July 5, 2015

Hazy sunshine

Marc Joseph Johns


Marc Joseph Johns, 23, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was born March 30, 1992 in Medina. Marc was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman and he enjoyed construction work and working with his hands. Marc was the beloved son of Darlene Johns (Dennis Martin) and Mark Johns; loving brother of Ashleigh Johns; dear Read More…

Indepedence Day celebrations


Saturday, July 4 City of Brunswick Fireworks will be set off at the Summer Celebration at 10:30 p.m. at Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road. City of Medina A Fourth of July parade will be held at 6 p.m. at Medina High School, 777 E. Union St. Village of Chippewa Lake Parade lineup begins at Read More…

Brunswick Schools to be first district in county to post checkbook

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel stands with Brunswick City Schools Treasurer Patrick East, left and Ohio Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township as Mandel announces Brunswick schools will be the first government entity in Medina County to put their spending on the online OhioCheckbook.com. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Brunswick will be the first school district in Medina County to put its checkbook online through state Treasurer Josh Mandel’s OhioCheckbook.com. Mandel visited Brunswick on Thursday to join school officials in making the announcement at the district’s administration building. Brunswick is one of only eight districts statewide that has committed to using the software. “The Read More…

NEXUS pipeline surveyors begin knocking on residents’ doors

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NEXUS Gas Transmission is paying off-duty Ohio law enforcement officers to accompany land surveyors doing work for its proposed pipeline project. John Rossdivito, of Montville Township, said Wednesday that surveyors showed up at his home off Chippewa Road. He said a NEXUS representative who called himself Jerry showed up at his door with a man Read More…

NEXUS worker fired after landowner takes photo of worker’s offensive gesture

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Renee Walker, of Swancreek Township in Fulton County near Toledo, took a day off from her family’s farm duties June 26 to be with her son at an antique tractor show. On the drive, her day took an unexpected turn. “We were on County Road E and I saw a group of surveyors along the Read More…

Stage almost set for 2015 Medina County Fair, to begin Aug. 3

A sign atop a building welcomes visitors to the Medina County Fairgrounds. The 2015 fair will run Aug. 3-9. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

With 30 days to go before the 2015 Medina County Fair, the president of the Medina County Agricultural Society on Thursday said, “Everything is moving forward.” “We’re ready,” said Conrad Haneberg, who is coming up on his 27th year of involvement with the county’s signature event. The 2015 fair dates are Aug. 3-9. “As soon Read More…

Brunswick Hills Twp.-based company to pay annual cash dividend

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RPM International Inc., the Brunswick Hills Township-based specialty chemicals maker, announced Thursday it would pay a regular quarterly cash dividend of 26 cents a share. The dividend is payable July 31 to shareholders of record on July 13. RPM noted in a statement its last increase of 8.3 percent in October marked 41 consecutive years Read More…

Widow, 89, receives husband’s medals from World War II


It was nearly 70 years after Charles Barnett returned home from the battlefields of World War II that his widow, Medina resident Phyllis Barnett, received the medals he earned for his service. “It means so much to me, to have this,” said Phyllis, who celebrates her 90th birthday Sunday. Phyllis met Charles in August 1945 Read More…

Sheriff calls for body scanner, asks commissioners to seek bids

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The Medina County Sheriff’s Office hopes to get a full-body scanner to prevent inmates from bringing drugs and other contraband into the jail. Sheriff Tom Miller asked county commissioners last week to issue a call for bids in order to obtain a scanner so contraband could be detected before inmates enter the jail. Sheriff’s Lt. Read More…

Board of Elections to certify charter issue at Monday meeting

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The Medina County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Monday to certify a proposed ballot initiative from the group called Sustainable Medina County. The group collected 5,600 signatures for a countywide ballot initiative that would create a county charter. The signatures were presented to the board last week. If approved Read More…