July 1, 2016

Medina
Cloudy
65°F
 

Medina courthouse could break ground in spring

If everything proceeds as planned, builders could break ground on the new $7.5 million Medina Municipal Courthouse in the spring of 2016. It would be the largest individual project in the history of the city of Medina, City Engineer Patrick Patton said. However, there are a plethora of obstacles to overcome before the first shovel Read More…

Group aims to set Ohio term limits

A citizens group is working on a proposal to limit Ohio elected officials to only eight years in one chamber and 12 lifetime years in the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate combined. The group called Eight is Enough Ohio turned in more than 1,700 signatures Aug. 28 to begin a petition that would impose Read More…

ACLU investigates Wadsworth council’s prayer planning

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio expressed “serious constitutional concerns” to Wadsworth City Council on Monday about an event scheduled this week to promote prayer in the community. City Council President Tom Palecek announced the event with a press release on Sept. 3. In the notice, Palecek said the meeting was intended “to develop Read More…

Cloverleaf high, middle school students learn about dangers of Internet

Cloverleaf high school and middle school students got a lesson Wednesday morning about the dangers of the Internet, social media and cellphones. David Frattare, director of state investigations for Internet crimes against children, spoke at both schools about online safety and defenses against child predators. “The Internet is not bad,” Frattare told high school students. Read More…

Medina, Highland students honor those fallen in Sept. 11 attacks

Two thousand nine hundred seventy-seven people died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The Young Americans for Freedom want to remember each and every one of them. Two clubs held flag ceremonies Wednesday afternoon at Medina and Highland high schools, both of which were part of the national 9/11 Never Forget project. The Read More…

Treasurer’s Office: Do you have any unclaimed funds?

Medina County Treasurer John Burke’s office will provide unclaimed funds search services at two area grocery stores and the Medina Community Recreation Center in the coming weeks. On Friday, staff members will be available at Miller’s Market, 711 Wooster St., Lodi, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Sept. 18, the team will be at Hawkins Read More…

Local Navy recruit receives new honor recognizing just 3 percent of graduates

The U.S. Navy began awarding Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbons as of Aug. 20 to recognize no more than 3 percent of each training group’s graduates for superb performance. One of the first sailors to be given this honor is Medina resident Bethany Vikowski. “This ribbon represents outstanding leadership, academic performance and physical fitness demonstrated throughout Read More…

Montville Twp. town hall update moving forward

The old Poe School has been a pillar to the Montville Township community through the years. The school house, at 6665 Wadsworth Road, was built in 1923. It has housed Montville Township’s Administration Building for years. Now township trustees are investing $3.5 million to update the Safety Services Center, which is next door, and add Read More…

Parts of Fenn, Substation roads to close

The Medina County Engineer’s Office announced the closing of Fenn Road between Norwalk Road and Marks Road for about four days beginning Tuesday for widening work. The road will be open to residents, emergency vehicles and school buses. Separately, Brunswick Hills Township notified the office of the closing of Substation Road between Center and Laurel roads Read More…

Groups protest Jon Husted’s rejection of charter issues

Dozens of people from across Ohio protested for hours Wednesday outside the Athletic Club, Columbus, where Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted gave a keynote address during the Metropolitan Club Luncheon. A group called the Ohio Community Rights Network, OHCRN, sponsored the protest, which was directed at Husted’s recent decision to remove multiple county charters from Read More…