November 24, 2014

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Planned hotel at Brunswick Town Center hits resistance

Plans for a hotel at Brunswick Town Center ran into a glitch this week after the city Planning Commission balked at proposed changes in the zoning for the site. The changes, which were requested by City Council, are needed because the site is part of a “special planning district” that doesn’t allow hotels. But the Read More…

Mapleside to expand in Brunswick

Greg and Kelly Clement, owners of Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, stand on the site where they hope to construct a new barn this spring. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Mapleside Farms owners Greg and Kelly Clement want to add banquet facilities to their 100-acre farm next year and expand their apple orchards. “When we bought Mapleside in 2010, I always saw it as a destination,” Greg Clement said. The farm has well-attended concerts and fall festivals, they said, and visitors also can enjoy a Read More…

PHOTO: Preparing to light up Brunswick

Tom Adams of the Brunswick Parks Department installs a snowflake light along Center Road on Wednesday afternoon. Adams said crews will be working to complete the installation of lights this week and the snowflakes are scheduled to light up next Wednesday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Brunswick finance chief proposes $37.1 million budget for 2015

Brunswick Finance Director Todd Fischer presented a $37.1 million budget for 2015 to City Council members during Monday’s finance committee meeting. The city appropriated $34.9 million for this year’s budget. Fischer said his proposed budget calls for $205,502 more in spending than projected revenues. But he said he thinks the gap could be closed by Read More…

Local crime statistics included in FBI report

To see a breakdown of crime statistics in Northeast Ohio, click here For the first time the police departments of all three cities in Medina County are represented in the FBI’s annual “Uniform Crime Reports” — the nation’s official tally of violent and property crimes. The latest report, which covers 2013 and was released last Read More…

Florida man on walk across country passes through Brunswick

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Steve Fugate has trekked the Appalachian Trail and crisscrossed the country seven times on foot while dragging a cart with a few bags and his tent behind him. As snow was falling Thursday, Fugate, 68, reached Brunswick. He carried a sign high over his head that read “Love Life.” He’s not raising money or looking Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Saturday, Nov. 8 12:52 p.m. — 1000 block Williams Reserve Blvd., police responded to a report of a fight between two men outside their vehicles. 11:54 a.m. — 600 block Trease Road, police Read More…

Brunswick Veterans Day service honors ‘thousands of our best and brightest’

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Local veterans came out to support one another and the families of veterans as they marked the observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday at Brunswick City Hall. “Today, thousands of our best and brightest are deployed all over the world,” said Tom Chester, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Brunswick Post 9520 who served Read More…

Brunswick man gets 9 years in prison in church fraud case

A federal judge has sentenced a Brunswick man to nine years in prison for his role in defrauding a church credit bureau of millions in loans. Svetislav Vujovic, 42, was convicted of receiving more than $3 million from the Eastlake-based St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union in exchange for cash payments to the credit union’s Read More…

Tax tool worries Brunswick officials

Brunswick City Council members and Brunswick Schools officials voiced concerns Monday over a proposed development tool that could be used to do road repairs on Skyview Drive. Council members are considering creating a tax increment financing district, or TIF, on Skyview Drive at the site of proposed apartments on the north side of the road. Read More…