April 23, 2014

Medina
Mostly clear
36°F

Update: Medina boil alert lifted

MEDINA – Medina’s boil alert was canceled today about 6:30 p.m. after test results showed no contamination. Residents were advised to boil their water before drinking or cooking Wednesday after the intake pipes in Avon Lake that draw water from Lake Erie froze shut. City Service Director Nino Picolli said that this was the closest the Read More…

Medina water supply back to normal

(PHOTO COURTESY OF AVON LAKE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES)

MEDINA — Medina’s boil alert was canceled at about 6:30 p.m. Friday after test results showed no contamination. Residents had been advised to boil their water before drinking or cooking since Wednesday after the intake pipes that draw water from Lake Erie froze shut. City Service Director Nino Piccoli said this was the closest the Read More…

Schools canceled again because of cold weather

MEDINA — Temperatures rose to the mid-20s Wednesday, ending the record-breaking cold that plagued Northeast Ohio on Monday and Tuesday and caused the cancellation of school throughout the area. Despite that comparatively balmy weather, every school district serving Medina County except Wadsworth canceled classes Wednesday. Medina Schools also will be closed today, this time because Read More…

Attorney for Amish family: Too late to argue rights violated

MEDINA — The attorney for the medical guardian responsible for the treatment of an 11-year-old Amish girl battling cancer said it was too late in the appeals process for the family to argue that the appointment of limited guardianship violated their constitutional rights. The attorney, Clair E. Dickerson, said they should have brought up that Read More…

County auditor eyes another term

Michael Kovack

MEDINA — Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack announced Tuesday he will seek re-election to a sixth four-year term. Kovack, 51, has served as county auditor for two decades and has not been challenged in the past two Democratic primary contests. “I certainly do not expect any primary challengers,” he said Tuesday. Kovack said the next Read More…

Just another day in the office for trash collectors

From left, Josh Kerns, Bob Kugler, Dakota Rader, Jacob Stafinski and Duane Hladky of the Medina Sanitation Department warm up after battling subzero temperatures to collect trash Tuesday morning in Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY ANDREW DAVIS)

Duane Hladky had a simple explanation why he and the other Medina sanitation workers were out on the streets as usual Tuesday while workers in other cities stayed warm indoors. “They always say if the truck starts, we go,” Hladky said. The department has not canceled a trash pick-up day in 17 years. Medina experienced Read More…

County endures record low with relative ease

Medina County residents managed to weather Tuesday’s record cold without serious problems. Not only were there no serious traffic accidents, there were no reports of frostbite or hypothermia. A record low of 11 degrees below zero was recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, breaking the previous record of 7 degrees Read More…

Postal workers brave the elements to deliver mail

For eight years Ruben Martinez has kept faith with the U.S. Postal Service’s official creed: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Monday was a challenge not on that famous list — extreme cold. By 3 p.m. the wind chill was Read More…