September 19, 2014

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Medina superintendent: ‘Never satisfied until you’ve got all A’s’

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Medina Schools Superintendent David Knight said while he’s happy with the improvement of the district’s report card, he wants to do better. Knight talked about the report cards, released Friday by the Ohio Department of Education, with the board of education Monday. “We’re very pleased with our progress,” he said. “By virtue of a report Read More…

Hinckley Twp. couple designs disc golf course for Medina’s new park

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A new disc golf course is being carved out of the woods along the south side of the Champion Creek multipurpose trail as part of Medina’s new Stanbery and Maxine Nichols Park. The 11-basket course, which can be accessed from the parking lot of Sam Masi Park on Gates Mills Boulevard, off Shaker Drive and Read More…

Brunswick, Brunswick Hills Twp. on team-up: ‘We have to work together’

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Three years after a tense bus ride highlighted divisions between Brunswick city and Brunswick Hills Township officials, representatives from the two groups came together Monday to renew talks on working together to improve economic development on Pearl Road. The infamous bus ride along Pearl Road was meant to bring the two sides together to find Read More…

Bookstores urge residents to read what they want for Banned Books Week

The Library of Congress put together an exhibit of books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit, titled “Books That Shaped America,” included a list of those books that were banned or challenged in the nation’s history. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Throughout U.S. history, some books have been deemed inappropriate for readers — from “Huckleberry Finn” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games.” Next week, Medina County’s only bookstores — Project: LEARN’s BookShelf stores in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth — will promote those “controversial” books with a buy one, get one promotion. Read More…

Elections chief issues early voting hours in wake of federal ruling

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Ohio’s elections chief set a longer early voting schedule ahead of the fall election, while vowing Monday to continue appealing a federal judge’s ruling that led to the new times in the swing state. In a Sept. 4 decision, U.S. District Judge Peter Economus blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered Secretary of Read More…

Brunswick Hills Twp. trustees approve $900K to buy fire trucks

Brunswick Hills Township trustees have approved the purchase of two fire engines at a cost of $941,715. The two new Sutphen S6 Fire Engines, from Dublin, Ohio, will replace a 23-year-old Pierce engine that is out of service and a 13-year-old E-One ladder truck. The ladder truck will be sold and the Pierce engine will Read More…

Ice Bucket Challenge set to splash tonight in Medina’s Public Square

An ALS ice-bucket challenge aimed at circling Medina’s historic Public Square is set for tonight. Everyone is invited to participate — the only requirement is to bring a bucket — but the goal is to raise money for ALS research, so a $10 donation is requested. Set-up and bucket filling will begin at 5:30 p.m., Read More…

PHOTOS: Marching bands from across state perform at Medina Band Show

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Medina High’s Musical Bees Marching Band hosted the 18th annual Medina Band Show on Saturday. Also representing Medina County were Highland High’s The Pride of Highland. Seven other bands from around the state performed: Streetsboro High’s Marching Rockets and Lyndhurst Brush High’s Arcs Marching Band (Cuyahoga County), Paineville Riverside High’s Regiment (Lake County), Lucas High’s Read More…

From teen years to adulthood, still a Beatlemaniac after five decades

Nancy Johnson, left, as a 13-year-old, with her best friend, Virginia Mayor, also 13, at the Beatles’ first concert in Cleveland on Sept. 15, 1964. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

My mother, Kay Lucarelli, discovered the Beatles. Like a modern-day Paul Revere, she heard the rumbling of the British Invasion long before it reached our shores. “This is going to be important,” she said, flicking on the TV so I could watch a clip of the Beatles on the Jack Paar show in January 1964, Read More…

Race commemorates fallen first responders who died in 9/11 attacks

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More than 400 people, including two dozen local firefighters in full work gear, participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk on Sunday in Medina. The event honors the memory of Stephen Siller, a New York firefighter, who ran through the 1.7-mile-long Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center, where he Read More…