October 1, 2014

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Medina police chief explains budget cuts

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MEDINA — The Police Department will be operating on a slimmer budget after the chief reprioritized the department’s spending. City officials say the move will not result in service cuts. Chief Patrick Berarducci informed City Council dur­ing his department’s budget hearing this week that his 2011 budget request is $4,851,573 — an 18.7 per­cent decrease Read More…

Medina recreation fees might be payable via the Internet

MEDINA — Patrons of the Medina Community Recre­ation Center may soon be able to register and pay for classes online. City Council is expected to vote Oct. 25 on whether to fund the recreation center’s pro­posal to use software vendor Active Network for its website registration, center director Mike Wright said. “We are excited about Read More…

Bryon Macron fills empty position on Lafayette Twp. board

LAFAYETTE TWP. — The two remaining township trustees have chosen resident Bryon Macron to replace former trustee Don Butler. “It’s exciting. It’s been a good day. I just wanted to be involved,” Macron said of his inspiration to apply for the position. “I’m going to be living in this community for a long time.” After Read More…

Reagan skate park will again have a rail to grind

Dakota Luzader, 15, and Justin Collins, 16, both of Medina, skate Wednesday on the half pipe near the lone grind rail at Reagan Park’s Skate Park. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KAITLIN BUSHINSKI)

MEDINA — It’s back to the grind for skaters once a recovered piece is returned to Reagan Park’s Skate Park. Medina Parks and Recreation Director Tim Swanson said a grind rail, which was bolted and welded down, was stolen recently and would have cost the city $1,000 in parts and labor to replace. A grind Read More…

City council approves policy for fund balance

MEDINA — City Council approved a new fund balance policy that requires at least 25 percent of cash reserves in the general fund to be unencumbered. “We exceed that currently and we hope that we exceed that in the near future and thereafter,” At-large Councilman John Coyne said of maintaining cash reserves of at least Read More…

Medina City Council to look for cheaper road salt

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MEDINA — The sluggish economy has officials guessing how favorable the competitive bids for next year’s supply of maintenance materials will be for the city. Medina City Council will vote to authorize the advertising of bids for the materials at its regular meeting tonight. The purchase would be for the 2011 fis­cal year. “We bid Read More…

Trustee says he’s working on resolution to resolve matter

MEDINA TWP. — Township trustee Michael Todd said he is working on a resolution that would allow businesses and residents to use inflatable displays. “I’ve been working on it, and I have a lot of things I need to take into consideration,” Todd said Friday. He said he has wanted the zoning code changed since Read More…

Inflatables controversy blows up

MEDINA — Bill Doraty of Bill Doraty Kia filed a lawsuit against Medina Township trustees and other officials Friday over the township’s zoning code regarding inflatable displays. Doraty has been using inflatable displays on his dealership’s roof at 2925 Medina Road since 2008. Scherba Industries of Brunswick, the manufacturer of the inflatables doing business as Read More…

Medina Police Chief Berarducci turns 60

Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci gives 19­month-old Sadi Giganti of Montville Township a stuffed bear Thursday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KAITLIN BUSHINSKI)

MEDINA — Friends and colleagues of Police Chief Patrick Berarducci turned his 60th birthday celebration into a dose of cheerfulness for chil­dren at Medina Hospital. For two months, Tara Lance, the day manager at Sully’s Irish Pub, plotted and schemed with the chief’s friends and family to throw him a noontime surprise party at the Read More…

Marketing plan makes Medina finalist for award

MEDINA — The city is a finalist for an award for its economic development mar­keting plan. Economic Development Director Tom Krueger said Medina is in the running for the Ohio Economic Develop­ment Association’s award in the category of Excellence in Economic Development Mar­keting, Small Town. This is the first time the city is a finalist Read More…