September 30, 2014

Medina
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Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

Road Salt Woes

DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — and that’s if they can even get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter. Read More…

Cleveland Clinic opens Brunswick rehab facility

Leo Mesenger, 3, of Strongsville, makes his way down a set of stairs with the help of Cristina Wells, a physical therapist at the Cleveland Clinic’s newest children’s therapy site in Brunswick. Wells previously worked with Leo at AbiliKids in Brunswick, but the Cleveland Clinic acquired the practice and retained many of the staff and patients. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

The Cleveland Clinic opened a children’s rehabilitation therapy office in Brunswick on Monday aimed at meeting the needs of families who need physical, occupational and speech therapy. The new facility is a branch of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Therapy Services, based at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation in Cleveland. “Typically, a children’s hospital is a Read More…

Thousands attend 42nd annual Woollybear Festival

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VERMILION — Andrew Jackson, a 3-year-old black and white Pomeranian, spends most of his days as a mild-mannered long-haired family dog in North Ridgeville. That was before Sunday, when the dog better known as Jack slipped into a jacket of black faux fur and wispy orange stripes and headed to Vermilion. “It’s been his lifelong Read More…

Love of planes handed down through generations at Wings & Wheels show

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SHARON TWP. — More than 250 classic cars and dozens of airplanes were on display Sunday afternoon as songs like 1966’s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” blasted from a set of speakers by DJ Aloha Phil. Music of 1950s and ’60s set the backdrop to brightly colored automobiles and planes representing the golden era of Read More…

This year’s drive-yourself Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for Oct. 11, 12

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The splendor of autumn in Medina County is never more apparent than during the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968. Scheduled this year for Oct. 11 and 12 from noon until 6 p.m. each day, this year’s drive-yourself tour will take visitors through the county’s southwest townships — Lafayette, Chatham, Spencer, Read More…

Clevelander charged with trafficking in heroin

Richard Clark

A Cleveland man was charged with trafficking in heroin after police said he sold heroin to an undercover officer with children present. Richard L. Clark, 35, was arrested Wednesday after he was stopped by state troopers on Interstate 71 just north of Center Road in Brunswick, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. A Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb expects hard sell for house inspections

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, has asked a Council committee to discuss whether the city should require “point of sale inspections” to ensure homes meet housing codes before being sold. The written request was filed with the Council’s Special Legislation Committee a month ago but no action has been taken, Lamb said. Lamb Read More…

Women’s friendship is a century in the making

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Effie Roshon and her friend Vivah Walters celebrate Roshon’s 105th birthday on Friday at Emeritus at Medina, 100 High Point Drive. Walter will celebrate her 105th birthday next month. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Effie Roshon and Vivah Walters are good friends now, but were perfect strangers for more than 100 years. They first met in 2012 when Roshon moved into the room next to Walters’ at Emeritus at Medina, 100 High Point Drive. When they started to compare stories, they discovered they had a lot in common — Read More…

Medina County continues economic recovery

Medina County’s August labor market report provides evidence of a recovering local economy. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services posted the county’s unemployment rate at 5.4 percent last month, down from 6 percent in July and 6.4 percent in August 2013. The county’s labor force — the total number of residents with jobs Read More…

Federal charges invoked to pressure drug dealers

Federal drug charges are now pending against a Medina man under a new strategy law enforcement officials are pursuing to crack down on repeat drug offenders. Jeimil Henderson, 22, of the 700 block of North Broadway Street, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday on charges of trafficking crack cocaine. Henderson was arrested Read More…