July 30, 2015

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More than 50 landowners attend NEXUS lawsuit hearing

More than 50 people attended a hearing Monday afternoon in Medina County Common Pleas Court where NEXUS Gas Transmission sought a restraining order against three defendants seeking to gain access to private land for survey purposes. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

It was standing room only in Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier’s court Monday. More than 50 people showed up for a hearing between property owners and Spectra Energy Corp. over the NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. The company was asking the court for a ruling to allow surveying on privately owned land. Most Read More…

Cafe celebrates opening at Brunswick Library

A ceremony with a ribbon officially marked the opening Monday of Medina Creative Coffee at its location in the Brunswick Library at 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Medina Creative Coffee on Monday announced the opening of Books & Brew Cafe at the Brunswick Library. Medina Creative Coffee is one of five vocational programs offered by Medina Creative Housing that provides vocational training for people with disabilities. The new cafe provides employment opportunities to some of the people involved in the program, thanks Read More…

Initial arguments to begin in lawsuit filed by NEXUS pipeline project

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A Medina County judge is expected to hear initial arguments today in a lawsuit filed by a Texas-based energy company in order to obtain access to four private properties despite landowner protests. HEARING DETAILS: 1:30 p.m. today at Medina County Courthouse, Common Pleas Courtroom I, 93 Public Square, Medina. The proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline is Read More…

Medina committee gets head start on bicentennial plans

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The city of Medina’s bicentennial anniversary is just under three years away, but already plans are in the works to make it a yearlong celebration. “You have a 200-year celebration only once in a city’s history,” said Roger Smalley, the chairman of the Bicentennial Committee appointed by Mayor Dennis Hanwell. “We want to mark the Read More…

Landowner about NEXUS lawsuit: ‘What gives them the right?’

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Donald Borling of York Township got a box in the mail Tuesday. It contained court documents informing him that he was a defendant in a lawsuit filed by NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. “They’ve been baffling me with paperwork,” Borling, 72, told The Gazette on Thursday. NEXUS wants to have survey crews come onto Borling’s 31-acre Read More…

Toledo judge wants to know if he can ‘opt out’ of same-sex weddings

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TOLEDO — A judge who refused to marry a same-sex couple said Wednesday that he wants to know if he can skip out of performing gay weddings altogether. Toledo Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell said he didn’t marry the couple earlier this week because of his personal and religious beliefs. Another judge was brought Read More…

Unused garage to house Medina County’s emergency vehicles

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The Medina County Emergency Management Agency will be able to park some of its vehicles at an old garage the county’s highway engineer’s department no longer is using. The building, at 791 W. Smith Road, hasn’t been used by the highway department since 1997, county Engineer Mike Salay said Wednesday. “In 1997, we moved into Read More…

Medina County educators pleased with changes to state testing of students

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Loren Genson and Katie Anderson | The Gazette Medina County educators expressed relief in interviews with The Gazette on Monday that the state made changes to student testing as part of a two-year budget Gov. John Kasich signed last week. The budget reduces the amount of time students are required to take tests, and does Read More…

John Kasich, Hillary Clinton top presidential candidates in Ohio

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If it were Ohio’s choice, the 2016 presidential election would pit Republican Gov. John Kasich against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a recent study by Quinnipiac University. Clinton was the clear choice for the Democratic ticket in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the three swing states polled by the university’s study released June Read More…

Agency receives about $3 million for Head Start programs

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Community Action of Wayne/Medina County will continue to provide Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Medina County thanks to nearly $3 million in funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Community Action administers federal Head Start programs that provide young children from low-income families with preschool education opportunities. Early Head Read More…