November 22, 2014

Medina
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Cheers & chidings

CHEERS: to volunteers from Medina County Faith in Action, who again lived up to their group’s name by building a wheelchair ramp at the home of a Brunswick senior citizen who recently experienced a stroke. Carpenters donated their time and others stepped up to give money for materials. Faith in Action is always in need Read More…

Dear Mr. President: Here’s the ball. Please throw strikes

By JOHN GLADDEN | Staff Columnist Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your inauguration. No matter how many times I witness it, the peaceful transfer of power never ceases to amaze me — or cause me to be thankful. In this case, however, after Bruce Springsteen goes home and the Capitol custodians have swept up the Read More…

Cheers & Chidings

CHEERS: to Brunswick’s Green Advisory Group and others working to add a local link to a proposed trail system that would connect Medina County to Lake Erie. The project is likely a few years down the road, but it’s a great example of smart regional thinking, in which the whole will provide a benefit greater Read More…

Checking out memories from the Pocketknife Library of Dad

By JOHN GLADDEN | Staff Columnist There’s one thing from my childhood that seems the same as always, yet as different as can be. Growing up in rural Ohio in the 1970s and ’80s, about every man I knew carried a pocketknife. I came to recognize this by sound, as much as anything else. There Read More…

Cheers & Chidings

CHEERS: to local agencies that continue to provide fun and healthy programs for senior citizens despite funding cuts. Statistics show Medina County has one of the fastest-growing senior populations in Northeast Ohio. The cost of providing meals and services has increased, too, meaning the agencies rely more and more on the help of community donors Read More…

Every dog hopes to have its day in the White House

By JOHN GLADDEN | Staff Columnist Scene: A posh hotel suite somewhere in Washington D.C., where President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team are interviewing candidates for White House staff. Obama paces nervously. Obama: OK, what do you have for me? Aide: Last position to fill, sir. The candidates are waiting out in the hall. Read More…

Cheers & Chidings

CHEERS: to Sharon Township’s Connection Church for empowering its congregation to “pay it forward” and help those in the community facing economic challenges. During Christmas Eve services, members of the congregation received envelopes containing $10, along with suggestions for using it to help others connect with Christmas in a practical way — from buying a Read More…

A look at what the great silver bowling ball may hold for 2009

By JOHN GLADDEN | Staff Columnist Not that we’re in a hurry to push the year 2008 out the door or anything, but it’s time once again to look into the columnist’s crystal ball to predict what’s in store for the New Year. OK, so the crystal ball is actually an old bowling ball with Read More…

Cheers & Chidings

CHEERS: to all those who helped save the life of a man who had a heart attack while exercising at the Cloverleaf Recreation Center last week. Art Gittinger, Brian Rice, David Civittolo and Sean Hughes worked to revive the victim, who had stopped breathing. The rescuers utilized an Automated External Defibrillator, donated to the rec Read More…

Cheers & Chidings

CHEERS: to Medina police officers Bryan Wagner and Daryn Winebrenner for leading a free, department-sponsored self-defense course for women. The four-day program taught participants not only what to do if they are attacked, but to listen to their instincts, be more aware of their surroundings and follow safety rules to help them avoid becoming targets Read More…