February 7, 2016

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Police looking for a missing elderly Brunswick Hills man

Donald Spencer

UPDATE: Police found the man uninjured today shortly after 3 p.m. The Brunswick Hills Police department is searching for an 81-year-old man with dementia who went missing from his residence earlier today. Donald Spencer was reported missing from his residence on the 800 block of Glencairn Road at 12:30 p.m. today. Spencer is 6 feet Read More…

Nature, Christmas blend in Brunswick

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The Susan Hambley Nature Center at 1473 Parschen Boulevard in Brunswick is offering visitors a chance to visit on December weekends to learn about traditional holiday customs of the past, enjoy hot chocolate, and enjoy a Christmas cabin atmosphere. Craft projects change every weekend. There is no registration or fee. Mary and Ron Hank of Seville are shown spending time with the feeder watch activity.

The Medina County Park District is offering a program called “A Log Cabin Christmas” every weekend in December at the Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick. “This is our second year doing this event,” park district representative Nichole Houze said. “From 12 to 5 p.m. every weekend, the parks help families get into Read More…

Bus transit talks move forward in Brunswick

Transportation merger negotiations are rolling forward in Brunswick. Brunswick Service Director Pat McNamara brought a proposal for a Medina County Public Transit and Brunswick Transit Alternative merger to City Council’s committee-of-the whole meeting Monday night. He said the city’s two bus routes are expected to stay the same under the proposal, but holiday hours and Read More…

Brunswick Devil Dash benefits local families

An estimated 400 runners participated in the Brunswick High School Key Club’s 17th Devil Dash on Saturday. The event raised funds and nonperishable food items for the Key Club Christmas Crusade, which provides foods and meals to Brunswick families in need during the holiday season. Participants had the option of running in a 5- or Read More…

Health care costs rising for city of Brunswick workers

Health care costs for Brunswick city employees are projected to increase next year. Brunswick City Council accepted a bid from Medical Mutual of Ohio at Monday night’s meeting, which will increase costs by an estimated 7.41 percent next year. Both the city and the employees will shoulder the increase. Employees will continue to pay between Read More…

Election 2015: Council veterans seek Brunswick seat

One current and one former Brunswick city councilman are going head to head in the only contested city council race in Medina County on Tuesday. Former Councilman Joe Salzgeber, who was appointed to council in 2002 and ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2003, is challenging David Coleman, elected in 2011, for Brunswick’s Ward 3 Read More…

Volleyball: Brunswick has too much power for Euclid

Brunswick’s Olivia Krivanek hits around the block of Euclid’s Rayjon Harris. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — The Greater Cleveland Conference consists of distinct groups of “haves” and “have nots” in volleyball. The former includes perennial regional contenders, while the latter features hard-working but overmatched schools. When they intermingle, predictable results ensue, as was the case Wednesday. Senior middle hitter Olivia Krivanek and senior outside hitter Ally Badowski combined for Read More…

Medina County police use sobriety checkpoints as tool to keep roads safer

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Officers Jeffrey Lee of Brunswick and Joe Rose of Wadsworth work at the W. 130th Street OVI checkpoint last Friday night.

By design, OVI sobriety checkpoints in Medina County are well-publicized events. The Medina County OVI Task Force publishes advance notice three times, the final one letting motorists know precisely where they’ll be and at what time. “We’re not out here to hide in the dark and pounce on somebody,” Brunswick Lt. Brian Ohlin said. “It’s Read More…

Brunswick’s Mapleside Farms kicks off fall fun

Pumpkin Village features a scenic hayride through the Apple Orchard. The first event of Pumpkin Village's 2015 season was Saturday at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Mapleside Farms kicked off the fall festival season Saturday with the annual opening of Pumpkin Village. “Our whole team thought of it about five years ago — me, my wife, and our kids wanted to have a series of festivals during the fall,” owner Greg Clements said. “The Johnny Appleseed Festival has been here for Read More…

UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoint Friday at W. 130th St. in Brunswick

The Medina County OVI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint in Brunswick starting at 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. 130th St. The checkpoint, which is funded by federal grants, is designed to deter and intercept drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs and to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. “Citizens Read More…