August 31, 2015

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Medina mini golf venue attracts tourists from across the country

Golfers can get refresh­ments in the “mushroom room” at Alien Vacation 3D Miniature Golf. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A local entertainment venue is capturing the attention of travel groups from across the country. Alien Vacation 3D Miniature Golf has been pairing up with other Northeast Ohio attractions such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton to give tourists who are on Read More…

Medina, Brunswick, Wadsworth meet with Medina County to discuss trash plan

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For months the county’s three cities have disagreed with the county over the proposed “Sum of All Parts” plan. On Tuesday evening City Council members from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth met at Medina City Hall to discuss their positions on the plan update. Discussions at that meeting came after county commissioners approved the updated plan Read More…

Tension picking up: City councils to meet, commissioners expected to award recycling bid

Trash collecting and other work takes place Monday at the county’s Central Processing Facility. Supervisor Chris Davis of Kimble Cos. operates a loader in the transfer station. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Council members from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth will meet at 6 p.m. today to discuss the county’s recycling plan update. The councils have expressed displeasure with what is called the “Sum of All Parts” recycling plan and want more power in making decisions for the county’s Solid Waste District. Today’s meeting, which will be held Read More…

Mother leaving Granger Twp., home of 68 years, to reunite with son

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This summer, 88-year-old Violet Beachler will turn off the road in Granger Township that bears her family name to reunite with her only child in Seattle, Wash., after decades of living apart. The three green awnings that adorn the ranch-style farmhouse will disappear in the rearview mirror as she and her son Dennis drive toward Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Wadsworth Twp. voters say no to more mills for fire, EMS

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By seven votes, Wadsworth Township voters rejected an additional 3-mill fire and EMS levy on Tuesday. The issued failed by 149 votes to 142, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The levy would have cost $105 per year per $100,000 of property valuation. The levy would have provided the township Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Montville voters bump road levy

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Montville Township voters shot down a proposed 1-mill levy for road maintenance Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The continuous levy would have generated $354,800 annually — alleviating strain on the general fund, Township Trustee Jeff Brandon said. “I am disappointed but we will certainly work with what we’ve Read More…

Dan’s Dogs in Medina brought owners together

The neon “EAT” sign in the front window of Dan’s Dogs on Public Square will still beckon hungry hot dog aficionados through its doors to gorge on one — or more — of their gourmet creations. But the people running the show will be different. After 20 years behind the grill and counter, owners Steve Read More…

Medina police see benefit in standards board

A statewide executive order establishing an advisory board aimed at improving community-police relations has the backing of local law enforcement agencies. Gov. John Kasich’s executive order announced Wednesday authorizes the advisory board to “immediately begin creating standards governing the use of deadly force and hiring and recruiting to ensure high-quality, diverse and professional law enforcement Read More…

Brunswick man to be arraigned on bank robbery charges

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The Brunswick man suspected of robbing four banks in Medina and Lorain counties is expected to be arraigned on 18 charges in Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce Kimbler’s court on Thursday, April 30. Larry Gore Jr., 47, is charged with two counts of robbery, second- and third-degree felonies, and burglary, a second-degree felony, for Read More…

Seville family helps Akron Children’s Hospital get better

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Almost four years ago, Megan and Randy Pollock of Seville traveled to Akron General Hospital to give birth to their first child, Jordan. Twenty weeks earlier, the Pollocks had been told that Jordan’s birth would be difficult. During a routine ultrasound, it was revealed that Jordan would be born with Spina bifida and would need Read More…