December 17, 2014

Medina
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Courthouse added to county buildings getting energy upgrades

Medina County Commissioners have added the courthouse to the list of 12 administrative buildings to be made more energy efficient — bumping the cost up to nearly $4 million. The project includes indoor and parking lot lighting upgrades at the buildings as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Eight boilers will be replaced Read More…

County considers levy for social services

Medina County commissioners Tuesday asked county Auditor Mike Kovack to certify the amount of revenue that would be collected from a countywide social services levy. The action is required by Ohio law before the issue can be placed on the May ballot. If voters approve the combined social services levy, a single property tax would Read More…

About 400 young essayists honored for celebrating their pups

Grace Nelson, 9, of Medina, reads her first-place essay Monday during the awards ceremony for Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack’s Top Dog Essay Contest at the Medina County Administration Building in Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Medina County’s five “top dogs” received the first dog tags of 2015 at an awards ceremony Monday. About 400 fourth-graders participated in the 20th year of the contest by submitting essays about their favorite dog in the county. County Auditor Mike Kovack hosts the Top Dog Essay Contest each year, reminding residents to renew their Read More…

PHOTO: Bay Village woman hurt in Liverpool crash

A one-vehicle crash about 9 a.m. Wednesday on Abbeyville Road just north of Muntz Road in Liverpool Township sent a 23-year-old Bay Village woman to the hospital. Trooper Jeff Carpenter, of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post, said Margaret Hill was driving north on Abbeyville Road when she lost control on a curve and struck the embankment. Her 1998 Honda Civic flipped on its side. Hill was taken to Southwest General Brunswick Medical Center and Emergency Room for nonlife-threatening injuries, Carpenter said. She was cited for failure to control, he said. Valley City Fire and EMS responded to the crash.  (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Commissioners deny Pat Geissman’s motion for recycling facility rebids

Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman made a motion Tuesday for the county to advertise for bids to operate the county recycling facility for a year. It was not seconded. The motion for the bid mirrored the terms of the county’s contract with Cleveland-based Envision Waste, which ends Jan. 11. The motion also allows for two Read More…

Six seek Steve Hambley’s seat on Medina County Board of Commissioners

Steve Hambley

Six candidates so far are interested in completing Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley’s term. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Hambley was elected Nov. 4 to the 69th House District seat being vacated by House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina. The Medina County Republican Party’s Central Committee has until Feb. 14 to determine who will Read More…

Litchfield Twp. will ‘stand against’ plan for proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

Litchfield became the second township in Medina County to pass a resolution against the NEXUS gas transmission pipeline. The resolution, adopted Monday, states the township will not only “stand against” NEXUS but to any high pressure natural gas transmission pipelines that could be proposed in the future because such pipeline are “against the interests of Read More…

Medina County, city, township officials discuss recycling options over lunch

More than 30 township and city officials from across the county had a “Turkey and Trash” lunch date with Medina County Commissioners and the county’s Sanitary Engineer’s Office on Monday at the lodge at Allardale Park in Granger Township. Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin called for the meeting to get ideas from city and township officials Read More…

Driver faces vehicular homicide, assault, drug charges for August fatal crash

A head-on crash in August on River Styx Road in Montville Township killed 16-year-old Katherine Babak of Bath Township in Summit County, and sent Valerie Snyder, 15, of Cuyahoga Falls, and Earlena Couch, 16, of Montville Township, to a Cleveland hospital. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

A Rittman man was charged with six felonies involving an 11 p.m. Aug. 3 head-on crash that killed one teenager and sent two others to a Cleveland hospital. Jeremy Goodrich, 26, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony; two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, third-degree felonies; and three counts drug Read More…

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…