September 16, 2014

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Medina lays claim to Ohio’s Realtor of the Year

Cliff Bellar

Medina resident Cliff Bellar has been named the Ohio’s Realtor of the Year. He was honored at the Ohio Association of Realtors’ 104th annual convention held this week in Cleveland. The award is based on both professional achievements and service to the community. Bellar served as president of the Medina County Board of Realtors in Read More…

New Medina restaurant offers vault seating

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The official ribbon cutting for Medina’s newest restaurant won’t be until this evening, but P.J. Marley’s Restaurant & Pub already was jumping with customers this week who have come to nosh on the restaurant’s upscale burgers. “We’re a family-friendly, casual restaurant specializing in premium product at an affordable price,” co-owner Jon Stahl said. Located at Read More…

Participants sought for ice bucket challenge in Medina’s Public Square

Sports fans know all about “the wave” at stadiums. A different kind of wave — an ALS ice-bucket challenge that will ripple around Medina’s historic Public Square — will be Tuesday evening, sponsored by Main Street Medina and Main Street Cafe. “I would love it if we could surround the entire square with people and Read More…

An oral history: Performers to portray characters from Medina’s past

A host of characters from Medina’s past will be lining of the streets of city’s historic district over the next three evenings for the 19th annual Walk with Spirits of the Past. Guides will lead groups of residents to actors placed around the Public Square who will tell stories of Medina’s past. A handful of Read More…

Commissioners propose deal to business owner in $52K sewer fee dispute

Shawn Ritchie

Medina County commissioners say they’re willing to guarantee not raising the $52,010 “change of use fee” for Medina Plating Corp.’s new plant on Lake Road for at least three years. Commissioners on Tuesday gave county Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin the green light to present the proposal to Shawn Ritchie, owner of Medina Plating, 940 Lafayette Read More…

MetroHealth to open its first office in Medina County

MetroHealth System of Cleveland announced it will open its first office in Medina County in 2015 in a Brunswick industrial park. In a news release, the health system said it will lease 12,000 square feet on the second floor of a medical building at 1299 Industrial Parkway. The office will employ about 11 people. “Our Read More…

Convictions upheld in $200M scheme

Staff and wire reports A U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld 10 convictions against an Indianapolis financier found guilty of bilking thousands of Northeast Ohioans, including more than 500 from Medina County, of more than $200 million. But the court overturned two wire fraud counts, saying the government failed to enter into the Read More…

Audit accuses independent care provider of improper Medicare billing

A Brunswick woman is accused of improperly billing Medicaid for more than $24,000 between 2009 and 2011, according to an audit released Thursday by state Auditor Dave Yost. Linda Frame is an independent care provider. She is accused of billing Ohio Medicaid for 113 services between 2009 and 2011 for which she could not provide Read More…

Hit with $300K sewer bill, Medina businessman talks possible move

Shawn Ritchie

When Shawn Ritchie, CEO of Medina Plating, got the estimated county sewer cost for his newly purchased building, he thought it was a typo. The bill was more than $300,000. It wasn’t a typo, but it was a mistake. After buying the 60,000-square-foot building, 910 Lake Road, Medina, Ritchie estimated that the plant, operating at Read More…

Cedar Point’s Mantis coaster set to close, but maybe not for good

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The Mantis isn’t long for this world. Or is it? That depends on who is doing the talking. On Tuesday, Cedar Point officials announced the stand-up rollercoaster that has given more than 22 million rides since opening in 1996 will close at 8 p.m. Oct. 19. The short statement from Bryan Edwards, Cedar Point’s public Read More…