June 28, 2016

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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…

Wadsworth police warn of thefts from vehicles

Wadsworth police said Monday that the department is investigating a series of thefts from vehicles in the southeast portion of the city. Police said streets involved are Cedar, East Bergey, East Walnut, Main, Northpark and Southpark. Lt. Rob Wyrick told The Gazette it appears there is a pattern when the weather breaks. “More people are Read More…

Wadsworth residents remember councilman Palecek

Longtime Wadsworth resident and civic leader Tom Palecek was described as a great storyteller by fellow Councilman David Williams. “His stories about his aviator days as a Marine pilot were awesome. He made you feel as if you were in the seat with him. He loved his military career,” Williams said in an email to Read More…

In one hour, Wadsworth chamber raises $5,100 for scholarships

The March meeting of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce had a special type of fundraising entertainment that produced more than $5,100 in donations Wednesday at The Galaxy Banquet Center. Money from the 2016 Easter Basket Scholarship Auction will go toward 10 scholarships of $500 each to be used for college books for Wadsworth students along. Read More…

Wadsworth fire starts in basement; police rescue dog

Two police officers rescued a dog from a house fire Sunday afternoon in Wadsworth. The fire started about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 162 Highland Ave. from a possible explosion, according to communication between a dispatcher and emergency responders. Wadsworth police officers Dan Chafin and Joe Rose arrived at the house first and rescued a dog, Read More…