July 28, 2015

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Landowner about NEXUS lawsuit: ‘What gives them the right?’

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Donald Borling of York Township got a box in the mail Tuesday. It contained court documents informing him that he was a defendant in a lawsuit filed by NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. “They’ve been baffling me with paperwork,” Borling, 72, told The Gazette on Thursday. NEXUS wants to have survey crews come onto Borling’s 31-acre Read More…

Medina school district has flurry of staffing changes

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The Medina Board of Education has approved five administrative personnel changes in the school district. The two principals at the middle schools — T.J. Hellickson at Claggett and Chad Wise at A.I. Root — have left their positions. Bryan Farson, who has been the high school principal since 2009, will take over as principal at Read More…

Unused garage to house Medina County’s emergency vehicles

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The Medina County Emergency Management Agency will be able to park some of its vehicles at an old garage the county’s highway engineer’s department no longer is using. The building, at 791 W. Smith Road, hasn’t been used by the highway department since 1997, county Engineer Mike Salay said Wednesday. “In 1997, we moved into Read More…

Hundreds participate in Brunswick’s Summer Celebration parade


Close to 100 queens, kings, princesses and princes of fairs and festivals across Ohio dressed up and paraded their crowns down Pearl Road Sunday afternoon in Brunswick during the city’s Summer Celebration parade. The parade started at the Brunswick Plaza Shopping Center, 1480 Pearl Road, and traveled north to state Route 303 and then east Read More…

NEXUS pipeline surveyors begin knocking on residents’ doors

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NEXUS Gas Transmission is paying off-duty Ohio law enforcement officers to accompany land surveyors doing work for its proposed pipeline project. John Rossdivito, of Montville Township, said Wednesday that surveyors showed up at his home off Chippewa Road. He said a NEXUS representative who called himself Jerry showed up at his door with a man Read More…

NEXUS worker fired after landowner takes photo of worker’s offensive gesture

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Renee Walker, of Swancreek Township in Fulton County near Toledo, took a day off from her family’s farm duties June 26 to be with her son at an antique tractor show. On the drive, her day took an unexpected turn. “We were on County Road E and I saw a group of surveyors along the Read More…

Kimble wins bid to operate Medina County drop-off recycling program

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Medina County officials hope to see recycling drop-off bins installed around the county within a month. County commissioners named Kimble Cos., of Dover, operator of the community drop-off program Tuesday. Click here for a timeline chronicling Medina County’s recycling controversy “I’m hoping to sit down tomorrow with Kimble officials to see what their timeline will Read More…

Lafayette plans to build new fire station, revamp EMS services

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For 20 years, Lafayette Township has wanted to build a new fire station. Now that Gov. John Kasich has signed the $71.2 billion state budget bill, township trustees will be able to move forward on their plans. Trustee Lynda Bowers said research was done on the most innovative fire and EMS services in the country Read More…

No tornadoes in Wadsworth: Suspicious clouds were ‘cold air funnel’


A funnel cloud that appeared over Wadsworth on Thursday evening prompted the city’s police department to set off tornado warnings, but the National Weather Service said there was no storm and nothing to worry about. “We had several calls reporting a funnel cloud down by Medina Line Road,” said Wadsworth Police Sgt. Melissa Blubaugh. “We Read More…

Rainy weeks weigh on Medina County farmers

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Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next three days, but Medina County farmers need it to stop. “It’s been so wet the past couple of weeks that people can’t make hay,” Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Jeff Van Loon said Thursday. “Crops are being stunted. We need to get Read More…