January 27, 2015

Medina
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Charitable foundations seek ideas for local improvement

Two Medina County charitable foundations are looking for proposals from county nonprofit groups aimed at improving residents’ quality of life. Nonprofits have until March 1 to submit their ideas to the Medina County Community Fund and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. Applicants can file proposals at www.akroncf.org/applyMCCF and www.akroncf.org/applyMCWEF. There Read More…

6 nonprofits chosen to receive donations from Commissioners Charity Ball

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for Saturday’s 16th annual Commissioners Charity Ball at 6 p.m. at the Weymouth Country Club. “Sponsorship has been good this year, but we’re still hoping to sell more tickets,” Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman said. Tickets to the black-tie-optional event are $60 each and include a social Read More…

Wadsworth school board plans district handbook

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Board of Education discussed at a special meeting Wednesday creating a handbook for the district. The handbook will include the board’s policies, bylaws and other information about the district. “This is going to be a tool for community members to see and for new board members to use as a reference,” Read More…

Second would-be robber leaves empty handed, this time in Medina

For the second time this month, a would-be robber demanded money from a clerk, but left empty handed, police said. Medina police said the latest attempted robbery happened at Hawkins Market, 233 Lafayette Road, about 2 p.m. Wednesday. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said a woman described as white between the ages of 18 and 20 Read More…

911 service restored after overnight outage

Staff and wire reports A burst steam pipe in an AT&T switching office caused scattered 911 and phone service outages overnight in communities in northeastern Ohio, including in Medina County. A spokesman for the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said service was restored in the county by this morning. Media reports say Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Read More…

Water flowing again after slush clogs intake screens at Avon Lake plant

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Jon Wysochanski and Nick Glunt | The Gazette A water conservation order for the city of Medina and Medina County Water customers was lifted Monday afternoon after about 24 hours. News releases from the Medina County Water Department and Medina indicated Avon Lake Regional Water was providing enough water to meet all demands. Slush clogging Read More…

Medina County school closings for Jan. 12

Wadsworth, Cloverleaf and Black River school districts are closed today due to inclement weather. Brunswick, Medina, Highland and Buckeye school districts remain open.

Medina lifts water conservation advisory issued because Lake Erie intakes frozen again

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UPDATE, JAN. 12: Medina on Monday lifted its water conversation advisory that was issued Sunday. “Avon Lake Regional Water has been able to send water to replenish the city’s tanks,” said Medina Service Director Nino Piccoli said in a press release. “We sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding of our businesses and residents.” The Medina Read More…

Retired Speaker Batchelder starting namesake consulting firm with proteges

Staff and wire reports Two former Ohio House aides say they’re launching a Columbus-based lobbying and campaign consulting firm with the help — and the name — of their old boss, recently retired Speaker William G. Batchelder. Co-founders Troy Judy and Chad Hawley launched The Batchelder Company on Friday, less than 10 days after Batchelder Read More…

Flu cases skyrocketing across county, state

Staff and wire reports Four people, all children, have died from the flu this season as hospitalizations for the illness continue to rise, the Ohio Health Department said Friday. Data released Friday show 1,598 flu-related hospitalizations Dec. 28 through Jan. 4. That’s a 55 percent jump from a week earlier and brings the season total Read More…