May 28, 2015

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Berea’s National Rib Cook-off 2015

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Enter to win one of 2 pairs of tickets to the Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25)!

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Two commissioners vs. auditor: Email fuels Medina County feud

Mike Kovack

Loren Genson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette Another shot has been fired in the growing feud between Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack and two of the county commissioners. Commissioners Pat Geissman and Adam Friedrick on Tuesday sent a 14-page email to news media and more than 160 people on the commissioners’ mailing list, protesting a Read More…

Where are Amish parents with sick girl? Family gone for month

Loren Genson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette HOMER TOWNSHIP — Neither the 10-year-old daughter who was ordered by a court to continue cancer treatments against her will nor the rest of her Amish family has been seen since at least last month. Sarah Hershberger and her parents, Andy and Anna, were not at their Homer Read More…

Teen’s suicide raises questions about law, school policies

Richard Baab, 48, holds a picture of his son, Deven, whose suicide in November has raised questions about laws and school policies about reporting teens who may be suicidal. (GAZETTE PHOTO BE DAVID KNOX)

Note: This is the main story story in a larger piece, focusing on the effectiveness of laws and school policies surrounding the reporting of teens who may be suicidal. • For resources on who can help if you or someone you know is considering suicide, click here. • To read about the father of Deven Read More…

Schedule A/C Maintenance Before Your Home Requires Cooling

  With summer heat and the high electric bills that come with it, homeowners in the Greater Cleveland area are looking for ways to conserve energy. The first step is A/C maintenance, which should keep your cooling system running efficiently all season long. Scheduling professional service If you want to get a handle on your energy usage, Read More…

Energy Evaluation Basics: What the Blower Door Test Entails

If you live in an older home, or you’ve noticed your energy bills steadily climbing, it may be time for an energy evaluation. Sure, you could go through your homeidentifying potentially leaky areas, but you’ll get better, targeted results with a professional energy evaluation. That’s mainly because a professional job involves the use of a blower Read More…

COLUMN: Surveys on Gazette’s website annoying but necessary

I’ve heard a few complaints — thankfully, very few — about the Google surveys that appeared on The Gazette’s website starting last month. You have my sympathy. I don’t like being asked if I’ve purchased a breakfast sandwich from 7-Eleven in the last four weeks before I can read one of our stories. But a Read More…

10 HVAC Terms to Keep You In the Know Before You Shop

Buying new or upgrading existing heating and cooling equipment for your Northeast Ohio home is a substantial financial investment. Understanding the HVAC terms a professional uses will help you make a more informed decision on equipment that will impact your home’s value and comfort levels and your utility bills. The following 10 HVAC terms are Read More…

Survey: Paying school administrator’s college debt unheard of

David Knox and Nick Glunt | The Gazette A survey of Ohio’s 33 largest school districts failed to find an administrator’s contract with the most controversial fringe benefit awarded Medina Superintendent Randy Stepp — elimination of his old college debt at taxpayers’ expense. Stepp’s three federal student loans, totaling nearly $172,000, were repaid in full Read More…

Furnace Installation — Don’t Do It Yourself

Are you wondering if you should tackle a furnace installation on your own? Read carefully about what is involved for the do-it-yourselfer before moving forward with a furnace installation. Many handy homeowners successfully take on a variety of home improvement jobs, but installing your own heating system is a challenging and complicated project. Precision and technical Read More…