October 1, 2014

Medina
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69°F

Bret Michaels fan receives star treatment for a week in New York City

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Fans dream about meeting their idols, but Johnny Kocisko can proudly call his idol his friend. Kocisko, 21, has been a longtime fan of Bret Michaels, the frontman of the rock band Poison, turned popular solo artist. “I love him, I have all his CDs,” Kocisko said. Last summer, he and his mother, Linda Rubinski, Read More…

Eight showed interest in recycling center, but only three made bids

Executives from companies interested in operating the Medina County Central Processing Facility look over each other’s bids during the bid opening Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway St. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Only three companies bid on the contract to operate the Medina County Central Processing Facility. Envision Waste Services, the Cleveland-based company that operates the Westfield Township facility, had the lowest bid. Its contract expires at the end of the year. Eight companies registered to bid following an Aug. 21 tour of the facility, but only Read More…

Attorney has stake in battling proposed pipeline through county

A Summit County lawyer wants to team up with Medina property owners to fight the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. David A. Mucklow, a 25-year veteran bankruptcy attorney, said he received a letter from Spectra Energy Co. about three weeks ago requesting permission to survey his 10 acres in Green. Mucklow, who has refused to sign Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Medina police Thursday, Sept. 25 9:26 a.m. — 200 block S. Court St., juvenile charged with vandalizing Uncle Eddie’s RV from the movie “Christmas Vacation” outside of Castle Noel. 11:39 a.m. — 500 block Birch Hill Drive, car tires reported slashed overnight. 2:18 p.m. — Read More…

Accused child abuser gets 12th attorney, judge orders December trial

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MEDINA — A former Montville Township man accused of brutally abusing his infant son may stand trial in December after six years of delays. Kenneth Alex Grad’s case is the longest pending case in Medina County Common Pleas Court. His trial has been postponed more than 20 times since July 2008, when he was indicted Read More…

Medina County park events spanning October 2014

Leaves are beginning to turn at the lake in the Medina County Park District's Letha House Park, 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township. The Park is one of the stops on the Fall Foliage Tour, Oct. 11-12. DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday, Oct. 2 • Your Woods, Water, and Wildlife Workshop, The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Read More…

Road closing today: Substation Road in Brunswick Hills Twp.

Substation Road, between Sleepy Hollow and Laurel roads in Brunswick Hills Township, will be closed today for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen Tuesday, according to the township service department. South Carpenter Road, between Sleepy Hollow Road and Twain Circle, will close Oct. 6 for two days while workers repair the pavement Read More…

Love of planes handed down through generations at Wings & Wheels show

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SHARON TWP. — More than 250 classic cars and dozens of airplanes were on display Sunday afternoon as songs like 1966’s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” blasted from a set of speakers by DJ Aloha Phil. Music of 1950s and ’60s set the backdrop to brightly colored automobiles and planes representing the golden era of Read More…

This year’s drive-yourself Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for Oct. 11, 12

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The splendor of autumn in Medina County is never more apparent than during the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968. Scheduled this year for Oct. 11 and 12 from noon until 6 p.m. each day, this year’s drive-yourself tour will take visitors through the county’s southwest townships — Lafayette, Chatham, Spencer, Read More…

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings is Sunday

A classic car and an airplane sit side by side at the Wings and Wheels car and airplane show at Medina Municipal Airport in 2012. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings on Sunday is a chance to learn about the aviation history of Medina County, grab a hot dog, and take a stroll past classic cars and planes. The airport will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the public at no cost for the show. “We want people Read More…