August 28, 2015


Community gathers for Medina toddler found dead in crib


They didn’t know Ember Warfel in life. But her death brought them together Sunday night for a prayer vigil in the little girl’s memory. Dozens of pink and white balloons were released into the air at Medina’s Uptown Park for 20-month-old Ember, whose body was discovered in her crib in an empty Medina apartment last week. Read More…

Vigil planned for dead Medina toddler

MEDINA — A group of Medina and Brunswick parents planned a vigil Sunday evening to remember the life of Ember Warfel, a 20-month-old girl who was discovered dead in her crib in an empty Medina apartment Wednesday morning. Ember’s father, 34-year-old Eric Warfel, is charged with abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony, in the girl’s Read More…

Gov. Kasich details new initiatives during State of the State


MEDINA — Gov. John Kasich unveiled new initiatives, including several education reforms, during a joint session of lawmakers Monday night at the Medina Performing Arts Center. Read More…

Democrats, other opponents voice disagreement with Kasich’s policies at State of the State

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MEDINA — Democratic lawmakers and others dissatisfied Ohioans voiced their opposition before and after Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State speech Monday. Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, and likely Democratic challenger to Kasich in November, questioned the Republican governor’s budget priorities. He said Kasich was “counting on Ohioans to forget that he balanced Read More…

Judge accepts resignation of appointed guardian for Amish cancer patient

Andy Hershberger leads family and Amish deacons to a heading at the Medina County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Nick Glunt and Loren Genson The Chronicle-Telegram A Medina County judge Thursday accepted the resignation of a woman appointed to make medical decisions for an 11-year-old Amish girl with cancer whose parents refused to continue chemotherapy. The family at first accepted chemotherapy from Akron Children’s Hospital, but stopped in April because they believed the treatments were Read More…

It’s official: Ganley to challenge Sutton

Car dealer Tom Ganley announced on his Web site today that he will run for the Congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township. Ganley, who had launched a bid for the U.S. Senate this summer, said in a statement on his Web site that he is giving up his Senate run Read More…