March 29, 2015

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Hospice of Medina County to explore partnership with Cleveland hospice

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Hospice of Medina County announced today it is studying a partnership with Cleveland-based Hospice of Western Reserve. In a joint statement, the two agencies said they entered into a non-binding letter of intent to explore a partnership. Hospice of Medina County has 160 full time employees and 310 volunteers; Hospice of the Western Reserve employs Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint set for state Route 18 in Montville Twp. tonight

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The Medina County OVI Task Force announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Montville Township. The checkpoint, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be held st 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of state Route 18, east of River Styx Road. Checkpoints are funded by federal grants, and police are Read More…

Parks contest asks visitors to share their perspective

Medina County Park District launches its Instagram contest with ‘signs of spring’ in April. (GRAPHIC PROVIDED)

Beginning in April, visitors who share their Medina County parks photos on Instagram will have the opportunity to win a prize from the county Park District. The contest kicks off with the April theme “signs of spring.” “The Instagram photo contest is being offered as a means to highlight the beauty and diversity of Medina Read More…

Medina hosting Ohio Taekwondo Championship on Saturday

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Medina and the Medina Community Recreation Center will host the annual Ohio Taekwondo Championship on Saturday. Organizers are expecting a crowd of about 600, including competitors and spectators. Grandmaster Keun Moo Ryu of Championship Taekwondo in Strongsville is a coordinator of the event. “It’s going to be really exciting and really great,” Ryu said. Ryu Read More…

Contractors clearing land to build assisted-living facility in Brunswick

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Work will continue this week to clear trees on a southern section of Brunswick Town Center by the contractor hired by McKinley Development Co. The land has been set aside for an assisted-living complex. The city has an agreement to sell 18.2 acres of property at Brunswick Town Center to Canton-based McKinley Development for $1.8 Read More…

Medina County population continues to rise, according to census data

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Medina County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the region and state, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Estimates for 2014 put the county’s population at 176,029, a rise of 2.1 percent since 2010 figures. Change since 2010 Census How counties have grown over the last four years: 2010 census Read More…

Medina County Public Transit altering routes

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Changes to Medina County’s public transportation routes should go unnoticed because they weren’t being used much anyway, an official said Tuesday. Chief among the changes is the elimination of the route between Medina and Brunswick, which county Public Transit Director Mike Salamone said attracted fewer than 110 people per month last year. “The main reason Read More…

Medina County ranked fourth in state healthwise

Krista Wasowski

Medina County is one healthy place to live. According to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s annual County Health Rankings released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Medina County is ranked fourth overall in Ohio. Delaware, Putnam and Geauga counties were ranked ahead of Medina. “Since the first county rankings in 2010, Medina Read More…

Wadsworth police searching for aggravated robbery suspect

Security footage from the Speedway gas station, 1160 Akron Road, in Wadsworth shows a man demanding money from the two store clerks.

Wadsworth police are searching for a man who robbed a Speedway gas station with a rifle early Tuesday evening. According to a Wadsworth police press release the man entered the filling station, 1160 Akron Road, at approximately 8:41 p.m. He is described as white, in his mid-twenties and under six-feet tall with reddish-blonde hair. At Read More…

Montville police sergeant found guilty, fined $500 in death of his K-9 partner

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A Montville Township police sergeant was convicted Wednesday in the death of his K-9 partner that died after being left in a cruiser for four hours on a hot September day. Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase fined Sgt. Brett Harrison $500, but opted not to punish him with jail or probation. Harrison had waived Read More…