April 29, 2016

Medina
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Medina County gearing up for better bicycle map

bike map Medina County is home to a network of bicycle paths, but without signage, the routes are often unclear or unknown, according to County Commissioner Tim Smith. Smith said he hopes a resolution to make the newly revised bike path map “official” could be the first step toward signage. County commissioners are expected to Read More…

Medina school board to hold final superintendent interviews Monday

The Medina school board will conduct final interviews for the superintendent position during a special meeting Monday. The board will conduct regular business 5 p.m. in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School, 777 E. Union St. Time has been set aside for public comment at the end of the session. The board will Read More…

Medina County Drug Task Force: 20 pounds of pot brownies found at Brunswick apartment

More than 20 pounds of brownies suspected to be laced with marijuana were seized from a Stoneybrook Lane apartment in Brunswick. “(The) quantity of THC-infused baked goods found in the apartment is of concern,” Medina County Drug Task Force director Gary Hubbard said in a statement. James Hirsch, 45, was arrested by task force agents Read More…

Courts shifting the way addicts treated

Cases related to drug and alcohol abuse are dominating the Medina County judicial system, but court officials say more prison or jail time is not the answer. “I like the concept of problem-solving courts,” Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler said. “We’re not looking so much at punishment, but how we solve these problems.” Attorneys Read More…

Meeting the 3 Medina Schools superintendent finalists

The three finalists for the Medina superintendent job tried to put their best foot forward Wednesday. Medina High School Principal Jeffrey Harrison, Medina Director of Educational Services Kristine Quallich and Copley-Fairlawn Schools Assistant Superintendent Aaron Sable met with the public, staff and administration at Medina High School. Medina Superintendent Dave Knight will retire July 31. Read More…

Bus route coming to Lodi

A new public bus route will be available to Lodi residents starting Monday, Lodi Family Center and Medina County Transit announced. It will be funded by a grant from Medina County Jobs & Family Services. The planned route and 14- passenger bus will cater to senior citizens, but is available to all Lodi residents at Read More…

Rosie Awards: Carrino receives key to Wadsworth

Caesar Carrino, the former mayor of Wadsworth, was presented with a key to the city Wednesday night during the city’s annual chamber of commerce event recognizing individuals and businesses with Rosie Awards. Carrino was honored for his lifelong dedication and extensive knowledge of the area. Mayor Robin Laubaugh praised Carrino’s knowledge of the community. Carrino Read More…

Search is on for Medina County’s biggest American sweetgum

The American sweetgum is the featured tree for the 14th Big Tree Contest sponsored by the Medina County Soil & Water Conservation District and The Gazette. The Latin name for the species is genus liquidambar. SWCD officials said each nominated tree will be measured by experts to determine the winner. Requirements are set by the Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, April 27

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Front-runners press closer to showdown Donald Trump emerges from the Northeast in a strong position to claim the GOP nomination if he keeps winning, while Hillary Clinton’s four victories put her 90 percent of the way to Read More…

Medina County ranks 5th healthiest in Ohio

Medina County placed among the healthiest counties in the state in a newly released ranking, despite less than stellar grades in a sector on environmental impacts. Medina County ranked fifth out of 88 Ohio counties in overall health factors and outcomes, according to a news release from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. The county ranked Read More…