April 18, 2015

Medina
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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

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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…

Woman, son rescued from burning home in Lodi

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LODI — Police pulled an elderly woman out of a burning residence on Bank Street at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived at the residence, they saw “billowing black smoke” coming from the house according to the police report. They found an elderly woman and got her out. Lodi firefighters found the woman’s son Read More…

United Way officially launches effort to help jobless Medina County residents

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The United Way of Medina County on Wednesday officially rolled out Employing Medina County — the third area of its revamped funding schedule — by announcing a $150,000 grant from Westfield Insurance. Executive Director Seth Kujat said the grant, which will be disbursed over a three-year period, will fund the program until it is self Read More…

Sub-zero weather expected to continue for Medina County, region

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The three city school districts in Medina County closed again Tuesday morning and the four local districts operated on a two-hour delay because of sub-zero temperatures. Heading into today, the conditions were not expected to improve. The National Weather Service posted a hazardous weather advisory for the rest of the week, with wind chills reaching Read More…

$150K donated to United Way to help jobless Medina County residents

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The Westfield Insurance Foundation has announced a $150,000 donation to United Way of Medina County to run a program that aims to help residents find employment. The donation will be spread over a three-year period, United Way spokesperson Jeanne Hurt said. “Employing Medina County’s goal is to break the barriers that inhibit underemployed and unemployed Read More…

Gov. Kasich presents Spencer couple with Courage Award

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WILMINGTON — A Spencer couple who rescued two people from a burning car Sept. 2 in Lorain County were saluted by Gov. John Kasich during his State of the State speech Tuesday. Brittney and Shane Robinson were driving on Stewart Road in Huntington Township when they noticed the burning the car, which had crashed into Read More…