July 1, 2016

Medina
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Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman faces challenger

A leader of the grassroots organization Coalition to Reroute NEXUS will challenge Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman in the 2016 Republican primary election to be held March 15. Paul Gierosky, of York Township, filed to run Wednesday at the Medina County Board of Elections before the 4 p.m. deadline. The filing won’t be certified by Read More…

Nature, Christmas blend in Brunswick

The Medina County Park District is offering a program called “A Log Cabin Christmas” every weekend in December at the Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick. “This is our second year doing this event,” park district representative Nichole Houze said. “From 12 to 5 p.m. every weekend, the parks help families get into Read More…

Bus transit talks move forward in Brunswick

Transportation merger negotiations are rolling forward in Brunswick. Brunswick Service Director Pat McNamara brought a proposal for a Medina County Public Transit and Brunswick Transit Alternative merger to City Council’s committee-of-the whole meeting Monday night. He said the city’s two bus routes are expected to stay the same under the proposal, but holiday hours and Read More…

New county park opens in Harrisville Township

A new park that opened this week in southwest Medina County offers visitors a place for fishing, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Killbuck Lakes, at 7996 White Road in Harrisville Township, is home to a 47-acre lake and a 1.23-mile nature trail. It was paid for by an $823,000 grant from the Clean Ohio Fund, Read More…

Alabama boy missing since 2002 found alive as young man in Ohio

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Thirteen years after he went missing from his Alabama home as a 5-year-old, a young man has been found unharmed, living under an assumed name with his father in Ohio, and authorities say the case broke open when his Social Security number raised red flags during college applications. Julian Hernandez’s mother reported Read More…

Commissioners urged to alter policy seen as censorship

An environmental activist’s attorney has written a cease-and-desist letter urging the Medina County commissioners to alter a recent policy that has been criticized as public censorship. Toledo-based attorney Terry Lodge accused the commissioners of violating his client’s First Amendment right to free speech. The policy, which has been listed in writing on the commissioners’ agendas Read More…

Resident says commissioners censoring public

Nick Glunt and Katie Anderson | The Gazette An environmental activist is threatening to sue the Medina County commissioners over censorship concerns. The commissioners announced earlier this month they would require residents to obtain prior approval before allowing them to comment at meetings, which are held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Medina County Administration Read More…

Mother shares addiction story: ‘More concerned about finding the next high’

When Charissa Whitman and a friend stopped to get high in a McDonald’s parking lot in Akron in October last year, she didn’t know she was about to hit rock bottom. With two of her three children asleep in the back seat, her friend prepared some heroin for use. For the 27-year-old drug addict, it Read More…

Attorney: Amish girl who fled country to avoid chemo is cancer-free

A Columbus attorney has announced that a 12-year-old Amish girl is cancer-free, despite courtroom testimony last year from doctors that she would be dead in six months without chemotherapy treatments. Maurice Thompson, the executive director for the libertarian nonprofit 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, said the girl, Sarah Hershberger, shows no signs of cancer and Read More…

Ohio commissioners oppose marijuana ballot issue

Medina County commissioners are among their counterparts statewide who are opposed to legalizing marijuana. The County Commissioners Association of Ohio’s board of directors voted earlier this month to oppose the legalization of the growth and sale of recreational and medical marijuana in Ohio, Issue 3 on the November ballot. “The passing of this ballot issue Read More…