August 29, 2015

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Valley City visitors leap into 54th annual frog jump activities

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More than 600 frogs competed in Sunday's Valley City Frog Jumping Festival event.

Hoppy days are here again in Valley City. Valley City in Liverpool Township is considered the oldest settlement in Medina County and historians are fond of noting it had the first cemetery and the first apple orchard. Add frog jumping to the list of bragging rights. On Sunday, more than 600 frogs jumped during 54th Read More…

Medina Township resident reflects on Obamacare and letter to president

Natoma Canfield

More than five years ago, a Medina Township woman sent a letter to newly elected President Barack Obama that begged him to reform the nation’s health care system. After two major Supreme Court challenges, and efforts by Republican leaders to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the law stands tall and so does Natoma Canfield. Canfield’s Read More…

Former Blue Heron golf course now a park in Montville Twp.

Montville Township’s newest park is the former Blue Heron Golf Course. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The former Blue Heron Golf Course is now a Montville Township park. The 252 acres are open to the public, but township trustees emphasized at a meeting Monday that some safety concerns remain. “As time goes on, we’ll identify all these issues,” Trustee Sally Albrecht said. “In the long run, this park is going to Read More…

Girl, 13, killed in ATV accident in Lafayette Twp.

A 13-year-old girl from southern Ohio was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday evening in Lafayette Township. Medina County sheriff’s Capt. Dave Centner said the girl, 13-year-old Kayleyn Daumeyer, of Maineville in Warren County, was taken to Medina Hospital and then flown via helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where she later died. Read More…

NEXUS pipeline’s lawsuit expands to 98 Medina County landowners

More than 50 people attended a hearing Monday afternoon in Medina County Common Pleas Court where NEXUS Gas Transmission sought a restraining order against three defendants seeking to gain access to private land for survey purposes. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A Texas-based energy company plans to amend its lawsuit against four Medina County residents to include 94 more property owners, according to court documents. Developers of the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline, which is planned by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., announced its plans in a Medina County Common Pleas Court filing. Common Pleas Judge Christopher Read More…

First ranger, wife receive Medina County parks award

Norman and Phyllis Eustace of Brunswick Hills Township are shown during the opening of Princess Ledges Nature Preserve in 2005. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A new award has been created by the Friends of Medina County Parks and recently was presented to the district’s first ranger and his wife. Norman and Phyllis Eustace, of Brunswick Hills Township, are the recipients of the first Park Stewardship Award. The Friends group was formed in 1972 as a nonprofit to coordinate volunteer Read More…

Sharon Twp. man sentenced to 12 years in sex case

Nicholas Lane

A 44-year-old Sharon Township man will spend 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting three teenagers. Nicholas Lane, of the 7100 block of Boneta Road, was charged with 27 counts of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. The victims — two boys and a girl — were between 13 and 15 years old. Lane Read More…

Marks Road subdivision of single-family homes in works in York Twp.

Work has begun on the Forest Creek subdivision in York Township. Developers plan to construct 117 ranch-style homes on the west side of Marks Road between Fenn Road and West Reagan Parkway. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Construction has begun on the Forest Creek subdivision on Marks Road in York Township. Crews have been clearing land and installing the base for a road for the Pulte Homes development, which will include 117 parcels of land to be developed into single-family homes. Zoning meeting minutes from York Township show the development gained approval Read More…

Several Medina County communities rank among Ohio’s safest

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SafeWise.com, a website that offers home security and safety advice, researched the 50 “safest” communities in Ohio and multiple Medina County areas made the list. The website said it analyzed 2013 FBI crime statistics of cities with populations above 8,000 and determined the chances of crimes happening per 1,000 people. Using those measures, Montville Township Read More…

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…