January 26, 2015


PHOTOS: Windfall School hosts annual ‘Winter Olympics’ event for students


Medina cemetery renovations move forward


Medina City Council’s Finance Committee returned from the holidays with a full plate of requests from city departments. Largest item on the agenda was a request from the parks and engineering departments to enter into the bidding process for a new maintenance building and other renovations at Spring Grove Cemetery. The $599,050 project was approved Read More…

Shaw Road bridge replacement project approved

Medina County commissioners unanimously have agreed to replace a Chatham Township bridge on Shaw Road between Congress and Richman roads. “The bridge has some age to it and it’s starting to show some deterioration,” county Engineer Mike Salay told commissioners Monday. Salay said federal dollars will pay for nearly all of the $985,000 project, which Read More…

County installs new recycling bins outside the Medina County Central Processing Facility


Monday was the first day Medina County residents who want to recycle had a place to go now that the county has killed its recycling program. Residents can drop off recyclables in one of the new bins at the Medina County Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, in Westfield Township. Anything not in those bins Read More…

PHOTOS: York Twp. park is sledding destination as winter descends


The hill at York Township’s community park on Columbia Road, just north of state Route 18, made for perfect sledding Sunday.

Medina lifts water conservation advisory issued because Lake Erie intakes frozen again


UPDATE, JAN. 12: Medina on Monday lifted its water conversation advisory that was issued Sunday. “Avon Lake Regional Water has been able to send water to replenish the city’s tanks,” said Medina Service Director Nino Piccoli said in a press release. “We sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding of our businesses and residents.” The Medina Read More…

Republicans choose Tim Smith to replace county Commissioner Steve Hambley


MEDINA — After three hours, four rounds of voting and a close final ballot, members of the Medina County Republican Party elected Tim Smith to replace County Commissioner Steve Hambley. Smith, a former Brunswick councilman who served as the city’s economic development director until 2014, was sworn in Saturday and starts work Monday morning. Smith Read More…

Retired Speaker Batchelder starting namesake consulting firm with proteges

Staff and wire reports Two former Ohio House aides say they’re launching a Columbus-based lobbying and campaign consulting firm with the help — and the name — of their old boss, recently retired Speaker William G. Batchelder. Co-founders Troy Judy and Chad Hawley launched The Batchelder Company on Friday, less than 10 days after Batchelder Read More…

Montville Twp.’s Larry Obhof again to serve as Ohio House majority whip


State lawmakers conducted opening ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly, officially marking the beginning of the new legislative session. During the ceremonies, members of the Ohio Senate unanimously re-elected Sen. Larry Obhof, R–Montville Township, to serve as majority whip. Obhof has served as whip since January 2013. He’s represented the 22nd Senate District, which includes Read More…

NEXUS files preliminary document with federal energy commission

The energy company seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline that would cross 11 counties in Ohio, including Medina County, has engaged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. NEXUS Gas Transmission wants to construct a 36- to 42-inch underground pipeline to deliver up to 1.5 billion gallons of natural gas daily to markets in the upper Read More…