September 19, 2014

Medina
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Igloos no longer available to take glass for recycling

The multicolored igloos where Medina County residents can recycle glass bottles and containers are being discontinued. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The multicolored igloos where residents can drop off glass bottles for recycling are being discontinued by the Medina County Solid Waste District. A news release from the county sanitary engineers office cited “cost prohibitive changes in the local recycling market for bottled glass.” County Commissioner Steven Hambley said Envision Waste, operator of the county’s Central Read More…

Federal judge throws out GOP law, orders expanded early voting in Ohio

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked an Ohio law that scales back early voting, ordering the state’s elections chief to set additional voting times just ahead of the fall election. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Peter Economus comes in a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups, several predominantly black churches and others challenging Read More…

Jane Leaver in 2008: ‘Answer is almost always somewhere in the middle’

Jane Leaver

Editor’s note: Former Medina Mayor Jane Leaver died late Tuesday after a long battle with lung cancer. In remembrance of her, The Gazette is republishing this story, originally published in June 2008. That year, The Gazette conducted an informal survey of community and government leaders and asked them who they thought were the most influential Read More…

Former Medina Mayor Jane Leaver remembered for dedication, service

Jane Leaver is shown in the Medina mayor’s office in 2008 before the end of her last term. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Former Medina Mayor Jane Leaver died at the Cleveland Clinic late Tuesday night after a four-year battle with lung cancer. She was 49 years old. Leaver was the first and only woman to serve as the city’ mayor, from 2002 to 2009. She was the Ward 1 member of Council in 1998. “We couldn’t be Read More…

Bids being readied for operations of Medina County recycling center

Amy Lyon-Galvin

Eight companies, including two from outside Ohio, are interested in taking over the operations of the Medina County recycling center. County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin said Envision Waste Services, the Cleveland-based company that now operates the Center Processing Facility, in Westfield Township, will be one of the bidders. The other seven that have registered to Read More…

Medina mayor to give State of the City address before chamber

Dennis Hanwell

Mayor Dennis Hanwell will stress the ways the city has been working to make Medina a great place to do business during his State of the City address today. Hanwell said he will detail how the city has appropriated $13 million worth of industrial infrastructure improvements from 2011 through 2015, but declined to provide specifics Read More…

Interviews for seat on Medina Township trustees to be public

Medina Township trustees plan to conduct public interviews in October with candidates for Trustee Michael Todd’s seat. Trustee Ken DeMichael said Sunday he and Trustee Ray Jarrett have been accepting resumes since Aug. 19 after they received Todd’s letter of resignation, effective Oct. 1. DeMichael said he and Jarrett will interview any applicants for the Read More…

Medina meeting focuses on improving city’s older neighborhoods

Residents gathered Thursday evening at Second Baptist Church in Medina and began to develop a strategy aimed at improving the city’s older neighborhoods. It was the first in many weekly meetings Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, plans to hold to solve the problem of declining property values in the area. “My perception is that what Read More…

Seville seeks Council member, zoning inspector

Seville is looking for a new Village Council member and zoning inspector. Councilman Dennis Barrington resigned his seat earlier this month, explaining that the demands of his full-time job limited his ability to attend Council meetings, Mayor Gene Sulzener said. Sulzener said he and Council members regret losing Barrington but “understand Mr. Barrington’s lack of Read More…

Meeting tonight aims to find ways to improve Medina neighborhoods

Bill Lamb

MEDINA — Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, will be holding a forum today at 7 p.m. on developing a strategy to improve the city’s older neighborhoods. “My perception is that what we need for the inner city is a muscular strategy to deal with decline in property value,” he said. He hopes that meetings throughout the Read More…