June 29, 2016

Medina
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Tunnel to Towers 5K raises cash to help veterans

While many runners donned lightweight running gear, some firefighters put on a full 60 pounds of equipment Sunday morning to run in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K. The firefighters said they did so in solidarity and remembrance of the men and women who bravely entered the burning twin towers of the World Trade Read More…

Medina County gathers in 9/11 services, prayers reflect on past decade

MEDINA — Acceptance and remembrance were the goals at the “Remembering 9/11” interfaith service at the Uptown Park gazebo on Medina Square on Sunday afternoon. The Medina Ministerial Association coordinated the service, which included speakers from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, as well as a military chaplain and Mayor Dennis Hanwell. David Anderson, pastor Read More…

9/11: A nation looks back … and moves forward

By Larry Neumeister and Samantha Gross NEW YORK — Determined never to forget but perhaps ready to move on, the nation gently handed Sept. 11 over to history Sunday and etched its memory on a new generation. A stark memorial took its place where twin towers once stood, and the names of the lost resounded Read More…

Marine reserve unit hit hard in Iraq War takes part in Sept. 11 event

COLUMBUS — Veterans of a Columbus-based Marine reserve unit that lost nine members in a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2005 marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at a ballpark in Columbus in one of many public commemorations Sunday throughout Ohio. About a dozen members of the Marines’ Lima Company participated Read More…

Sept. 11 observations scheduled in Medina County

9/11 Remembrance Concert Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, is hosting a Sept. 11 memorial concert 7 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature a military color guard and will honor emergency personnel. For more information, call the church office at (330) 225-3179. Services of remembrance • At 10 a.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church of Read More…

Spencer’s first use of siren will honor Sept. 11

SPENCER — The village’s newly installed emergency alert siren system will blare with a purpose for the first time Sunday, though not to warn community members of an emergency situation. Spencer Police Chief Eugene Rice thought of the idea, and Mayor Tom Ramey gave the Community Fire District permission to sound the sirens four times Read More…

Safety forces say impact of 9/11 terrorist attacks won’t be forgotten

“The United States lost its innocence on Sept. 11, 2001. For the first time in (almost 200 years) we were directly attacked by an enemy on our soil. That feeling will never leave,” Medina Police Chief Pat Berarducci said. “I think 9/11 is as real today as it was 10 years ago … I will Read More…

Local police go to New York to perform at 9/11 memorial events

BRUNSWICK — As members of the Cleveland Police Pipes and Drums band, which plays at funerals for fallen soldiers and law enforcement officers, Medina Detective Don Searle and Brunswick Officer Scott Stewart have seen plenty of sadness. But with that sadness, they said, comes a sense of camaraderie with fellow officers and duty for those Read More…

9/11: Medina Library displays ‘Medina County Remembers 9/11’ project

MEDINA — Doris Booth writes that she and her co-workers were getting some fresh air outside the Brunswick factory where they worked on Sept. 11, 2001, when they heard a plane. United Airlines Flight 93 was overhead in the distance turning around after al-Qaeda terrorists breached the cockpit and took control. “Many of us watched Read More…

9/11: Wadsworth helps after twin towers fell

WADSWORTH — The city was front and center in lending a hand just days after the New York City attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Salvation Army majors Tom and Debbie Grace and volunteer Bill Simmons spent part of early October 2001 in New York assisting with food and beverage distributions. Tom Grace also provided spiritual Read More…