February 1, 2015

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Former Medina County Commissioner Charles Clark dies at 87

Charles Clark

Longtime public servant Charles Clark died Monday after a long illness. Clark, 87, served as a Medina County Commissioner for 12 years and served as president of the Medina Community Hospital. Clark was born in his family’s farmhouse on East Smith Road near Champion Creek Drive and lived his whole live in Medina. “He lived Read More…

Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for funding for Children Health Insurance Program

Sherrod Brown

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling on Congress to ensure a health care program that affects more than 1,000 children in Medina County doesn’t run out of money in September. On Wednesday, Brown announced plans to introduce legislation in the Senate that would extend funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program — better know as Read More…

Brunswick Council sets guidelines for planned hotel

Brunswick officials agreed Monday to set guidelines for the design of a long-sought hotel at Brunswick Town Center. But City Council rejected a city Planning Commission recommendation that would have provided more regulation over the project. The Planning Commission asked Council to approve hotels only as a “conditional use” in the special planning district in Read More…

State ends fiscal watch for Cloverleaf Schools

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After 11 years under the eye of state auditors, representatives from the state auditor’s office gave Cloverleaf Schools high marks for its finances Tuesday morning and disbanded a board appointed in 2012 to oversee the district’s finances. “This district did a wonderful job, they reduced expenditures by $5 (million) to $6 million and the community Read More…

Brunswick surprised with $495K

Brunswick city officials will have nearly a half million dollars to spend this year that they didn’t know they had. “It could be used for a variety of things, addressing storm water improvement issues, or filling some of those positions,” City Finance Director Todd Fischer told City Council’s Finance Committee on Thursday. “It’s up to Read More…

Majority Whip Obhof talks to-do list for 2015

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, testifies in support of his legislation that would update Ohio’s tax code during a Senate session in 2014.  PHOTO PROVIDED

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, foresees a busy legislative year in 2015 as Ohio lawmakers prepare their biennial budget. Obhof, who has served as majority whip for two years, said he expects the leadership to work with fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich to present a budget that builds on the two-year budget model passed in Read More…

Teen to be tried as an adult in gun store theft case

A Medina teenager accused of breaking into a North Court Street gun store to steal firearms in September has had his case moved from juvenile to adult court. Branden J. Barry, who turned 18 after the burglary, is charged with robbery, grand theft of a firearm and breaking and entering. He also is charged with Read More…

Medina area nurse accused of taking pills from her patients

Sarah Copley

A Lafayette Township nurse is accused of taking more than 5,000 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills last year from patients at the skilled nursing center where she worked. Sarah E. Copley, 34, of the 5400 block of Carsten Road, was indicted in December on eight counts of theft of drugs and 15 counts of aggravated possession Read More…

Donations to Kitten Krazy and Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will help curb cat population

Thanks to two donations from local groups, Kitten Krazy’s Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be able to spay or neuter more than 500 area cats at a cost of $10 each. The clinic, 930 Lafayette Road in Medina, is offering a voucher program for 150 cats thanks to a $3,500 donation from Medina-based Save Read More…

Brunswick plans $1.15 million reconstruction of Grafton Road

The right merge lane off the southbound I-71 exit will no longer end here at the KMart plaza after ODOT work extends the lane later this year. The extension is expected to allivate traffic backups on the interstate during rush hour traffic. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Major road repairs are scheduled for this year in the city of Brunswick. The biggest projects are a $1.15 million reconstruction of Grafton Road and the extension of a merger lane at the southbound Interstate 71 off-ramp and Center Road, city officials said. Details of the 2015 road projects were outlined at a Council services, Read More…