October 31, 2014

Medina
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Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth councils to convene for group meeting

A joint meeting of the city councils of Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth will be 6 p.m. Monday at Medina City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave. The councils will discuss county issues including the Central Processing Facility, tipping fees, the Community Housing Improvement Program, casino revenues and ways to collaborate to save money on high-cost services. Read More…

UPDATE: Black River Local Schools campus opened following bomb threat

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River Local Schools has re-opened their campus this afternoon and winter sports parent and team meetings will take place as scheduled at 6 p.m. The district buildings were closed this morning after district officials received a bomb threat via email. Superintendent Chris Clark said the school received the email and immediately Read More…

Medina Council OKs bids for easements for West Smith Road

City Council’s Finance Committee authorized Mayor Dennis Hanwell to sign two fair market value estimates for easements involved with the second phase of the reconstruction of West Smith Road. With Hanwell’s signature, the city will be able to authorize consultant Smith & Nejedlik Inc., of Independence, to proceed with the easement acquisition process. The consultant Read More…

History lesson: Weymouth School was once the first of its kind

An Ohio Historical Marker plaque, unveiled Saturday, honors the role community members played in supporting the school as the first school for disabled students in the state.
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A plaque from the state of Ohio now marks the historical importance of the Weymouth School in Medina Township which was the first county supported as the first school for disabled students in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Historical Marker plaque, which was unveiled Saturday, honors community members support of the school. Built in Read More…

Wadsworth moves to widen Route 94 through eminent domain

The city of Wadsworth has gone to court to acquire land from property owners along High Street as part of a $16 million project to widen state Route 94 near Interstate 76. The city filed 25 petitions claiming eminent domain in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Oct. 22, naming more than 50 property owners Read More…

Gazette, staff receive awards from Society of Professional Journalists

The Gazette was runner-up for Ohio’s best daily newspaper under 75,000 circulation in the 2014 Ohio’s Best Journalism Competition, sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists chapters in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. The Gazette’s sister paper, The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram won first. The staff of The Gazette won 10 individual awards. Managing Editor David Knox and reporters Read More…

PHOTOS: Hundreds of people, dogs participate in 5K SPCA event

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Nearly 500 two-legged runners and several hundred four-legged companions braved a chilly morning Saturday to participate in the second annual Paws for the Cause 5K to benefit the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Both the 5K and a mile Fun Run started and finished on Medina’s Public Square. Participants — Read More…

PHOTO: Spencer Lake autumn setting reminiscent of famed painting

Chippewa Lake photographer Matthew Platz captures the beauty of autumn in its colorful glory in a photograph reminiscent of a painting by the famed French Impressionist Claude Monet. The photo was taken at Spencer Lake in Spencer Township. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES)

Men of Wadsworth Chorus bicentennial performance gets an ‘Amen’

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After an audience of nearly 200 people gave them a standing ovation, the Men of Wadsworth Chorus knew what to do for an encore — a rousing version of the gospel song “Amen.” The 4 p.m. concert at Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., was part of Wadsworth’s bicentennial celebration. “The rest of Read More…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

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TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…