October 26, 2014

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Rep. Jim Renacci named to House Ways & Means Committee

Jim Renacci

From staff and wire reports U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, is the second Republican congressman from Ohio to be appointed to the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. Renacci, who won election to a second term in November, was appointed Thursday by committee Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan. Renacci called the appointment an “honor.” Read More…

Thief targets business during Medina ice festival

MEDINA — More than $400 was stolen from the cash register of a local business while the owners were busy with customers during the Medina Ice Festival. Jill Buell, a co-owner of Earth Mother’s — A Metaphysical Boutique, 113 W. Liberty St., said the theft happened between 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday when she, co-owner Read More…

Philpott Rubber CEO protests ‘fracking’ proposal in Brunswick

PETCO, a subsidiary of Philpott Rubber, manufactures a chemical used in the controversial hydraulic fracturing drilling process. The chemical is transported to drilling sites in specially designed trailers, like the one shown above. (COURTESY PHOTO)

BRUNSWICK — Michael K. Baach, CEO of Philpott Rubber, is beating the drum hard to convince Brunswick City Council not to go on record protesting how Ohio regulates hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” City Council is considering a resolution voicing concerns over chemicals used in the controversial drilling process employed to reach deep deposits Read More…

Public meetings slated for this week

TODAY Brunswick Board of Education, regular meeting, 7 p.m., board offices, 3643 Center Road. Community Action Wayne/Medina, Executive/Finance Committee meeting, 4 p.m., agency offices, 2375, Suite B, Benden Drive, Wooster. Guilford Township trustees, regular meeting, 8 p.m., township hall, 3800 Greenwich Road. Hinckley Township trustees, work session, 5 p.m., township administration building, 1410 Ridge Road. Read More…

Brunswick bank robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase

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Hugh G. Crouch doesn’t fit the profile of a bank robber. But police said that’s just what the 70-year-old Hinckley Township man did Tuesday afternoon. Crouch was arrested Tuesday after police said he robbed a Brunswick bank and led police on a high-speed chase through half of Medina County, sideswiping a police cruiser in the Read More…

Donald R. Forgie

Donald R. Forgie, 84, of Medina, formerly of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He was born September 7, 1928, in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Joseph and Edith (Baker) Forgie. Don was a retired Postal worker. He was the first city carrier for the Municipality of Murrysville and served as Read More…

James L. Roach

James L. Roach, 68, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Coshocton, Ohio. He was born in Seville, to Elmer and Beulah (Johnson) Roach. Jim worked at the Akron Products in Seville, Saup Roofing in Zanesville, as a roofer and at the A.I. Root Candle Co. in Medina in maintenance and retired from Amerigas in Read More…

Dorothy June Newcomer Rufener

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Dorothy June Newcomer Rufener, passed away peacefully, after a short battle with cancer, Sunday, February 17, 2013. The daughter of Lulu (Cox) and Ernest Newcomer, she was born at home in Guilford Township, Medina County in June 1937. After graduating from Seville High School in 1955, she worked for various companies in the data processing Read More…

Dorothea E. Nichols

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Dorothea E. Nichols (nee Wulf), 83, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cleveland, to Harry and Emma (Phillips) Wulf. Dorothea loved her family, traveling, book club and casinos. She is survived by her children, Wendy (Kenneth) Winchester, Wanda (Jack) Radke, Warren (Victoria) Read More…