October 24, 2014

Medina
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Even deeper freeze in future for Medina County

Northeast Ohio residents are in for a winter weather roller coaster ride. The National Weather Service is predicting today’s high will be 13 degrees. But Saturday promises to be almost balmy with partly sunny skies and a high in the upper 20s. Next week, however, it’s back in the deep freeze — with a vengeance. Read More…

Medina to launch a new website

MEDINA — The city of Medina plans to launch its new website sometime in the second week of January. Mayor Dennis Hanwell said the new site will be easier for city officials to update. “We update the materials ourselves instead of depending on the web designer, which is much more cost-effective to the city,” Hanwell Read More…

GOP’s Cray is newest member of county elections board

MEDINA — The Medina County Board of Elections has a new member. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted appointed Larry E. Cray, 72, to the board Monday. Cray, a Harrisville Township resident who serves as vice chairman of the Medina County Republican Party’s executive committee, replaces Teresa Cotman. Cotman resigned from the board Nov. 22 Read More…

Westfield Township trustees OK rezoning settlement

WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP – After hearing opposition from 17 people, Westfield Township trustees voted 2-1 to accept an out-of-court settlement that would allow commercial development on a 105-acre property on Greenwich Road, near the interchange of Interstate 71 and Interstate 76. Supporting the settlement were trustees Gary Harris and Ron Oiler, whose terms expire in four Read More…

Dozens of cats pulled from single home now need new ones

The Medina County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received more than 40 cats this Thursday from one home. Stephanie Moore, Medina SPCA executive director, said the cats had been well-fed, but were not provided with medical care. “They’re all horribly flea-infested,” she said. The nonprofit took in a total of 46 cats. Three Read More…

Firefighter hurt in garage blaze

Firefighters respond to 7662 Neff Road in Liverpool Township, where a fire spread from a recreational vehicle to an attached garage. A firefighter sustained minor injuries while working on the garage. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

LIVERPOOL TWP. — A firefighter sustained minor injuries while working to put out a fire that spread from a recreational vehicle to a garage at 7662 Neff Road on Tuesday afternoon. Greg Smith, assistant fire chief for the Valley City Fire Department, said the fire started in an RV, which was completely destroyed, and spread Read More…

Family places wreaths in Arlington Cemetery

MEDINA — A local Vietnam veteran and his family traveled to Washington, D.C., in early December to place Christmas wreaths on gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. Steve Brubaker, 64, of Medina, who served as a sonar technician in the Navy between 1967 and 1971, described the experience as “phenomenal.” “Certainly we’ll be doing it again,” Read More…

County schools passed over for state grant money

Medina County school officials said Tuesday they were disappointed none of their districts received funding from the state’s new Straight A grant program. Twenty-four grants from more than 150 entities were recommended Friday for a total of $88.6 million in funding by the Straight A Fund Governing Board after a screening process, according to the Read More…

Medina parents raise $6,260 for park equipment

MEDINA — Fred Greenwood Park will get a new playground, thanks to the efforts of a group of parents. The Moms Club of Medina — West started raising funds to replace the playground in 2009, and the group was able to raise $6,260 before members came to City Council to ask for funding to complete Read More…

Building official put on leave to undergo investigation

MEDINA — Medina’s top building official has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a city investigation. Steve Vogel, who oversees the Building Department, was put on leave Nov. 20, Mayor Dennis Hanwell said Thursday. Hanwell said he could not comment on details of the investigation because it is ongoing. He did say it was Read More…