April 2, 2015

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Critics call on Gov. John Kasich to leave out voter item in transportation budget

Gov. John Kasich

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Out-of-state college students in Ohio who want to vote in the swing state could be required to get an Ohio driver’s license and register their vehicles here under a provision tucked into a state transportation budget that Gov. John Kasich has before him. Democrats, the League of Women Voters and the American Read More…

Silence heard at public hearing about Medina County social services levy

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There was a public hearing Tuesday night on the 0.8-mill social services levy on the May 5 ballot, but the public didn’t show. “In a perfect world, we would have gotten all of our (public hearing) flyers out by Friday but we didn’t,” said Michael Jenks, director of the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Read More…

Conservative youth group visits Ohio to urge Republicans to accept gay marriage

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CINCINNATI — Activists who don’t want the Republican Party’s 2016 platform to oppose same-sex marriage will promote their effort in a swing through Ohio. The Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry will have representatives in Cincinnati on Tuesday, followed by Columbus and Cleveland later this week. They’re talking about their “Reform the Platform” campaign Read More…

Deputy director resigns from Medina County Board of Elections

Carol Gurney

The Medina County Board of Elections is looking for a new deputy director after Carol Gurney’s resignation was accepted last week. “We wish her well and we’re really going to miss her,” said Pamela Miller, chair of the county Board of Elections. Advertisements for the position will be posted this week, and the Medina County Read More…

Brunswick Schools pulls levy because Ohio to award more funding

Mike Mayell

The Brunswick Board of Education on Monday voted to remove a nine-year, 5.9-mill emergency levy from the May ballot. The move comes after preliminary estimates from Gov. John Kasich’s office show the district is slated to get $5.1 million more funding over the next two years. “We will not be on the ballot this May,” Read More…

Ohio’s marijuana legalization ballot proposal revised to include home grow

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Ohioans would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants for personal use under a revised constitutional amendment proposed by ResponsibleOhio. The initial draft ballot language for the marijuana legalization amendment, released last week, hadn’t allowed people to grow their own plants, a restriction that drew criticism from other pro-marijuana advocates. “After extensive conversations Read More…

Survey asks county for input on services ahead of May 5 primary

Medina County has launched an online poll to gather residents’ opinions on human services provided by the county. County officials are seeking feedback on what services are most important to the community before the May 5 primary. Medina County commissioners voted in December to put a 0.8-mill levy on the May ballot that would generate Read More…

Two commissioners vs. auditor: Email fuels Medina County feud

Mike Kovack

Loren Genson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette Another shot has been fired in the growing feud between Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack and two of the county commissioners. Commissioners Pat Geissman and Adam Friedrick on Tuesday sent a 14-page email to news media and more than 160 people on the commissioners’ mailing list, protesting a Read More…

Lawyers Joe Salzgeber, Nick Hanek vie for seats on Brunswick City Council

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Two lawyers are running for Brunswick City Council seats this year: Joe Salzgeber and Nick Hanek. Hanek, son of at-large Councilwoman Pat Hanek, has filed to run for the Ward 2 seat to succeed Vince Carl, who is not running for re-election. Hanek, who is unopposed in the city’s nonpartisan May 5 primary, has a Read More…

Three seats contested in Wadsworth City Council races

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Three incumbent Wadsworth City Council members — all Republicans — face opponents in the May primary. Susan C. Hanlon, an assistant dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Akron, is challenging Council President Thomas E. Palecek. Hanlon served as an at-large Council member from 2008 to 2013. Beth Workman, who previously Read More…