August 2, 2015

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Ten wedding receptions survive Litchfield zoning dispute

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Ten wedding receptions scheduled at a Litchfield Township farm will go on as planned, according to a magistrate’s order in a court case aimed at stopping the farm from hosting such events. The receptions are scheduled Aug. 8 to Oct. 17 at Rustic Barn Wedding Venue — also known as Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC and Forever Farms Read More…

Longtime Lodi taxidermist, wife sell shop to retire and enjoy life

More than 40 species of animals, birds and fish are on display in the showroom of Husky Wilderness Taxidermy in Lodi. The company owners Roger and Mary Shelton are retiring on Aug. 1 after 35 years.

For years, Roger Shelton worked the 6 a.m.-to-4 p.m. shift as a welder, came home, had dinner and then switched over to his taxidermy hobby until late in the night. Then it was time to get up the next day and start the routine over again. The hobby started with replicating a squirrel years earlier. Read More…

Buckeye families comes to aid of Liverpool Twp. man burned in accident

Todd Bamm lies on his hospital bed in the intensive care burn unit at the University of Michigan Hospital. Bamm was injured in a fireworks explosion earlier this month and is recovering from third and fourth degree burns. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Parents and families of children in the Buckeye Schools community are working together to help the family of Todd Bamm, who was seriously injured in a fireworks explosion over the July 4 holiday in Michigan. Bamm and his wife, Kelly, have eight children, four of whom are students in the district. Bamm is hospitalized at the University Read More…

Route 18 project in Montville Twp. could reduce lanes

Workers from Karvo Paving Co. of Stow in Summit County repave stretches of state Route 18 near the Interstate 71 interchange Thursday. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A road resurfacing project at state Route 18 and Interstate 71 in Medina and Montville Township could close the interchange to one lane in both directions for the next few weeks. Joyce Miller, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said Friday that the project is a continuation from work that was done last Read More…

Former Medina County resident faces federal child porn charges

Ryan Reynolds

A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for Read More…

Litchfield Twp., landowners dispute zoning about hosting weddings

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A Medina County judge will hear arguments next week about whether Litchfield Township landowners can host weddings at their residential properties. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier granted a temporary restraining order in the case last week, ordering the operators of Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC — also known as Forever Farms Ohio LLC and Rustic Read More…

Medina woman chosen for farming leadership institute

Victoria Shaw, 26, of Medina, will be a member of the 2015-16 AgriPOWER class, a leadership organization sponsored by the Ohio Farm Federation. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

A Medina resident has been selected as one of 19 farmers and agri-business professionals to participate in a farming leadership institute this fall. Victoria Shaw, 26, will be a member of the 2015-16 AgriPOWER class, a leadership organization sponsored by the Ohio Farm Federation. Shaw grew up on her family farm in Litchfield Township and Read More…

Sheriff: NEXUS did not send ‘threatening’ letter, investigation ongoing

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The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threatening letter that was sent to one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. Donald Borling, who was sued by NEXUS earlier this month for access to his York Township property, got a letter in the mail Friday with a return Read More…

Medina judge denies NEXUS restraining order request

Christopher J. Collier

Loren Genson and Katie Anderson | The Gazette A Medina County judge denied on Friday a request by the NEXUS Gas Transmission company for a temporary restraining order against three local property owners who do not want survey work done on their land. The gas pipeline, proposed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, asked Medina County Common Pleas Read More…

Landowner about NEXUS lawsuit: ‘What gives them the right?’

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Donald Borling of York Township got a box in the mail Tuesday. It contained court documents informing him that he was a defendant in a lawsuit filed by NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. “They’ve been baffling me with paperwork,” Borling, 72, told The Gazette on Thursday. NEXUS wants to have survey crews come onto Borling’s 31-acre Read More…