June 27, 2016

Medina
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Medina County property tax bills due July 15

Medina County Treasurer John Burke announced that 68,107 tax bills will be mailed this week to property owners in Medina County. The official due date for these property tax bills is July 15. Burke noted the total amount of second-half 2015 real estate taxes billed is $119,318,992.99. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the Read More…

Levy for Medina County Home will be on November ballot

Voters should expect to see only one levy placed by the county on the ballot this fall. The Medina County Commissioners approved a resolution Wednesday to ask voters to renew a five-year, 0.2-mill levy in November. The levy, set to expire at the end of 2017, has been partially funding the Medina County Home since Read More…

Little interest in Medina County sales tax levy

The county commissioners’ room was empty Tuesday morning during a scheduled public hearing on a proposed county sales tax levy. County Administrator Scott Miller said no one from the public attended last week’s hearing on the same matter — a proposed 0.25 percent raise of the county sales tax that would provide additional revenue for Read More…

Tagliaferro aims to unseat Clerk of Courts Wadsworth

Both Republican candidates for the office of Medina County clerk of courts say the signals they have seen tell them their campaigns are doing well. Louis A. Tagliaferro, 60, is challenging incumbent Dave Wadsworth, 57, in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Wadsworth is running for his second full term. Tagliaferro has never held public office but previously Read More…

Ohio Sen. Larry Obhof to face challenger Janet Folger Porter

A Christian pro-life activist is challenging incumbent state Sen. Larry Obhof, of Montville Township, for the 22nd District Senate seat in the March 15 Republican primary. Hinckley Township resident Janet Folger Porter, president and founder of the Christian activist group Faith2Action — said she entered the race because she is disappointed with Obhof’s record on Read More…

2 hires by Medina Police fail to alleviate dearth of diversity

The Medina Police Department has hired two new officers. Andrew Dziak was hired Jan. 20. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said the second officer, Michael Googe, will be starting at the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy. “(Googe) needs to go to basic training,” Berarducci said. “We start them down there. That’s the police academy for us.” Dziak Read More…

Medina County’s state legislators review 2015 accomplishments

Medina County’s state legislators are looking back at legislation in 2015 — including the passage of the state budget — and forward to the goals in the new year. Reps. David Hall, R-Millersburg, and Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, as well as Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, were interviewed by The Gazette about their contributions to the Read More…

Medina County commissioners approve 2016 budget

Medina County commissioners approved the 2016 budget Tuesday — the first time the county’s annual budget has been approved before the start of a new year in more than 30 years. County Finance Director Beverly Valentine said commissioners usually have to come up with a temporary budget for January before approving a final budget for Read More…

Rematch is readied for Statehouse seat: Hambley vs. Sawicki in GOP primary

The Medina man who ran against Ohio Rep. Steve Hambley last year for the 69th District House seat will try again in 2016. Chris Sawicki, 35, opposed Hambley, R-Brunswick, in the May 2014 primary, but lost with 39 percent compared with Hambley’s 61 percent. The 2016 primary will be held Tuesday, March 15. “Me and Read More…

Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman faces challenger

A leader of the grassroots organization Coalition to Reroute NEXUS will challenge Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman in the 2016 Republican primary election to be held March 15. Paul Gierosky, of York Township, filed to run Wednesday at the Medina County Board of Elections before the 4 p.m. deadline. The filing won’t be certified by Read More…