August 31, 2015

Medina
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Lawsuit filed against Jon Husted over Medina County charter ballot issue

Jon Husted

A Medina County environmental organization Wednesday sued Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted after he threw out a fall ballot issue last week that would have placed restrictions on oil and gas projects within county lines. Sustainable Medina County was joined in its lawsuit by residents of Athens and Fulton counties, who had similar Nov. Read More…

Sheriff: $15K in music equipment stolen from Sharon Twp. church

Andrew Bonarrigo

A Sharon Township man allegedly stole more than $15,000 in music equipment from a church in broad daylight. Detective Sgt. Kevin Ross, with the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, said it appeared Andrew Bonarrigo, 32, was staking out a second church in Norton shortly before he was arrested Wednesday. “He was confronted by the some of Read More…

Route 18 Corridor Project will go on despite median debate

This section of Medina Road, between Foote and River Styx roads would be widened to five lanes, two in each direction with a center turn lane, under a proposed widening plan for state Route 18 by the Ohio Department of Transportation. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Route 18 Corridor Project, scheduled for construction in spring 2019, will progress with or without boulevard islands. The Ohio Department of Transportation would like to stay neutral on the issue of constructing three islands in the middle of the $18.2 million state Route 18 widening project. ODOT would prefer that Medina Township and Montville Read More…

Woman seeks grandfather’s lost military medals from WWII and Korea

Mike Dungjen’s medals went missing sometime between 2005 and 2011, but it was not until 2014 that his widow, Anneliese, realized they were gone. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Taylor Dungjen has been on a mission this year trying to recover lost medals her grandfather earned for military service in World War II and Korea. Her quest has helped her learn more about Milan “Mike” Dungjen and his 20-year military career. Dungjen and his wife, Anneliese, settled in Wadsworth in 1969. They had been Read More…

Some recycling drop-off bins have been placed throughout Medina County

Five bins sit behind the Sanitary Engineer’s Office, 801 W. Smith Road, Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Glass and plastic bottles, tin cans, old newspapers and cardboard pizza boxes now have a place to be deposited for recycling in Medina County. Several community recycling drop-off bins were delivered over the weekend and are ready for use. “We delivered about half the bins last Friday and will deliver the other half of the Read More…

Rep. Jim Renacci observes role of Medina drug store

From left, Walgreens pharmacy manager Brian Colbert; Jaime Whited, Walgreens health care supervisor; and North Court Street store manager Abby Cuevas meet with U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, on Monday in Medina. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, visited Walgreens on North Court Street in Medina on Monday to learn about pharmacies’ role as a health care provider. “We want to talk about the role of the community pharmacy in providing access to care,” said Jaime Whited, health care supervisor at Walgreens’ district offices in Warrensville Heights. Whited Read More…

Medina Township resident reflects on Obamacare and letter to president

Natoma Canfield

More than five years ago, a Medina Township woman sent a letter to newly elected President Barack Obama that begged him to reform the nation’s health care system. After two major Supreme Court challenges, and efforts by Republican leaders to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the law stands tall and so does Natoma Canfield. Canfield’s Read More…

3 township fire departments to get grants for new radios

Three northeast Medina County fire departments will receive new resources that will improve communication during mutual aid calls. Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced $267,143 in federal funds will go to Hinckley, Sharon and Granger townships through the Assistance to Firefighters grant for new dual or multi-band radios. The grant will be distributed by Hinckley Read More…

Rep. Renacci to visit Medina Walgreens store Monday

The office of Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, announced that the congressman will visit Medina on Monday to tour the Walgreens store at 805 N. Court St. He will meet with Walgreens employees and discuss the role of community pharmacies in health care. Renacci’s office said he has been traveling in the district over the last Read More…

Leaders target heroin in town hall meeting series

Leaders of several Medina County agencies and law enforcement gathered Friday morning at Medina Hospital to talk about heroin. The meeting is one of many “town hall” events across the state organized through Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. The meeting aimed to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic and how it is affecting the Read More…