November 1, 2014

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Lodi is sprucing up its image

LODI — Village officials are taking steps big and small to promote Lodi. The village has worked with the county to obtain grants for capital improvements, which it has used to polish up the downtown. “For some reason it has a bad image, and it shouldn’t,” said Lodi Historical Society President Letha Mapes, who recently Read More…

Montville Twp. revives plan to turn Blue Heron into public park

Montville Township trustees have a second chance to purchase the former Blue Heron Golf Course and convert it to a public park. A previous plan to partner with a company managed by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy fell through, but a new buyer has emerged and Trustee Jeff Brandon said the township plans to enter Read More…

Lodi Family Center expands services by moving into former school

Lodi Family Center Executive Director Rebecca Rak shows off the newer bigger better pantry at the agency's newer bigger better home at the old Lodi Elementary School, 301 Mill St. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

Lodi Family Center has moved into the former Lodi Elementary School, 301 Mill St., and its executive director said the nonprofit not only has more room but more services to offer residents. “We were part of community meetings that were held to decide what services people need, and what the barriers were to them accessing Read More…

Outpatient only: No more beds at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital

Summa Health System is shutting down its inpatient services at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital by the end of summer, meaning the hospital no longer will admit patients for overnight stays. All 52 beds, including the eight-bed intensive care unit, will close within three or four months, a Summa spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Michael Bernstein said the hospital Read More…

Holiday travel to cost more this year

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is known as a time for family gatherings and barbecues. But getting families together is going to be more expensive this year. That’s because gas prices are up. According to Gasbuddy.com, prices in Medina County are up about a dime a gallon compared with the same time last year. Prices Read More…

Roosters prepped for fighting, SPCA says

SHARON TWP. — The Medina County SPCA and county Sheriff’s Office are investigating a report of a man dumping nine dead roosters in a trash bin in . “These were all game cocks, which are used for fighting, but there wasn’t much evidence they were fighting,” said Stephanie Moore, executive director of the county Society Read More…

Wadsworth is finally getting a new ‘Boy with the Boot’ statue

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WADSWORTH — A beloved relic of the city’s past will be in place in time for Wadsworth’s Memorial Day celebration as planned, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Robin Laubaugh said the “Boy with the Boot” statue will be unveiled and dedicated before Wadsworth’s parade Monday morning. “It’s an opportunity to pay respect to those who have Read More…

Medina County officials give Envision Waste an ultimatum in dispute

Envision Waste officials who last week refused to provide documents requested by Medina County officials now face an ultimatum. County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin sent a letter to Envision CEO Steven Viny on Tuesday giving him until 3 p.m. Friday to produce records she first requested March 26. Envision is the company hired to operate Read More…

Medina County declares emergency in wake of last week’s storms

Medina County commissioners have declared a state of emergency after last week’s storm caused widespread damage, but officials say it is doubtful state recovery dollars are coming. That’s because the storm didn’t cause enough damage, officials said. Medina County Emergency Management Agency Director Christina Fozio told commissioners Tuesday she expects the county to fall short Read More…

Kiwanis honors Medina County students of the year

Kristine Camper

Medina County’s outstanding high school students were honored at Williams on the Lake in Medina on Wednesday night, at the 41st annual Medina County Kiwanis Student of the Year Banquet. The Kiwanis Student of the Month Program recognizes students from each of Medina County’s eight high schools on a monthly basis. All juniors and seniors Read More…