April 29, 2016

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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…

Wadsworth considers dropping gun ban in parks

The Wadsworth City Council is considering eliminating a law that bans firearms in city parks because of a possible contradiction with a state law allowing guns in public parks. Wadsworth Law Director Norman Brague raised the issue at Council’s Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Tuesday. “I think we’re stuck with this decision,” Council President Tom Palecek told The Read More…

Medina County Home getting fixed up before Fall Foliage Tour

Renovations are under way at the Medina County Home to improve the building for the 46 residents and to get it groomed for this year’s Fall Foliage Tour next month. The $22,240 in renovations, included in this year’s annual budget, include the porches, steps, dining room and some resident rooms The county home, at 6144 Read More…

Psychiatrist: Lodi man competent to stand trial in arson

A psychiatrist has determined a 48-year-old Lodi man charged with burning his mother’s home down earlier this year is competent to stand trial, according to court records. Dr. Michael Biscaro, a psychiatrist for Akron Psycho-Diagnostic Clinic, filed an opinion with Medina County Common Pleas Court last week. Biscaro said Matthew Harris was competent to stand Read More…

Medina reminds residents not feed deer as animals rattle city

The Ward 1 and 2 Medina City Council meeting Tuesday at Claggett Middle School was intended to give residents a summary of their capital projects and park improvements and to discuss their future plans. However, it turned into a discussion about deer overpopulation in the city — and it got quite heated, Ward 2 Councilman Read More…