January 25, 2015

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Teamsters, Medina Council approve contract

Medina City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday with Teamsters Local 436, which represents city service department employees. Council approved the two-year contract 5-0 during Tuesday’s special meeting. Councilmen Brian Hilberg, Ward 1, and Dennie Simpson, Ward 2, were absent. The contract is effective Thursday and will expire at the same time as Read More…

Weather hampers harvesting in county

Corn awaits harvesting in a field in York Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Despite an unusually wet November, Medina County farmers are confident of completing their harvesting. In Medina, some corn and other crops still stand waiting to be harvested. But warmer temperatures in recent weeks have helped, farmers say. “It has been mild other than a couple of cold days,” William Richardson, of Richardson Farms in Lafayette Read More…

Hospitals issue stricter visiting rules during flu season

The Akron Regional Hospital Association is recommending people who suspect they are coming down with the flu avoid visiting hospital patients. Two hospitals in Medina County — Medina Hospital and Akron General Lodi Community Hospital — are among 17 area hospitals that have issued stricter visitation recommendations in order to protect patients from the flu, Read More…

Woman, 75, doing well after surgery to implant pacemaker

The York Township woman who was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat after being taken to a hospital following a gun accident is doing well after doctors performed surgery to implant a pacemaker, her son said. Steve Ross said his mother, Charlene, 75, entered surgery around 10 a.m. Friday and doctors are hopeful she will be Read More…

Driver in Wadsworth police chase charged with failure to comply

The man involved in a slow-speed chase with multiple police departments has been identified by police. Joseph Mast, 42, of the 400 block of Bicksler Drive, Wadsworth, is charged with failure to comply, a third-degree felony and is being held in the Medina County Jail on $10,000 bond. Mast was seen driving slowly in the Read More…

Slow speed chase in Wadsworth ends with man being shocked with Taser

WADSWORTH — Police engaged in a 40 minute chase with an unidentified man leaving a police cruiser disabled and ending with the man getting shocked with a Taser early Tuesday morning. The man has not been identified and criminal charges are pending. According to a Wadsworth police press release, the man was operating the vehicle Read More…

UPDATED: Fire under control at Liverpool Twp. auto repair shop

Valley City firefighters prepare to climb the ladder to battle flames at Engine Works Complete Auto Repair, 5927 Center Road, Friday evening. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Multiple fire departments battled a large commercial structure fire for more than two hours Friday evening in Liverpool Township. Valley City Fire Chief Jack Petrone said his department received a call at 4:44 p.m. regarding an explosion at Engine Works Complete Auto Repair, 5927 Center Road. When firefighters arrived, flames had engulfed Read More…

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…