March 5, 2015

Partly sunny

Reagan Parkway street sign writer gets an ‘F’ for missing an ‘A’

A street sign within Medina city limits reads correctly “West Reagan Parkway.” Less than 500 feet away, at Marks Road, a county street sign misspells the road as “Regan Parkway.” (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Early this year a replacement street sign was installed at West Reagan Parkway and Marks Road. The only problem was that both the new sign and the one it replaced misspelled Reagan as Regan. “It must be human error,” Pat Crouch of the Medina County Highway Engineers Office said. “This is the first I have Read More…

Cities to discuss consortium for tax collection

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City officials from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth will meet today to discuss the possibility of joining forces to handle the job of collecting city income taxes. Medina and Wadsworth now use Cleveland’s Central Collection Agency to process city income tax returns. Brunswick is the only Medina County city that uses its own employees to process Read More…

Lake Road to be reduced to one lane in Medina

Traffic along Lake Road between Lafayette and West Smith roads will be significantly slowed until at least August as crews from Fechko Excavating work to repave the section of road as part of the industrial area revitalization. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Construction crews are repaving Lake Road between Lafayette and West Smith roads. The $2.46 million project will be completed in August, Medina City Engineer Pat Patton said. “We did the other section two summers ago and this is phase two of the project,” Patton said. “Later this year will be bidding and awarding second phase Read More…

Archie the bear’s owners, of Lodi, heading to court to keep him

The state tells a Lodi couple they can’t keep their 40-year-old bear, Archie. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Archie the bear won’t have to adjust to a new home — for now at least. His owners, Debbie and Jeff Gillium, of Lodi, have filed a temporary restraining order against the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Medina County Common Pleas Court. “We have an understanding with the state of Ohio that everything is going Read More…

City officials tell county they want say in trash, recycling decisions

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City officials from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth want a say in controlling certain aspects of the county’s solid waste program. But the county commissioners are resisting giving up any of their power. City officials have requested the Medina County Solid Waste Management District ask the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency whether a controlling board comprised of Read More…

‘Flash mob’ builds snowmen in Medina’s Public Square (PHOTOS)

Ron Knight, of Medina, builds a snowman that will resemble Big Bird during a flash mob geared towards snowman building on Medina Public Square Wednesday night. He and his wife, Diane, showed up to the event after hearing about it on Facebook. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

About 50 Medina residents gathered for a snowman-building flash mob Wednesday night as snow fell on Public Square. The flash mob was organized by Laura Parnell, owner of Cool Beans Cafe on the square.

Officials from cities, county to discuss solid waste plan

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Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth city officials will meet with Medina County Sanitation Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin and Medina County Solid Waste District Coordinator Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer today for the second time in a week. “We are going to get more info about the plan, discuss what we would like to see in it and what could change Read More…

Medina Muncipal Court complex to cost $10M

Officials agreed to a price tag of $10 million for the 25,000- to-30,000- square-foot Medina Municipal Court complex. (Gazette file

Medina City officials and Municipal Court Judge Dale H. Chase met Monday and agreed on a price tag and four possible designs for the new courthouse. Officials agreed to a price tag of $10 million for both the courthouse and parking garage. Chase cautioned that the estimate might be low. “I think that’s optimistic,” Chase Read More…

Medina County ranks high for safe municipalities

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If you’re looking for a safe place to live in Ohio, Medina County would be a good bet. According to a New York-based data analysis firm, Value Penguin, five Medina County communities are ranked among the top 10 safest for their respective population classes. “In terms of this study, we were looking to highlight the Read More…

Aliens invade rural Ohio in Medina man’s ‘B-flick’ sci-fi movie

Local film producer Jay P. Summers displays an alien mask he sculpted for his movie “Revenge of the Spacemen.” (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Flying saucers, hillbillies, alien probes and alcohol. Local film producer Jay P. Summers combined that unlikely collection of elements to make a horrendously funny science fiction horror flick “Revenge of the Spacemen.” The film tells the story of alien invaders out for revenge because of failed earlier attempts to invade Earth. This time it’s up Read More…