April 16, 2014

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Medina County gives $30,000 to historical society

MEDINA — After weeks of trying to decide whether to appropriate $46,000 in newly discovered money to the Brunswick Area Historical Society or other groups in the county, the county commissioners finally have an answer. Commissioners decided Monday to give the society $30,000 and divvy the remaining $16,000 between a Hinckley Township senior citizens program Read More…

Wadsworth Schools give sneak peeks

Visitors to Wadsworth High School tour the new building during an open house Tuesday night. Patrons had limited access because the school is not finished. Work is expected to be done by the first day of school Sept. 6. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

WADSWORTH — The smell of new school supplies and backpacks that usually fill the hallways on the first day of school will be joined by the odor of fresh paint and new plastic at four Wadsworth schools. Wadsworth High School and Isham, Overlook and Valley View elementary schools opened their doors to thousands of people Read More…

Medina County Board of Elections asks for extended hours

MEDINA — The county Board of Elections agreed Monday to ask the Ohio secretary of state to reconsider his ban on weekend early voting. The board voted unanimously to send a letter to Secretary of State John Husted requesting he modify last week’s directive ordering all counties have the same extended voting hours on weekdays Read More…

Ashland man accused of killing girlfriend to be extradited

Attorney Lee Winchell, left, goes over an extradition waiver with his client, Nathan Summerfield, of Ashland. (MICHELLE SPREHE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — An Ashland man, accused of killing his girlfriend in North Carolina and arrested Wednesday in Wadsworth, will be sent to North Carolina to face murder charges. Nathan Summerfield, 27, waived his right to an extradition hearing Friday in an appearance before Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler. Summerfield is accused of Read More…

Update: Suspected killer Nathan Summerfield arrested in Wadsworth motel

Ashland County Sheriff E. Wayne Risner speaks at the news conference Wednesday in Ashland announcing the capture of Nathan Summerfield earlier in the day at Legacy Inn and Suites in Wadsworth. (AP PHOTO)

UPDATE: A extradition hearing before Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Friday for Nathan Summerfield, accused of killing his girlfriend last month in North Carolina. WADSWORTH — A monthlong, nationwide manhunt for a suspected killer ended early Wednesday in a Wadsworth motel. Federal officers, supported by local police, Read More…

Korean War veteran to be buried today in memorial cemetary

Clarence H. "Bud" Huff Jr.

It’s more than 5,000 miles from Hawaii to Brunswick. Now only 21 more miles stand between Marine Cpl. Clarence H. “Bud” Huff Jr. and his final resting place. Huff, who grew up in Hinckley Township, died in 1950 in the Korean War, but his remains were identified earlier this year, using advanced forensic techniques. His Read More…

Fewer veterans in Medina County seeking aid

MEDINA — The number of veterans seeking emergency financial help has returned to pre-recession levels, according to Medina County Veterans Services. “We’ve seen an increase in vets going back to work, not only in Medina, but throughout the country,” said Ed Zackery, director of the agency. Zachery projects about 1,100 veterans would request help this Read More…

Districts with levies on Nov. ballot say Tuesday results a good sign

Daryl Kubilus

MEDINA — The superintendents of Cloverleaf and Medina schools say passage of the Buckeye district’s levy in Tuesday’s special election provides encouragement that their levies will win in November. “I think a clear message was sent that education and protecting the quality of that is important,” Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said. “That was important in Read More…

Brunswick transfers responsibility of farmhouse to historical society

The Heritage Farmhouse was closed by the city of Brunswick because of safety issues. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

BRUNSWICK — It’s up to the Brunswick Area Historical Society to find funding to repair and reopen its farmhouse. The city of Brunswick and the society signed an agreement July 27 that shifts responsibility for maintaining the seven buildings at the Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, from the city to the society. Society member Don Read More…

New transit bus fares, routes will be decided by Medina County

Medina County Public Transit Director Mike Salamone guides one of the agency’s buses into a parking space in March 2010. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — The people have spoken, and now it’s time for county commissioners to decide whether they want to change Medina County Transit fare rates and routes. After a crowded hearing last week, some members in the audience said a proposed flat-rate $4 fare might cost more than they pay now. Others said a proposed Read More…