October 22, 2014

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Medina County considers boost in dues for business consortium

Medina County

Medina County may increase its annual dues by $5,000 to the consortium that works to boost Northeast Ohio businesses in the global marketplace. The county has been paying $25,000 a year to the Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium since 2005, when it entered into an agreement with the 10-county regional organization and became a Read More…

November workshop for parents, teachers to focus on drug prevention

Medina County Drug Abuse Commission

Drug awareness educators next month will host a workshop for parents, teachers, counselors and social workers about how to spot the signs of drug abuse and what drugs are popular among teenagers. “Education is really the key. It’s an opportunity to be more educated and more aware of the issue,” said Brian Nowak, director of Read More…

Public restrooms on Medina Public Square to open for Candlelight Walk

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Work on the public restrooms on Medina’s Public Square should be complete in time for the city’s Candlelight Walk next month, city officials said. Service Director Nino Piccoli said the unexpected repairs to the water main in the 200 block of South Court Street did not slow down the work on the restrooms. “The restrooms Read More…

Heating aid available to Medina County residents

Medina County residents can start signing up Monday for heating assistance through the Winter Crisis Program. Community Action Wayne/ Medina will assist residents below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and have been threatened with disconnection from utility companies. The program allows for a one-time payment that varies depending on the home’s heating system. Read More…

Political novice brings computer savvy to Seville Village Council seat

Brad Demiter, 40, of Seville, takes the oath of office as a Village Council member Sept. 22 from Mayor Gene Sulzener. He was appointed to finish out the term of Dennis Barrington, who resigned in August. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Brad Demiter has never been involved in politics. But that didn’t stop the 40-year-old website designer and computer programmer from applying to fill a vacant seat on Seville Village Council. Demiter, of Red Oak Drive, said he thought he had something to offer to the community. “I’ll give it my best effort and I hope Read More…

Former trustee Bill Ostmann to fill open seat in Medina Township

Bill Ostmann

Medina Township trustees named Bill Ostmann as the new trustee at a special meeting Thursday. Ostmann, 58, will succeed Michael Todd, who resigned in July to take a position in the attorney general’s office in the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific. Ostmann is a former Medina Township trustee and has served in many Read More…

County hires Solon company to make $3M in repairs

A Solon company has won a $3 million contract to make Medina County’s 12 administrative buildings more energy efficient. County Administrator Chris Jakab said seven companies were interested in the contract, but the county narrowed the search to Gardiner Services of Solon. Gardiner, which specializes in energy, building, and heating and air conditioning services for Read More…

US steps up domestic response to Ebola crisis

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis. While Ebola patients are not considered contagious until they have symptoms and only two persons have been Read More…

Officials review bids for operating Medina County recycling center

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Five members of a 10-person bid review team spent Tuesday morning interviewing officials of the two companies interested in operating the Medina County trash recycling center. VEXOR Technology, of Medina, and Envision Waste, the company that now operates the county’s Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township, are two of three companies that submitted bids for Read More…

Medina water main fix estimated at almost quarter-million dollars

Medina city workers spent Wednesday morning trying to repair a water main break that resulted from overnight road restoration. South Court Street will be closed for repairs until at least Friday, and possibly into the weekend or next week. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

The repair bill for the major water main break that shut down the 200 block of South Court Street in Medina for three weeks last month will total almost a quarter-million dollars. City Council’s finance committee Tuesday approved paying the eight contractors and vendors with money from the Streets and Storm Water Special Fund. Council Read More…