September 1, 2015

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Leaders target heroin in town hall meeting series

Leaders of several Medina County agencies and law enforcement gathered Friday morning at Medina Hospital to talk about heroin. The meeting is one of many “town hall” events across the state organized through Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. The meeting aimed to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic and how it is affecting the Read More…

Medina County officials relieved charter issue tossed out

County leaders said Friday that they are relieved Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted tossed out a ballot issue creating a county charter on Thursday, but supporters of the legislation vow to continue the fight. Husted issued a seven-page ruling Thursday explaining his decision to remove charter proposals from the ballot in three Ohio counties Read More…

Mosquitoes in Wadsworth test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes from Memorial Park in Wadsworth have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Medina County Health Department is asking people to be cautious but not to panic about the discovery. “These findings are not surprising,” said Medina County Environmental Health Director Colin Johnson in a press release. “Not only have we had a rainy Read More…

Federal funding up for county veterans

Medina County veterans received about $9 million more in federal funding in 2014 than the previous year — a 19 percent increase. Ed Zackery, service officer for the Medina County Veterans Service Commission, gave a report about the 2014 activity to Medina County commissioners this week. “Services are up for the VA federal benefits by Read More…

Charter proposal won’t be on November ballot

Sustainable Medina County’s bid to allow voters to decide whether to create a county charter was overturned late Thursday by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. After the ballot initiative had been approved, letters of protests from Medina County residents were filed with Husted’s office. A Thursday news release from the secretary’s office said Husted Read More…

Things to know: Explosion kills 44, truck bomb kills 62, toxic spill in Colorado

An Environmental Protection Agency contractor works on the clean up in the aftermath of the blowout at the Gold King mine, which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo. on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEATH TOLL IN NORTHEASTERN CHINA CLIMBS TO AT LEAST 44 Hundreds are injured in the port city of Tianjin after blasts at a warehouse for dangerous materials sent up massive fireballs, turning the night sky into day. Read More…

Archie the bear may not have long to live, owner says

Archie the bear enjoys the mild weather from his cage on Debbie and Jeff Gillium’s property in Lodi. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Jeff Gillium, 62, of Lodi, has a best friend like no other — a 41-year-old black bear who’s been with him 35 years and has saved his life. Archie, the bear, is one of the oldest known black bears living in captivity, but he’s nearing the end of his life and Gillium thinks he soon Read More…

Ex-employee’s attorney asks judge not to dismiss lawsuit against auditor

Mike Kovack

Attorneys for a former Medina County employee on Monday urged a federal judge not to dismiss her lawsuit against county Auditor Mike Kovack. Annette Ehrlich has accused Kovack of firing her for telling police that he misused public funds. Ehrlich, who formerly managed computer networks in Kovack’s office, argues in her lawsuit that she is Read More…

Summit County judge denies NEXUS temporary restraining order

A Summit County judge on Wednesday denied a request by an energy pipeline company to get a temporary restraining order to access properties in Green and New Franklin to complete survey work. According to the NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC lawsuit filed last month, 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of highly pressurized natural gas would Read More…

Things to know: Shootings by police, Hillary Clinton gives up server

In this June file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing at NFL headquarters in New York. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. COP WHO SHOT COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER FIRED FROM FORCE Whether or not officer Brad Miller will face criminal charges for killing 19-year-old Christian Taylor will be up to a grand jury. 2. CLINTON GIVING UP SERVER AMID Read More…