May 26, 2016

Medina
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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…

New president to lead Wadsworth City Council today

Former Wadsworth At-large Councilman Bob Thurber officially will lead his first meeting as council president today. The Medina County Republican Central Committee’s Wadsworth members recently approved Thurber succeeding the late Tom Palecek, who resigned from council, effective at the end of March. Palecek died April 5. Thurber will fill the remainder of Palecek’s term through Read More…

Temporary inconvenience, permanent improvement: Officials remind residents of benefits of projects

While road construction may cause frustrating traffic delays, officials sought to remind county residents and businesses on Thursday that they can look forward to benefits from the completed projects. Road projects were reviewed during the April meeting of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. at Wadsworth City Council’s chambers. Grant Aungst, community and economic development Read More…

Task force announces time, location for today’s sobriety checkpoint

The Medina County OVI Task Force and the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the location of a sobriety checkpoint, starting at 9 p.m. today, will be in the 700 block of High Street in Wadsworth. The location is south of I-76 on High, which is also state Route 94. Officials said the program, funded by Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint to be in Wadsworth

Wadsworth is the location of tomorrow’s sobriety checkpoint, according to a release from Medina County OVI Task Force. The exact location and time of the checkpoint, which is funded by federal grants, will be announced Friday morning. Commander of the task force Lt. Brian Ohlin said the checkpoint program is meant to deter and intercept Read More…

Officials warming to waste mall concept

The three cities in Medina County aren’t ready to sign any contracts. However, officials decided Tuesday night at Medina City Hall that they want to explore the “waste mall” concept further. Some in attendance at the meeting said they are wary of the risk involved in moving forward with Cleveland-based The Optiva Group. It says 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…