August 28, 2014

Medina
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Grants provide $600K to beautify Medina Public Square, Foundry Street

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Medina has received $600,000 in grants from the state’s Office of Community Development to rebuild Foundry Street and provide a facelift for businesses on Public Square. A $300,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant will provide about 50 percent of the funds to upgrade Foundry Street from Bronson Street to the entrance of Ray Mellert Park within the Read More…

International pipeline company: Eminent domain would be ‘last resort’

Eminent domain could become an issue for residents with property along the route of a proposed 250-mile natural gas pipeline from Kensington, Ohio, to Dawn Hub, Ontario. Arthur Diestel, a spokesman for Spectra Energy Co.’s NEXUS Gas Transmission project, said that while the company doesn’t use eminent domain as a negotiation tool, the company will Read More…

Traveling Sept. 11 twin towers memorial visiting Medina today

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A 1,100-square-foot interactive memorial to honor the rescue workers who gave their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon will be on display in Medina today and Wednesday. The Tunnel to Towers memorial will be set up in the parking lot on the southeast corner of West Liberty Street Read More…

Medina school board OKs lease for cell tower at Claggett Middle School

The Medina Board of Education on Monday approved a lease for a 100-foot-high cell tower next to Memorial Soccer Stadium at Claggett Middle School. TowerCo, a North Carolina-based cellphone tower company, wants to build a “monopole” tower and a shelter to house Verizon cellular service equipment. Jon Burkhart, Medina Schools’ director of business affairs, said Read More…

Children use Lego blocks to build skills in math, science

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Dozens of young engineers in the making got to try their hands at building whatever they could imagine Sunday with an unlimited supply of Legos, the colorful construction toys from Denmark. The event wasn’t all fun and games. Shannon Simmons, director of Medina’s franchise of Bricks 4 Kidz, said the goal of the program is Read More…

International Fest draws 15,000 to Medina’s Public Square

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The International Fest held on to the title of Medina’s biggest single-day event of the year. The Saturday festival, which ran 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and celebrated international culture with music, food and activities, drew about 15,000 visitors to the square, organizers said. “I think attendance was down a little bit from last year, Read More…

Upset homeowners told gas pipeline may run through their properties

To view a map of the pipeline, click here. To view a letter sent to a homeowner, click here. Katie Anderson and Jon Wysochanski | The Gazette Mario Pascolini got a letter in the mail Friday informing him that a 250-mile natural gas pipeline from Kensington, Ohio, to Dawn Hub, Ontario, might be crossing his Read More…

Volunteers pack up supplies, food for students in need

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Two hundred backpacks, boxes of ramen noodles and tables of pencils and notebooks and other elementary school supplies were packed Sunday night by a group of volunteers. Foundation 4Life distributors from across the county gathered at the ATEAM All-Stars Leadership Center, 1188 Medina Road, Sharon Township, to bag supplies for the start of the school Read More…

Parents crusade for teen driving safety

As high schoolers pile into cars to head to school, dances, football games and other fall events, local law enforcement officers and parents are urging teens to make sure they follow state laws for young drivers. Ohio has laws that prohibit 16-year-old drivers from having more than one passenger who is not a family member. Read More…

Retail stores have a solid start to back-to-school shopping season

The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales. The National Retail Federation expects the average family with school-aged children to spend $669.28 for back to school items, up 5 percent from last year. That would be the second-highest amount since the industry trade group started Read More…