December 19, 2014

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Property taxes to rise for some next year

The new year will bring an increase in property taxes in four Medina County communities: Brunswick, Homer Township, Seville and Cloverleaf Schools. Cloverleaf voters approved a combined 3.5-mill emergency levy/income tax in May. The levy will result in an increase of approximately $122.50 annually per $100,000 of property value. Collections on the 0.75 percent earned Read More…

It’s not too late to get a flu shot as outbreak hits Ohio

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Flu season is here, but it is not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say. “Everyone should get vaccinated, but most importantly children and anyone with chronic conditions or diseases and the elderly,” Dr. Matt Vrobel, of Medina Hospital, said. “Those are the particular populations that are hit the hardest.” According to the Centers Read More…

Local YouTube filmmaker wins big with trick shot

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Kevin Libertowski bounces on his trampoline with a plastic bottle in hand, does a 540-degree back flip and launches the bottle 50 feet across his Medina backyard toward a recycling bin and makes it. But this wasn’t just another trick shot for Kevin, 18, a senior at Medina High School, who has made a living Read More…

Go-kart project on track in Medina, to open early next year

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Go-kart enthusiasts soon will be able to zip and zoom around Medina’s first indoor track. Business partners Steve Madden, of Medina, and Greg Cordray, of Akron, will open High Voltage Indoor Gokart Racing in the former Henry Furnace Foundry building on the corner of Bronson and Foundry streets in early 2015. “The track is going Read More…

Weather and broken vacuum pump put Medina’s leaf pickups behind schedule

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Medina’s leaf pickup program is at least 10 days behind due to two bouts of cold and snowy weather and a broken vacuum pump on one of the city’s three trucks, Service Director Nino Piccoli said. Piccoli said weather caused the city to miss its target of before Thanksgiving to have all leaves in the Read More…

Seven acres await you and your dog in Granger Township

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Dogs big and small now have a place to walk, romp and swim off-leash — at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park in Granger Township. While leashed dogs are welcome in all county parks, Medina County Park District Director Tom James said the idea for a dog park emerged from feedback from pet owners seeking a place Read More…

Wily coyotes elude hunters

There’s a reason the cartoon character is name “Wile E. Coyote.” More than 30 hunters went looking for coyotes in Medina County last weekend, but most came up empty. Only one team scored, bagging three coyotes and a fox. “That’s all we got,” Chris Skrant, who works for the hunting service that put on the Read More…

Local merchants holding Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is usually trumped by the massive blowout that is Black Friday, but Main Street Medina is working with businesses on Public Square to make sure the shopping day is not forgotten. The nonprofit is joining forces with Armstrong Cable and the merchants of the historic district for Small Business Saturday. Customers can Read More…

Craft fair features gingerbread houses

Gumdrops and icing are plastered on gingerbread houses for a good cause at the Christmas Around the World Craft Fair. The second annual Gingerbread Houses of Hope Fundraiser and Raffle, which was put together by Amy Benza, a therapist for Cornerstone Wellness Center, is just one of many exhibits at the craft fair at the Read More…

City, councilman working to revitalize Medina neighborhoods

Medina Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, plans to push for neighborhood revitalization in tandem with a city plan to target enforcement of property maintenance code. Lamb said he will organize Neighborhoods by Design, a group he hopes will be able to tackle problems facing Medina’s older neighborhoods. “The intention is to use it as a Read More…