March 28, 2015


County’s jobless rate remains at 5.6 percent in February

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Medina County’s jobless rate stood at 5.6 percent for February — the lowest for that month in nine years. The February labor force estimate — released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services — showed 90,700 Medina County residents were working during the month. The labor force estimate is the sum of Read More…

4-H Youth Development hosts Awareness Day at library (PHOTOS)

Youngsters and their parents gathered around to view exhibits and do crafts at the 4-H Youth Development Program at the Medina Library. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Medina County 4-H Youth Development Program hosted an Awareness Day on Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St.

Black River Schools considering random drug testing for students

Superintendent Chris Clark

Black River High School students could be randomly tested for drugs if they want to go to their school’s homecoming event next fall, according to a new policy being considered by the district’s Board of Education. “We’d be naive to say that we don’t have a drug problem at Black River,” Superintendent Chris Clark said. Read More…

FEMA grant to help raze house in Montville Twp. flood plain

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A FEMA grant will allow Medina County to demolish a house in a flood plain on River Styx Road in Montville Township. The Medina County Emergency Management Agency said Monday the county was one of two communities in Northeast Ohio awarded a Flood Mitigation Assistance grant. The county will receive $224,670 to purchase private property Read More…

Fire chief: Two Saturday fires in Medina may be linked

Medina firefighters and state fire marshals investigate at the scene of an apartment blaze at 235 Jackson St. on Friday. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Two fires in Medina on Friday may be linked and are being investigated, Fire Chief Bob Painter said. The chief said crews were called to a small fire at 5 Harmon Court about 7:50 a.m., five hours after they arrived at an apartment complex fire at 235 Jackson St. “We were on scene in both Read More…

Medina County welcomes spring as Christmas wreath removed from courthouse (PHOTO)


Medina firefighters use a ladder truck Monday morning to take the Christmas wreath off the Medina County Courthouse, 93 Public Square, Medina, during the first week of spring.

Granger Twp. resident accused of welfare fraud in lawsuit

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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has sued a Granger Township woman, alleging she fraudulently collected about $26,000 in unemployment benefits while she was working. Nicole L. Jackson, 33, of the 900 block of Medina Road, allegedly worked for Dave and Buster’s while she collected benefits from 2008 to 2010. In addition, state Read More…

Alternative route proposed for Nexus pipeline would cross two Medina County townships

The city of Green’s re-route option for the proposed Nexus gas pipeline. (MAP PROVIDED)

The city of Green in Summit County on Monday filed a re-route option with federal authorities for the proposed Nexus gas pipeline that would travel through Medina County. The city has been working with members of the Coalition to Reroute Nexus, or CORN, for months to try to come up with an alternate route for Read More…

New Ohio gun rules allowing noise suppressors take effect

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new state law that relaxes some requirements for concealed carry permits and allows hunters to use noise suppressors under certain conditions is set to take effect in Ohio. The law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich last year goes into effect Monday, The Columbus Dispatch reported. It Read More…

Cincinnati woman accused of trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

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CINCINNATI — An Ohio woman has been indicted on charges she trafficked her 11-year-old daughter for heroin, and a man is facing rape charges and other counts in the case. Thirty-year-old April Corcoran has been indicted on 27 counts, including human trafficking, endangering children and complicity. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said at a news Read More…