July 24, 2014

Medina
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Medina council moves to replace outdoor pool for about $1M

MEDINA — The city is moving forward with plans to replace its only outdoor pool. Parks Director Jansen Wehrley told City Council’s Public Properties Committee on Monday that the city will advertise for bids on the project of renovating the pool at the end of this week. The pool was closed in 2012 at Memorial Read More…

Ashland man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison. The man, Jordie Callahan, 28, and his girlfriend were convicted in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and Read More…

PHOTOS: Art in the Park draws crowds to Medina’s Public Square

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Medina’s Public Square was packed Sunday afternoon for the annual Art in the Park, sponsored by the Medina County Art League.

Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner talks voting hours

State Sen. Nina Turner, Democratic candidate for secretary of state, shakes hands with Pamela B. Miller, former head of the Medina County Democratic Party who now serves as chairwoman of the county Board of Elections, at a garden party fundraiser hosted by Janice Skeen in Sharon Township on Sunday afternoon. Turner said she would work to expand voting opportunities for Ohioans if elected to office in November. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

SHARON TWP. — State Sen. Nina Turner, who’s on the campaign trail as the Democratic nominee for Ohio secretary of State, stopped by a garden party fundraiser Sunday afternoon. Turner, whose Senate District 25 represents part of Cuyahoga and Lake counties, told the audience of about 30 that, if elected, she would work to restore Read More…

Local cartoonist Tom Batiuk first published in Gazette’s sister paper

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Comic book men drawn in different directions Tony Isabella and Tom Batiuk have a lot in common. As children, they both remember a family member reading the comics to them. As teenagers, they both had a fascination with comic books and spent long hours creating characters and writing comic book storylines. They both published comic Read More…

Local comic book writer Tony Isabella was taught by the best at Marvel

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Comic book men drawn in different directions Tony Isabella and Tom Batiuk have a lot in common. As children, they both remember a family member reading the comics to them. As teenagers, they both had a fascination with comic books and spent long hours creating characters and writing comic book storylines. They both published comic Read More…

Medina mother who died in crash Saturday remembered as ‘fun and goofy’

Corrine Reid, left, with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine, who was known to her family and friends as “Cori” was killed in a single-car crash in Lorain County early Saturday morning. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning as she was driving home from a wedding. Corrine Reid, 25, of the 100 block of North Court Street, died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Cowley Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint on state Route 18 tonight

SHARON TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Medina County OVI Task force, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, beginning at 10 p.m. until 2 p.m. on state Route 18, near Portside Drive, east of the Interstate 71 interchange. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to Read More…

Medina woman dies in single-vehicle crash

Alcohol use may to be blame for a fatal crash in Grafton Township early this morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Corrine Reid, 25, of Medina was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty southbound on Cowley Road at about 2 a.m. when she drove off the right side of the road, according to a Read More…

Gubernatorial hopeful: Local governments getting squeezed

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, Democratic candidate for governor, stopped by the Medina Gazette on Friday afternoon as part of an Ohio tour. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Ohio gubernatorial hopeful Ed FitzGerald stopped by The Gazette on Friday during a tour of Ohio to talk about the impact state budget cuts have had towns and counties around the state. “We’re highlighting the effect of the local government cuts … because local communities continue to struggle to make ends meet and the state Read More…