October 24, 2014

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Attorney General Mike DeWine gives fraud kits to seniors at library

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, left, attends a Wednesday meeting with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who spoke about a new Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkit, at the Medina Library. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited Medina Library on Wednesday afternoon to promote and distribute a fraud toolkit for seniors. DeWine’s Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkits, which were established through a grant obtained by the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Section, have been distributed to more than 700 Ohio libraries. The SAFE booklet and DVD slideshow Read More…

Elected officials call for action against Ebola in Northeast Ohio

John Kasich

Ohio elected officials are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to closely monitor Northeast Ohio after learning that a health care worker, who tested positive for Ebola, traveled by air Friday from Cleveland to Dallas. Gov. John Kasich said the state is using all of its resources to make sure there is Read More…

Kasich takes ride on ‘Christmas Story’ slide at Medina’s Castle Noel

Mark Klaus, owner of Castle Noel and his wife, Dana, help Gov. John Kasich down the slide from the movie “A Christmas Story” on Saturday afternoon during Kasich’s visit to Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Gov. John Kasich stopped by Castle Noel in Medina on Saturday and visited with owner Mike Klaus and his wife, Dana. Kasich, a huge fan of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” purchased a replica of the Moose Mug belonging to Clark Griswold in the film. Kasich said the movie is one of his favorites and during his Read More…

Gov. Kasich campaigns in Medina with less than month before election

Gov. John Kasich hugs Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, of Medina, at Medina County GOP headquarters on Highland Court in Medina on Saturday afternoon. Kasich thanked everyone for volunteering to help with his campaign and encouraged them to keep working hard until the Nov. 4 election. (LOREN GENSON)

Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor stopped by Medina County’s GOP headquarters on Saturday in Medina to encourage volunteers to keep motivated with less than 25 days left until the Nov. 4 election. “We have to win big,” Taylor said as she introduced Kasich. “You can count on us to do our part Read More…

Who will replace Rep. Bill Batchelder: Hambley, Javorek or Depew?

William Batchelder

A retired educator and a county commissioner hope to succeed state Rep. Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits. Republican Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley, of Brunswick, and retired Brunswick teacher Richard Javorek, of Chippewa Lake, a Democrat, won their primaries this spring for the 69th District House seat. Gregg Depew, Read More…

Common Core center of race for Ohio Board of Education seat

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Medina business owner Chris Sawicki promises to shake things up on the state Board of Education if he is elected next month to the 5th District seat. Sawicki, 35, is challenging incumbent Brad Lamb, 40, of Westlake, who was appointed to the board in April by Gov. John Kasich. The two other candidates on the Read More…

State Rep. Hall faces veteran campaigner Riley in General Election

Riley vs. Hall
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Incumbent Republican state Rep. Dave Hall will face off against Democrat James E. Riley for the 70th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives on Nov. 4. Hall, 53, of Millersburg, is running for his fourth and last term because of term limits in the state Legislature. He first was elected in 2008 after Read More…

U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A divided U.S. Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin today. The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from Ohio officials who wanted to delay a judge’s ruling lengthening the swing state’s early voting schedule. Ohioans can vote Read More…

Census: Median income rising in Medina County as poverty rate declines

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Household incomes rose in Medina County last year for the second year in a row since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the Census Bureau reported today. The county’s median household income rose to $66,078 last year, an increase of about $450 from 2012, adjusted for inflation, according to the 2013 American Community Read More…

Elections chief issues early voting hours in wake of federal ruling

Jon Husted

Ohio’s elections chief set a longer early voting schedule ahead of the fall election, while vowing Monday to continue appealing a federal judge’s ruling that led to the new times in the swing state. In a Sept. 4 decision, U.S. District Judge Peter Economus blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered Secretary of Read More…