July 6, 2015

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Gov. John Kasich signs state budget, vetoes 44 items

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a $71.2 billion, two-year state budget that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income-tax cut. The Republican governor made extensive use of his line-item veto, striking 44 provisions from the sweeping spending blueprint before signing it Tuesday. Several vetoes targeted benefits provided large businesses Read More…

Kimble wins bid to operate Medina County drop-off recycling program

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Medina County officials hope to see recycling drop-off bins installed around the county within a month. County commissioners named Kimble Cos., of Dover, operator of the community drop-off program Tuesday. Click here for a timeline chronicling Medina County’s recycling controversy “I’m hoping to sit down tomorrow with Kimble officials to see what their timeline will Read More…

Lafayette plans to build new fire station, revamp EMS services

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For 20 years, Lafayette Township has wanted to build a new fire station. Now that Gov. John Kasich has signed the $71.2 billion state budget bill, township trustees will be able to move forward on their plans. Trustee Lynda Bowers said research was done on the most innovative fire and EMS services in the country Read More…

Bicentennial celebrated along with summer festival in Brunswick

The grounds of the Brunswick Summer Celebration in front of Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road. The festival is open through Sunday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Anyone looking for family-friendly fun should be able to find it this week at the Brunswick Summer Celebration. The festival opened Tuesday and runs through Sunday. SCHEDULE Wednesday Festival is open 5 to 11 p.m. 5 p.m. — Rides open 6:30 p.m. — Sobos, classic rock, RPM Stage 7 p.m. — Student awards, ABC Equipment Read More…

Seville couple on same-sex marriage ruling: ‘Not just about getting a marriage license’


Before Katie Delano and Kaitlyn Stoianoff were a couple, they were mistaken for one. “We were out with a mutual friend, who was dating Kaitlyn at the time, and someone told us we made a cute couple,” Delano said. “It was incredibly awkward, but they must have been a fortune teller.” A year later, the Read More…

Medina Council members plan to run in November to keep seats

Medina At-large Councilman Bill Lamb addresses supporters as he announces his intention to run for re-election Monday afternoon on West Friendship Street. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Candidates who want to run for Medina City Council have until Aug. 5 to file petitions with the Medina County Board of Elections. Council seats up for election include president, wards 2 and 4 and one at-large seat currently held by Bill Lamb. Lamb announced his intention to run for re-election Monday during a press Read More…

Hinckley Twp. trustees to hear discussion of 10-year plan

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The Hinckley Township Trustees will have a public hearing on the community’s 10-year comprehensive plan at 6:30 p.m. today at Hinckley Township Hall, 1410 Ridge Road. The plan has been developed over the last six months. Community members were solicited for their opinions by consultants OHM Advisors, hired by the township. OHM, based in Michigan, Read More…

Medina County Parks District marks 50 years: ‘From absolutely nothing to what we have today’

John and Virginia Jeandrevin, left, stand with Jeff D’Annolfo, Nate Bowman and Judge Judy Cross at the dedication of Medina County’s first playground designed for children with disabilities, in October 2014, at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

On April 19, 1965, Medina County Probate Court Judge W.W. Garver ordered the creation of the Medina County Parks District after a group of concerned citizens submitted a petition. The first donation to the park district was a mere 33 acres — but in the last 50 years, more than 5,967 acres have been added. Read More…

Heartland Community Church prepares to expand with new building

Heartland Community Church Pastor Dave Ambrose leads church members in prayer at the site of a new $2 million worship center during a groundbreaking ceremony at the church. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Fewer than five years after erecting a church on 40 acres of land off Weymouth Road, the members of Heartland Community Church are rebuilding again. At a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, church members, led by Pastor Dave Ambrose, celebrated a new $2 million worship center that will hold about 800 people, more than double the capacity Read More…

Cities, villages, townships to host Independence Day activities

Fireworks explode over the campus of Medina High School on July 3, 2014. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Cities, townships and villages in Medina County announced the following schedule of events for the July 3-4 weekend: Friday, July 3 City of Medina Fireworks will be set off at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, at dusk. City of Wadsworth Fireworks will be set off at dusk in downtown Wadsworth. Saturday, July Read More…