February 13, 2016

Medina
Mostly cloudy
11°F
 

Ice Festival begins burning

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Bob Finnan and Lawrence Pantages The Gazette It was the ultimate contrast — fire and ice. In the end, the bonfire went out and the ice melted, despite the single-digit temperatures. The first night of the 22nd Medina Ice Festival was a success, even though the weather was better suited for polar bears. Hundreds were Read More…

Lawyer: NEXUS can’t be stopped; landowners should take best deal possible

LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE
Ten people came to the Medina Community Recreation Center on Friday night to hear a presentation on landowner rights and eminent domain from Michael Braunstein, a Columbus lawyer who said his firm Goldman & Braunstein has expertise in pipeline compensation cases.

Elizabeth Dobbins and Lawrence Pantages The Gazette Lawyers from a Columbus-based firm told Medina County landowners Friday night that the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline is going to be a reality and it will affect nearly 200 properties. Goldman & Braunstein representatives came to the Medina Community Recreation Center to explain landowner rights in compensation and Read More…

Grand jury indicts Hinckley man in siblings’ killings

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Dean Simms, 42, was indicted Wednesday by the grand jury in Medina Municipal Court in connection with the death of his brother Randy Szychowicz, 45, and sister Cynthia Gesaman, 52. Simms, of 2629 Babcock Road in Hinckley, charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated murder for each victim but can only Read More…

Find something other than love on Valentine’s Day: Healthy Medina hosting scavenger hunt

A partnership of groups, Healthy Medina, is hosting a “contest of connection” on Valentine’s Day. Participants are invited to create a team of up to four people, set aside at least an hour and $5 for a local adventure, and join the Amazing Race event. Entrants will have a chance to win a variety of Read More…

Law firm to hold information meeting tonight on eminent domain, property rights

A Columbus-based law firm that works on eminent domain issues announced it is holding an “informational meeting” at 6 p.m. today in Medina. Goldman & Braunstein LLP said in a news release that the meeting will be at the Medina Community Recreation Center, Room A, at 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. The meeting is titled “What Read More…

Coalition plans to dispute NEXUS station at hearing

Land owners and others concerned about the construction of the proposed NEXUS pipeline through Medina County met in Guilford Town Hall on Thursday night. They shared updates on their efforts to reroute the line and strategize for an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency hearing next week. The hearing addresses a proposed natural gas compressor station to Read More…

Heroin legislation moves to vote in Ohio Senate

Staff and wire reports A bill that will address the heroin epidemic in Ohio passed the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and will go to a vote in the full Senate. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, said it is the only bipartisan and comprehensive bill moving forward in the Senate that will provide several incentives Read More…

Group proposes 11 attributes for prospective superintendent

One can blame the sparse turnout on the weather. The first of three community meetings for people to recommend attributes they’d like to see in the next superintendent of Medina Schools was held Thursday night at H.G. Blake Elementary School. Will Koran, superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Medina County, is helping the Medina Read More…

No mention of cut position at Medina Twp. trustees meeting

A controversial decision made in January to eliminate the position of special projects coordinator in Medina Township was not revisited by trustees or any residents in attendance at the board’s regular meeting Thursday night. “It’s in the past,” said trustee Ray Jarrett after the meeting. Last Jan. 14, an overflow crowd of about 60 people Read More…

Snow, deep chill spell abrupt end to mild winter

So much for our mild winter … Mother Nature hit with a vengeance Wednesday night. An unofficial total of 3.8 inches of snow was dumped on Northeast Ohio, according to www.weather.gov. The snow was coupled with extremely low temperatures in Medina County that are forecast to drop to between zero and minus-5 degrees overnight into Read More…