July 7, 2015

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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…

Liverpool Township celebrates Fourth of July with several events

A vintage fire truck is among the vehicles in the July 4 holiday parade in Liverpool Township on Saturday. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Liverpool Township and Valley City celebrated Independence Day with a parade on Saturday. Floats, bicycles, decorated vehicles and marching units participated in the parade on Center Road. The parade concluded at Mill Stream Park, which hosted a classic vehicle show. In the evening, the Litchfield Town Band put on a performance that was followed by Read More…

Hundreds participate in Brunswick’s Summer Celebration parade


Close to 100 queens, kings, princesses and princes of fairs and festivals across Ohio dressed up and paraded their crowns down Pearl Road Sunday afternoon in Brunswick during the city’s Summer Celebration parade. The parade started at the Brunswick Plaza Shopping Center, 1480 Pearl Road, and traveled north to state Route 303 and then east Read More…

Farmers sought to join lawsuit over GMO corn

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A San Antonio, Texas, lawyer stopped in Brunswick on Friday during a tour of the Corn Belt in search of farmers who have seen their corn income drop in recent years. Attorney Mikal Watts alleged at the 10:30 a.m. meeting at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center that corn prices have suffered because of Read More…

Medina County raptor sanctuary keeps America’s living symbol strong


Perhaps it was fitting that special caregiving for a bald eagle at the Medina Raptor Center took place as the July 4 holiday approached. “We recently cared for a young bald eagle who is about 8 weeks old right now,” said Laura Jordan, executive director of the center, on Thursday. “We just shipped him off Read More…

Fireworks celebrations in Medina, Wadsworth entertain crowds

Jeff Bricker of Medina brought sparklers for his family to enjoy while waiting for darkness and the city of Medina’s fireworks show to begin Friday night at the Community and Recreation Center. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Fireworks displays celebrating the nation’s July 4 holiday were held Friday night in Medina and Wadsworth. Medina and Wadsworth had display contracts this year with Hudson-based American Fireworks, the same company that handled Sunday’s display in the Cuyahoga County city of Westlake, where nine people were injured. Officials from Medina and Wadsworth said earlier this Read More…

Brunswick Schools to be first district in county to post checkbook

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel stands with Brunswick City Schools Treasurer Patrick East, left and Ohio Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township as Mandel announces Brunswick schools will be the first government entity in Medina County to put their spending on the online OhioCheckbook.com. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Brunswick will be the first school district in Medina County to put its checkbook online through state Treasurer Josh Mandel’s OhioCheckbook.com. Mandel visited Brunswick on Thursday to join school officials in making the announcement at the district’s administration building. Brunswick is one of only eight districts statewide that has committed to using the software. “The Read More…

NEXUS pipeline surveyors begin knocking on residents’ doors

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NEXUS Gas Transmission is paying off-duty Ohio law enforcement officers to accompany land surveyors doing work for its proposed pipeline project. John Rossdivito, of Montville Township, said Wednesday that surveyors showed up at his home off Chippewa Road. He said a NEXUS representative who called himself Jerry showed up at his door with a man Read More…

NEXUS worker fired after landowner takes photo of worker’s offensive gesture

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Renee Walker, of Swancreek Township in Fulton County near Toledo, took a day off from her family’s farm duties June 26 to be with her son at an antique tractor show. On the drive, her day took an unexpected turn. “We were on County Road E and I saw a group of surveyors along the Read More…

Stage almost set for 2015 Medina County Fair, to begin Aug. 3

A sign atop a building welcomes visitors to the Medina County Fairgrounds. The 2015 fair will run Aug. 3-9. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

With 30 days to go before the 2015 Medina County Fair, the president of the Medina County Agricultural Society on Thursday said, “Everything is moving forward.” “We’re ready,” said Conrad Haneberg, who is coming up on his 27th year of involvement with the county’s signature event. The 2015 fair dates are Aug. 3-9. “As soon Read More…