August 1, 2014

Medina
Mostly cloudy with showers
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Donors needed to fund Brunswick fireworks display

Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Last year City Council resolved to not spend any tax dollars on the July 3 fireworks. With just over a week to go until the big show, the city is looking for ways to make sure it still goes on. Joe Delsanter, Ward 3 councilman and vice mayor, Read More…

Old Fashioned scenes

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ABOVE: Dorothy, left, and Sherry Miller of Brunswick Hills Township fill the hot air balloon Endeavour on Wednesday evening. Four balloons were launched into the sky Wednesday at the kickoff of Old Fashioned Days festival in Brunswick. BELOW: Two hot air balloons float just south of state Route 303 and the Old Fashioned Days festival Read More…

Task force looks to establish county food pantry

Allison Wood | The Gazette MEDINA — Due to lack of refrigeration space in Medina County, more than 1,000 pounds of leftover frozen food from the Sandridge Food Corp. is sent weekly to the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank for distribution. County Commissioner Pat Geissman said she would like to see this food stay local and Read More…

Medina’s Plasti-Kote fined by state EPA

By Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette MEDINA— Plasti-Kote Co. Inc. will pay a $240,000 penalty to the Ohio EPA as a settlement for violating Ohio’s air pollution laws. Among other violations, the EPA found that Plasti-Kote, a paint and coatings manufacturer, failed to provide permit and compliance reports in a timely manner. The permits allow Read More…

Cavs looking for help

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — One of the few certainties tonight in the NBA Draft is that there will be a ton of uncertainty. Several trades have already occurred and more are likely before — and after — the draft, with the Cavaliers actively looking to move up from the No. 30 pick. Cleveland, Read More…

Pirates snap 5-game skid

Alan Robinson The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Zach Duke allowed one run in six innings, Adam LaRoche drove in three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t wait to get into Cleveland’s slumping bullpen to start scoring, roughing up struggling starter Carl Pavano in a 10-6 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night. The Pirates ended Read More…

Brunswick hears concerns on North Carpenter project

Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The reconstruction of 2,100 feet of North Carpenter Road could be pushed back another two weeks or longer. Dozens of residents from the road and the neighboring Old Mill Village development attended Monday’s council meeting to point out what they say are flaws in the project. A public Read More…

A recipe for new life skills

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Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — A group of campers got more than just some tasty treats and healthy recipes when they received cooking instructions this week. They also learned some valuable life lessons. “Does anybody know what patience means?” Chef Gary Quesada, owner of Main Street Café in Medina, asked the children and Read More…

LST levy to appear on ballot

Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette MEDINA — City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a Life Support Team renewal levy on the fall ballot. Council determined the 2.2-mill, five-year renewal levy would be sufficient to maintain the level of LST services Medina General Hospital has provided in the past, At-large Councilwoman Linda Hoffman said. Read More…

Huff’s performance almost goes for naught

Alan Robinson The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs to support rookie David Huff’s eight shutout innings and the Cleveland Indians halted a six-game losing streak, dodging yet another ninth-inning bullpen collapse to beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Indians, who blew a pair of Read More…