November 23, 2014

Medina
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ELECTION 2013: Early voting heavy in last 4 days

Today is Election Day and polls will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at nearly five dozen polling locations throughout Medina County. Early voting ended Monday at 2 p.m. Elections Director Carol Lawler said 13,912 people cast a ballot either in person or through a paper absentee ballot. Lawler said the Board of Elections Read More…

Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth officials blast county in joint council session

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell distributes information to city officials from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth during a joint session Monday at Medina City Hall. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Katie Anderson and Andrew Davis | The Gazette Monday’s joint session of the city councils of Medina County’s three cities turned into a forum for Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth officials to vent their frustrations about county government. The complaints focused on the county’s handling of the Medina County Central Processing Facility, which provides trash recycling Read More…

High School Football: Elyria at Medina

Medina quarterback Collin Minor whips the ball past the pressure of Elyria's Simeon Lawrence in the second quarter Friday night. Photo by Judd Smerglia

  MEDINA — The Medina football team’s season ended Friday night with a familiar plot. The Bees stayed within reach for much of the game, but couldn’t keep up with a potent opponent keyed by a juggernaut offense. Playoff-bound Elyria had 559 yards total offense despite a steady rain and rolled to a 50-20 win Read More…

Halloween night sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on West 130th Street in Brunswick, north of state Route 303. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, will be accompanied by increased “saturation patrols” in the area by police. “If you plan to consume alcohol, Read More…

Week 10 Medina County High School Football Scores

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It’s the last week of regular season high school football. We’ve got you covered for Medina County’s Week 10 scores. If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have a score update that we haven’t posted Read More…

Ex-IT head sues auditor over firing, says she was whistleblower

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Loren Genson and David Knox | The Gazette The former information technology manager for the Medina County Auditor’s Office has sued county Auditor Mike Kovack, accusing him of firing her in retaliation for reporting to authorities that he misused his county-owed computer and other office resources. Annette Ehrlich filed the lawsuit Friday, alleging Kovack violated the Read More…

Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth councils to convene for group meeting

A joint meeting of the city councils of Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth will be 6 p.m. Monday at Medina City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave. The councils will discuss county issues including the Central Processing Facility, tipping fees, the Community Housing Improvement Program, casino revenues and ways to collaborate to save money on high-cost services. Read More…

Gazette, staff receive awards from Society of Professional Journalists

The Gazette was runner-up for Ohio’s best daily newspaper under 75,000 circulation in the 2014 Ohio’s Best Journalism Competition, sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists chapters in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. The Gazette’s sister paper, The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram won first. The staff of The Gazette won 10 individual awards. Managing Editor David Knox and reporters Read More…

PHOTO: Spencer Lake autumn setting reminiscent of famed painting

Chippewa Lake photographer Matthew Platz captures the beauty of autumn in its colorful glory in a photograph reminiscent of a painting by the famed French Impressionist Claude Monet. The photo was taken at Spencer Lake in Spencer Township. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES)

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

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TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…