May 5, 2015

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Ex-operator of recycling center cries foul against Medina County officials

Steve Viny

The former operator of Medina County’s recycling facility has accused county officials of misleading the public into believing the facility processed less trash than it actually did. Envision Waste, of Cleveland, sent a “cease and desist” letter to county officials April 16 demanding the county stop using the previously reported number of 4,054 tons of Read More…

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost slams former Medina Superintendent Randy Stepp


State Auditor Dave Yost said on Tuesday it was “blatant abuse” of taxpayer funds for the Medina City School District to pay off $172,000 in student loan debt for former Superintendent Randy Stepp. The loans, which were paid using district dollars in 2012, included up to 15 years’ worth of Stepp’s student loans, according to Read More…

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs seeks input on transportation issues


At a roundtable with transportation officials, trucking industry experts and local contractors, U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville looked for input Monday morning about what Ohioans would like to see in a transportation bill. “I’m here to get feedback from you, find out how it’s going,” Gibbs said, before opening the discussion at the Medina County Read More…

Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek draws nature lovers (PHOTOS)

Emily Wilson, 6, of Medina, casts a line at the Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek Retreat on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Medina County Park District, featured a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Park District hosted an Earth Day event on Saturday at Buffalo Creek Retreat, featuring a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday.

Wadsworth Twp. trustees seek funding for fire, EMS services

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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had incorrect information. An additional 3-mill Wadsworth Township Fire and EMS levy would cost a taxpayer $105 per year on a property valued at $100,000. A story published in Monday’s Gazette incorrectly reported it would cost $300 per year on a property valued at $100,000. “The properties Read More…

Proposed charter aims to address pipeline projects in Medina County

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A group of Medina County residents are hoping to make it the first in the state to create a new county charter through a ballot initiative. Sustainable Medina County is launching a petition campaign to create a charter that would include a community bill of rights aimed at preventing projects such as the proposed 36-inch Read More…

Feds to talk environmental impact of NEXUS gas pipeline

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The federal agency that has to conduct an environmental impact study for the proposed NEXUS gas pipeline being built by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. will host a meeting for public comments at 6 p.m. April 29 at Wadsworth High School. The project would place a new 36-inch gas pipeline from Kensington in Columbiana County through Read More…

Team NEO wants jobs boost in Northeast Ohio counties

Grant Goodrich

What will happen to JobsOhio, the privatized state development agency, when Gov. John Kasich leaves office? Grant Goodrich, the interim chief executive officer of Team NEO, said Thursday that “no one knows,” but he believes that JobsOhio has demonstrated it moves quickly to help create a stronger business climate. Team NEO is a nonprofit that Read More…

Expo to showcase Medina products in November

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Officials from the Medina County Economic Development Corp. said Thursday they are planning a November event to highlight products manufactured in the county. The date for the “Made in Medina Expo” will be Nov. 6. Kimberly Rice, economic development director for the city of Medina, said attempts are underway to contact “60 or 70” companies Read More…

Montville asking voters for money to maintain township roads

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Montville Township trustees are asking residents to approve a 1-mill levy for roads on the May 5 primary ballot. Trustee Jeff Brandon said the levy, if passed, would be the first roads-related issue for Montville Township since about 1995. “It’s pretty simple,” he said. “The levy would bring in about $350,000 per year in additional Read More…