November 24, 2014

Medina
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NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out

Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are lobbying township officials to go on record opposing the project. “Part of our strategy is to get our elected officials to speak out against the NEXUS pipeline going through a populated Medina County,” Paul Gierosky, of York Township, said. “It’s not law, but it’s an outward Read More…

Candlelight Walk wraps up in Medina, candles lit for loved ones lost

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The 30th annual Candlelight Walk had a solemn note Sunday evening as a crowd of about 175 gathered around the Christmas tree in the Gazebo of Medina’s Public Square to pass on the flame of loved ones who have died. The 10th year Hospice of Medina County held their Circle of Light ceremony brought the Read More…

Candlelight Walk Christmas tree lit on a cold night

Dena McLaughlin, her daughter Taylor and hundreds more waited in the cold Friday night in Medina’s Public Square for the 30th annual Candlelight Walk Christmas tree lighting. The McLaughlins had never attended the Candlelight festivities. The family moved to Medina in February from Canton. “Everyone’s been talking about this all week,” Dena McLaughlin said. “It’s Read More…

Fledgling theater company is ready for the spotlight in Wadsworth

Members of the Wadsworth Theatre Company rehearse for their Nov. 30 production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” From left, Chuck Peery III (George Bailey), Jordan Pitts (Mary Hatch Bailey), Jay Sigler (Ernie Bishop), Anna Lambert (Frankie) and Kyle Callahan (Clarence). (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Theater has been a recurring theme in the lives of Nicole Ellesin and her husband, Donald. They both participated in theater productions in high school and college, and they met while performing in community theater in 2003. They performed in many shows together and even got engaged on stage before marrying in 2007. A Wadsworth Read More…

Foundation laid for new hotel in Medina Township

Battling snow and cold weather, employees with Modern Poured Walls Construction Services Inc. work Wednesday on the new Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, Medina Township. The hotel is scheduled to open next summer. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The recovering economy is bringing more then just shops and restaurants to Medina County. It’s bringing a new hotel. Foundation work began for the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, west of the Interstate 71 interchange with state Route 18 in Medina Township, at the beginning of the month. The owner, Aashish Patel of Read More…

Cleveland proposes Medina County help turn trash into fuel

Medina County commissioners met with Cleveland officials Tuesday to talk trash. Three members of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s staff came to Medina to propose Medina County’s trash be turned into fuel. Jenita McGowan, chief of sustainability for Cleveland, said the city has been considering ways to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills Read More…

Medina students to take state-required test online

Medina students will be taking a state-required test online rather than with paper and pencil. Brian Farson, principal of Medina High School, said students will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests on computers. Farson said the students will either sit in a computer lab for the tests or they Read More…

Finance boss to succeed Chris Jakab as Medina County adiministrator

Scott Miller

Medina County Finance Director Scott Miller accepted an offer Thursday from the Medina County commissioners to become county administrator and succeed Chris Jakab, who will retire at the end of the year. “I viewed this job as the next step and appreciate the fact that Medina County has always been fiscally conservative,” Miller said. “It’s Read More…

Gazette launches annual Not-Forgotten Box donation drive with Salvation Army

From left, Lorain County Printing and Publishing employees Lucy Velez and Barb Ritsko-Stephens put up signs and holiday decorations for the Not Forgotten Box, a food and toy drive for families in need during the holiday season. The drive will begin Monday and will go through Dec. 12.  (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The Gazette’s Medina office will start to look a lot like Santa’s workshop next week. On Monday, the newspaper launches its Not-Forgotten Box to collect new, unopened toys for underprivileged children through Dec. 12. This year’s goal is 2,000 toys. Last year it reached 1,400. The Gazette also will accept nonperishable food items with all Read More…

Commissioners make offer to county administrator candidate

Medina County commissioners have made an offer to one of 19 applicants seeking to succeed county Administrator Chris Jakab, who is retiring at the end of the year. On Monday, commissioners interviewed four applicants: Kimberly Bolas-Miller, a Sharon Township trustee; David Lair, Geauga County administrator; Dave Schaeffer, manager of the Auto Title Division for the Read More…