November 20, 2014

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Public restrooms on Medina Public Square to open for Candlelight Walk


Work on the public restrooms on Medina’s Public Square should be complete in time for the city’s Candlelight Walk next month, city officials said. Service Director Nino Piccoli said the unexpected repairs to the water main in the 200 block of South Court Street did not slow down the work on the restrooms. “The restrooms Read More…

Manufacturer showing off expansion with open house

Jurg Herter, machining manager for SFS intec Inc., gathers a group for a plant tour during the company’s community open house on Friday. SFS intec, on state Route 18 in Sharon Township since 2000, plans to increase its employees and output in the next year. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

SFS intec Inc., a global manufacturing company, welcomed more than 50 business and government leaders to its Sharon Township plant Friday for tours. The open house recognized support from the local community during the company’s recent building expansion. Over the past year, the manufacturing floor at the plant in Sharon doubled in size. SFS intec Read More…

Longtime resident leading Feeding Medina County

Sandy Hinkle

Sandy Hinkle has taken the place of Sandy Calvert as executive director of Feeding Medina County. Hinkle, a 30-year resident of Medina County, said she applied for the job “to come back to Medina and do something good for my home community.” Her first day was Oct. 8. She had moved to State College, Pennsylvania, Read More…

Former trustee Bill Ostmann to fill open seat in Medina Township

Bill Ostmann

Medina Township trustees named Bill Ostmann as the new trustee at a special meeting Thursday. Ostmann, 58, will succeed Michael Todd, who resigned in July to take a position in the attorney general’s office in the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific. Ostmann is a former Medina Township trustee and has served in many Read More…

Teens explore schools, trades at 18th annual career fair


More than 80 universities, career organizations, trade schools and military organizations gathered Wednesday at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds to help high school students decide what to do after graduation. “Students can go online and get info on colleges, but this gives you a chance to stand face to face and get Read More…

Elected officials call for action against Ebola in Northeast Ohio

John Kasich

Ohio elected officials are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to closely monitor Northeast Ohio after learning that a health care worker, who tested positive for Ebola, traveled by air Friday from Cleveland to Dallas. Gov. John Kasich said the state is using all of its resources to make sure there is Read More…

PHOTO: Medina High School students make boats from junk


Medina High School biology teachers Laura Frawley and Jessica Niemantsverdriet and Spanish teacher Sharon Schorr put on the Junk Boat Float on Tuesday to raise environmental awareness in students. “There are multiple plastic garbage patches floating in oceans around the globe and in many larger lakes, including Lake Erie,” Frawley said. Students had to submit Read More…

Medina water main fix estimated at almost quarter-million dollars

Medina city workers spent Wednesday morning trying to repair a water main break that resulted from overnight road restoration. South Court Street will be closed for repairs until at least Friday, and possibly into the weekend or next week. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

The repair bill for the major water main break that shut down the 200 block of South Court Street in Medina for three weeks last month will total almost a quarter-million dollars. City Council’s finance committee Tuesday approved paying the eight contractors and vendors with money from the Streets and Storm Water Special Fund. Council Read More…

Montville Twp. trustees to begin finalizing golf course acquisition

A deer is spotted at the former Blue Heron Golf Course. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Montville Township trustees will meet in an executive session today to discuss finalizing the terms of the lease of the Blue Heron Golf Course. Trustees agreed in principle in May to a lease-purchase agreement with C&C Associates of Medina, but some details remain to be worked out, Trustee Sally Albrecht said. “Everyone is still on Read More…

Voting machines prepped, tested for November election


Jack Johnson helps to make sure your vote counts. As an information technology administrator for the Medina County Board of Elections, Johnson is in charge of making sure the more than 700 voting machines are running properly for the Nov. 4 election. “We have teams of people (who check the machines),” Johnson said. “Every one of Read More…