August 1, 2015

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Litchfield Twp., landowners dispute zoning about hosting weddings

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A Medina County judge will hear arguments next week about whether Litchfield Township landowners can host weddings at their residential properties. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier granted a temporary restraining order in the case last week, ordering the operators of Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC — also known as Forever Farms Ohio LLC and Rustic Read More…

Sen. Sherrod Brown urges safer rail standards

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, is urging other lawmakers to support stronger safety standards for companies that ship hazardous material by rail. By law, states are required to notify county emergency management agencies when a radioactive shipment passes through a county. Brown has proposed requiring the Energy Information Administration to publish data regarding railroad shipments Read More…

Medina Schools drug testing gets support from ADAMH Board

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The Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board has offered to help fund Medina Schools’ random drug testing for athletes, if the district’s Board of Education approves and implements a policy. Michael Jenks, director of the ADAMH Board, attended the school board meeting Monday. “Our board passed a motion in June that we’d Read More…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks GOP nomination for president

Gov. John Kasich pauses before announcing his run for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University on Tuesday in Columbus. (AP PHOTO)

Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday made his campaign for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination official, citing his experience, his family and his campaign work for former President Ronald Reagan. At a speech at Ohio State University, his alma mater, Kasich spoke about his work as a legislator in the Ohio House and then in Read More…

Children splash around at park to cool down in 80s heat (PHOTOS)

Medina children play at the splash pad at Ray Mellert Park on Huntington Street Monday. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Children cooled off Monday afternoon at the splash pad at Ray Mellert Park on Huntington Street in Medina. The temperature was in the high 80s Monday and over the weekend but is expected to drop to the high 70s today.  

Experts back new meningitis vaccination law

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A new law will require parents to have their children immunized against meningitis before the start of the 2016-17 school year. The law was signed by Gov. John Kasich on Thursday and will apply to students at public and non-public schools that are subject to state standards. Dr. Camille Sabella, an expert in pediatric infectious Read More…

Gov. Kasich to jump into GOP presidential race today

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Gov. John Kasich will announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president today at Ohio State University in Columbus. Kasich then will leave to campaign in the early primary state of New Hampshire. Kasich, who was elected to a second term as governor in 2014, will speak at his alma mater in Read More…

Medina County Park District celebrates 50 years of growth

Stan and Esther Allard donated their family farm to the Medina County Park District in December 1992. It’s now known as Allardale Park, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

About 100 people, including local and state government officials, celebrated Medina County’s parks Saturday during a banquet at the Buffalo Creek Retreat in Guilford Township. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Medina County Park District. State Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, state Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, and Medina County Probate/Juvenile Judge Kevin Dunn Read More…

Bee, honey lovers swarm Medina Library

Tessa Webb hands out Oak Ridge honey and jam samples during the 2015 Bee Festival on Saturday at the Medina Library. Inset above is part of a poster promoting the festival. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

The 2015 Bee Festival at the Medina Library was abuzz with activity Saturday. The event, sponsored by Medina County Beekeepers Association, Friends of Medina County District Library and Honey Hut Ice Cream, drew crowds of people who made bee-themed crafts, tasted different locally produced honeys and ice cream, and browsed booths offering bee-themed products for Read More…

Fence halts Medina County Fair Board’s building plans

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The Medina County Fair Board of Directors wants to build a new administration office next to the existing office building at 710 W. Smith Road. The plan has been in the works for months, but the board recently hit a 5-foot snag. Next door at 730 W. Smith Road, Medina Veterinary Clinic has a fence that Read More…