October 22, 2014

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Elisa Kazek challenges incumbent county Commissioner Adam Friedrick

Elisa Kazek (D) vs. Adam Friedrick (R)
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In the Nov. 4 election for Medina County commissioner, incumbent Republican Adam Friedrick is being challenged by Democrat Elisa Kazek, an art teacher from Spencer Township. Elisa Kazek Kazek, who’s taught art for 23 years, works at Marion C. Seltzer Elementary School in Cleveland. She teaches kindergartners through eighth-graders. She received a master’s in education Read More…

Montville Twp. trustees to begin finalizing golf course acquisition

A deer is spotted at the former Blue Heron Golf Course. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Montville Township trustees will meet in an executive session today to discuss finalizing the terms of the lease of the Blue Heron Golf Course. Trustees agreed in principle in May to a lease-purchase agreement with C&C Associates of Medina, but some details remain to be worked out, Trustee Sally Albrecht said. “Everyone is still on Read More…

Kasich takes ride on ‘Christmas Story’ slide at Medina’s Castle Noel

Mark Klaus, owner of Castle Noel and his wife, Dana, help Gov. John Kasich down the slide from the movie “A Christmas Story” on Saturday afternoon during Kasich’s visit to Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Gov. John Kasich stopped by Castle Noel in Medina on Saturday and visited with owner Mike Klaus and his wife, Dana. Kasich, a huge fan of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” purchased a replica of the Moose Mug belonging to Clark Griswold in the film. Kasich said the movie is one of his favorites and during his Read More…

Challenger Pete Crossland blasts U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s record

Pete Crossland (D) vs. Jim Renacci (R)

Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, is seeking a third term in the U.S. House in November and faces a challenge from former state Rep. Pete Crossland, D-Copley Township, in Summit County. Renacci, 55, first was elected to the 16th District House seat in 2010 after serving a term as mayor of Wadsworth. The district, which was redrawn Read More…

Gov. Kasich campaigns in Medina with less than month before election

Gov. John Kasich hugs Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, of Medina, at Medina County GOP headquarters on Highland Court in Medina on Saturday afternoon. Kasich thanked everyone for volunteering to help with his campaign and encouraged them to keep working hard until the Nov. 4 election. (LOREN GENSON)

Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor stopped by Medina County’s GOP headquarters on Saturday in Medina to encourage volunteers to keep motivated with less than 25 days left until the Nov. 4 election. “We have to win big,” Taylor said as she introduced Kasich. “You can count on us to do our part Read More…

Medina Township trustees to pick from field of six

The Medina Township trustees say they hope to pick a candidate to replace Mike Todd at a meeting next week. Todd resigned from his trustee’s post in July after moving to the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific to take a job as the head of the Criminal Division for the island of Koror. Read More…

Gov. John Kasich to visit Medina GOP office Saturday

John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich will visit campaign workers at the Republican Headquarters in Medina on Saturday afternoon. Kasich will be joined by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, and the two are set to arrive around 1:15 p.m. at the office at 799 Highland Court. Medina County Republican Party Chair Nancy Abbott said campaign volunteers will be knocking Read More…

Voting machines prepped, tested for November election


Jack Johnson helps to make sure your vote counts. As an information technology administrator for the Medina County Board of Elections, Johnson is in charge of making sure the more than 700 voting machines are running properly for the Nov. 4 election. “We have teams of people (who check the machines),” Johnson said. “Every one of Read More…

Who will replace Rep. Bill Batchelder: Hambley, Javorek or Depew?

William Batchelder

A retired educator and a county commissioner hope to succeed state Rep. Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits. Republican Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley, of Brunswick, and retired Brunswick teacher Richard Javorek, of Chippewa Lake, a Democrat, won their primaries this spring for the 69th District House seat. Gregg Depew, Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb: Rentals haven’t been inspected in 20 years

Bill Lamb

The fourth in a series of Medina meetings discussing neighborhood renewal focused on code enforcement Thursday night. Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, said he has spent the last two weeks traveling through the city’s older neighborhoods and asking himself if he would want to move into an area where neighbors don’t maintain their homes. “The Read More…