September 16, 2014

Medina
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Bookstores urge residents to read what they want for Banned Books Week

The Library of Congress put together an exhibit of books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit, titled “Books That Shaped America,” included a list of those books that were banned or challenged in the nation’s history. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Throughout U.S. history, some books have been deemed inappropriate for readers — from “Huckleberry Finn” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games.” Next week, Medina County’s only bookstores — Project: LEARN’s BookShelf stores in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth — will promote those “controversial” books with a buy one, get one promotion. Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wadsworth police Friday, Sept. 5 4:29 p.m. — 100 block Maple St., police assisted other agencies in locating a missing child who allegedly was abducted by his father. Police said the father, Adam Garland, 38, 800 block High St., Wadsworth, was arrested on a Pennsylvania Read More…

BREAKING: Tornado Warning issued for Wadsworth

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for eastern Medina County. The service is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Wooster and moving towards Wadsworth, Doylestown and Barberton.  

Wadsworth Schools, teachers union reach tentative agreement

A tentative agreement has been reached for a new contract between Wadsworth Schools and its teachers, school and union officials said. “It still needs to be ratified through the unions and then ultimately it has to come before the board for approval,” Superintendent Andrew Hill said after Monday’s school board meeting. Hill said the agreement Read More…

Treasurer to host tables to find residents’ unclaimed funds

Medina County residents can check if they have any unclaimed funds held by the state at more than a dozen locations this fall and winter, county Treasurer John Burke announced. Unclaimed funds are monies that have been left behind from past deposits or checks uncashed for five or more years. These funds are held by Read More…

Wadsworth residents in gas aggregation program should save on bills

Residents participating in Wadsworth’s gas aggregation program should get a break on their heating bills this winter thanks to a substantial drop in price to $4.25 per thousand cubic feet. “We know that many of our residents appreciate having a fixed rate to depend on and could not be happier that this rate is 52 Read More…

Route 57 to close in Wadsworth Township for culvert replacement

State Route 57, a quarter-mile south of Blake Road in Wadsworth Township, will close today for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen Friday. The suggested detour route for southbound motorists is state Route 162 to state Route 3 and Interstate 76 and back to Route 57. The route is reverse for northbound Read More…

Eyes on the ‘i’ at OSU home opener will be eyes on Wadsworth resident

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For 10 years, 22-year-old Garry Kupfner has been dreaming of the biggest moment in his sousaphone-playing career: The night he dots the “i” in “Script Ohio.” His dream will come true at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio State University’s home opener. “It’s something I’ve wanted for so long,” the Wadsworth resident said. “Knowing that Read More…

Wadsworth school treasurer’s raise halts contract talks with teachers

Teachers in the Wadsworth school district said negotiations with school administrators  have broken down since teachers learned earlier this year that the treasurer received a salary increase. Lori Robinson, co-president of the Wadsworth Education Association, which represents about 250 teachers in the district, said teachers were upset to learn Treasurer Douglas Beeman received a salary Read More…

Wadsworth residents have a bicentennial ball

Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh, of Wadsworth, throws the first pitch to pitcher Kyle Crockett before the Cleveland Indians’ game Sunday. Rasor-Greenhalgh was one of 178 Wadsworth residents who went to the game to celebrate Wadsworth’s bicentennial. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Wadsworth resident Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh had a surprise birthday present Sunday. She got to throw the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians game. “I’m an Indians’ fan,” she said. “It was a lot of fun going out there to throw the pitch. And it just so happened, it was my birthday, too.” Rasor-Greenhalgh was at the Read More…