October 30, 2014

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PHOTOS: Hundreds of people, dogs participate in 5K SPCA event

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Nearly 500 two-legged runners and several hundred four-legged companions braved a chilly morning Saturday to participate in the second annual Paws for the Cause 5K to benefit the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Both the 5K and a mile Fun Run started and finished on Medina’s Public Square. Participants — Read More…

PHOTO: Spencer Lake autumn setting reminiscent of famed painting

Chippewa Lake photographer Matthew Platz captures the beauty of autumn in its colorful glory in a photograph reminiscent of a painting by the famed French Impressionist Claude Monet. The photo was taken at Spencer Lake in Spencer Township. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES)

Men of Wadsworth Chorus bicentennial performance gets an ‘Amen’

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After an audience of nearly 200 people gave them a standing ovation, the Men of Wadsworth Chorus knew what to do for an encore — a rousing version of the gospel song “Amen.” The 4 p.m. concert at Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., was part of Wadsworth’s bicentennial celebration. “The rest of Read More…

New Wadsworth bike trail will connect to Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

A new two-mile bike trail will connect downtown Wadsworth to the 85-mile Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail that runs from Tuscarawas County to Cuyahoga County. The city of Wadsworth was awarded a $372,185 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Clean Ohio Trails Fund, allowing the city to build the trail that will Read More…

Medina County jobless rate drops to lowest point in seven years

Medina County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.0 percent last month — the lowest in nearly seven years. The September labor market report, released last week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, found 90,700 county residents had jobs in September — an increase of 1,200 compared to September 2013. Over the same period, Read More…

Backyard behemoth awarded Medina’s biggest tree

This year’s Medina County Big Tree winner is a Sharon Township tulip poplar with an average crown spread of 63 feet. NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE

The search for Medina County’s biggest tree has ended and the winner is a towering tulip poplar located on Scott Cowan’s 20 acres in Sharon Township. Cowan, founder and owner of Century Cycles with locations in Medina, Peninsula and Rocky River, said he was thrilled his tulip poplar won the contest. “I have to tell Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb pushing for rental registry

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, says he will introduce legislation requiring rental properties to register with the city and be inspected on a regular basis as early as January. Lamb said the legislation will be a key step in revitalizing the city’s older neighborhoods. “In looking at the big picture the largest problem Read More…

Battle over lighted billboard in Brunswick may go to court

Attorneys representing a Brunswick developer said they’re considering legal action after a request to install a large lighted billboard on property facing Interstate 71 was rejected by the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals earlier this week. At a meeting Tuesday attended by several hundred residents opposed to the sign, the zoning board ruled against Twenty Read More…

Fiber Network needs loans to cover bonds

Next week Medina County will cut a half-million-dollar check to the county Fiber Network. The loan is required because the network has failed — at least up to now — to attract enough customers to be financially self-sufficient. The subsidy was triggered in June when the network’s cash reserves dropped below $1.2 million after making Read More…

Accused drug trafficker faces federal charges

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Thursday charging a 22-year-old Medina man with possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Medina police arrested Jeimil A. Henderson, 22, of the 700 block of North Broadway Street, in August Read More…