July 30, 2015

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Family’s stellar success shared at Wadsworth meeting

Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for the American Hospitality Group Inc., stands outside The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Members of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce listened to a local family’s success story during their monthly luncheon Wednesday at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for The American Hospitality Group Inc., which owns and operates The Galaxy, gave a presentation on the company and its history as Read More…

Adults to ride children’s toy vehicles down hill in fundraiser race for SPCA

Racers tumble down the sledding hill at Reagan Park, Medina, during last year’s Faceplant500, a fundraising race on toy vehicles for children. This year’s race will be at noon Aug. 8 on the same hill and will raise money for the SPCA. PHOTO PROVIDED

Adam Ostaff was at a barbecue when he decided to climb onto his nephew’s toy tractor. His buddy, Scott Horky, gave him a push down a hill. Now, four years later, the two men from Medina have turned what might have been a bad idea to begin with into an opportunity to raise money for Read More…

Medina County to get heroin treatment center option from neighbor

Mead Wilkins

Four newborn babies at Medina Hospital last month tested positive for heroin at one time, and the mothers were unable to take their babies home, Medina County Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said. “We had to take custody of the babies,” Wilkins said. “Then we have to take the babies down to the Read More…

Medina Board of Education agrees to purchase new buses

Rusted holes can be seen in the floor of a Medina Schools’ bus last year. The Board of Education approved the purchase of five new buses at its meeting this week. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The Medina Board of Education has agreed to spend $386,000 to purchase five new school buses this year. Eight need to be replaced, but there’s only funding for five at $77,200 per bus, Jon Burkhart, director of business affairs, told the board Monday. Rob Travis, manager of the district’s transportation department, said only replacing five Read More…

Medina Schools drug testing gets support from ADAMH Board

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The Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board has offered to help fund Medina Schools’ random drug testing for athletes, if the district’s Board of Education approves and implements a policy. Michael Jenks, director of the ADAMH Board, attended the school board meeting Monday. “Our board passed a motion in June that we’d Read More…

Sheriff: NEXUS did not send ‘threatening’ letter, investigation ongoing

Tom Miller

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threatening letter that was sent to one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. Donald Borling, who was sued by NEXUS earlier this month for access to his York Township property, got a letter in the mail Friday with a return Read More…

Children splash around at park to cool down in 80s heat (PHOTOS)

Medina children play at the splash pad at Ray Mellert Park on Huntington Street Monday. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Children cooled off Monday afternoon at the splash pad at Ray Mellert Park on Huntington Street in Medina. The temperature was in the high 80s Monday and over the weekend but is expected to drop to the high 70s today.  

Medina County Park District celebrates 50 years of growth

Stan and Esther Allard donated their family farm to the Medina County Park District in December 1992. It’s now known as Allardale Park, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

About 100 people, including local and state government officials, celebrated Medina County’s parks Saturday during a banquet at the Buffalo Creek Retreat in Guilford Township. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Medina County Park District. State Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, state Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, and Medina County Probate/Juvenile Judge Kevin Dunn Read More…

Fence halts Medina County Fair Board’s building plans

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The Medina County Fair Board of Directors wants to build a new administration office next to the existing office building at 710 W. Smith Road. The plan has been in the works for months, but the board recently hit a 5-foot snag. Next door at 730 W. Smith Road, Medina Veterinary Clinic has a fence that Read More…

Woman recognized for assisting abused children

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Rhonda Wurgler has a job that she can’t take home with her. She’s the executive director of the Children’s Center of Medina County, on Highland Drive, Medina, and works with young children and minors who have endured sex abuse or other forms of neglect. “It’s not a job you can go home and tell your Read More…