Brecksville-Broadview Heights school board approves transportation reimbursement, recognizes retiring faculty member

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – The board of education approved several items on the agenda at the regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 26. Before the meeting,Superintendent Scot Prebles went over plans for the 2015-2016 school year. Prebles presented each board member with a certificate of recognition from the Ohio School Boards Association. The board unanimously approved a resolution […]

Trade agreements must not be fast-tracked by Congress: Letter to the Editor

In your Jan. 21 editorial on President Obama’s State of the Union Speech (“Obama’s State of the Union failed to sketch out a true middle ground“), you encourage bipartisan support of trade agreements “because they open up opportunities for U.S. (and Ohio) companies to export.” You leave many questions unanswered. Does the number of jobs […]

Gene Esser’s pay and hours as city engineer would drop under new contract with Broadview Heights

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Gene Esser — who now earns about $62,000 a year as Broadview Heights’ part-time engineer — would see his salary drop to $2,000 a month, or $24,000 a year, under a proposed contract with the city. Esser’s hours would also decrease, from about 25-30 hours a week as the part-time engineer to […]

Brecksville wrestler Jimmy Suhayda answers 8 questions: Varsity Timeout

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Brecksville senior wrestler Jimmy Suhayda recently achieved a career first. Runner-up at an elite tournament might not sound too defining to some but it was a signature moment for Suhayda, one he hopes carries him the next several weeks and deep into the postseason. Suhayda (5-foot-10, 195 pounds) reached the finals of the Bill […]

Deer are not as big as letter writer believes: Letter to the Editor

I mostly agree with Bob Seljan (“Save cars and people; cull the deer,” PD Letters, Jan. 23) about the dangers of car-deer collisions. But if he thinks he’s seeing 500-pound deer roaming Cleveland Heights, I’d like to buy some of whatever he’s been smoking. John Bertschler, Broadview Heights

Disturbance call leads to arrest: Brunswick Hills Police Blotter

Brian Lisik,special to Sun News  Disorderly conduct, Woodfield Lane: Police were called to a house in response to a disturbance call at 9:57 p.m. Jan. 3. An intoxicated man at the house became disorderly when the officer told him he wanted to have him checked for alcohol poisoning. When the man tried to grab his […]

Video equipment stolen in burglary: Brunswick Police Blotter

3/4.25 for BWICKBrian Lisik,special to Sun News  Burglary, Van Buren Drive: A woman reported that her grandson’s video equipment was stolen from her locked house between 11 p.m. Jan. 19 and 7 a.m. Jan. 20. A house key was also missing from the home. The victim believes the suspect or suspects stole the items while […]

Medina County judge sentences convicted child abuser to 24 years in prison

A Medina County judge sentenced a man to 24 years in prison after he was convicted of abusing his infant child.File photo  MEDINA, Ohio — A Medina County judge sentenced a man to 24 years in prison after he was convicted on charges that he abused his infant child in 2008. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, […]

Cures for midwinter cabin fever: Valley Views

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – The cure for the case of common cabin fever is simple. Leave the cabin. Joan Rusek, Sun News  But, getting outside isn’t always a practical option, especially if there is a blizzard bearing down. Experts tell us it’s inevitable that sometime during the winter your family will be stricken with cabin […]

Replay of Ohio State national championship game should include band performance: Letter to the Editor

I concur with James Adams’ letter of Jan. 24 (“Show OSU replay“) … it would be great to see the OSU championship game again. It would also be great to see the OSU band do “Script Ohio” during the halftime show, so sadly pre-empted by a lame Jimmy Kimmel skit. That game replay could also […]