April 26, 2015

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Team NEO wants jobs boost in Northeast Ohio counties

Grant Goodrich

What will happen to JobsOhio, the privatized state development agency, when Gov. John Kasich leaves office? Grant Goodrich, the interim chief executive officer of Team NEO, said Thursday that “no one knows,” but he believes that JobsOhio has demonstrated it moves quickly to help create a stronger business climate. Team NEO is a nonprofit that Read More…

Expo to showcase Medina products in November

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Officials from the Medina County Economic Development Corp. said Thursday they are planning a November event to highlight products manufactured in the county. The date for the “Made in Medina Expo” will be Nov. 6. Kimberly Rice, economic development director for the city of Medina, said attempts are underway to contact “60 or 70” companies Read More…

Montville asking voters for money to maintain township roads

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Montville Township trustees are asking residents to approve a 1-mill levy for roads on the May 5 primary ballot. Trustee Jeff Brandon said the levy, if passed, would be the first roads-related issue for Montville Township since about 1995. “It’s pretty simple,” he said. “The levy would bring in about $350,000 per year in additional Read More…

Medina County panel targets human trafficking rings

U.S. Assistant Attorney Chelsea Rice speaks to a group of about 40 community leaders Thursday morning about human trafficking. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

About 40 community leaders were urged by a panel of experts Thursday morning to keep a lookout for the telltale signs of potential human trafficking in Medina County. Human trafficking — the trade of people most commonly for sexual slavery, commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor — is a growing issue in the U.S. According Read More…

Family puzzled after woman dies following police chase through Medina

Alexandra Jones, left, is shown with her mother, Teresa Morris, right, in a photo posted to Jones’ Facebook page. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Nick Glunt and Katie Anderson | The Gazette A woman killed in a car crash Monday night, ending a police chase in Medina, was expecting a second grandchild in September. “Now she’s not going to meet her newest grandchild,” said Sonja Lute, the woman’s sister. “This has all just thrown me for a loop.” Teresa Read More…

Uncommon ice cream flavors to be served at ‘Chill’ on Medina’s Public Square


For years the Jaworski family, of Liverpool Township, would spend holidays and special occasions concocting different flavors of ice cream. Now they are bringing their love for the dessert to Medina’s Public Square at “Chill, an Artisan Ice Cream Company” which opens today. Parents Michelle and Craig Jaworski bought the building at 11 Public Square Read More…

Renacci-sponsored bill among several House passes targeting IRS

James Renacci

A law aimed at bringing more accountability to the Internal Revenue Service, sponsored by U.S. Rep. James Renacci, R–Wadsworth, passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. House leaders used the April 15 tax filing deadline date to vote on a package of bills they said were designed to protect taxpayers from potential abuse by the Read More…

Medina Hospital honors volunteers with 1950s-themed luncheon


More than 300 volunteers from Medina Hospital were honored with a 1950s-themed luncheon Tuesday at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township. Each year, the hospital recognizes volunteers who knit, collect bears for children or provide therapy dogs, among other activities. “We had 322 volunteers serve more than 51,000 hours last year,” hospital President Thomas Tulisiak Read More…

Brunswick Hills police: Driver plows pickup into parked cruiser

This Brunswick police cruiser was damaged after it was struck from behind at a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Brunswick Hills police officers made a routine traffic stop on Thursday that turned out to be anything but routine. Officer Matt Sandella was working on a headlight violation about 1:40 a.m. in the 300 block of Pearl Road. As he was completing paperwork for a written warning, Officer Carl “Cliff” Rittenhouse arrived and parked his Read More…

Prospective operators piling up to handle Medina County recycling

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Four companies have applied to operate a countywide recycling drop-off program, with more entities planning on submitting requests for bids before the April 27 deadline. Waste Management, Kimble Companies, Rumpke Waste & Recycling Services and Republic Services all have submitted bids to the county. At Monday night’s Medina City Council Finance Committee meeting, members passed Read More…