December 20, 2014

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Auditor’s office seeking designs for seal contest

The Medina County Auditor’s Office is offering teenagers the chance to have their design work displayed on every scale, gas pump and commercial measuring device in the county. The deadline to submit designs is Dec. 5, and the top two winners each will receive a $100 U.S. savings bond. The seals will be displayed throughout Read More…

Almost 50,000 county residents — 40 percent of voters — cast ballots in Nov. 4 election

In the Nov. 4 election, Medina County voters cast 48,997 ballots and voter turnout was 39.9 percent, nearly matching the state’s unofficial 40 percent turnout. The Medina County Board of Elections certified the results of the Nov. 4 election Tuesday morning. No races were too close to require a recount, and Board of Elections officials Read More…

Commissioners deny Pat Geissman’s motion for recycling facility rebids

Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman made a motion Tuesday for the county to advertise for bids to operate the county recycling facility for a year. It was not seconded. The motion for the bid mirrored the terms of the county’s contract with Cleveland-based Envision Waste, which ends Jan. 11. The motion also allows for two Read More…

Six seek Steve Hambley’s seat on Medina County Board of Commissioners

Steve Hambley

Six candidates so far are interested in completing Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley’s term. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Hambley was elected Nov. 4 to the 69th House District seat being vacated by House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina. The Medina County Republican Party’s Central Committee has until Feb. 14 to determine who will Read More…

Medina County, city, township officials discuss recycling options over lunch

More than 30 township and city officials from across the county had a “Turkey and Trash” lunch date with Medina County Commissioners and the county’s Sanitary Engineer’s Office on Monday at the lodge at Allardale Park in Granger Township. Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin called for the meeting to get ideas from city and township officials Read More…

Whistleblower lawsuit against Auditor Mike Kovack moves to federal court

Kovack v Ehrlich

A former information technology manager of the Medina County auditor’s office has transferred her lawsuit against Auditor Mike Kovack and Chief Deputy Joan Heller to federal court. Annette Ehrlich originally filed suit in Medina County Pleas Court on Oct. 24. In a notice of removal filed with the U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Thursday, Read More…

Medina’s Masonic Temple examined to decide rehabilitation

Don Rife, director of business development for the Ruhlin Co., points out a steel crossbeam that is bending under the weight of the structure inside the Masonic Temple. City officials toured the building by flashlight Monday night. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina city officials turned on their flashlights for a tour of the Masonic Temple on Monday evening to help decide whether to rehabilitate or raze all or part of the building. City Council won the building, at 120 N. Elmwood Ave. across the parking lot from City Hall, in an auction in July for $258,000. Read More…

NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out

Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are lobbying township officials to go on record opposing the project. “Part of our strategy is to get our elected officials to speak out against the NEXUS pipeline going through a populated Medina County,” Paul Gierosky, of York Township, said. “It’s not law, but it’s an outward Read More…

Brunswick finance chief proposes $37.1 million budget for 2015

Brunswick Finance Director Todd Fischer presented a $37.1 million budget for 2015 to City Council members during Monday’s finance committee meeting. The city appropriated $34.9 million for this year’s budget. Fischer said his proposed budget calls for $205,502 more in spending than projected revenues. But he said he thinks the gap could be closed by Read More…

Top Dog essay contest deadline is Monday for fourth-graders

Fourth-graders have until Monday to enter an essay contest spotlighting their favorite pooch in Medina County. All entrants will receive gift certificates for Dairy Queen ice cream cones, and winners can receive prizes for their dogs, themselves and one of 2015’s first dog tags. “Kids love this contest,” said Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack, whose Read More…