January 26, 2015

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Medina lifts water conservation advisory issued because Lake Erie intakes frozen again

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UPDATE, JAN. 12: Medina on Monday lifted its water conversation advisory that was issued Sunday. “Avon Lake Regional Water has been able to send water to replenish the city’s tanks,” said Medina Service Director Nino Piccoli said in a press release. “We sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding of our businesses and residents.” The Medina Read More…

Retired Speaker Batchelder starting namesake consulting firm with proteges

Staff and wire reports Two former Ohio House aides say they’re launching a Columbus-based lobbying and campaign consulting firm with the help — and the name — of their old boss, recently retired Speaker William G. Batchelder. Co-founders Troy Judy and Chad Hawley launched The Batchelder Company on Friday, less than 10 days after Batchelder Read More…

Ohio State University Alumni Association to host official watch party at Medina Buffalo Wild Wings

O-H-I-O. That’s the chant that will be echoed Monday night from the walls of Buffalo Wild Wings, 5050 Eastpointe Drive, in Medina. The restaurant has been Medina County’s official watch-party location for the Ohio State University Alumni Association for two years. Owner Gerald Franklin Jr. said the game is such a big deal in Medina Read More…

Healthy Medina aims to help residents be resolute with fitness goals

Logan Winkler, 20, of Medina, is spotted by Justin Letts, 21, of Medina, as he bench-presses 315 pounds at the Medina Community Recreation Center on Friday. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The Healthy Medina program kicks off today at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The goal of the program is to encourage residents to achieve their fitness and health resolutions for 2015. “This will be the first year we’ll be running the program year-round,” Sarah Arend, of Read More…

Ice fest to return for 21st year in February

The Fire and Ice Tower is lit during 2014’s 20th annual Medina Ice Festival. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The 21st annual Medina Ice Festival is scheduled Feb. 13 to 16 on Public Square. FirstMerit Bank, Main Street Medina, the city of Medina and Elegant Ice Creations are sponsoring the four-day event, which showcases almost 100 ice sculptures from around the country. “The Ice Festival consistently is voted one of the top and most Read More…

Get ready for the Polar Bear Jump on Jan. 24 in Chippewa Lake

Nearly 140 people plunged in the frigid waters of Lake Chippewa in March last year during the fourth annual Polar Bear Run, Walk and Jump. The 2014 Polar Bear Jump was moved from Jan. 25 to March because of cold and high winds. This year’s jump is scheduled for Jan. 24. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

Hundreds take a frigid plunge each year in Chippewa Lake. They’ll do it again Jan. 24 at Chippewa Lake Beach, where about 200 people are expected to join in the fifth annual Polar Bear Jump and 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Chippewa Lake Lions Club. The plungers will be dressed in costumes or swim suits Read More…

NEXUS files preliminary document with federal energy commission

The energy company seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline that would cross 11 counties in Ohio, including Medina County, has engaged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. NEXUS Gas Transmission wants to construct a 36- to 42-inch underground pipeline to deliver up to 1.5 billion gallons of natural gas daily to markets in the upper Read More…

Stick a pin in them, Route 18 business inflatables are done

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The four-year battle between the Bill Doraty Kia auto dealership and Medina Township over the use of rooftop inflatable displays has come to an end. Township trustees voted Friday not to amend a portion of the zoning code that would allow businesses in the state Route 18 commercial district to use inflatables. “There was a Read More…

Medina County reduces trash tipping fee by $4 per ton

Medina County commissioners agreed Tuesday to lower the charge per ton of trash delivered to the Medina County Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township from $61 to $57. County officials said they no longer needed to charge as much because the mortgage on the recycling center was paid off last year. “We wanted to do Read More…

National Weather Service warns wind chills could drop temperatures below zero

Staff and wire reports Winter roared in with vengeance this week after a weekend of temperatures in the 50s. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather advisory for northern Ohio, effective today through Sunday. “Bitterly cold wind chills are expected tonight through Wednesday night with wind chills of minus 5 to minus 20 possible,” Read More…