October 2, 2014

Medina
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Wadsworth school district concedes to complaints and mows tall grass

Areas of tall grass and wildflowers in front of Wadsworth High School have been mowed and will be replaced with grass next week. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The five “no mow” areas at Wadsworth High School have been mowed in response to community complaints and grass will be seeded Monday. The Wadsworth Board of Education agreed to keep the “no mow” area behind the middle school, since that area wasn’t drawing as many complaints from the community, Superintendent Andrew Hill said. The Read More…

Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

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Elizabeth Gierosky was gardening when a car pulled into her driveway on Spieth Road in Litchfield Township at about 5 p.m. Aug. 28. A man got out of the vehicle and walked around the back and side of the property. She assumed he was a contractor or inspector, because she and her husband, Paul, were Read More…

Medina superintendent: ‘Never satisfied until you’ve got all A’s’

David Knight

Medina Schools Superintendent David Knight said while he’s happy with the improvement of the district’s report card, he wants to do better. Knight talked about the report cards, released Friday by the Ohio Department of Education, with the board of education Monday. “We’re very pleased with our progress,” he said. “By virtue of a report Read More…

Commissioners propose deal to business owner in $52K sewer fee dispute

Shawn Ritchie

Medina County commissioners say they’re willing to guarantee not raising the $52,010 “change of use fee” for Medina Plating Corp.’s new plant on Lake Road for at least three years. Commissioners on Tuesday gave county Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin the green light to present the proposal to Shawn Ritchie, owner of Medina Plating, 940 Lafayette Read More…

Sheriff to commissioners: Radio communications towers need update soon

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Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller said time is running out for the county to upgrade its emergency communications system. Miller has presented to county commissioners a plan to upgrade the six public safety radio communications towers in the county. Miller asked the commissioners last week to hire an emergency communications consulting company, Mission Critical Partners, Read More…

Wadsworth Schools, teachers union reach tentative agreement

A tentative agreement has been reached for a new contract between Wadsworth Schools and its teachers, school and union officials said. “It still needs to be ratified through the unions and then ultimately it has to come before the board for approval,” Superintendent Andrew Hill said after Monday’s school board meeting. Hill said the agreement Read More…

Eyes on the ‘i’ at OSU home opener will be eyes on Wadsworth resident

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For 10 years, 22-year-old Garry Kupfner has been dreaming of the biggest moment in his sousaphone-playing career: The night he dots the “i” in “Script Ohio.” His dream will come true at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio State University’s home opener. “It’s something I’ve wanted for so long,” the Wadsworth resident said. “Knowing that Read More…

Hit with $300K sewer bill, Medina businessman talks possible move

Shawn Ritchie

When Shawn Ritchie, CEO of Medina Plating, got the estimated county sewer cost for his newly purchased building, he thought it was a typo. The bill was more than $300,000. It wasn’t a typo, but it was a mistake. After buying the 60,000-square-foot building, 910 Lake Road, Medina, Ritchie estimated that the plant, operating at Read More…

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…