September 4, 2015

Medina
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Groups protest Jon Husted’s rejection of charter issues

Debra Beckstett, of Medina County, protests Wednesday outside the Athletic Club, 136 E. Broad Street, Columbus, where Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted gave a keynote address during the Metropolitan Club Luncheon. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Dozens of people from across Ohio protested for hours Wednesday outside the Athletic Club, Columbus, where Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted gave a keynote address during the Metropolitan Club Luncheon. A group called the Ohio Community Rights Network, OHCRN, sponsored the protest, which was directed at Husted’s recent decision to remove multiple county charters from Read More…

Vehicle crashes into Medina store, no injuries reported

The storefront of Vicarious Vapors at 
435 W. Liberty St. in Medina was damaged Tuesday when a Honda Civic crashed into it. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

A driver lost control of her 2006 Honda Civic on Tuesday morning and crashed through the front window of a Medina business, according to police reports. The woman, 75, was attempting to park outside Vicarious Vapors, an electronic cigarette store in a plaza at 435 W. Liberty St., at about 11:15 a.m. when she pressed Read More…

Event-goers get taste of Wadsworth eating spots

Residents eat at tables on Broad Street in downtown Wadsworth Wednesday night, during the 15th annual Taste of Wadsworth. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Visitors and residents enjoyed the 15th Taste of Wadsworth Wednesday night. About 22 food vendors set up tents in the parking lot behind Valley Cafe at High and Broad streets.

Lorain County couple sues NEXUS pipeline project to protect property

A Lorain County couple filed a lawsuit against NEXUS Gas Transmission on Wednesday in an attempt to protect their property from what they’ve described as a rude and deceptive company. The lawsuit, filed in county Lorain County Common Pleas Court by George and Sandra Springer, seeks $300,000 in damages and a jury trial to determine Read More…

Mayor’s State of the City address: Medina embraces businesses

About 125 people attend Tuesday’s State of the City address by Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell to the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce. (BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE)

To some people, ribbon-cuttings at new business openings might be a ho-hum affair. Don’t include Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell in that conversation, however. He reiterated how important they are during his State of the City address before about 125 people at the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at Williams on the Lake. “I Read More…

Brunswick Hills Twp. woman admits in court to stealing $190,000

Julie Beeching listens as her former employer, Ron Bammerlin, tells a judge how his Montville Township business was affected after Beeching stole from him over a six-year period. At left is Beeching’s attorney, Ron Spears. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A Medina County judge ordered a Brunswick Hills Township woman on Monday to pay back more than $190,000 she admitted to stealing from her former employer. Julie Beeching, 48, of the 4700 block of Grafton Road, pleaded guilty in July to a charge of theft, a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in Read More…

Medina Plating to bypass its sewer fee by building own waste water system

Shawn Ritchie

Medina business owner Shawn Ritchie has decided to build his own waste water treatment system to avoid having to pay county sewer fees. Ritchie, CEO of Medina Plating, has been protesting the county’s “capacity fee” for more than a year. “This has been a thorn in my side for two years,” he told Medina County Read More…

Medina County’s ADAMH Board director retiring after 29 years

Mike Jenks

Medina County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board has begun a search for a new executive director. Michael Jenks, 62, has been its director for the last 29 years. He said he will step down sometime in December. The search committee for the ADAMH Board will conduct a special meeting at 8 tonight to Read More…

Catherine Owen named Medina County Veteran of the Year

Caroline Owen

Catherine Owen said she’s not a big proponent of getting awards. She’d rather work behind the scenes helping veterans. Owen, 60, of Brunswick, is being honored by the Joint Veterans Coalition of Medina County as the 2015 Medina County Veteran of the Year. She’ll receive the award at the third all-veterans banquet Oct. 3 at Read More…

Wadsworth-area winery grows from daughter’s love

NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE
Lisa Locklear, owner of the Filia Cellars winery, is shown with its products.

A new winery is bringing a little bit of California sunshine to Medina County. Wadsworth residents Lisa and Mitch Locklear opened Filia Cellars in May of this year in Guilford Township. Housed in a Gothic Victorian manor on Greenwich Road, the winery offers red wines by the glass, bottle or case made from grapes harvested Read More…