May 3, 2015

Medina
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Freshman state Rep. Hambley reflects on first months

Whether the issue is helping Ohio change its income tax rates or making sure schools don’t lose state funding in the coming budget, state Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, has been busy in Columbus since taking office in January. The former Medina County commissioner replaced longtime state leader and House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, who retired Read More…

FERC hears residents’ comments on NEXUS project

Paul Gierosky, a member of the Coalition to Re-route NEXUS speaks in favor of an alternative route for the gas pipeline during a scoping meeting hosted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday at Wadsworth High School. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

More than 45 people spoke out about a proposed natural gas pipeline during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night at Wadsworth High School. They voiced both personal and regional economic concerns about the NEXUS project as their comments were put into a record being compiled by federal licensing agents. In a public “scoping meeting” hosted by Read More…

Buckeye High School students hear story of drunken driving loss

In a half-lit gymnasium packed with Buckeye High School students, you could hear a pin drop Wednesday as a retired sheriff’s sergeant recalled the day he lost two family members in a drunken-driving accident. Former Lorain County sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Tomasheski was the featured speaker at a pre-prom program aimed at keeping students safe as Read More…

Brunswick band members perform in Washington, D.C.

A group of Brunswick musicians got the opportunity of a lifetime when they traveled to Washington, D.C., to perform earlier this month with the U.S. Army Band. The Brunswick High School Wind Ensemble with more than 40 members and four other high school bands were invited to perform with the U.S. Army Band, known as Read More…

Brunswick engineer awarded national honor in D.C.

Patricia Bator, manager of design engineering for Babcock and Wilcox in Barberton was awarded the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award last month. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick engineer has received the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award for her professional accomplishments. Patricia Bator, who has worked for Babcock & Wilcox’s nuclear operations group in Barberton for 30 years, traveled to Washington, D.C., to pick up the award in March. The award was given by the Manufacturing Institute and the Society of Read More…

Hinckley Township works to define its future

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Hinckley Township residents like the rural feel of their community and want to keep it that way. That was the gist of a draft released Wednesday by advisers hired by the township to set goals for at least the next 10 years. “When asked, 98 percent of you said you were either satisfied or extremely Read More…

WOW! suspends cable expansion in Brunswick

A map provided by WOW! shows areas of Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township (within the box) where its services are available. (MAP PROVIDED - CLICK MAP FOR LARGER IMAGE)

Work to expand WOW! cable service has been suspended in the city of Brunswick and surrounding Brunswick Hills Township neighborhoods. The Denver-based cable, Internet and telephone company, also known as Wide Open West, has a regional office in Berea, and began expansion in Brunswick in 2013 with the aim of providing residents an alternative to Read More…

Students saddle up for riding contest at Medina Creative Therapy Ranch

Micah Somogyi, front, followed by Brandi Villoni, who received first place in the Walk/Trot group, ride at a Special Olympics horse show hosted Sunday by the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch. The winners qualified to compete in the Special Olympics in Cincinnati in August. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

Fifteen riders had the chance to showcase their skills Sunday at the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch and compete to qualify for the Special Olympics. “To see the excitement of these kids as they progress is amazing,” said Sharon Biggins, director of the therapy ranch on Lake Road in Lafayette Township. The therapy ranch includes riders Read More…

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost slams former Medina Superintendent Randy Stepp

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State Auditor Dave Yost said on Tuesday it was “blatant abuse” of taxpayer funds for the Medina City School District to pay off $172,000 in student loan debt for former Superintendent Randy Stepp. The loans, which were paid using district dollars in 2012, included up to 15 years’ worth of Stepp’s student loans, according to Read More…

Three killed in weekend crashes, bringing 2015 traffic fatality total to five

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After a deadly weekend on Medina County roads, the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is urging caution as temperatures warm up. Three people were killed over the weekend in two crashes on local roads, bringing the county fatality total to five for 2015. “We’ve had five people who lost their lives and we’re Read More…