October 20, 2014

Medina
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Kids ready to ride with police after donation of 30 bikes, helmets

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The Medina Communities Police Activities League, an after-school program that brings police and kids together in an active environment, received a boost Thursday with the donation of 30 bicycles and helmets. “This is a great investment in our kids,” Officer Joel Eckstine of the Montville Police Department said. “This is another way to break down Read More…

‘Christmas Vacation’ RV vandalized, owner ‘thankful’ damage not worse

Uncle Eddie’s RV from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” was vandalized outside of Castle Noel last week in Medina. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Medina police say Cousin Eddie’s RV from the classic movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” was vandalized. Not that you could really notice. “Even though you might look at it and go, ‘Well its whole entire concept is to be a crappy motor home,’ that doesn’t mean you want the taillights busted out and the antenna Read More…

Residents from four counties pool ideas to fight proposed pipeline

Property owners from four counties assembled at the Medina Library Thursday night to strategize how to fight a common opponent — the NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. Medina, Lorain, Summit and Fulton counties were represented by 80 landowners who received letters from energy companies requesting permission to survey their property for the proposed 36-inch natural gas Read More…

Wadsworth hospital group sues Summa Health System

The former owners of a Wadsworth hospital sued Summa Health System on Wednesday in an effort to return inpatient services to the Wadsworth community. The Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital had been operated by Summa since 2008, when it entered into a lease agreement with the Wadsworth-Rittman Area Joint Township Hospital District, a quasi-governmental entity formed in 1965 Read More…

Street preacher: Aspiring homeowner protests bank delay

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The Rev. Clay Huffman dragged a chalkboard to the curb of North Court Street in front of U.S. Bank, sat down in his lawn chair and opened his Bible. His sign read, “U.S. Bank has made me wait 406 days for my house.” Huffman and his wife, Lacey, moved to Medina in July 2013 when Read More…

Outgoing director is celebrated for building Feeding Medina County

Feeding Medina County Executive Director Sandy Calvert, middle, stands in front of the organization’s new refrigerator truck with Gretchen Long, of Westfield Insurance, and Seth Kujat, executive director of the United Way of Medina County. Calvert is retiring to spend time with her family. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

More than 80 people packed A.I. Root Co.’s banquet hall in Medina to bid farewell to Feeding Medina County’s Executive Director Sandy Calvert, who is retiring after three years with the organization. Calvert was the founding director of Feeding Medina County and served on the task force that was instrumental in forming the organization, which Read More…

Campaign advertorial in weekly newspaper misrepresents judge candidate

Yard signs for Medina County Juvenile and Probate Judge Kevin W. Dunn correctly use the words “elect” and “retain” because he was appointed to replace retiring Judge John J. Lohn last year and this is Dunn’s first election. However, a campaign ad in the Brunswick Sun weekly newspaper stated he was seeking “re-election.” Dunn said the newspaper made the error and he has asked for a correction. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — The Northeast Ohio Media Group has taken responsibility for a misleading campaign ad in a weekly newspaper urging voters to “re-elect” Medina County Judge Kevin W. Dunn. According to Ohio law, candidates may not use the word “re-elect” in their campaign materials if they were appointed to their positions. Dunn was named to Read More…

Eight showed interest in recycling center, but only three made bids

Executives from companies interested in operating the Medina County Central Processing Facility look over each other’s bids during the bid opening Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway St. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Only three companies bid on the contract to operate the Medina County Central Processing Facility. Envision Waste Services, the Cleveland-based company that operates the Westfield Township facility, had the lowest bid. Its contract expires at the end of the year. Eight companies registered to bid following an Aug. 21 tour of the facility, but only Read More…

Attorney has stake in battling proposed pipeline through county

A Summit County lawyer wants to team up with Medina property owners to fight the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. David A. Mucklow, a 25-year veteran bankruptcy attorney, said he received a letter from Spectra Energy Co. about three weeks ago requesting permission to survey his 10 acres in Green. Mucklow, who has refused to sign Read More…

Outgoing director is celebrated for building Feeding Medina County

More than 80 people packed A.I. Root Co.’s banquet hall in Medina to bid farewell to Feeding Medina County’s Executive Director Sandy Calvert, who is retiring after three years with the organization. Calvert was the founding director of Feeding Medina County and served on the task force that was instrumental in forming the organization, which Read More…