July 4, 2015

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NEXUS pipeline surveyors begin knocking on residents’ doors

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NEXUS Gas Transmission is paying off-duty Ohio law enforcement officers to accompany land surveyors doing work for its proposed pipeline project. John Rossdivito, of Montville Township, said Wednesday that surveyors showed up at his home off Chippewa Road. He said a NEXUS representative who called himself Jerry showed up at his door with a man Read More…

NEXUS worker fired after landowner takes photo of worker’s offensive gesture

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Renee Walker, of Swancreek Township in Fulton County near Toledo, took a day off from her family’s farm duties June 26 to be with her son at an antique tractor show. On the drive, her day took an unexpected turn. “We were on County Road E and I saw a group of surveyors along the Read More…

Stage almost set for 2015 Medina County Fair, to begin Aug. 3

A sign atop a building welcomes visitors to the Medina County Fairgrounds. The 2015 fair will run Aug. 3-9. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

With 30 days to go before the 2015 Medina County Fair, the president of the Medina County Agricultural Society on Thursday said, “Everything is moving forward.” “We’re ready,” said Conrad Haneberg, who is coming up on his 27th year of involvement with the county’s signature event. The 2015 fair dates are Aug. 3-9. “As soon Read More…

Brunswick Hills Twp.-based company to pay annual cash dividend

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RPM International Inc., the Brunswick Hills Township-based specialty chemicals maker, announced Thursday it would pay a regular quarterly cash dividend of 26 cents a share. The dividend is payable July 31 to shareholders of record on July 13. RPM noted in a statement its last increase of 8.3 percent in October marked 41 consecutive years Read More…

Sheriff calls for body scanner, asks commissioners to seek bids

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The Medina County Sheriff’s Office hopes to get a full-body scanner to prevent inmates from bringing drugs and other contraband into the jail. Sheriff Tom Miller asked county commissioners last week to issue a call for bids in order to obtain a scanner so contraband could be detected before inmates enter the jail. Sheriff’s Lt. Read More…

Board of Elections to certify charter issue at Monday meeting

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The Medina County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Monday to certify a proposed ballot initiative from the group called Sustainable Medina County. The group collected 5,600 signatures for a countywide ballot initiative that would create a county charter. The signatures were presented to the board last week. If approved Read More…

Kimble wins bid to operate Medina County drop-off recycling program

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Medina County officials hope to see recycling drop-off bins installed around the county within a month. County commissioners named Kimble Cos., of Dover, operator of the community drop-off program Tuesday. Click here for a timeline chronicling Medina County’s recycling controversy “I’m hoping to sit down tomorrow with Kimble officials to see what their timeline will Read More…

Bicentennial celebrated along with summer festival in Brunswick

The grounds of the Brunswick Summer Celebration in front of Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road. The festival is open through Sunday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Anyone looking for family-friendly fun should be able to find it this week at the Brunswick Summer Celebration. The festival opened Tuesday and runs through Sunday. SCHEDULE Wednesday Festival is open 5 to 11 p.m. 5 p.m. — Rides open 6:30 p.m. — Sobos, classic rock, RPM Stage 7 p.m. — Student awards, ABC Equipment Read More…

Heartland Community Church prepares to expand with new building

Heartland Community Church Pastor Dave Ambrose leads church members in prayer at the site of a new $2 million worship center during a groundbreaking ceremony at the church. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Fewer than five years after erecting a church on 40 acres of land off Weymouth Road, the members of Heartland Community Church are rebuilding again. At a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, church members, led by Pastor Dave Ambrose, celebrated a new $2 million worship center that will hold about 800 people, more than double the capacity Read More…

Some residents receive letters to survey property for NEXUS pipeline

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Backers of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline have told residents that surveyors will enter private property even if property owners deny access. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a 36-inch diameter, high-pressure pipeline that will cross Medina and 10 other counties and transport natural gas to the Dawn Energy hub in Ontario. Read More…