July 24, 2014

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Clerk of courts rejects HR recommendation, fires deputy clerk

David Wadsworth

MEDINA — Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth has fired Deputy Clerk Cynthia Tyree, rejecting the recommendation of lesser discipline from a county human resources official. Tyree said she received a short letter in the mail Wednesday saying her employment was terminated, effective Tuesday. Tyree was put on paid leave two weeks ago for Read More…

Concertgoer may have fallen down trash chute

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An investigation into a body found Tuesday at the Lorain County Landfill has yielded a possible explanation for Cory Barron’s death: The 22-year-old may have fallen through a garbage chute after a concert at Progressive Field in Cleveland. A manager at the Lorain County Landfill called police Tuesday after workers found Barron’s body about noon. Read More…

City Council calls special meeting to enter Masonic Temple auction

MEDINA — City Council will conduct a special meeting Thursday morning to authorize Law Director Greg Huber to bid on the Masonic Temple, 120 N. Elmwood Ave. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. — less than four hours before the auction will begin. If Council approves the ordinance, it would allow Huber to bid Read More…

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17′s victims

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In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his Read More…

Woman hit in face with rock faces long recovery

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DANVILLE, Pa. — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd’s skull: To keep her alive. After nearly two weeks, including surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged parts of her brain, they are cautiously optimistic. Read More…

Road repairs in the works in Hinckley, Medina townships

Construction crews remove earth beneath Parker Road to replace a culvert that runs underneath the road in Hinckley Township. The road was damaged following flash flooding this spring. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Spring flash flooding has prompted two Medina County townships to take action to repair damaged culverts on roads. In Hinckley Township, road repairs are underway on a washed-out culvert on Parker Road. The road was closed by the Medina County Engineer’s Office following flash flooding on May 13 that made the road dangerous. Township Trustee Read More…

Medina woman facing trial over teenager’s death from heroin overdose

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Loren Genson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette A recovering heroin addict is on trial this week, accused of supplying drugs that killed a 17-year-old Medina High School student two days before she was to graduate last year. Heather Graham, 31, of the 200 block of Medina’s Broken Fence Drive, is accused of providing drugs Read More…

Medina graduate Chad Toocheck overcomes drugs, alcohol to excel

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Chad Toocheck doesn’t remember everything that happened on those nights in late January 2008, but the 2006 Medina High graduate knows this with absolute certainty: They were among the worst of his life. And they also may have saved it. An All-Gulf South Conference wide receiver for the University of West Alabama, Toocheck’s story is Read More…

Lodi Library to close for inspection

The Lodi Library branch of Medina County District Library will close for three days, July 31 to Aug. 2, to allow workers to inspect the original wood beams used in the construction of the building in 2006. District Library Director Carole Kowell said the inspection was needed in connection with the lawsuit filed by the Read More…

Obama’s health care law hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama administration immediately declared that those policyholders would keep getting financial aid for their premiums as it seeks review of the ruling. Read More…