April 1, 2015

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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…

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


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


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

Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address in Wilmington. (AP PHOTO)

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…

Snowmobiler injured, charged after running into barbed wire on private property

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A Spencer snowmobiler who was injured and sustained neck and throat lacerations over the weekend after running into a barbed wire fence on private property is facing criminal charges. Mitchell Parker, 28, was charged with criminal trespassing and could also be charged with DUI because deputies believe alcohol was a factor in the accident, according Read More…

Drugs causing rural, suburban Ohio counties to send more to prison than urban counties

The Lorain County Correctional facility in Grafton is one of the most crowded prision facilties in the state. (2006 AP FILE PHOTO)

Drug crimes are the main cause of a dramatic shift in the number of people being sent to prisons from non-urban versus urban Ohio counties over the past two decades, county officials said. In the early 1990s, two-thirds of everyone sent to Ohio prisons came from six urban counties — Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery Read More…

Bone-chilling record set in Medina County

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Medina County and communities across the state have shivered under record cold temperatures for two straight days. The National Weather Service reported a low of minus 17 degrees at 5:43 a.m. Friday, trashing the old record of minus 3 degrees set in 1968. Thursday’s low of minus 4 degrees tied the record for that date, Read More…