February 28, 2015

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Sub-zero weather expected to continue for Medina County, region


The three city school districts in Medina County closed again Tuesday morning and the four local districts operated on a two-hour delay because of sub-zero temperatures. Heading into today, the conditions were not expected to improve. The National Weather Service posted a hazardous weather advisory for the rest of the week, with wind chills reaching Read More…

Holiday Inn among $10M in Medina County construction projects

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Three construction projects with a total value of more than $10 million are coming to Medina County. Two are business expansions and the third is a planned hotel. “It’s been a very busy winter,” Medina County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Bethany Dentler said. Dentler discussed the expansion projects Tuesday with county commissioners. The smallest Read More…

Ohio man charged with supporting terrorism

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COLUMBUS — An Ohio man provided support for people engaged in terrorism and tried to conceal his efforts through money laundering, according to court documents that include a request for a $2.5 million bond. In the past year and a half, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud provided material support or resources or electronic devices to people engaged Read More…

$150K donated to United Way to help jobless Medina County residents

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The Westfield Insurance Foundation has announced a $150,000 donation to United Way of Medina County to run a program that aims to help residents find employment. The donation will be spread over a three-year period, United Way spokesperson Jeanne Hurt said. “Employing Medina County’s goal is to break the barriers that inhibit underemployed and unemployed Read More…

Brunswick residents to get temporary break on trash bills

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Brunswick residents will see a temporary reduction in their refuse rates on their second-quarter bills when the city passes on a slight savings from the county. Refuse bills that go out for the April 1 to June 30 collection period will be reduced from $58.35 to $50.67 for residential customers. Last week, Medina County commissioners Read More…

Gov. Kasich presents Spencer couple with Courage Award

Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address in Wilmington. (AP PHOTO)

WILMINGTON — A Spencer couple who rescued two people from a burning car Sept. 2 in Lorain County were saluted by Gov. John Kasich during his State of the State speech Tuesday. Brittney and Shane Robinson were driving on Stewart Road in Huntington Township when they noticed the burning the car, which had crashed into Read More…

Former Marine convicted in deaths of ‘American Sniper’ author, second man

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the “American Sniper” author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because of the Read More…

Brunswick Schools pulls levy because Ohio to award more funding

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The Brunswick Board of Education on Monday voted to remove a nine-year, 5.9-mill emergency levy from the May ballot. The move comes after preliminary estimates from Gov. John Kasich’s office show the district is slated to get $5.1 million more funding over the next two years. “We will not be on the ballot this May,” Read More…

Snowmobiler injured, charged after running into barbed wire on private property

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A Spencer snowmobiler who was injured and sustained neck and throat lacerations over the weekend after running into a barbed wire fence on private property is facing criminal charges. Mitchell Parker, 28, was charged with criminal trespassing and could also be charged with DUI because deputies believe alcohol was a factor in the accident, according Read More…

Sub-zero cold shuts city schools, delays others

The tempurature at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday displayed on the Third Federal Saings and Loan sign, 4018 Medina Road, Medina Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina County’s three city school districts — Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth — closed today because of sub-zero wind-chill factors this morning. The start of classes was delayed two hours at the county four local districts: Black River, Buckeye, Cloverleaf and Highland. Classes also were called off at the Medina County Career Center and the Medina Read More…