February 7, 2016

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Medina County jobless rate falls 1 percent from March a year ago

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Medina County’s unemployment rate sank a full percentage point during March compared with a year ago. The March labor force estimate released Tuesday in a report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimated the county’s jobless rate was 4.8 percent last month. It was 5.8 percent in March 2014. According to the Read More…

Ex-operator of recycling center cries foul against Medina County officials

Steve Viny

The former operator of Medina County’s recycling facility has accused county officials of misleading the public into believing the facility processed less trash than it actually did. Envision Waste, of Cleveland, sent a “cease and desist” letter to county officials April 16 demanding the county stop using the previously reported number of 4,054 tons of Read More…

Montville asking voters for money to maintain township roads

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Montville Township trustees are asking residents to approve a 1-mill levy for roads on the May 5 primary ballot. Trustee Jeff Brandon said the levy, if passed, would be the first roads-related issue for Montville Township since about 1995. “It’s pretty simple,” he said. “The levy would bring in about $350,000 per year in additional Read More…

Uncommon ice cream flavors to be served at ‘Chill’ on Medina’s Public Square


For years the Jaworski family, of Liverpool Township, would spend holidays and special occasions concocting different flavors of ice cream. Now they are bringing their love for the dessert to Medina’s Public Square at “Chill, an Artisan Ice Cream Company” which opens today. Parents Michelle and Craig Jaworski bought the building at 11 Public Square Read More…

Prospective operators piling up to handle Medina County recycling

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Four companies have applied to operate a countywide recycling drop-off program, with more entities planning on submitting requests for bids before the April 27 deadline. Waste Management, Kimble Companies, Rumpke Waste & Recycling Services and Republic Services all have submitted bids to the county. At Monday night’s Medina City Council Finance Committee meeting, members passed Read More…

Dozens of Medina County residents urge officials to focus on recycling more

More than 60 county residents attended a public meeting Thursday to comment and listen to details about the “Sum of All Parts” trash recycling that has been proposed by the Medina County Solid Waste District. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

More than 60 Medina County residents attended a meeting about trash recycling and those who spoke were in agreement on one point: the county needs to recycle more than it does. Residents gathered at the Buffalo Creek Retreat on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township to comment on the “Sum of All Parts” trash plan Read More…

Heroin in Medina: One woman dead in rash of overdoses

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Medina police responded to an unprecedented rash of overdoses in a 20-hour period Wednesday and Thursday. “We have not had a situation like this,” Sgt. Brett McNabb said. McNabb said officers successfully administered the overdose-reversing drug Narcan in two cases, but found a third victim dead when they arrived. He said there is no evidence Read More…

Medina County reviews residents’ opinions on recycling plan

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The Medina County Solid Waste District received four written opinions on a proposed Solid Waste Plan during the March 2 to 31 comment period. A public hearing is scheduled tonight where residents can raise concerns and offer opinions on the planned update. Two county residents, along with the cities of Medina and Wadsworth filed written Read More…

Security seminar offered for Medina small businesses

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Medina small businesses can get a briefing from Medina police on security during a safety seminar Thursday at Medina Library. The seminar, presented in partnership with Main Street Medina, is designed to teach small business owners how to detect counterfeit money and deter shoplifting. It also will introduce Everbridge, a new crime notification service. “Everbridge Read More…

Children fill up Easter baskets at First Christian Church egg hunt (PHOTOS)


More than 100 youngsters lined the parking lot of First Christian Church on Saturday afternoon with baskets and bags in hand with one goal: grab as many candy-filled eggs as possible. Hundreds of pastel-colored plastic eggs dotted the field around the church, which sits at Wooster Pike and Sharon-Copley Road in Montville Township, and the Read More…