. The Medina school board approved “The Dan Sherman Playground” Monday night. Sherman, 36, of Montville Township, died of cardiac arrest June 3, after collapsing during a workout at a West Liberty Street gym. Read More…

Brunswick High School’s roof to be fixed after hail storm, tornado

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BRUNSWICK — Three sections of Brunswick High School’s roof will be repaired before winter arrives. The school board Monday night approved a bid of $655,119 from Strongsville-based Professional Roofing Services. The roof was damaged during a hail storm and tornado that struck the city in June. “We were advised it would be better to get Read More…

Another Medina County teacher put on leave in Ebola scare

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Another first-grade teacher in Medina County is on a 21-day paid leave, the incubation period for Ebola. Lori Snoke, who teaches at Valley View Elementary School, was in the same Tallmadge bridal shop at the same time as Amber Joy Vinson, the 29-year-old Dallas nurse who was in Akron earlier this month before being diagnosed Read More…

Highland advisory committee: Elementary schools should be replaced

Highland Schools’ leaders are looking into building three elementary schools to replace the buildings in Sharon, Granger and Hinckley townships. The schools were built in 1922, 1929 and 1949 respectively. The Highland Schools Advisory Committee presented its recommendations to the school board Monday night following a four-month study of the district’s facilities. Kimberly Miller, a Read More…

Sexually explicit photos shared by Highland students?

Medina County sheriff’s deputies are investigating allegations that a group of Highland High School students shared sexually explicit digital photos. Sheriff Tom Miller said the investigation began Oct. 10, that both boys and girls were being questioned, and that several students were subjects in the photos. “It’s an ongoing investigation,” he said. Miller said it’s Read More…

Heritage teacher, at least four others here, monitored for Ebola

MEDINA – Heritage Elementary School will be thoroughly cleaned because one of its teachers was in the same bridal shop in Tallmadge visited by Amber Joy Vinson, the 29-year-old Dallas nurse who was in the Akron last weekend before she was diagnosed with Ebola. The first-grade teacher, Betty Carlisle, a Medina County resident, is on Read More…

Highland Stadium to host its final varsity football game tonight

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Hundreds of former Highland football players hold it dear to their heart, partly because their opponents hated it with a passion. The end of a 55-year era will take place tonight. Nestled on top of a scenic hill in the heart of Granger Township, Highland Stadium will host its final varsity football game before handing Read More…

Teens explore schools, trades at 18th annual career fair

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More than 80 universities, career organizations, trade schools and military organizations gathered Wednesday at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds to help high school students decide what to do after graduation. “Students can go online and get info on colleges, but this gives you a chance to stand face to face and get Read More…

PHOTO: Medina High School students make boats from junk

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Medina High School biology teachers Laura Frawley and Jessica Niemantsverdriet and Spanish teacher Sharon Schorr put on the Junk Boat Float on Tuesday to raise environmental awareness in students. “There are multiple plastic garbage patches floating in oceans around the globe and in many larger lakes, including Lake Erie,” Frawley said. Students had to submit Read More…