October 24, 2014

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Silver Sneaker program in Brunswick receives contract

BRUNSWICK — After years of petitions and requests from the community, the Silver Sneaker program for senior citizens is coming to the Brunswick Recreation and Fitness Center. The program provides seniors with free memberships through their insurance providers. Parks and Recreation Director John Piepsny said the city wanted to bring the program to the rec Read More…

Spot road repairs in Brunswick to begin this fall

BRUNSWICK — Despite a tight budget, the city is looking to fix its worst road problems as the beginning to a preventive maintenance program. The city will spend $115,000 to do spot road repairs with concrete starting in early fall. Service Director Pat McNamara said the work will target areas in the worst condition as Read More…

Four options weighed for Buckeye Schools’ levy backup

YORK TWP. — Buckeye Superintendent Brian Williams said Tuesday the school board will place a 7.9-mill, five-year property tax; a 10-year income tax; a 10-year earned income tax; or a combination 3.9-mill property tax and a 0.5 percent earned income tax on the November ballot if the August levy fails. The board approved all four Read More…

Center Road in Brunswick closed after 7th water-main break of summer

A worker from Cleveland Water drains a hole on Center Road in Brunswick to repair a water main break Tuesday afternoon. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

BRUNSWICK — Center Road in front of Neura Park will be closed for at least two days following another water main break that left a neighborhood without water Tuesday. John Goersmeyer, spokesman for Cleveland Water, said about 300 homes in the Fairways development were without water for about eight hours — about 2 to 10 Read More…

Brunswick businesses say no to pole-height ban

Brunswick businesses are expressing concerns about legislation that would require them to remove pole signs from the commercial general district in the city in the next 10 years. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

BRUNSWICK — The business community spoke out Monday night against legislation that would require many of them to take down their pole signs in the next 10 years. Representatives from several businesses came to the City Council meeting to express concerns over the economic impact of the legislation. Several of those who spoke Monday brought Read More…

Former transplant patients reach out to others

Transplant recipients Frank Bianchi, of Brunswick, and Holly Mulkerin, of Medina Township, run a volunteer program to reach out to people on the Cleveland Clinic's heart transplant list. (JENNIFER PIGNOLET / GAZETTE)

Holly Mulkerin waited more than two years to receive her new heart. The last six months of the wait, she was hooked up to an artificial heart at the Cleveland Clinic. Before that, she was at her home in Medina Township. That was when she began to feel alone — even with the support of Read More…

Medina woman to end career as referee at London Olympics

Medina resident Patricia Salvatore referees the 2008 Olympic match between Italy and Kazakhstan in Beijing. Salvatore is headed to London next week to referee her fourth and final Olympic Games. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL)

MEDINA — Patricia Salvatore has had a lot of firsts in her career as a volleyball referee. She was the first woman invited to referee the men’s Final Four. She was the first referee to officiate indoor and beach volleyball at the Olympics. She was the first woman to referee the men’s and women’s matches Read More…

Medina County health clinic opens in Lodi

Pam Shank, from the Medina County Health Department, weighs Owen Ulferts, of Homer Township, at the Lodi post of the American Legion during the department’s first day in its new Lodi clinic. (COURTESY PHOTO)

LODI — Residents in the southern part of the county now have closer access to dental care through the Medina County Health Department. The department opened a dental clinic Wednesday at its new facility inside the Lodi American Legion Hall, 120 Bank St. The dental clinic is in addition to the department’s Women, Infants and Read More…

Staple of Liverpool Township, Mel Tolsma, to be remembered

Mel Tolsma is shown during his Liverpool Township trustee campaign in the ’90s. Tolsma died July 6 at the age of 84. (COURTESY PHOTO)

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Not even Alzheimer’s could change the fact that Mel Tolsma was a music man. “Even when his mind … was starting to go, he always he remembered the names of all the old songs,” his widow LaVerne said. The health aides at Lifecare Center of Medina knew the secret to getting him Read More…

A combined property, income-tax levy for Buckeye Schools?

Tracy Mattern

If Buckeye Schools puts a combined property and earned income tax issue on the November ballot, it would be the first school district in Medina County to do so. Ohio legislators made the combination possible as part of the state budget that took effect in September. Previously, districts could put two different money issues on Read More…