October 2, 2014

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Woman who brought a face to health care debate meets president

Natoma Canfield is led away from  the president’s tour bus after meeting Obama in Parma on Thursday. (CT photo by Jennifer Pignolet.)

PARMA — After almost three years as the face of the national health care debate, Natoma Canfield finally came face-to-face Thursday night with the man who made her famous. The Medina Township resident met one-on-one with President Barack Obama after his speech in Parma. “I said, ‘I always knew I was going to get to Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Northeast Ohio woman again in spotlight over ObamaCare

MEDINA TWP. — Natoma Canfield learned the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act when she saw the news scroll across the bottom of a muted television at the grocery store Thursday. A few hours later, she made sure to make it to a television with sound to hear the President Barack Obama give Read More…

Patrol investigation says speed was factor in crash that killed 4 teens

Reconstruction determines car was going 69 mph when crossing rails Read More…

Brunswick mourns as a community

BRUNSWICK — They didn’t have to say anything, but they needed to be together. A group of them gathered on the football field, huddled on the Brunswick “B” on the turf. They lined the hallways and packed the gym and the cafeteria, some crying and hugging, others just being. Brunswick High School students were exempt Read More…

Police: Hunters wander onto Black River school property

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River school buildings were locked down for about an hour Friday after two rabbit hunters were spotted on the property at about 12:30 p.m. Superintendent Janice Wyckoff said deputies from the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office apprehended the hunters without incident, although not before one of them discharged a gun on the Read More…

Black River levy fails; high school busing to be cut, pay-to-play fees coming

SULLIVAN TWP. — High school busing will be cut and pay-to-participate fees are going to jump at Black River Schools following Tuesday’s 7.5-mill levy defeat. Unofficial results show voters in the district that spans three counties — Medina, Lorain and Ashland — rejected the levy by 1,237 votes to 782. Board President Mike Gannon said Read More…

2 women face charges after 118 dogs are removed from home

WADSWORTH — Two women are facing animal cruelty charges after the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized 118 dogs from their Medina County home Friday. Stephanie Moore, executive director of the local SPCA, said 20 charges were filed in Wadsworth Municipal Court on Monday against each of the woman — Read More…