Medina Schools bus drivers ready to report motorists who pass stopped school buses

MEDINA, Ohio — The problem of drivers passing stopped school buses is not as big a problem in Medina County as it is in neighboring counties. Cuyahoga County leads the state in the number of convictions for drivers passing stopped school buses between 2010-12, with 374. Next on that list is Summit County with 321. […]

Farmer questions policy at Medina Square Farmers Market:Letters to the editor

To Whom it may concern, View full size My name is William Staufer, I am life long proud resident of Medina. I have been doing the Medina Square Farmers Market for one month. Uponpacking out last time, I was informed by the market Co-manager KeithWilliams that he will no longer allow me to sell my […]

Medina County officials discuss keys to regional development plan

MEDINA, Ohio — A planning group working on regional development and soliciting feedback from residents plans to unveil in September recommendations for future development across Northeast Ohio. Jon Benedict of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, which has been working on the Vibrant NEO 2040 planning process, said the group will not endorse any one […]

Berea Rec is offering Scuba diving classes: Community Voices

City of Berea  BEREA, Ohio — The Berea Recreation Center is offering introductory and open water Scuba diving courses in February and March. Those who would like to learn what Scuba is all about can enroll in “Learn About Scuba Diving,” which will meet for three sessions, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. […]

Cloverdale construction company wants to expand in Berea

Cloverdale Equipment wants to lease out construction vehicles from this proposed building on West Bagley Road.Photo courtesy of Berea City Hall  BEREA, Ohio — City Council will consider a tax abatement Monday for a construction equipment business at 1004 W. Bagley Rd. Clovequip Properties of Ohio wants to construct a 15,000-square-foot, $1.2 million building on […]

Berea says goodbye to retiring librarian: Community Voices

BEREA, Ohio – Approximately 100 library patrons attended a community reception on Friday for retiring adult services librarian Mary Ellen Nichols. Nichols had been with the Cuyahoga County Library System for 29 years, the last 26 with the Berea Branch. The Berea Branch hosted an afternoon reception for Nichols so community members could say goodbye. […]

Bachelor’s degrees at community colleges and credit for competency among education budget proposals

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Community colleges could offer a limited number of bachelor’s degrees and college credit could be awarded for obtained skills under Gov. John Kasich’s budget plan. Details of the proposals to be presented Monday when the biennial budget is unveiled were offered Friday when Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey and Lt. […]

Ohio executions will resume in 2016, state announces

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Executions in Ohio will resume in January of 2016, once the state can acquire supplies of newly chosen lethal-injection drugs, the state’s prisons agency announced Friday. The first death-row inmate set to die under the revised schedule is Akron killer Ronald Phillips, convicted of the 1993 rape and beating death of a […]

Mitt Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 Republican hopefuls

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee. Big dollars were said to flow immediately on Friday to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who […]

Another perfect 10 vault score for Brecksville gymnast Alecia Farina, who made history 2 weeks ago: video

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Brecksville junior gymnast Alecia Farina is adding to her banner season. Farina, who has won the last two all-around individual state titles, recorded her second perfect score in the vault in a meet against Medina on Saturday. See a video of the perfect vault below. Farina recorded the first perfect score in […]

‘Match’ event at Cedar Lee: Shaker Heights native Matt Ratner talks about the drama starring Patrick Stewart and Matthew Lillard

CLEVELAND, Ohio – “Match” is a difficult film to write about because of a twisty revelation that sets off dramatic eruptions. The good news is that if you come to the “Match” event Saturday at the Cedar Lee Theatre, you will learn the secret twist and can ask the filmmakers all about it. Writer-director Stephen Belber, […]

Nighttown at 50: Cleveland Heights jazz club celebrates ‘first 50 years’ with a concert

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Northeast Ohioans love classic rock ‘n’ roll, urban music and country, right? As the commercial goes, “Everybody knows that.” Ah, but did you know the longest-lived nightclub currently in operation is a jazz club? That would be Nighttown, on Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights, which is celebrating 50 years of providing […]

Police received multiple theft from car reports in one day: Lakewood police blotter

Theft from cars, Detroit Avenue: At 1:19 a.m. Jan. 24, a man told police his car window was smashed and a cell phone was stolen. About noon another man said he found glass and a backpack in the hallway of Elbur Manor. He said he went outside and found the window on a black Honda […]

After Dark Cleveland: Secret Soul Club, ’90s nostalgia, salsa night and one last metal kerrang

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Secret Soul Club has been wooing dance floors for more than 30 months now. Just think of how many pop divas and dopes have come and gone in that time? And yet, the Secret Soul Club calendar has barely changed. The monthly bash rolls out a jumpy mix of Northern Soul, RB and […]

One injured as driver flees Lakewood police (video)

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – A driver fleeing from Lakewood police crashed into another car causing one injury. Officers were unable to find the driver after he got out of his car and ran, but police said they’ve identified him. A Lakewood officer followed a blue sedan that had committed a traffic violation into Cleveland Wednesday night […]

Maple Heights police investigating death of 27-year-old Cleveland man

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – Maple Heights police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Cleveland man, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Orlando Stevens died at South Pointe Hospital Saturday morning after being driven in a private vehicle from R Bar Lounge in the 5100 block of Warrensville Center Road. The death is […]

Maple Heights police seek person of interest in fatal shooting of Cleveland man

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Maple Heights Police Department is asking for the public to help identify a person of interest in a fatal shooting early Saturday outside R Bar Lounge. Orlando Stevens, 27, of Cleveland, was fatally shot just before 1 a.m. following an altercation outside the bar in the 5100 block of Warrensville Center […]

Congress shouldn’t push for coin commemorating Pro Football Hall of Fame: Letter to the Editor

The Ohio legislators proposing that the U.S. Mint issue a coin commemorating the Football Hall of Fame (“Ohio legislators prep for Super Bowl with drive for Pro Football Hall of Fame coins,” PD, Jan. 29) should be inducted without delay into the Congressional Hall of Shame. While the Hall of Fame is a treasured asset […]

Backyard Birds bring Joy: What’s Brewing

MEDINA, Ohio: When I was a child growing up in Vermont and later in southern Ohio, my parents always kept a bird feeder filled with seeds so we could all enjoy the seasonal birds that came to eat. My dad built a wooden tray feeder that perched about six feet from the ground on top […]

Medina upsets No. 12 Brunswick; Bay keeps pace in the West Shore Conference in Friday boys basketball rewind: video

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The final Friday of January featured some impressive boys basketball upsets, comebacks and close finishes. Here’s everything you need to know from Friday’s action. Medina rallies to upset No. 12 Brunswick Medina outscored Brunswick, 16-7, in the fourth quarter to pull the upset of the Blue Devils, 41-40. Brunswick is ranked No. 12 […]