January 26, 2015

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Lafayette Twp. woman gets jail for Eli’s Kitchen break-in involving grandson

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A 50-year-old Lafayette Township woman will spend six months in jail for using her 4-year-old grandson to break into a Medina restaurant in June. Caron J. Simmons pleaded guilty last month to breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony, and child endangerment, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was charged in August after being identified in a Read More…

Hinckley Reservation may see drones flying overhead to monitor park health

The Cleveland Metroparks, including the Hinckley Reservation, has gotten permission to use small drones to monitor the health of the system’s parks throughout northeast Ohio. The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircrafts Systems Center received authorization to operate 1.5-pound drones for the parks system. A Metroparks official said in a statement that the drones will provide photographs and Read More…

Wadsworth Twp. may pass resolution against pipeline

Wadsworth Township could be the fifth Medina County township to pass a resolution in support of rerouting the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. The proposed, 36- to 42-inch natural gas pipeline, a project managed by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., would run underground through Medina, Lorain and nine other Ohio counties on its way north into Michigan Read More…

Opponents of NEXUS gas pipeline discuss strategy to get it rerouted

The group opposed to the NEXUS gas transmission project met Saturday in Oberlin to discuss turning reroute plans into action. The proposed 42-inch NEXUS pipeline would cross 11 counties in Ohio to deliver 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily from the Utica shale fields in Kensington, Ohio, to the Dawn Energy Hub in Read More…

Granger corporate building project awaits abatement approval

A new $1.5 million corporate building could be coming to Granger Township if Medina County commissioners approve a tax abatement for the project. The proposed 31,200-square-foot building at 1113 Medina Road, east of state Route 94, would be used as medical office rental space. It would join the four buildings already in the Akron Medina Read More…

PHOTO: Valley City Supply to expand

Amish laborers with R&R General Contracting, of St. Louisville, work on a building for Valley City Supply, 6745 School St., Liverpool Township. The addition will provide an expanded showroom and warehouse for the company. The exterior of the building will be done in less than a month. The project is expected to be completed in two months. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

PHOTOS: Windfall School hosts annual ‘Winter Olympics’ event for students

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Shaw Road bridge replacement project approved

Medina County commissioners unanimously have agreed to replace a Chatham Township bridge on Shaw Road between Congress and Richman roads. “The bridge has some age to it and it’s starting to show some deterioration,” county Engineer Mike Salay told commissioners Monday. Salay said federal dollars will pay for nearly all of the $985,000 project, which Read More…

Firefighters battle fifth blaze of year

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Fire crews worked for more than four hours to put out a fire at a barn on Crow Road Monday morning in Litchfield Township. The blaze was Medina County’s fifth major structure fire since the start of the new year. Fire Chief Jason Davis said a heater in the northeast corner of the barn was Read More…

Highway Patrol releases analysis of 2014′s 14 fatal crashes in Medina County

Alcohol or drugs were involved in more than a third of Medina County’s 14 fatal crashes last year, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s study of the factors involved in the crashes. The study also showed 60 percent of the 15 people who died were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the Read More…