August 3, 2015

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Brunswick City Council discusses BTA, county transit merge

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Before heading into their annual August recess, Brunswick City Council members discussed a proposal that would merge the Brunswick Transit Alternative with Medina County Public Transit. County transit Director Mike Salamone gave an overview of how a merger would work and answered questions at a committee meeting Monday. He said Council members must decide whether Read More…

Agency reports seizing marijuana from large operation in Brunswick

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency said marijuana was found growing Tuesday in the basement of a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street in Brunswick. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday it uncovered a large indoor marijuana growing operation on West 130th Street in Brunswick. The marijuana seized Tuesday is estimated to be worth $400,000. Wednesday’s news release said officers entered a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street and contacted a resident. While in the home, Read More…

$38,000 worth of copper reportedly stolen from Brunswick facility

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Brunswick police are investigating a theft of copper worth about $83,000 from a manufacturing facility on Western Drive in the city. According to a Brunswick Police report, the theft was discovered last week when an employee from Pacific Tool and Die noticed a scrap bin that had been full of copper July 15 was missing Read More…

Legos go with lemonade at Brunswick Library event (PHOTOS)


Brunswick Library on Thursday afternoon hosted a Legos and Lemonade event.

Brunswick company refocuses with specialized branches

Philpott Solutions Group President and CEO Michael Baach holds up one of many inactive steel roll dies kept at company headquarters in Brunswick. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick company is rebranding its name in an effort to better identify itself with markets and clients. Philpott Solutions Group, formerly known as Philpott Rubber, will include four subsidiaries — called Philpott Rubber Co., Philpott Industrial Leasing, Philpott Energy and Transportation and Philpott Industrial Plastics. The company has been in business since 1889 and Read More…

Brunswick City County raises pay cap for non-union workers

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Brunswick City Council members have unanimously approved an increase in the pay range for all of the city’s non-union employees. The changes approved this week affect 32 full-time positions and 33 part-time positions within the city. City Manager Tony Bales said the change doesn’t guarantee a raise for any position, but just amends the top Read More…

Brunswick native plays Bill Hader against LeBron James in new movie ‘Trainwreck’


Brunswick native Brian Kortovich shares a spotlight with LeBron James for a scene in the new Hollywood comedy “Trainwreck” that premieres Friday, but the pair actually met when they played basketball in high school. Kortovich, a 2000 graduate of Brunswick High School, was in his senior year when LeBron James got his start as a Read More…

Cafe celebrates opening at Brunswick Library

A ceremony with a ribbon officially marked the opening Monday of Medina Creative Coffee at its location in the Brunswick Library at 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Medina Creative Coffee on Monday announced the opening of Books & Brew Cafe at the Brunswick Library. Medina Creative Coffee is one of five vocational programs offered by Medina Creative Housing that provides vocational training for people with disabilities. The new cafe provides employment opportunities to some of the people involved in the program, thanks Read More…

Southwick Manor in Brunswick takes shape


Affordable senior apartment housing in Brunswick should be completed by early next month at the corner of Pearl Road and Southwick Boulevard. Southwick Manor, a $9 million housing project, will have 54 units and be available to senior citizens who have a low-to-moderate income. “These apartments are not subsidized,” said Skip Sipos, executive director of Read More…

Center Road work in Brunswick to begin next week

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Work on Center Road in Brunswick is slated to begin Monday, the city announced. The work includes a resurfacing and repairs to curbs, ramps and intersections between Substation Road and West 130th Street, Service Director Pat McNamara said in a news release. The first few weeks of work will focus on restoring and replacing curbs Read More…