April 20, 2014

Medina
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PHOTO: GOOD FRIDAY MASS

Parishioners fill the pews at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Good Friday for the Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion. On Easter Sunday, two of the parish’s Masses will be held at the Medina Performing Arts Center — at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Feral cat program in the works

Kristina Miller, of Brunswick, shows off the 5-year-old Maine Coon cat named “Ferris” she adopted from the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Friday. SPCA workers said the cat was abandoned last week in the parking lot at Buehler’s, in Wadsworth. All adult cats age 1 or older cost $20 to adopt. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — An anonymous animal lover’s donation could help a local agency start to solve the county’s feral cat problem. Stephanie Moore, executive director of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said the donor gave her $500 federal income tax return toward the formation of a trap-neuter-release program to help Read More…

Walk to raise awareness for teen suicide prevention

MEDINA — Medina Schools, along with other community sponsors, is hosting an “Out of the Darkness” Campus Walk, part of a national fundraising campaign aimed at preventing teen suicides. “We’re doing this because our students are really looking for a way to support suicide prevention,” said Kris Quallich, director of education services at Medina High Read More…

Ohio bridge partnership discussion set for Monday

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and the Ohio Department of Transportation will host a bridge partnership discussion 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Medina County Highway Facility, 6100 Wedgewood Road. During the discussion, Taylor will highlight the $8.4 million in local bridge improvement projects in Medina and Lorain counties.

Man describes convincing alleged shooter to give up gun

A Cleveland Heights man who convinced a shooting suspect to turn himself in Tuesday night credits his training as a safety officer in Cleveland Schools. Eric Simpkins said he met 22-year-old Gregory Prince, of Cleveland, at a McDonald’s in Brunswick where Prince gave Simpkins his weapon following a reported shooting about 7:30 p.m. at Ray Read More…

Students learn lessons about their first car

Medina senior Maddy Hartline, 18, checks in with Same Rae, a AAA travel consultant, during a safety check Thursday morning at Medina High School.  (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

More than 150 Medina High School students had their cars inspected by AAA employees Thursday morning as part of a safety initiative sponsored by the automobile association. The number of student vehicles inspected doubled the state record for the event, said Kimberly Schwind, a representative for AAA who helped organize the inspection. “It’s a free Read More…

Brunswick road levy discussion Tuesday

BRUNSWICK — Residents are invited to a town hall meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 4095 Center Road, to discuss the road levy on the May 6 ballot. There will be a PowerPoint presentation on the 10-year, 1.2-mill levy followed by a question-and-answer session. Members of City Council and the administration will be Read More…

Arbor Day thrives with essays

Ella Canavan Elementary Principal Brian Condit talks about his winning third-graders, from left, Paris Pasadyn, Clair Kolesar and Sydney Gannon, at the 32nd annual Medina Kiwanis Club Arbor Day luncheon Thursday at Williams on the Lake. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Medina Schools third-graders carried on the city’s Arbor Day tradition Thursday at Williams on the Lake. The 32nd annual Medina Kiwanis Club Arbor Day luncheon brought students from the eight elementary schools in the city to share their Arbor Day school projects with city officials, Kiwanis Club members and community leaders. Mayor Dennis Read More…

Brunswick man pleads not guilty in standoff case

MEDINA — A Brunswick man with a criminal history who barricaded himself in his home March 21 pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of resisting arrest and inducing panic. The felony charges against 22-year-old Luke Pfeiler could land him in prison for up to three years if he’s convicted. He’s also charged with misdemeanor domestic Read More…

Warrant issued for man who broke jail window

MEDINA — A judge issued an arrest warrant for a 20-year-old Florida man who failed to show up Thursday for his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to breaking a window at the Medina County Jail. It was the second hearing missed by Ivan Ray IV, of Freeport, who’s free on a personal recognizance bond after Read More…