January 27, 2015

Medina
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Water main break affects pressure Saturday in Brunswick

A water main break on the north side of Boston Road at Pearl Road caused decreased water pressure in Brunswick for most of Saturday. Brunswick Service Director Pat McNamara said the water break happened about 7 a.m. on the Strongsville side of the road, causing Cleveland Water to cut water pressure to the city. Pressure Read More…

Brunswick surprised with $495K

Brunswick city officials will have nearly a half million dollars to spend this year that they didn’t know they had. “It could be used for a variety of things, addressing storm water improvement issues, or filling some of those positions,” City Finance Director Todd Fischer told City Council’s Finance Committee on Thursday. “It’s up to Read More…

Cities want say in operation of county’s recycling center

The operation of Medina County’s recycling center will be the focus of a meeting of officials from the county’s three cities: Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth. The Jan. 28 forum will be the second time in less than three months that officials from the three cities have gathered to voice concerns about the county-run Central Processing Read More…

Brunswick plans $1.15 million reconstruction of Grafton Road

The right merge lane off the southbound I-71 exit will no longer end here at the KMart plaza after ODOT work extends the lane later this year. The extension is expected to allivate traffic backups on the interstate during rush hour traffic. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Major road repairs are scheduled for this year in the city of Brunswick. The biggest projects are a $1.15 million reconstruction of Grafton Road and the extension of a merger lane at the southbound Interstate 71 off-ramp and Center Road, city officials said. Details of the 2015 road projects were outlined at a Council services, Read More…

Brunswick Schools to put levy on May ballot to shore up funding decline

The Brunswick school board voted unanimously Monday to put a nine-year, 5.9-mill emergency levy before voters on the May 5 primary ballot. The levy, which would collect about $5.7 million annually, would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $206 a year on their property taxes, according to Medina County Auditor’s Office. The medina home Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 31 4:11 p.m. — 800 block Main St., a Norton man reported his vehicle stolen. Police located the vehicle, which was totaled, and towed it to an impound lot. 6:10 p.m. Read More…

Brunswick rethinking economic development

Brunswick is considering reorganizing its economic development department. City Council’s economic development committee was scheduled to receive an update from City Manager Anthony Bales on Monday night about filling the vacant economic development director position, but committee members adjourned instead to executive session to discuss “personnel.” Bales said he couldn’t get into details about what Read More…

Scrooge strolls Medina square in video shot during Candelight Walk

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The magic of Medina’s Candlelight Walk has the power to warm even the coldest heart — that of Ebenezer Scrooge. That’s the message of a video created by a Brunswick filmmaker and posted Tuesday on YouTube. Zebulon Thomas’s video, “A Night Out with Ebenezer Scrooge,” stars his father, Kim Thomas, as Scrooge, the infamous money-grubbing Read More…

One man’s ‘prank,’ one judge’s reason for prison time

Anthony Vandal

A 25-year-old Brunswick man will spend three years in prison after arguing at trial that he was pulling a prank on a friend when he robbed a convenience store while armed and masked. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler in October found Anthony Vandal guilty of robbery, a second-degree felony, after an August Read More…

Students write computer code to light up White House Christmas tree

Isabella DeBarr, 8, left, and Christian Balassy, 8, second from left, practice writing code Thursday in Stefani Gruber’s third-grade class at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Brunswick. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Students hunched over computers Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic School, busily designing lights for a Christmas tree at the White House. Kids of every age at the Brunswick school had the chance to write computer code during Thursday’s National Hour of Code. “I want to be an engineer, so I know I’m going to use Read More…