December 18, 2014

Medina
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Medina County begins appraisals for 2013

Kovack

MEDINA — The year 2013 might be a long way off in most people’s minds, but the Medina County Auditor’s Office already has started its six-year reappraisals, which will be released late that summer. The auditor performs reappraisals every three years. The latest was released last summer and applies to this year’s tax bills. However, Read More…

Hinckley Township man faces drug ring charges

AKRON — A Hinckley Township man is one of 18 men indicted on charges of running a large-scale drug ring that brought marijuana from Las Vegas to Akron. According to an indictment unsealed in federal court Tuesday, Edward E. Steinbacher, 45, of 949 Center Road, conspired to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. He Read More…

Westfield Twp. seeks levy to fund full-time fire and rescue service

WESTFIELD TWP. — The township is seeking a 2.5-mill continuous levy to fund Westfield Fire and Rescue. According to figures from the Medina County Auditor’s Office, the levy would bring in $170,000 annually, if approved. It would cost property owners $78.76 a year per $100,000 of appraised valuation and cancel a levy that costs residents Read More…

Election 2011: ‘Turbulent’ times face Highland if 10-year levy fails

Aukerman

MEDINA — Highland Schools officials are hoping the fourth time is the charm when it comes to passing a levy. Three ballot issues have failed since November 2009, and school officials said the 6.9-mill levy on the May 3 ballot is needed to maintain the level of education it provides. “After 12 years without a Read More…

Medina County, Brunswick settle water dispute

BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — About 70 homes may be able to get water service and remain in the township because of a deal between the county and Brunswick, ending a decades-long dispute. The homes are in the area of Memory Lane and Jeanette Street near Grafton Road. Homeowners would be charged a $500 tower fee Read More…

Medina County to issue bonds for building upgrades

MEDINA — Officials have a clearer financial picture how they’ll proceed with repairs to two of the county’s oldest buildings. County commissioners plan to issue $1.15 million in one-year notes to make repairs at the old county courthouse and the county administration building. The funds will be on hand by next month when roof repairs Read More…

County students commit to drug-free lives

MEDINA — A group of high school seniors was honored at the annual Share Cluster breakfast Friday. Each of the 16 students has made a commitment to a drug-free lifestyle and to teach others about the benefits. “These students have gone above and beyond through hard work, dedication and leadership to promote a positive and Read More…

Highland teachers agree to pay more for health insurance

GRANGER TWP. — Highland Schools’ teachers agreed Monday to pay more of their health insurance premiums, a move that’s expected to save approximately $1 million over the remaining two years of their collective bargaining contract. The board voted unanimously to accept the agreement, which extends the teachers union contract by one year. It now will Read More…

Man indicted on two counts

MEDINA — The man who reportedly shot at sheriff’s deputies last month has been indicted on two counts of intimidation, third-degree felonies. The charges, filed this week, carry a firearm specification, which means Dennis Heavilin, 62, of 8979 River Styx Road, Guilford Township, could receive an additional three years in prison on each count, if Read More…

Dogs, owners honor the passing of a friend

Don Chyla bows his head as his dogs Lucy and Casey watch the funeral procession of their vet William Sternecker pass Thursday. Dozens of the vet's clients gathered at his clinic to pay their last respects. (Maria Kacik Kula / Gazette)

MEDINA — Clients of William Sternecker kept a special vigil Thursday for the man they called “Doc,” a vigil that included their furry friends. Sternecker, who owned Medina Veterinary Clinic for more than 40 years, died Saturday at age 66 from cancer. Dozens of the veterinarian’s clients and their canine companions waited outside Medina Veterinary Read More…