November 23, 2014

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Former Amherst woman hopes to expand Angels for Kids Foundation

Shanyn McCourt, center, helps children unwrap gifts during the Angels for Kids Foundation’s Christmas party last year at the House of Praise church in Lorain. PHOTO PROVIDED

SHARON TWP. — A local mother is expanding a charity to provide a Christmas for children who otherwise might not have one. Shanyn McCourt, 35, who moved to Sharon Township from Amherst this summer, is hoping to spread the word in Medina County to grow her charity, the Angels for Kids Foundation. McCourt, through the Read More…

Medina Schools treasurer takes Avon position

Jim Hudson

Medina Schools treasurer Jim Hudson turned in his resignation Tuesday to accept a job with the Avon Schools.
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Bronze plaque with veterans’ names stolen from cemetery

A 300-pound plaque inscribed with the names of 100 veterans was reported stolen last week from Eastlawn Memory Gardens, 2869 Grafton Road, Brunswick. The plaque pictured is not the one stolen but one of four similar plaques.

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police are investigating the theft from a cemetery of a bronze plaque inscribed with the names of 100 veterans. Thieves removed bolts on the 300-pound plaque and carried it out of Eastlawn Memory Gardens, 2869 Grafton Road, sometime between June 20 and Tuesday, when a maintenance worker noticed the theft, according to Read More…

Black River approves new school levy — barely

SULLIVAN TWP. — For the first time in 16 years, voters in the Black River school district approved new operating money — barely. Voters in Tuesday’s primary passed the 8.7-mill, five-year emergency levy by a razor-thin 52-vote margin, 1,280 to 1,228, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Superintendent Janice Wyckoff Read More…

Black River rallies for levy on Tuesday’s ballot

Patrick Hines, industrial technology teacher at Black River High School, displays some of the work his students have done Sunday at a tailgating rally held to support the school district’s 8.7-mill levy on Tuesday’s ballot. (CT photo by Kiera Manion-Fischer.)

SULLIVAN — Patrick Hines is campaigning to keep his job. But he’s not an elected official — he teaches industrial technology at Black River High School. He’s actively supporting the district’s 8.7-mill levy Tuesday’s ballot because, if it fails, he expects to be out of a job. School officials have said that without new money, Read More…

Black River rallies to support May 7 school levy

Black River Schools students rally Saturday in Spencer to support an 8.7-mill levy on the May ballot. (CT photo by Kiera Manion-Fischer.)

SPENCER — About 30 Black River students and parents rallied Saturday in the Spencer village center to support of a 5.9-mill levy on the May 7 ballot. Chuck Scotch, 68, a Homer Township resident, said seniors need to support the community’s children. He said his five grandchildren have graduated from Black River and he wants Read More…

Police search for missing 15-year-old girl

MEDINA — City police are seeking a missing 15-year-old girl, believed to have run away with a 22-year-old man. Jessica Kollar was last seen by her family Thursday, according to a post on the Medina police Facebook page. She is believed to be with 22-year-old Maxwell Leibsla, police said. Kollar has contacted friends saying she Read More…

Man is wounded at gun show in Medina

MEDINA — A 62-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when a pistol accidentally discharged at a gun show at the Medina County Fair Community Center. Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said the shooting occurred about 3 p.m. when a gun dealer was attempting to unload a 9 mm semi-automatic Taurus pistol that he had Read More…

Charge over Facebook post likely to get dropped

MEDINA — The Medina city prosecutor has filed a motion seeking dismissal of a criminal charge against a Columbia Station man who posted a Facebook message cheering on the Newtown, Conn., school gunman. In December, Medina police charged Joseph W. Resovsky, 20, with inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in Read More…

ACLU takes on case of Facebooker who cheered on shooter

MEDINA — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will represent the Columbia Station man arrested after being accused of writing a Facebook post cheering the Newtown, Conn., gunman. Joseph W. Resovsky, 20, was scheduled for an arraignment today in Medina Municipal Court on a charge of inducing panic. But the hearing was canceled after Read More…