May 29, 2016

Medina
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Memorial Day events in Medina County

A variety of Memorial Day ceremonies and celebrations are scheduled Sunday and Monday across Medina County. Cities, villages and townships are planning parades and community gatherings. Many include trips to cemeteries. Three communities are holding Sunday gatherings: Rittman, York Township and Litchfield Township. The holiday schedule is busy Monday with parades in Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth, Read More…

Motorcyclist killed on Columbia Road

Michael T. Funk, 22, of Medina, was killed Friday when his motorcycle hit a car on Columbia Road in Liverpool Township. Ohio Highway Patrol officers said Funk was riding northbound on Columbia just past Abbeyville Road. The patrol said Funk crossed a double yellow line and passed his friend also riding a motorcycle. Over the Read More…

Police levy sought again in Brunswick Hills Township

Brunswick Hills Police Chief Tim Sopkovich told trustees Thursday that although a tax levy has failed twice, it is essential to maintain services in the growing township. Sopkovich said passing a levy will allow the department “to sustain operations and continue patrolling the streets of Brunswick Hills, providing police service to (residents) and also having Read More…

Hinckley Township hires Parma captain to be fire chief

Hinckley Township will soon welcome a new fire chief — Mel Morgan, a captain at Parma Fire Department. Township trustees appointed Morgan at a Monday night meeting, according to Trustee Martha Catherwood. Morgan, a 54-year-old Broadview Heights resident, has served in the Parma Fire Department for 33 years, about 20 of which as a captain. Read More…

More Medina County entities join Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s transparency effort

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is encouraging all government entities in the state to join his Ohiocheckbook.com program. The latest in Medina County to join were the villages of Spencer and Westfield Center, Black River school district and Chatham Township. They were on hand Thursday at a media gathering at the Spencer Municipal Building, 109 N. Read More…

Police levy to be sought again in Brunswick Hills Township

The third time’s the charm — or so Brunswick Hills Township trustees hope. The township plans to put another police levy on the ballot in November, following two prior attempts that were voted down. “We’re all unofficially in agreement that it needs to go on the ballot,” Trustee John Witthuhn said. Township fiscal officer Katherine Read More…

Montville Township, Medina Township police certified by state advisory board

The Montville Township and Medina Township police departments have been certified as meeting new standards of practice by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. They join Medina Police Department and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office as other law enforcement agencies in the county to have adopted and implemented the new standards. The board was formed Read More…

Medina County building chief: Hinckley Township fire station not fully certified

The Hinckley Fire Department moved into a new fire station in December, but almost five months later the new building does not yet have a certificate of occupancy, according to public documents provided by the Medina County Building Department. Ohio Building Code requires all new buildings or structures to receive such a certificate before being Read More…

Montville Township offices move into new home

With some of its operations based in a former school building that was more than 100 years old, Montville Township has for a long time needed modern space — and more room — for its government offices. Now that construction has been completed, officials are ready for an open house 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Read More…

Hinckley Township association tackles lead violation

A Hinckley Township community association received a lead violation for its drinking water last November and notified consumers more than two months later, according to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency documents. The Echo Lake Community Association was found in violation of Ohio EPA lead level guidelines when sites tested by an association representative showed 0.0186 milligrams Read More…