December 22, 2014

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ELECTION 2014: Few tax increases on ballot

What’s most interesting about the tax issues on Tuesday’s ballot is what’s absent. There are no school levies. The last time that happened in a November General Election in Medina County was in 2000. In the 14 years since then, voters in the fall elections faced one or more levy requests from the seven school Read More…

PHOTOS: Hundreds of people, dogs participate in 5K SPCA event


Nearly 500 two-legged runners and several hundred four-legged companions braved a chilly morning Saturday to participate in the second annual Paws for the Cause 5K to benefit the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Both the 5K and a mile Fun Run started and finished on Medina’s Public Square. Participants — Read More…

Medina County jobless rate drops to lowest point in seven years

Medina County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.0 percent last month — the lowest in nearly seven years. The September labor market report, released last week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, found 90,700 county residents had jobs in September — an increase of 1,200 compared to September 2013. Over the same period, Read More…

Cleveland hospitals monitoring 13 nurses who flew with Ebola patient

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More than a dozen nurses from the Cleveland Clinic and the MetroHealth System were aboard the Oct. 10 Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland that carried the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after she returned to Dallas on Monday, officials announced Wednesday. “Both health systems have put all of our employees who were Read More…

PHOTOS: Pet costume contest attracts owners of pigs, dogs


Check out these participants of the pet costume contest on Saturday at the annual Halloween Harvest Festival on Medina’s Public Square.

South Court Street open in Medina

Traffic again flows on South Court Street, south of Medina’s Public Square, after being closed for nearly three weeks because of a water main break. The road was reopened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina officials wanted South Court Street back so bad that they didn’t wait for stripes to be painted. The 200 block of South Court Street reopened with orange cones marking the centerline shortly before 7 p.m. Monday — nearly three weeks after a major water line break shut down the road. “There was a lot Read More…

Clerk of Courts Wadsworth’s record sealed

A municipal judge on Friday sealed the misdemeanor criminal record of Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth, who last year entered a no contest plea to misuse of public funds during his 2012 election campaign. Medina Municipal Judge Dale Chase agreed to seal Wadsworth’s record after dismissing the case against him last month. Prosecutors Read More…

Sharon Twp. couple charged with making meth with children in home

A Medina County grand jury has indicted a Sharon Township couple accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a home with children. Sandra Nash, 47, and Richard Bostwick, 41, of the 6500 block of Ridge Road, both are charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs. The manufacturing charge is a first-degree felony, punishable Read More…

PHOTOS: Runners raise money to benefit families fighting cancer


More than 800 runners and 500 walkers registered for Medina’s 10th annual Race with Grace on Sunday, which raises money for families fighting cancer. The race is dedicated to Mary Grace, a Medina mother of three who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2005.

Census: Median income rising in Medina County as poverty rate declines


Household incomes rose in Medina County last year for the second year in a row since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the Census Bureau reported today. The county’s median household income rose to $66,078 last year, an increase of about $450 from 2012, adjusted for inflation, according to the 2013 American Community Read More…