June 3, 2015

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Court: Lodi zoning ordinance unconstitutional in mobile home case

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that part of a Lodi zoning ordinance is unconstitutional because it infringes on the property rights of mobile home park owners. The case began in 2009, when the village turned off water and electricity supplied by public utilities to residents of two of the village’s mobile home parks — Read More…

Police patrols will be out in force for St. Patrick’s Day

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One person was killed and five were injured so far this year in alcohol-related crashes on Medina County roads, according to statistics released by the Ohio Highway Patrol. Law enforcement agents said they plan to be active this weekend and on Tuesday — St. Patrick’s Day — in an effort to keep those numbers down Read More…

More fog could roll in this morning in Northeast Ohio


A dense fog moved into Northeast Ohio on Tuesday afternoon and stayed until midday Wednesday. All counties in Northeast Ohio were under a fog advisory, and there was a possibility for fog again this morning, said meteorologist Frank Kieltyka with the National Weather Service’s Cleveland office. “We had a lot of low-level moisture and warm Read More…

Lowest foreclosures since Great Recession indicate recovery

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Medina County foreclosure filings in 2014 reached a record low since the years of the Great Recession, prompting officials to declare that economic recovery has arrived in the housing market. The county’s real estate foreclosure filings dipped to 493 in 2014 — the lowest since 2003, according to Medina County Common Pleas Court records. Still, Read More…

Gazette seeks tech enthusiasts who want the Apple Watch, available April 10

A woman holds the Apple Watch Edition during a demo following an Apple event Monday in San Francisco. (AP PHOTO)

Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch — for 18 hours a day. That’s how long the battery will last on an Read More…

Revisions look to make it easier to dispute your credit report

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Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies. The Monday announcement by the agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — comes after months of negotiations between the companies and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Read More…

Man dies as house burns to ground in Westfield Center

A pile of charred rubble sits Monday at 7038 Greenwich Road in Westfield Center. Fire destroyed the two-story residence early Saturday morning. The fire left resident Charles J. Ryder, 60, dead and the homeowner, Kathleen M. Price, hospitalized. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

An early Saturday morning fire in Westfield Center left one resident dead and the homeowner hospitalized. Charles J. Ryder, 60, of 7038 Greenwich Road, died about 5 a.m. as the home owned by Kathleen M. Price burned to the ground. Price was taken to Lodi Community Hospital and transferred to Medina Hospital where she was Read More…

Sister-to-Sister Conference helps build self-confidence for teen girls


A room full of blue and beauty lit up Medina Hospital on Sunday. More than 57 girls ranging in age from 11 to 14 participated with matching blue T-shirts in the 16th Sister-to-Sister Conference. The event had a theme of “Be YOU-tiful Reality” and focused on developing a sense of self-confidence for young women. Pat Read More…

Car makers show off at Cleveland Auto Show

The floor of the IX Center will be displaying the top car models from the world’s best car manufacturers at the Cleveland Auto Show starting today and running through March 17. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The world’s car manufacturers are descending on Cleveland for the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show marking the start of the spring selling season in Northern Ohio. New 2015 models and supercars will debut for spectators — and potential buyers — during the show, which starts today and runs through March 17. “As one of the largest Read More…

Local cable, Internet providers unchanged by controversial net neutrality protections

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The Federal Communication Commission’s recent ruling protecting “net neutrality” will not have any major effect on local cable and Internet providers. “The net neutrality ruling really has no bearing on us,” said David Corrado, CEO of the Medina County Fiber Network. The county-owned network, completed in 2012, includes 151 miles of 144-strand fiber optic cables Read More…