June 29, 2016

Medina
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5 Medina County bars OK’d to stay open late during RNC

Last call could be as late as 4 a.m. for five county bars during the Republican National Convention. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control notified 433 applicants in Northeast Ohio last week of the approval of a special liquor permit for the week of the convention, July 18-21, according to a spokesperson. Among them are Read More…

Wadsworth resident starting franchise

Steve Lindsay wants to combine his self-described “cube and office dweller” work behavior with a love for the outdoors. The Wadsworth resident and his wife, Casey, are starting their own business, Mosquito Joe, from their home with the hope of expanding into an office over the next year. Mosquito Joe, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., Read More…

John Sharkey retiring from Wadsworth City Council

For the third time in four months, Wadsworth City Council is facing a vacancy. Longtime Ward 3 Councilman John Sharkey, a Democrat re-elected in November to a two-year term, announced at Tuesday night’s meeting he will retire July 31. Sharkey, who is 68, said he also is retiring at the same time from an instructor’s 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…

Wadsworth police warn of thefts

Wadsworth police on Thursday reminded residents to lock their car doors after about 10 thefts were reported in the last week. Money and valuables have been reportedly taken from unlocked vehicles, mostly in driveways, around Second, Third, Summit and High streets from May 20 through Tuesday, Lt. Rob Wyrick said Thursday. “We are encouraging the Read More…

Masons flower sale includes arts and craft show in Lodi

Colorful flower blooms are blanketing the heavily shaded block of Lodi Square through Saturday, thanks to Masons from Harrisville Lodge No. 137 in Lodi. The Masons have been holding the annual flower sale for a decade. This year, the fundraiser, which runs 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day, kicked off Thursday morning, along with a Read More…

Fire damages Qualiform Inc. in Wadsworth

A Wednesday night fire at Wadsworth’s Qualiform Inc. caused about $100,000 in damages. No one was injured in the blaze that was reported at 10:20 p.m. at 689 Weber Road. The scene was cleared at 1:45 a.m. Thursday morning after Seville, Rittman, Chippewa and Sterling fire departments were called to assist Wadsworth’s 16 firefighters. Qualiform Read More…

Probation given for pill theft; former pharmacy worker struggling with addiction, attorney says

A former Wadsworth pharmacy worker was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday for stealing pills. Kristina Barnes, 35, of Wadsworth, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and four counts of theft of drugs, all fourth-degree felonies. If she violates probation, she could spend 18 months in prison. Read More…

Thurber takes helm at Wadsworth council

Bob Thurber made a light-hearted comment Tuesday night about leading his first meeting as Wadsworth City Council president. “The good news is, I’ve left room for improvement,” Thurber said after the meeting of about 20 minutes. A swearing-in ceremony for the position was held last week after Thurber was chosen to succeed Tom Palecek, who Read More…