January 28, 2015

Medina
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Granger corporate building project awaits abatement approval

A new $1.5 million corporate building could be coming to Granger Township if Medina County commissioners approve a tax abatement for the project. The proposed 31,200-square-foot building at 1113 Medina Road, east of state Route 94, would be used as medical office rental space. It would join the four buildings already in the Akron Medina Read More…

Shaw Road bridge replacement project approved

Medina County commissioners unanimously have agreed to replace a Chatham Township bridge on Shaw Road between Congress and Richman roads. “The bridge has some age to it and it’s starting to show some deterioration,” county Engineer Mike Salay told commissioners Monday. Salay said federal dollars will pay for nearly all of the $985,000 project, which Read More…

County installs new recycling bins outside the Medina County Central Processing Facility

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Monday was the first day Medina County residents who want to recycle had a place to go now that the county has killed its recycling program. Residents can drop off recyclables in one of the new bins at the Medina County Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, in Westfield Township. Anything not in those bins Read More…

Ohio State University Alumni Association to host official watch party at Medina Buffalo Wild Wings

O-H-I-O. That’s the chant that will be echoed Monday night from the walls of Buffalo Wild Wings, 5050 Eastpointe Drive, in Medina. The restaurant has been Medina County’s official watch-party location for the Ohio State University Alumni Association for two years. Owner Gerald Franklin Jr. said the game is such a big deal in Medina Read More…

Brunswick Hills Police Chief Sharon MacKay retires

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Brunswick Hills Police Chief Sharon MacKay, Medina County’s first female chief of police, has retired. The 56-year-old MacKay, who joined the Brunswick Hills department in 2009, announced her retirement Wednesday. “I am proud and honored to have served as Chief of Police of the Brunswick Hills Police Department for the past five and a half Read More…

Medina County reduces trash tipping fee by $4 per ton

Medina County commissioners agreed Tuesday to lower the charge per ton of trash delivered to the Medina County Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township from $61 to $57. County officials said they no longer needed to charge as much because the mortgage on the recycling center was paid off last year. “We wanted to do Read More…

PHOTO: Medina School Board president sworn in

Medina Schools Treasurer David Chambers, left, reads the oath of office as Douglas Adamczyk is sworn in Monday as the new president of the Board of Education. Robert Skidmore is the board’s new vice president. (KATIE ANDERSON)

Nexus pipeline foes taking concerns to Kasich

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Paul Gierosky, of York Township, received a Christmas card from someone new this year: Gov. John Kasich. “It had a picture of him with his family, so I figured, why don’t I send him a Christmas card with a picture of my whole family,” Gierosky said. But he didn’t just send a card. He sent Read More…

Sheriff recommends company to do 911 upgrade

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office hopes to award a $485,000 contract to Columbus-based EmergiTech Inc. for 911 system upgrades. Sheriff Tom Miller recommended the company to Medina County commissioners Tuesday, but no decision on the five-year contract was made. Commissioners may make a decision at their meeting next week. The contract includes the upgrades plus Read More…

County approves bid to operate waste transfer station

Effective Jan. 12, the Medina County Central Processing Center in Westfield Township will be operated as a waste transfer station. Six companies submitted bids to county commissioners to operate the recycling center as a transfer station and on Tuesday they chose Dover, Ohio-based Kimble Companies. “They had the lowest and best bid,” county Sanitary Engineer Read More…