March 3, 2015


After state changes formula, missed school no longer means calamity

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So far this year, students in the Black River school district have missed 10 days of classes because of the bitter winter. On five more days, classes were delayed two hours. But the students may not have to make up any lost instructional time. In fact, Black River could cancel classes for another 10 days Read More…

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

In this 2009 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek,” poses for a portrait. Nimoy died Friday in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP PHOTO)

LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy. He was 83. Although Read More…

Buckeye principal returns after allegations of sexual harassment

Chuck Vrabel

Buckeye High School Principal Charles “Chuck” Vrabel returned to school on Wednesday after a 10-day leave while the district investigated sexual harassment charges brought by a teacher. The investigation was completed Wednesday afternoon, and Vrabel was given two days without pay. Superintendent Brian Williams said a complaint was brought to his attention by a female Read More…

Medina woman fixes winter blues with colorful yard art (PHOTO)


Angie Kovacs has had enough of winter. Using spray paint, Kovacs drew flowers on her snow-covered front lawn on Damon Drive in Medina. “It’s springtime at my house!” she wrote on Facebook. “My husband is convinced I’ve lost what was left of my mind. But I don’t care! It made me smile.” She said she Read More…

Medina to seek grant to fix culverts on Guilford Boulevard

Yellow caution tape has stretched around a portion of sidewalk on Guilford Boulevard southwest of East Smith Road for more than two years. A grant that the city of Medina will apply for Sunday would repair the culverts underneath the sidewalk with a goal of reopening it by early next year. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A deteriorating sidewalk on Guilford Boulevard, just southwest of East Smith Road, could receive a much needed improvement. A Municipal Bridge Program grant application to fix the sidewalk will be submitted to the state Sunday after City Council approved a resolution from City Engineer Patrick Patton with an emergency clause. “It has not failed yet Read More…

Kids ‘Get Gross’ at messy Medina Library event (PHOTOS)


Kate Dawson, 9, above, shows off slime to her twin sister, Lauren, at the Medina Library on Thursday afternoon. The two participated in the children’s event “Get Gross” along with brother, Jack, 10, and sister Maddie, 6. A collection of books about the topic of gross things was available at the Medina Library on Thursday Read More…

PHOTO: Driver uninjured in icy crash in Medina on Thursday

Driver Nicole Slowey, 24, was not injured in the crash. She and her dog were helped from the rear of the vehicle by a passerby, Frank Frazee. He said he was traveling south on North State Road when he saw Slowey’s vehicle in front of him swerve to the right. “I think she started to slide and turned right to try to avoid hitting anyone,” he said. “But then she hit the snowbank and it was so frozen solid that she sort of went right up the side and turned her car over. It was almost in slow motion how it happened.” He said he and a passenger wanted to help. “We’re going to be late to work today, but somebody needed help and someone had to do it.” (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A one-vehicle crash about 7:25 a.m. Thursday left a car on its side and vehicles backed up on North State Road near West Liberty Street in Medina.

Pair gets two years each in Medina gun store robbery

Mason Farnsworth, left, and Brandon Flemming

Two Medina men received prison sentences Thursday for their part in a theft of almost 20 firearms from a North Court Street gun shop in September. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were sentenced to two years each on Thursday after accepting plea deals in January. Both were convicted of receiving stolen firearms, a Read More…

Local doctors back Ohio House bill to expand Narcan access

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A proposal to allow friends and family members of an addict to gain access to a heroin-overdose antidote drug has the support of local doctors. The bill is being considered in the Ohio House and gained approval from the Health and Aging Committee on Wednesday. Under the proposed law, pharmacies would be able to distribute Read More…

Landmark net neutrality rules win FCC approval in party-line 3-2 vote

Tom Wheeler

WASHINGTON — In a landmark decision for the future of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic. The new rules prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating against legal content flowing through their wired or wireless networks, such as by charging websites for faster delivery of Read More…