February 8, 2016

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Medina family shares story of losses to heroin

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It wasn’t so long ago that Darlene and Dennis Martin’s family was living an ordinary suburban life together in Medina. Weekdays were occupied with work and school, and the family bonded over the weekend with camping and football. All apparently was well. But in November 2012, everything changed. The couple was on vacation with their Read More…

Info dump: Brunswick learns more about recycling

Brunswick Council members were given a presentation about the options for curbside recycling last week at a committee meeting. David Kidder, of Republic Services, the city’s trash hauler, discussed how curbside recycling from the company would work. “The most convenient way for residents to recycle is with a recycling trash cart,” Kidder said. Republic provides Read More…

St. Ambrose students gather to watch pope’s address

Eighth grade students at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Brunswick watched Pope Francis address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday at the Mother Teresa room at the church. The students will be discussing the pope’s visit in their government classes this week. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Students at St. Ambrose Catholic School gathered Thursday to watch Pope Francis’ televised address to the U.S Congress. The Rev. Bob Stec, pastor at St. Ambrose, and the Rev. Rob Ramser hosted a discussion with students before the address, and students enjoyed yellow and white doughnuts served on yellow and white tablecloths in honor of Read More…

Brunswick seniors dislike idea of merging transit systems

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Brunswick is considering merging its transit system with the county’s, but not everyone is on board. At a City Council committee meeting Thursday night, senior citizens voiced concerns about the proposed merger of the Brunswick Transit Alternative and Medina County Public Transit. Service Director Pat McNamara said at a Sept. 14 committee meeting he recommends Read More…

Fall Foliage Tour highlights Medina County treasures

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Western Medina County will be featured on the 2015 Fall Foliage Tour. The Oct. 10-11 tour will include 10 sites in Lafayette, Chatham, Litchfield and York townships. The tour allows family and friends to take an October drive and stop at farms, parks and other locations. Beth Schnabel, of the Medina County Soil and Water Read More…

Tunnel to Towers 5K raises cash to help veterans

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While many runners donned lightweight running gear, some firefighters put on a full 60 pounds of equipment Sunday morning to run in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K. The firefighters said they did so in solidarity and remembrance of the men and women who bravely entered the burning twin towers of the World Trade Read More…

OVI task force accepts $83,000 checkpoint grant

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The Medina County OVI Task Force will get less money in the 2016 fiscal year for sobriety checkpoints as a four-year grant winds down. On Monday, Brunswick City Council accepted a grant of $83,852 from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office to continue running OVI checkpoints during the final year of a four-year program. Brunswick Lt. Read More…

Court upholds Husted’s denial of charter proposal

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Secretary of State Jon Husted’s decision to reject three charter issues in Fulton, Medina and Athens counties from being placed on the November election ballot. The court ruled that the provisions in the charter proposals did not include a form of government or a method for how the Read More…

Renacci says Obamacare hurting businesses

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U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, is supporting three pieces of legislation aimed at reforming the Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010. Renacci said the taxes and reforms used to change the health care system have placed a burden on business owners. “We continue to find things in the Affordable Care Act that hurt Read More…

Group aims to set Ohio term limits

A citizens group is working on a proposal to limit Ohio elected officials to only eight years in one chamber and 12 lifetime years in the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate combined. The group called Eight is Enough Ohio turned in more than 1,700 signatures Aug. 28 to begin a petition that would impose Read More…