September 30, 2014

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Medina State of the City: It’s good business to fix roads, mayor says

Dennis Hanwell

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell delivered his State of the City address to an almost sold out crowd at the monthly meeting of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. “The state of the city is very excellent,” he said as he opened up his hour-long presentation on the economic standing of the city. Hanwell Read More…

Ohio’s statewide Buckeye Trail is being rerouted in Medina County

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Ohio’s Buckeye Trail is coming to downtown Medina. The Buckeye Trail — a 1,444-mile hiking trail that loops around the state of Ohio — runs north from the Medina County Park District’s Lester Rail Trail in York Township, north along on Abbeyville Road to Hamilton Road in Medina Township, and then east toward the Hinckley Read More…

Medina mayor to give State of the City address before chamber

Dennis Hanwell

Mayor Dennis Hanwell will stress the ways the city has been working to make Medina a great place to do business during his State of the City address today. Hanwell said he will detail how the city has appropriated $13 million worth of industrial infrastructure improvements from 2011 through 2015, but declined to provide specifics Read More…

Medina meeting focuses on improving city’s older neighborhoods

Residents gathered Thursday evening at Second Baptist Church in Medina and began to develop a strategy aimed at improving the city’s older neighborhoods. It was the first in many weekly meetings Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, plans to hold to solve the problem of declining property values in the area. “My perception is that what Read More…

Meeting tonight aims to find ways to improve Medina neighborhoods

Bill Lamb

MEDINA — Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, will be holding a forum today at 7 p.m. on developing a strategy to improve the city’s older neighborhoods. “My perception is that what we need for the inner city is a muscular strategy to deal with decline in property value,” he said. He hopes that meetings throughout the Read More…

Grants provide $600K to beautify Medina Public Square, Foundry Street

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Medina has received $600,000 in grants from the state’s Office of Community Development to rebuild Foundry Street and provide a facelift for businesses on Public Square. A $300,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant will provide about 50 percent of the funds to upgrade Foundry Street from Bronson Street to the entrance of Ray Mellert Park within the Read More…

Retired firefighter barely escaped death in 9/11 terrorist attacks

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Firefighter Rich Murray narrowly escaped being among the more than 400 New York firefighters and police officers who died on Sept. 11, 2001, responding to the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. “As we walked toward a pile of debris, the North Tower came down on us,” firefighter Rich Murray, of Engine 209, Ladder 118, Read More…

Federal charges filed for ‘controlled buy’ at Bronson ‘nuisance’ house

Curtis Debose

A Cleveland man accused of selling heroin to a police informant earlier this month has been indicted in federal court. Police say Curtis Debose, 34, sold about 0.3 grams of heroin on Aug. 7 in a “controlled buy” conducted by the Medina County Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Medina Police Department. Read More…

Medina mayor, Council differ on number of public toilets square needs

The price to transform the Key Bank Drive-through on Medina’s Public Square into a public restroom has nearly doubled since the city bought the building, according to bid estimates for the project. On Monday, City Council approved $100,000 more on top of the original $250,000 originally approved on July 25. Officials initially estimated the cost Read More…

Thieves make off with $60K in mattresses

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MEDINA — Three 53-foot long semi-trailers full of newly manufactured mattresses were stolen from a lot across from the Sealy Co.’s Lake Road factory, Medina police say. Sgt. Brett McNabb estimated the value of the mattresses at $60,000. Police recovered one trailer Monday afternoon in Seville, at Friendsville and Seville roads, but no mattresses were inside. Read More…