October 2, 2014

Medina
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Former superintendent Randy Stepp issues resignation to Medina Schools

Randy Stepp

The Medina Board of Education accepted a resignation letter Monday from former Superintendent Randy Stepp. The letter was hand-delivered to board President Thomas Cahalan on April 25. In the one-paragraph letter, Stepp said he was resigning in response to a request from the school board: “Dear Medina City School District Board of Education: “You already Read More…

Issues of bad checks, OVI raised in race for 69th House seat

MEDINA — A candidate for Ohio’s 69th District House seat says his run-ins with the law a decade ago shouldn’t have any impact on his campaign. In Tuesday’s primary, Medina County voters will decide whether Medina contractor Chris Sawicki or county Commissioner Stephen D. Hambley gets the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Read More…

South Korean church makes Seville home for Christian scholars

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SEVILLE — A New York-based South Korean Christian church welcomed community members Wednesday to its new seminary at the former Seville Elementary School. The Nyskc Foundation bought the building in September and will transform it into the home of the Goshen Theological Seminary and a post-graduate educational center for Christian scholars. “Every dream needs a Read More…

Medina planning city’s 200th birthday party for 2018

MEDINA — City officials are gearing up for Medina’s bicentennial in 2018. At Monday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis Hanwell presented a list of groups and individuals interested in serving on a bicentennial committee. Council approved the formation of the 11-member committee and named a Council representative and administration representative to serve on it. Councilman Read More…

Highland graduates appear in ‘Draft Day’ movie about Browns

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Three Highland High School graduates saw themselves on the silver screen when a big-budget movie about their favorite NFL team was released earlier this month. Tyler Houska, of Wadsworth, and brothers Adam and Bryan Krause, of Medina Township, appear in “Draft Day,” starring Kevin Costner, which hit theaters April 11. Costner plays the general manager Read More…

ELECTION: Hambley, Sawicki to battle for Batchelder’s seat on Ohio House

Hambley v Sawicki

A longtime Medina County commissioner and a self-employed carpenter want to succeed Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder as the representative of the 69th House District. Batchelder, 70, of Medina, can’t run for re-election because of term limits. Chris Sawicki, 34, of Medina, is challenging county Commissioner Stephen D. Hambley, 59, of Brunswick, in the Read More…

Sharon Township trucking dispatch center is a ‘go’

SHARON TWP. — Medina County commissioners on Tuesday approved the construction of a $10.2 million dispatch center for Seville-based Panther Trucking, bringing 330 new employees and $1.2 million in payroll. Township trustees last week unanimously approved a 50-percent tax abatement on about $8 million of the estimated $10.2 million property for 14 years. “They approved Read More…

New tenant to use trail house to serve developmentally disabled

Intervention for Peace, a group that serves the city’s developmentally disabled residents, will move into the house at 406 S. Broadway St. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — The city has found a tenant for one of its oldest houses. Intervention for Peace, a group that serves the city’s developmentally disabled residents, will move into the house at 406 S. Broadway St. and partner with local businesses to cater to customers who use the nearby Champion Creek Multi-Purpose Trail. The plan Read More…

Primary 2014: Who should bargain for gas prices?

On May 6, Medina County voters will decide if they want to give county commissioners the power to bargain for gas prices on their behalf. Issue 5 asks voters to authorize commissioners to seek bids from natural gas providers for service at a fixed rate for residents and businesses in the county’s 17 townships. Commissioners Read More…

Career center educator advances to superintendent

Steven Chrisman

MEDINA — The principal of the Medina County Career Center will step up to become superintendent. The school board named Principal Steven Chrisman as the new superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. “Mr. Chrisman exhibited the drive, passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and visionary outlook that the members of the Board of Education were looking for in the center’s Read More…