October 25, 2014

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Street preacher: Aspiring homeowner protests bank delay

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The Rev. Clay Huffman dragged a chalkboard to the curb of North Court Street in front of U.S. Bank, sat down in his lawn chair and opened his Bible. His sign read, “U.S. Bank has made me wait 406 days for my house.” Huffman and his wife, Lacey, moved to Medina in July 2013 when Read More…

Six applicants offer cases for filling vacant Medina Twp. trustee seat

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Medina Township trustees Wednesday interviewed six candidates vying for the trustee seat that was vacated when Michael Todd resigned in July. Each candidate was asked 10 questions — five by Trustee Ken DeMichael and five by Trustee Ray Jarrett. Each interview was allotted 20 minutes. DeMichael said a decision on the appointment would be made Read More…

Outgoing director is celebrated for building Feeding Medina County

Feeding Medina County Executive Director Sandy Calvert, middle, stands in front of the organization’s new refrigerator truck with Gretchen Long, of Westfield Insurance, and Seth Kujat, executive director of the United Way of Medina County. Calvert is retiring to spend time with her family. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

More than 80 people packed A.I. Root Co.’s banquet hall in Medina to bid farewell to Feeding Medina County’s Executive Director Sandy Calvert, who is retiring after three years with the organization. Calvert was the founding director of Feeding Medina County and served on the task force that was instrumental in forming the organization, which Read More…

Outgoing director is celebrated for building Feeding Medina County

More than 80 people packed A.I. Root Co.’s banquet hall in Medina to bid farewell to Feeding Medina County’s Executive Director Sandy Calvert, who is retiring after three years with the organization. Calvert was the founding director of Feeding Medina County and served on the task force that was instrumental in forming the organization, which Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb expects hard sell for house inspections

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, has asked a Council committee to discuss whether the city should require “point of sale inspections” to ensure homes meet housing codes before being sold. The written request was filed with the Council’s Special Legislation Committee a month ago but no action has been taken, Lamb said. Lamb Read More…

South Court Street to reopen soon in Medina

Water pipe repairs in the 200 block of South Court Street are going “excellent” and are on schedule for completion next week, Service Director Nino Piccoli said. “If things go well and ODOT’s contractors can get the paving and striping done we are anticipating opening the road Wednesday,” Piccoli said. South Court Street has been Read More…

Rehab aid available for homes in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth

While residents discuss long-term solutions to problems in Medina’s older neighborhoods, a wealth of resources exists for homeowners and landlords to start improving their properties today. During a meeting Wednesday to address Medina’s decaying neighborhoods, Sandy Davis, economic development secretary for the city, gave a rundown of four programs aimed at helping property owners. The Read More…

Residents say sex offenders diminish Medina’s older neighborhoods

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More than 30 Medina residents gathered Wednesday to share ideas about how to improve the social fabric of the city’s older neighborhoods. The meeting was the second hosted by Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, at Second Baptist Church on Bronson Street in an attempt to formulate a strategy to increase property values in the neighborhoods. Read More…

Medina road salt costs up for this winter

Medina is prepping for another cold and wet winter. On Monday, City Council’s Finance Committee agreed to pay $65,027 for 1,180 tons of road salt. City Service Director Nino Piccoli said the $54.97 price per ton was almost $20 more than last year’s statewide average. “We have one bin full. We want to purchase this Read More…

Input sought on improving older neighborhoods in Medina

The second in a series of meetings aimed at improving Medina’s older neighborhoods will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church. Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, is organizing the meetings and plans to come up with a strategy to address declining property values by restructuring code enforcements and improving infrastructure and landscaping throughout Read More…