March 4, 2015


Cold brings water woes to Medina as four mains break in two days


Medina city workers have repaired four water main breaks in the city in two days. “The weather’s taking a toll,” city Service Director Nino Piccoli said. “We had 18 (water main breaks) in January, and we went almost unscathed in February until this week.” The most serious break was Monday morning on North Court Street. Read More…

Holiday Inn among $10M in Medina County construction projects

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Three construction projects with a total value of more than $10 million are coming to Medina County. Two are business expansions and the third is a planned hotel. “It’s been a very busy winter,” Medina County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Bethany Dentler said. Dentler discussed the expansion projects Tuesday with county commissioners. The smallest Read More…

$150K donated to United Way to help jobless Medina County residents

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The Westfield Insurance Foundation has announced a $150,000 donation to United Way of Medina County to run a program that aims to help residents find employment. The donation will be spread over a three-year period, United Way spokesperson Jeanne Hurt said. “Employing Medina County’s goal is to break the barriers that inhibit underemployed and unemployed Read More…

Boys Scouts raising money for family of crash victim from York Township

The Bihn family: Children Sarah and Ethan and parents Karen and William. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Boy Scouts from York, Litchfield and Liverpool townships are hosting a fundraiser Saturday for the Bihn family. William Bihn, 49, of York Township, was killed in a head-on car crash last Friday afternoon on state Route 18 in Penfield Township, Lorain County. Proceeds will benefit Bihn’s wife, Karen, and children, Ethan, 19, and Sarah, 15. The Read More…

Mail carriers deliver advice on how to handle the cold


Some of Medina’s best cold-weather experts work every day in the elements. Mail carriers often spend nearly their whole shift outside, and they say layering clothing, along with a good set of boots and gloves, are the keys to staying safe and healthy when the mercury drops. “Footwear is really important, and gloves,” said Greg Read More…

Attorney General Mike DeWine sues Hinckley Twp. landscaper

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A Hinckley Township landscaper has been sued by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for allegedly failing to deliver services to at least nine Medina County customers. The attorney general’s office filed a civil lawsuit Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court against John M. Capone, of the 1300 block of Mattingly Road. The lawsuit alleges Read More…

Medina to host Heritage Ohio training session

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Community development professionals from across the state will meet in Medina on Wednesday for the first Heritage Ohio Revitalization Series training session of the year. Every year, Heritage Ohio and Ohio Main Street programs host quarterly sessions across the state to discuss ways of preserving and developing the historical heritage of Ohio’s communities. “We’re very Read More…

Spanning the gap: Bridge placed over Rocky River in Medina (PHOTO)


Workers from Midwest Equipment, of Cleveland, use two cranes to swing a steel trestle bridge into place over the West Branch of the Rocky River, just east of Weymouth Road (state Route 3) and south of Granger Road. The bridge is part of a new 1.6-mile multipurpose trail linking the Reagan Parkway trail park, in Read More…

Medina vehicle customizer makes cruisin’ dreams become a reality


Rob Malenfant and his business, Rod Iron Crew Inc., make dreams come true. The Medina-based automotive and motorcycle specialist startup has been building custom bikes and restoring historic automobiles out of a West Liberty Street garage for less than a year, and business is booming. The company’s 4,800-square-foot garage is filled with stripped-down Harley-Davidsons and Read More…

Avon Lake Regional Water to begin 2 major projects

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Avon Lake Regional Water will begin two large-scale construction projects this summer using zero interest loans from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Todd Danielson, chief utilities executive, said the utility has qualified for about $15 million to increase drinking water storage capacity and $6 million on upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant. “It’s going to Read More…