November 24, 2014

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Voters may decide social services levy in May to fund agencies

Medina County commissioners are considering a combined social services levy for the May ballot. If voters approve it, the county would be only the fourth in Ohio to finance multiple social service agencies with a single property tax. The three counties that have consolidated social services levies are Cuyahoga, Montgomery and Wood. The proposed 0.85- Read More…

There’s a new name for comfort in Medina

The area around Medina’s new public restrooms now has a name: Bicentennial Commons. City Council’s finance committee voted unanimously to approve the name and a preliminary landscape design Monday. The project, on the northeast corner of North Court Street and Public Square will be done in stages through June. The plans include a fountain, grass Read More…

County has year to decide long-term plan for recycling center

The Medina County Central Processing Facility will be run as a waste transfer station for a year while the county decides on a long-term plan for the facility. County Commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to advertise for bids from companies interested in operating the facility as a transfer station that would ship the county’s trash to Read More…

Police get grant for safety education

A Medina County law enforcement coalition has received grant funding to continue educating county residents about efforts to reduce highway deaths. The Traffic Safety Office of the Ohio Department of Public Safety awarded Brunswick police a $35,000 federal grant, which will be used to educate county residents about traffic safety on behalf of Medina County Read More…

Medina County seeks pharmaceuticals to battle opiate addiction

Medina County officials are looking into using a pharmaceutical drug that could help jail inmates with heroin addictions stay off the drug after their release. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier was one of several officials — including representatives from the sheriff’s office, county commissioners, Adult Probation Department and local drug treatment agencies Read More…

Sheriff gets OK for upgrades to countywide 911 systems

Medina County commissioners have authorized the Sheriff’s Office to pursue 911 system upgrades that will benefit every county police department. Jonelle Meredith, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, said the upgrades will better support advancing technology. “The telematics — OnStars, Ford Sync, those things — are all computerized in cars,” Meredith said, “so what these upgrades would Read More…

Medina County residents cleared after 21 days of Ebola monitoring

The 10 Medina County residents monitored for the Ebola virus have received a clean bill of health from the county Health Department. The residents had come in contact with 29-year-old Dallas nurse Amber Joy Vinson, who was in Akron in October before being diagnosed with Ebola. Since coming in contact with Vinson, all 10 residents Read More…

Strongsville’s Roslyn Painter-Goffi gets seat on state Board of Education

Roslyn Painter-Goffi

Rosyln Painter-Goffi claimed victory in the race for the 5th District representative on the Ohio Board of Education. With more than 99 percent of precincts counted, Painter-Goffi, of Strongsville, was leading incumbent Brad Lamb, of Westlake, and two other candidates, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State. “I’m grateful to the supporters Read More…

Dave Hall begins fourth, last term as U.S. Representative

Dave Hall

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Dave Hall was re-elected Tuesday to his 70th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Hall, 53, of Millersburg, handily beat Democrat James E. Riley, of Sullivan Township in Ashland County, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “We got our message out and tomorrow I Read More…

Jim Renacci handily wins 3rd term with U.S. House

Jim Renacci

renacciRep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, won re-election Tuesday night to his third term in Congress representing Ohio’s 16th District. Renacci took more than 60 percent of the vote in Medina County and statewide, easily defeating Democratic challenger Pete Crossland, of Copley Township in Summit County, according to unofficial results. “This was clearly a race that highlighted Read More…