June 30, 2015


Business launches campaign to award new roof to family in need

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Amish Exteriors LLC, an Ohio business that has been operating since 1984, is accepting applications for its No Roof Left Behind Campaign. The campaign will provide a free roof to a resident in the county of Medina, Wayne, Holmes, Knox or Coshocton in need of a new roof. No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide Read More…

Medina shop owner gets two years probation for theft conviction

John Kuhar

A Medina shop owner was sentenced Monday to two years of probation for accepting a $1,600 payment for a product he never provided to a client. John Kuhar, 63, who owns and runs Medina Motorsports on West Liberty Street, was convicted on two counts of theft, fifth-degree felonies, in April. Kuhar could not be reached Read More…

Commissioner Pat Geissman questions expenses submitted by Auditor Mike Kovack

Mike Kovack

Katie Anderson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman said Tuesday she wants to stop approving some expenses for county Auditor Mike Kovack’s office, calling them “self-promotional” and irrelevant to his duties. Geissman said certain expenses submitted by Kovack’s office shouldn’t be funded by public money, such as video services for Read More…

Shiloh Industries CEO is award finalist

Ramzi Hermiz

A Liverpool Township businessman was named a finalist for the second consecutive year for an entrepreneurial award. Ramzi Hermiz, president and CEO of Shiloh Industries Inc., is one of 26 businesspeople named in Northeast Ohio for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which recognizes business leaders in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Read More…

Press Club of Cleveland names The Gazette among Ohio’s best newspapers

Staff members of The Gazette pose for a photo at the House of Blues in Cleveland after the newspaper was named the best in Ohio among its circulation class. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The Press Club of Cleveland named The Gazette the best newspaper in Ohio in a competition among publications with circulation of 75,000 or less. That award, along with 12 others, was announced Friday at the 2015 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards sponsored by the club. The honors for The Gazette included: • Contributor Nancy Johnson Read More…

Team NEO lands CEO

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Team NEO, a private economic development agency that partners with local and state entities to market the Northeast Ohio region, announced it has named a new chief executive officer. William Koehler will serve as CEO of the organization starting June 15. “Bill’s vast leadership experience and business acumen make him perfectly suited to take on Read More…

Ohio filing fees bill passes Senate, heads to Kasich

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A bill to lower business filing fees in Ohio passed the Senate with a unanimous vote Wednesday. The bill is headed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. House Bill 3, which was co-sponsored by state Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, will reduce filing fees by more than 20 percent. It is the first time Read More…

Wadsworth police seek prank SWAT caller

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Wadsworth police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who was reported to have orchestrated a hoax phone call that resulted in a SWAT Team mobilizing on Wednesday evening. Police Lt. Rob Wyrick said the caller told a dispatcher he had harmed a resident of a home on Householder Circle and was Read More…

Three adults charged in connection with teen who passed out $100 bills at school

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Three Medina adults have been charged with spending money that was brought home from school after a student who allegedly stole $25,000 from a grandparent gave $100 bills to classmates. Juvenile delinquency charges have been filed against two students as well: one who is accused of taking the money and another who is accused of Read More…

Stretch of highway dedicated to fallen Akron officer

Justin Winebrenner

A 5 1/2-mile stretch of U.S. Route 224 in Summit County will be dedicated in memory of an Akron police officer who grew up in Wadsworth and was fatally shot in November. Relatives of Justin Winebrenner were invited to attend a highway-naming ceremony today at the Akron City Council chambers. Kenan Ivery, 35, was charged Read More…