March 29, 2015

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Gazette seeks tech enthusiasts who want the Apple Watch, available April 10

A woman holds the Apple Watch Edition during a demo following an Apple event Monday in San Francisco. (AP PHOTO)

Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch — for 18 hours a day. That’s how long the battery will last on an Read More…

Revisions look to make it easier to dispute your credit report

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Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies. The Monday announcement by the agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — comes after months of negotiations between the companies and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Read More…

Man dies as house burns to ground in Westfield Center

A pile of charred rubble sits Monday at 7038 Greenwich Road in Westfield Center. Fire destroyed the two-story residence early Saturday morning. The fire left resident Charles J. Ryder, 60, dead and the homeowner, Kathleen M. Price, hospitalized. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

An early Saturday morning fire in Westfield Center left one resident dead and the homeowner hospitalized. Charles J. Ryder, 60, of 7038 Greenwich Road, died about 5 a.m. as the home owned by Kathleen M. Price burned to the ground. Price was taken to Lodi Community Hospital and transferred to Medina Hospital where she was Read More…

Sister-to-Sister Conference helps build self-confidence for teen girls


A room full of blue and beauty lit up Medina Hospital on Sunday. More than 57 girls ranging in age from 11 to 14 participated with matching blue T-shirts in the 16th Sister-to-Sister Conference. The event had a theme of “Be YOU-tiful Reality” and focused on developing a sense of self-confidence for young women. Pat Read More…

Car makers show off at Cleveland Auto Show

The floor of the IX Center will be displaying the top car models from the world’s best car manufacturers at the Cleveland Auto Show starting today and running through March 17. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The world’s car manufacturers are descending on Cleveland for the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show marking the start of the spring selling season in Northern Ohio. New 2015 models and supercars will debut for spectators — and potential buyers — during the show, which starts today and runs through March 17. “As one of the largest Read More…

Local cable, Internet providers unchanged by controversial net neutrality protections

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The Federal Communication Commission’s recent ruling protecting “net neutrality” will not have any major effect on local cable and Internet providers. “The net neutrality ruling really has no bearing on us,” said David Corrado, CEO of the Medina County Fiber Network. The county-owned network, completed in 2012, includes 151 miles of 144-strand fiber optic cables Read More…

Tornado siren drill at 9:50 a.m. today countywide

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Tornado sirens will sound around the county today as part of a statewide drill at 9:50 a.m. All communities except for Brunswick will sound their sirens as part of the drill. Medina County Emergency Management Agency Director Christina Fozio said the drill is separate from monthly tests and is part of what is called Ohio’s Read More…

Park events for the month of March 2015

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On March 21, the Medina County Park District is offering wagon tours of Maple Valley Farm, a sugar woods owned and operated by five generations of the Fulton family. Participants can view the entire syrup-making process from gathering the sap to boiling and bottling in the sugar house. Tours will begin and end at Buffalo Read More…

Winter refuses to leave Northeast Ohio, high of 41 expected this week


The calendar on Sunday said March arrived, but February didn’t leave without setting another record low Saturday. The National Weather Service at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport reported minus 9 degrees at 7:33 a.m., breaking the record of zero degrees set in 1884. Snowfall totaled 4.4 inches Sunday, raising the total for the season to 64.7 Read More…

Medina sheriff issue Level One advisory for blowing, drifting snow

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Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller has declared a Level One snow emergency in Medina County. A Level One emergency advises motorists to be cautions because roadways may be icy because of blowing and drifting snow. The cities of Brunswick and Wadsworth and Brunswick Hill Township have issued a parking ban on streets to allow plows Read More…