October 30, 2014

Medina
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Police dispatchers in Medina seek new three-year contract

The Ohio Patrolman’s Benevolent Association and city are searching for common ground on hours and pay in a new contract for the Medina Police Department’s 10 dispatchers. In an Oct. 8 report, Susan Grody Ruben, a fact-finder for the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, rejected a request from the dispatchers to work four, 10-hour days Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb pushing for rental registry

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, says he will introduce legislation requiring rental properties to register with the city and be inspected on a regular basis as early as January. Lamb said the legislation will be a key step in revitalizing the city’s older neighborhoods. “In looking at the big picture the largest problem Read More…

Schedules set for leaf collection in Medina County

Greg Brine, left, and Martin Reese suck up leaves in Medina as part of the city’s leaf disposal service. Communities throughout Medina County will be picking up leaves from residents through the end of November. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

With leaves falling throughout Medina County, municipal workers are moving through neighborhoods picking up those raked to the curb. Leaf programs are underway in Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth, Lodi and Seville. Brunswick Brunswick sanitation crews will sweep up leaves on the same day as regularly scheduled rubbish removal, depending on the weather. Residents are advised to Read More…

Public restrooms on Medina Public Square to open for Candlelight Walk

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Work on the public restrooms on Medina’s Public Square should be complete in time for the city’s Candlelight Walk next month, city officials said. Service Director Nino Piccoli said the unexpected repairs to the water main in the 200 block of South Court Street did not slow down the work on the restrooms. “The restrooms Read More…

Manufacturer showing off expansion with open house

Jurg Herter, machining manager for SFS intec Inc., gathers a group for a plant tour during the company’s community open house on Friday. SFS intec, on state Route 18 in Sharon Township since 2000, plans to increase its employees and output in the next year. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

SFS intec Inc., a global manufacturing company, welcomed more than 50 business and government leaders to its Sharon Township plant Friday for tours. The open house recognized support from the local community during the company’s recent building expansion. Over the past year, the manufacturing floor at the plant in Sharon doubled in size. SFS intec Read More…

Longtime resident leading Feeding Medina County

Sandy Hinkle

Sandy Hinkle has taken the place of Sandy Calvert as executive director of Feeding Medina County. Hinkle, a 30-year resident of Medina County, said she applied for the job “to come back to Medina and do something good for my home community.” Her first day was Oct. 8. She had moved to State College, Pennsylvania, Read More…

Former trustee Bill Ostmann to fill open seat in Medina Township

Bill Ostmann

Medina Township trustees named Bill Ostmann as the new trustee at a special meeting Thursday. Ostmann, 58, will succeed Michael Todd, who resigned in July to take a position in the attorney general’s office in the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific. Ostmann is a former Medina Township trustee and has served in many Read More…

Teens explore schools, trades at 18th annual career fair

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More than 80 universities, career organizations, trade schools and military organizations gathered Wednesday at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds to help high school students decide what to do after graduation. “Students can go online and get info on colleges, but this gives you a chance to stand face to face and get Read More…

Elected officials call for action against Ebola in Northeast Ohio

John Kasich

Ohio elected officials are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to closely monitor Northeast Ohio after learning that a health care worker, who tested positive for Ebola, traveled by air Friday from Cleveland to Dallas. Gov. John Kasich said the state is using all of its resources to make sure there is Read More…

PHOTO: Medina High School students make boats from junk

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Medina High School biology teachers Laura Frawley and Jessica Niemantsverdriet and Spanish teacher Sharon Schorr put on the Junk Boat Float on Tuesday to raise environmental awareness in students. “There are multiple plastic garbage patches floating in oceans around the globe and in many larger lakes, including Lake Erie,” Frawley said. Students had to submit Read More…