August 4, 2015

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Medina County, cities seek share of $11.5M road salt settlement

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Medina County and its three cities are eligible to receive a portion of an $11.5 million settlement from Cargill Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. in an anti-trust lawsuit brought by the state in 2012. In the suit, filed in Tuscarawas County, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine accused the two salt companies of conspiring to drive Read More…

Veterans honored on first day of Medina County Fair

From left, Jimmy Kulas, Jim Hoessle and Ron Oiler, all members of Medina County’s chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, watch footage of the Vietnam War on VHS  tapes Monday afternoon in the pavilion at the Medina County Fair. They had a booth set up for the fair’s Veteran’s Day which was held in the pavilion from noon to 5 p.m. All veterans and military personnel had free admittance to the fair Monday. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Jim Hoessle of Medina Township has had plenty of dentist appointments, but none more memorable than the last time he had a tooth pulled. It was 1968, and he was in Vietnam. “They flew me out of the bushes to a Navy and Marine base where they had an actual dentist,” he said Monday. “I Read More…

Family musical act places at top in Medina song contest

Steve Numbers performed an original song "Hit The Road to Medina," written for a contest sponsored by Woodsy’s music store. Numbers’ composition earned second place in the event that required the song to be about the city of Medina. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

As musical inspiration, John Husbands cites Harry Chapin, Jim Croce and James Taylor. So when the Medina guitarist heard about a contest sponsored by the locally owned Woodsy’s music store to write an original song about the city, he wanted to “paint a picture.” “This Is Medina” Middle of the summer it’s our hometown fair Read More…

Marks Road subdivision of single-family homes in works in York Twp.

Work has begun on the Forest Creek subdivision in York Township. Developers plan to construct 117 ranch-style homes on the west side of Marks Road between Fenn Road and West Reagan Parkway. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Construction has begun on the Forest Creek subdivision on Marks Road in York Township. Crews have been clearing land and installing the base for a road for the Pulte Homes development, which will include 117 parcels of land to be developed into single-family homes. Zoning meeting minutes from York Township show the development gained approval Read More…