May 26, 2016

Medina
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Masons flower sale includes arts and craft show in Lodi

Colorful flower blooms are blanketing the heavily shaded block of Lodi Square through Saturday, thanks to Masons from Harrisville Lodge No. 137 in Lodi. The Masons have been holding the annual flower sale for a decade. This year, the fundraiser, which runs 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day, kicked off Thursday morning, along with a Read More…

Fire damages Qualiform Inc. in Wadsworth

A Wednesday night fire at Wadsworth’s Qualiform Inc. caused about $100,000 in damages. No one was injured in the blaze that was reported at 10:20 p.m. at 689 Weber Road. The scene was cleared at 1:45 a.m. Thursday morning after Seville, Rittman, Chippewa and Sterling fire departments were called to assist Wadsworth’s 16 firefighters. Qualiform Read More…

More Medina County entities join Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s transparency effort

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is encouraging all government entities in the state to join his Ohiocheckbook.com program. The latest in Medina County to join were the villages of Spencer and Westfield Center, Black River school district and Chatham Township. They were on hand Thursday at a media gathering at the Spencer Municipal Building, 109 N. Read More…

Veteran CBS newsman Morley Safer dead at 84

NEW YORK — Morley Safer, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans’ view of the war, died Thursday, according to Kevin Tedesco, a CBS News publicist. No Read More…

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Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian plane; no survivors found

CAIRO — An EgyptAir jetliner bound from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, and Egypt’s aviation minister said the disaster was more likely the result of a terrorist attack than a technical problem. There were no immediate signs of any survivors. EgytAir Flight 804, an Airbus A320 Read More…

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BREAKING: Supreme Court punts on birth control dispute between Obama administration, faith-based groups

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rid itself Monday of a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control. The court asked lower courts to take another look at the issue in a search for a compromise. The justices issued an unsigned, unanimous opinion in a case over the arrangement devised by Read More…

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Two-day ‘Sea of Blue’ tribute begins in Medina Public Square

“Sea of Blue” began Friday night on Medina Public Square with an hourlong candlelight vigil with speakers giving tributes to the work and sacrifices of law enforcement personnel. It is the second year for the two-day event, which began last year as an idea of Medina High School freshman Trevor Satterwaite, who was then an Read More…

Probation given for pill theft; former pharmacy worker struggling with addiction, attorney says

A former Wadsworth pharmacy worker was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday for stealing pills. Kristina Barnes, 35, of Wadsworth, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and four counts of theft of drugs, all fourth-degree felonies. If she violates probation, she could spend 18 months in prison. Read More…

Police levy to be sought again in Brunswick Hills Township

The third time’s the charm — or so Brunswick Hills Township trustees hope. The township plans to put another police levy on the ballot in November, following two prior attempts that were voted down. “We’re all unofficially in agreement that it needs to go on the ballot,” Trustee John Witthuhn said. Township fiscal officer Katherine Read More…

Defendant in meth bust claims rights violated

A man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine contested his indictment in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Jason Cubic, seeking to represent himself, argued his indictment did not include probable cause, which he said violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The 36-year-old Brunswick man is facing one first-degree felony, manufacturing drugs; Read More…