September 2, 2014

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Scout leaders fight possible shutdown

Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WADSWORTH — The fate of Wadsworth House, a camp and meeting place for Girl Scouts, hangs in the balance as Girl Scouts of North East Ohio officials decide whether to close the camp permanently. In late June, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio announced it would be closing six of Read More…

A prince of a pooch

Judy A. Totts | The Gazette MONTVILLE TWP. — Chris Hastings opened the sliding glass door Thursday and called to her children, Noah, 12, Josh, 7, Toby, 5, and Grace, 3, at play in the back yard. “He’s here!” she said. As the kids piled in the back door, Prince, a 1-year-old Labradoodle, made his Read More…

Penguins sign Brunswick’s Rupp

Brian Dulik The Gazette  The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins only made one move Wednesday on the opening day of the NHL’s free agency period. But as far as Medina County sports fans are concerned, it was a big one.  The Penguins signed Brunswick native Mike Rupp to a two-year contract, bringing the rugged forward to the Read More…

Wadsworth Rib Cook-Off is Friday

Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WADSWORTH — Organizers of the Wadsworth Rib Cook-Off are telling attendees to “get ready to sample the best pork barbecue” in town. Beginning Friday at 11 a.m. on the square downtown, chefs from Autumnwood, Bullies, Canal Grille, Corner Blitz Café, Eclectic Edibles, the Galaxy/Liberty Residence and Wadsworth Pointe will compete Read More…

Medina Glass Block exits retail market

Allison Wood | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Medina Glass Block has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, but will exit the retail installation market as part of the company’s reorganization plan. The company filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 25 in U.S. District Court in Akron, citing losses in the residential market, court records show. Read More…

Impasse on North Carpenter Road

Maria Kacik | The Gazette BRUNSWICK — City Council has reached an impasse in the reconstruction of 1,200 feet of North Carpenter Road. But since Brunswick has received state funding for another road project, it may tackle that first before making a commitment on North Carpenter. Although bids are in, Council has not yet awarded Read More…

Wadsworth man dies after running motorcycle into semi

The Gazette WADSWORTH TWP. — A Wadsworth resident died Monday afternoon after his motorcycle ran into a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 76 east entrance ramp. The Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol reported: While eastbound on the I-76 ramp from state Route 57 at 5:37 p.m., James Oiler, riding a 2003 Suzuki Intruder, failed Read More…

Police seeking orange paint vandals

Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WADSWORTH — Police are seeking the public’s help in catching the people responsible for committing several acts of vandalism on Thursday. During the early morning hours, personal property and several houses, garages, vehicles, street signs and streets were vandalized in the areas of Archwood Road, Longbrook Drive, Oakcrest Drive and Read More…

Taxi service hits the road

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Lisa Hlavinka | The Gazette WADSWORTH — The city hasn’t had a taxi service since the 1980s, but that changed this week. Following months of talks and City Council changing outdated ordinances, Rain Tree Cab Service opened Monday at 774 Broad St. It’s the first taxi service in Wadsworth in two decades, Ward 3 Councilman Read More…

Plenty of fun on tap for holiday

Allison Wood | The Gazette MEDINA — Colorful fireworks will end a day full of festivities at the Medina Community Recreation Center on Friday. The sixth annual Fireworks Festival kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with games and family activities from 4 to 10 p.m. in the recreation center’s parking lot, marketing coordinator Kristyn Read More…