September 22, 2014

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Bids being readied for operations of Medina County recycling center

Amy Lyon-Galvin

Eight companies, including two from outside Ohio, are interested in taking over the operations of the Medina County recycling center. County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin said Envision Waste Services, the Cleveland-based company that now operates the Center Processing Facility, in Westfield Township, will be one of the bidders. The other seven that have registered to Read More…

Interviews for seat on Medina Township trustees to be public

Medina Township trustees plan to conduct public interviews in October with candidates for Trustee Michael Todd’s seat. Trustee Ken DeMichael said Sunday he and Trustee Ray Jarrett have been accepting resumes since Aug. 19 after they received Todd’s letter of resignation, effective Oct. 1. DeMichael said he and Jarrett will interview any applicants for the Read More…

Pink Floyd tribute band closes out Rally in the Alley season

Mark Brennan, lead guitarist of Wish You Were Here, a Cleveland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, and Jon Darling, drums, perform at the final Rally in the Alley of the season Sunday night behind Main Street Cafe on Medina’s Public Square. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Rylee Deluna hasn’t missed the annual Rally in the Alley show featuring the Cleveland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, Wish You Were Here, in nine years. That’s her entire life. Rylee is 9. Since she was a baby, Rylee’s been rallying in the parking lot behind Main Street Cafe, 17 Public Square, on her favorite daddy-daughter Read More…

Heroin epidemic hitting Medina County families

Mead Wilkins, director of Job and Family Services of Medina County, updated county commissioners Tuesday on how the rise of heroin use in the county is effecting young children and families. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Heroin use across Medina County continues to rise among families with young children. In his monthly report to the county commissioners, Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said 70 percent of the families served through child welfare have a dependence on heroin or a prescription drug such as OxyContin. “That was not true two Read More…

Medina County farmers eligible for crop reimbursement

The State Department of Natural Resources has offered funds to Medina County farmers to better control nutrient runoff into Lake Erie. Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District Director Jeff Van Loon said the state will reimburse farmers who use cover crops and controlled drainage structures on their fields to reduce runoff. Van Loon said Read More…

Wadsworth residents have a bicentennial ball

Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh, of Wadsworth, throws the first pitch to pitcher Kyle Crockett before the Cleveland Indians’ game Sunday. Rasor-Greenhalgh was one of 178 Wadsworth residents who went to the game to celebrate Wadsworth’s bicentennial. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Wadsworth resident Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh had a surprise birthday present Sunday. She got to throw the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians game. “I’m an Indians’ fan,” she said. “It was a lot of fun going out there to throw the pitch. And it just so happened, it was my birthday, too.” Rasor-Greenhalgh was at the Read More…

UK cyclist sees the States on bike tour from San Francisco to NYC

Presly, David

David Presly has an unusual job. He plays oboe for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London. But his hobby is just as interesting. He likes to ride his bicycle around the world. This year, the 61-year-old passed through Medina County while riding his Brompton folding bicycle from San Francisco to Read More…

Claggett Middle School renovations done just in time for the bell

Claggett Middle School renovations were completed just in time for the first week of school. The $158,400 project began in June more than a year ago with the installation of security cameras and door buzzers at the front entrance. This summer, the bulk of the project focused on improving the main office. “We pushed the Read More…

International pipeline company: Eminent domain would be ‘last resort’

Eminent domain could become an issue for residents with property along the route of a proposed 250-mile natural gas pipeline from Kensington, Ohio, to Dawn Hub, Ontario. Arthur Diestel, a spokesman for Spectra Energy Co.’s NEXUS Gas Transmission project, said that while the company doesn’t use eminent domain as a negotiation tool, the company will Read More…

Medina school board OKs lease for cell tower at Claggett Middle School

The Medina Board of Education on Monday approved a lease for a 100-foot-high cell tower next to Memorial Soccer Stadium at Claggett Middle School. TowerCo, a North Carolina-based cellphone tower company, wants to build a “monopole” tower and a shelter to house Verizon cellular service equipment. Jon Burkhart, Medina Schools’ director of business affairs, said Read More…