October 26, 2014

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Backyard behemoth awarded Medina’s biggest tree

This year’s Medina County Big Tree winner is a Sharon Township tulip poplar with an average crown spread of 63 feet. NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE

The search for Medina County’s biggest tree has ended and the winner is a towering tulip poplar located on Scott Cowan’s 20 acres in Sharon Township. Cowan, founder and owner of Century Cycles with locations in Medina, Peninsula and Rocky River, said he was thrilled his tulip poplar won the contest. “I have to tell Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb pushing for rental registry

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, says he will introduce legislation requiring rental properties to register with the city and be inspected on a regular basis as early as January. Lamb said the legislation will be a key step in revitalizing the city’s older neighborhoods. “In looking at the big picture the largest problem Read More…

Battle over lighted billboard in Brunswick may go to court

Attorneys representing a Brunswick developer said they’re considering legal action after a request to install a large lighted billboard on property facing Interstate 71 was rejected by the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals earlier this week. At a meeting Tuesday attended by several hundred residents opposed to the sign, the zoning board ruled against Twenty Read More…

Fiber Network needs loans to cover bonds

Next week Medina County will cut a half-million-dollar check to the county Fiber Network. The loan is required because the network has failed — at least up to now — to attract enough customers to be financially self-sufficient. The subsidy was triggered in June when the network’s cash reserves dropped below $1.2 million after making Read More…

Week 9 Medina County High School Football Scores

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We’re nearing the end of high school football, but there are still some important games being played. We’ve got you covered for the Medina County Week 9 scores. If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have Read More…

Accused drug trafficker faces federal charges

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Thursday charging a 22-year-old Medina man with possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Medina police arrested Jeimil A. Henderson, 22, of the 700 block of North Broadway Street, in August Read More…

‘Fiscal emergency’ nears end at Cloverleaf Schools

Cloverleaf officials expect the school district’s “fiscal emergency” status will be lifted by the end of the year because voters approved two funding issues in the spring. The Ohio Department of Education declared the district in a state of fiscal emergency in January 2012, and a five-member Fiscal Oversight Commission has been overseeing Cloverleaf’s finances Read More…

Schedules set for leaf collection in Medina County

Greg Brine, left, and Martin Reese suck up leaves in Medina as part of the city’s leaf disposal service. Communities throughout Medina County will be picking up leaves from residents through the end of November. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

With leaves falling throughout Medina County, municipal workers are moving through neighborhoods picking up those raked to the curb. Leaf programs are underway in Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth, Lodi and Seville. Brunswick Brunswick sanitation crews will sweep up leaves on the same day as regularly scheduled rubbish removal, depending on the weather. Residents are advised to Read More…

Deputies: 18 Highland students identified in sexually explicit photos

Catherine Aukerman

Medina County sheriff’s deputies have identified 18 Highland High School students in sexually explicit photos in their investigation into whether students shared the photos online. The investigation was completed Monday and deputies forwarded the findings to county Prosecutor Dean Holman, sheriff’s Capt. Kenneth Baca said, adding no one has been charged yet. “He’ll decide whether Read More…

Commissioners: Cost to live at Medina County Home going up Dec. 1

Chris Jakab

It will cost $267 more a month to live at the Medina County Home. County commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday to increase the fee, effective Dec. 1. The fee has been $1,833 since 2009 and will rise to $2,100 in December. “We review it annually,” county Administrator Chris Jakab said. “Based on our estimated per-resident Read More…