June 25, 2016

Medina
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Former Poe School to be razed

When the old Poe School opened in Montville Township, it served students in first through eighth grades until the early 1950s. That’s when Medina County consolidated some of its local schools and Poe was no longer used. The building, on Wadsworth Road near Poe Road, was offered to township trustees for $1. At the time Read More…

5 Medina County businesses seek later last call for GOP convention

For a few days in July, “last call” may be pushed back 90 minutes. Several Medina County bars and hotels hope to cater to delegates visiting Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. Five bars and restaurants in the county have applied through the Ohio Division of Liquor Control to stay open until 4 a.m. July Read More…

Medina County commissioners weigh use of $238K in grants

Medina County commissioners are expected to approve the use of more than $200,000 in federal grant money for the construction of a handicap-accessible fishing dock, house repairs and the installation of paved paths in several Medina County communities. The county received $238,000 of Community Development Block Grant money, which will likely be used for projects Read More…

Housing starts for April rise in Medina County

There were 41 new housing starts in the county during April, according to a report from Charles Huber of the Medina County Building Department. Huber said the statistic reflects an overall improvement in the general economy. The total was the largest number for April in at least the last five years, according to Huber’s report. 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…

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…

Road construction ahead for Medina County

Expect to see a lot of orange cones on some roads in Medina County this year. The Ohio Department of Transportation will be working on 14 road and bridge projects valued at more than $49.3 million during construction season in the county. Some already are in progress, such as the Fenn Road-U.S. Route 42 intersection Read More…

Animal cruelty cases combined in Medina Municipal Court

A Persian cat breeder’s animal cruelty charges are related to earlier charges filed against the woman accused of leaving three cats in a Brunswick parking lot, according to a Wednesday decision by Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase. Chase approved joining Trixxe McCowin’s two active Medina Municipal Court cases into one trial. “Allegedly, the factual Read More…

Police arrest 3 men suspected in Medina, Montville Twp. break-ins

Three men have been arrested after police linked them this week to a rash of car break-ins throughout the city of Medina and Montville Township. Tyrell T. Dumas, 19, and Matthew R. Lozada, 19, each were charged with theft of a firearm, third-degree felonies. Antwaun L. Murray, 18, was charged with receiving stolen property, a Read More…

Chelsea Cares blankets offer love and comfort to sick children, families

Since 2007, more than 10,000 sick children at Akron Children’s Hospital have received homemade blankets and pillowcases donated by a local organization. Betty Platner, who helps lead the nonprofit organization, told The Gazette on Sunday that she and her family donate the items out of a sense of empathy. “My granddaughter, when she was 20 Read More…