March 2, 2015


Ohio man charged with supporting terrorism

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COLUMBUS — An Ohio man provided support for people engaged in terrorism and tried to conceal his efforts through money laundering, according to court documents that include a request for a $2.5 million bond. In the past year and a half, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud provided material support or resources or electronic devices to people engaged Read More…

Brunswick residents to get temporary break on trash bills

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Brunswick residents will see a temporary reduction in their refuse rates on their second-quarter bills when the city passes on a slight savings from the county. Refuse bills that go out for the April 1 to June 30 collection period will be reduced from $58.35 to $50.67 for residential customers. Last week, Medina County commissioners Read More…

Brunswick Schools pulls levy because Ohio to award more funding

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The Brunswick Board of Education on Monday voted to remove a nine-year, 5.9-mill emergency levy from the May ballot. The move comes after preliminary estimates from Gov. John Kasich’s office show the district is slated to get $5.1 million more funding over the next two years. “We will not be on the ballot this May,” Read More…

Medina Council OKs purchase of almost 2,000 tons of road salt

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Medina City Council agreed Monday to spend an additional $100,000 for road salt. City Service Director Nino Piccoli told Council the city already has spent more than $203,800 for 4,000 tons of salt. Piccoli said the $100,000 will pay for 1,962 additional tons of salt. He said that should be all that is needed this Read More…

Mail carriers deliver advice on how to handle the cold


Some of Medina’s best cold-weather experts work every day in the elements. Mail carriers often spend nearly their whole shift outside, and they say layering clothing, along with a good set of boots and gloves, are the keys to staying safe and healthy when the mercury drops. “Footwear is really important, and gloves,” said Greg Read More…

Drugs causing rural, suburban Ohio counties to send more to prison than urban counties

The Lorain County Correctional facility in Grafton is one of the most crowded prision facilties in the state. (2006 AP FILE PHOTO)

Drug crimes are the main cause of a dramatic shift in the number of people being sent to prisons from non-urban versus urban Ohio counties over the past two decades, county officials said. In the early 1990s, two-thirds of everyone sent to Ohio prisons came from six urban counties — Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery Read More…

Group trudges through snow on hike in Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park

Nichole Houze, a naturalist with the Medina County Park District, leads a group of 16 Medina County residents through shin-deep snow Sunday afternoon at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park in Granger Township. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Bundled in heavy winter gear and hiking boots, 16 Medina County residents and two dogs trudged through shin-deep snow during a Sunday afternoon hike at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park. The hour-long hike through the woods was the fourth in the 2015 season of the Natural Discoveries Hiking Series offered by the Medina County Park District. Read More…

Spanning the gap: Bridge placed over Rocky River in Medina (PHOTO)


Workers from Midwest Equipment, of Cleveland, use two cranes to swing a steel trestle bridge into place over the West Branch of the Rocky River, just east of Weymouth Road (state Route 3) and south of Granger Road. The bridge is part of a new 1.6-mile multipurpose trail linking the Reagan Parkway trail park, in Read More…

Deadline looms for input on downtown Medina revitalization

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Medina residents have until Wednesday to comment on the Downtown Revitalization Grant designed to help downtown merchants beautify their storefronts. Once approved, $270,000 will be awarded to 12 businesses located on the north and west sides of Public Square and on the first half block of West Liberty Street and North Court streets. The city Read More…

Ohio’s marijuana legalization ballot proposal revised to include home grow

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Ohioans would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants for personal use under a revised constitutional amendment proposed by ResponsibleOhio. The initial draft ballot language for the marijuana legalization amendment, released last week, hadn’t allowed people to grow their own plants, a restriction that drew criticism from other pro-marijuana advocates. “After extensive conversations Read More…