August 28, 2015

Medina
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Three large parcels of land for sale at Interstate 71, Route 3

This aerial photograph of the intersection of Interstate 71 and state Route 3 has been marked to show the three parcels of land that Albert Calderon has listed for sale through Gerspacher Real Estate Group. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GERSPACHER REAL ESTATE GROUP)

A local real estate firm has listed three parcels of land with an asking price of $8.3 million at the intersection of Interstate 71 and state Route 3 in Medina and Granger townships. The 278 acres, located mostly in Medina Township, are listed for sale by Albert Calderon through Calderon Properties, his company. Realtor Troy Read More…

York Twp. roundabout opens Thursday to replace dangerous intersection

The new roundabout at state Route 252 (Columbia Road) and Spieth Road/state Route 57 in York Township is taking shape and expected to open Thursday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

UPDATE (Aug. 27, early morning): Buckeye Schools Superintendent Brian Williams informed parents through an automated call Wednesday night that the Ohio Department of Transportation said it will open the newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of state Route 252 (Columbia Road) and Spieth Road/state Route 57 in York Township at 6 a.m. today. Student drop-off Read More…

Medina resident plans 600-mile pilgrimage on Camino de Santiago

Carol Vaccariello stands in her backyard near a statute of an angel. Vaccariello is planning a 600 mile pilgrimage next month known as the Camino de Santiago. The route she will take starts in France and ends in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Medina resident is planning a 600-mile pilgrimage from France to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Carol Vaccariello wants to walk the Camino de Santiago, or St. James Trail, in the hopes of spiritual growth. The former Catholic nun said she doesn’t know Read More…

Medina County Historical Society raising money to fix house

Medina County Historical Society Board members are shown Wednesday morning with Larry Prebis, production manager of Hansen Construction, in front of the John Smart House in Medina before repairs to the basement begin. From left, Tony Giovinazzo, Mary Jo Palmer, Shane Geringer, Prebis, Mary Jane Brewer, Mary Jo Palmer, Brian Feron and Judy Davanzo. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Historical Society is hoping to add a new floor of displays and educational space to the John Smart House by sealing the foundation of the more than 100-year-old home that doubles as a museum. “We used to have meetings down there, but the moisture issues have gotten so bad,” board member Mary Read More…

Medina Schools to expand nursing staff with Akron Children’s Hospital services

There will be some new faces in the nursing staff at Medina Schools this school year. The school board has contracted with Akron Children’s Hospital to provide nursing services in the buildings through the hospital’s school health program. “We went out to bid, and they offered the lowest bid, and we were able to add Read More…

Buckeye plans way around unfinished roundabout construction as school starts

Buckeye Primary School students unload from the buses Thursday morning with suckers given to them by Buckeye High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions. The suckers included positive messages about staying away from alcohol and drugs. The event was conceived to raise awareness about traffic safety and to celebrate with children about the approaching summer. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A roundabout under construction at Columbia and Spieth roads in York Township could create a difficult traffic situation for Buckeye Schools on Thursday as students return for the first day of the 2015-16 school year. On Tuesday, Superintendent Brian Williams sent a letter to parents calling the closure a disappointment, but said the road should Read More…

Rep. Jim Renacci observes role of Medina drug store

From left, Walgreens pharmacy manager Brian Colbert; Jaime Whited, Walgreens health care supervisor; and North Court Street store manager Abby Cuevas meet with U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, on Monday in Medina. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, visited Walgreens on North Court Street in Medina on Monday to learn about pharmacies’ role as a health care provider. “We want to talk about the role of the community pharmacy in providing access to care,” said Jaime Whited, health care supervisor at Walgreens’ district offices in Warrensville Heights. Whited Read More…

Highland Schools celebrates new sports complex, stadium

LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE
Community members swarm into the new Highland Stadium Saturday shorting after a  ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $11 million sports complex at Highland High School. The new stadium includes a new 5,000 person stadium to host football, soccer and track competitions; new field house, practice fields and tennis courts. The HAFA was tasked with raising $3 million to contribute to the project and has already raised $2.5 million.

The school year hasn’t started yet, but the energy and enthusiasm Saturday morning at Highland High School felt like a Friday night football game with a marching band playing and cheerleaders boosting school spirit. The enthusiasm was over the dedication of Highland’s $11 million athletic complex, with its portal entrance and new hornet mascot statue. Read More…

Medina Township resident reflects on Obamacare and letter to president

Natoma Canfield

More than five years ago, a Medina Township woman sent a letter to newly elected President Barack Obama that begged him to reform the nation’s health care system. After two major Supreme Court challenges, and efforts by Republican leaders to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the law stands tall and so does Natoma Canfield. Canfield’s Read More…

3 township fire departments to get grants for new radios

Three northeast Medina County fire departments will receive new resources that will improve communication during mutual aid calls. Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced $267,143 in federal funds will go to Hinckley, Sharon and Granger townships through the Assistance to Firefighters grant for new dual or multi-band radios. The grant will be distributed by Hinckley Read More…