September 18, 2014

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An oral history: Performers to portray characters from Medina’s past

A host of characters from Medina’s past will be lining of the streets of city’s historic district over the next three evenings for the 19th annual Walk with Spirits of the Past. Guides will lead groups of residents to actors placed around the Public Square who will tell stories of Medina’s past. A handful of Read More…

Commissioners propose deal to business owner in $52K sewer fee dispute

Shawn Ritchie

Medina County commissioners say they’re willing to guarantee not raising the $52,010 “change of use fee” for Medina Plating Corp.’s new plant on Lake Road for at least three years. Commissioners on Tuesday gave county Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin the green light to present the proposal to Shawn Ritchie, owner of Medina Plating, 940 Lafayette Read More…

MetroHealth to open its first office in Medina County

MetroHealth System of Cleveland announced it will open its first office in Medina County in 2015 in a Brunswick industrial park. In a news release, the health system said it will lease 12,000 square feet on the second floor of a medical building at 1299 Industrial Parkway. The office will employ about 11 people. “Our Read More…

Convictions upheld in $200M scheme

Staff and wire reports A U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld 10 convictions against an Indianapolis financier found guilty of bilking thousands of Northeast Ohioans, including more than 500 from Medina County, of more than $200 million. But the court overturned two wire fraud counts, saying the government failed to enter into the Read More…

Audit accuses independent care provider of improper Medicare billing

A Brunswick woman is accused of improperly billing Medicaid for more than $24,000 between 2009 and 2011, according to an audit released Thursday by state Auditor Dave Yost. Linda Frame is an independent care provider. She is accused of billing Ohio Medicaid for 113 services between 2009 and 2011 for which she could not provide Read More…

Hit with $300K sewer bill, Medina businessman talks possible move

Shawn Ritchie

When Shawn Ritchie, CEO of Medina Plating, got the estimated county sewer cost for his newly purchased building, he thought it was a typo. The bill was more than $300,000. It wasn’t a typo, but it was a mistake. After buying the 60,000-square-foot building, 910 Lake Road, Medina, Ritchie estimated that the plant, operating at Read More…

Cedar Point’s Mantis coaster set to close, but maybe not for good

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The Mantis isn’t long for this world. Or is it? That depends on who is doing the talking. On Tuesday, Cedar Point officials announced the stand-up rollercoaster that has given more than 22 million rides since opening in 1996 will close at 8 p.m. Oct. 19. The short statement from Bryan Edwards, Cedar Point’s public Read More…

Two emaciated dogs rescued from Guilford Township home

This 3-year-old boxer was one of two dogs rescued from a Greenwich Road home in Guilford Township last week. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Two emaciated dogs may take months to recover after they were rescued by a humane officer last week from a couple’s Greenwich Road home in Guilford Township. The couple, Burdett and Augusta Crandall, has been charged in Wadsworth Municipal Court with cruelty against animals, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in the Read More…

Bids being readied for operations of Medina County recycling center

Amy Lyon-Galvin

Eight companies, including two from outside Ohio, are interested in taking over the operations of the Medina County recycling center. County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin said Envision Waste Services, the Cleveland-based company that now operates the Center Processing Facility, in Westfield Township, will be one of the bidders. The other seven that have registered to Read More…

Scarecrow contest coming to Medina for upcoming harvest festival

Main Street Medina and Boyert’s Greenhouse are challenging residents to create the best scarecrow for the third annual Historic District Scarecrow Contest. Scarecrows will be placed in flowerpots on the sidewalk around the city’s historic district. “There have been really creative scarecrows in the past,” Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina, said. “It Read More…