March 29, 2015


Two chambers of commerce to team up for Wounded Warrior Project

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The Wadsworth and Medina chambers announce they will collaborate for the first time on a project to raise money, and a glass, in a salute to veterans. The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce will join forces Thursday for a celebrity bartending and networking event. It is designed to Read More…

Medina students soar in weekly aero class at Wadsworth airport

Medina middle school students Trevor Satterwaite and Alek Mahjoubian participate in a flight simulation program at Wadsworth Municipal Airport. Trevor is pointing to the landing strip. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

Medina middle school students are learning how to fly. Five A.I. Root students started “Aero Group” and attend a class at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport every Tuesday. “I thought it would be cool if I could bring all my friends along and it would be awesome to learn stuff we didn’t know about flying,” eighth-grader Read More…

Wadsworth mayor’s State of the City address not a solo event

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Wadsworth Mayor Robin Laubaugh had help in giving her recent State of the City address to an audience of about 150 people. She invited Wadsworth Service Director Robert Patrick, Assistant Public Service Director Harry Stark and Wadsworth Safety Director Matt Hiscock to give updates on the city during the 40-minute address Feb. 25 at The Read More…

Perfect your palate: Expert shows how to wine and dine for maximum flavor


Bill Krauss knows wine — 3,200 different wines to be exact. That’s how many different wine labels the wine shop manager stocks at Akron’s West Point Market. Wadsworth native Krauss and his team of six wine stewards guide West Point Market shoppers in finding just the right wine for just the right occasion. And that Read More…

Cold cases: Crimes dip with temperatures

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Loren Genson and Andrew Davis | The Gazette Believe it or not, something good comes with the frigid weather that has gripped the area: Crime has fallen with the plunging temperatures. “You can certainly sense and feel a difference,” Capt. Kenneth Baca of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said. “Not only is it cold, but Read More…

Medina County cities change focus to tax bargaining

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Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth officials have agreed to meet with the Central Collection Agency and the Regional Income Tax Agency to bargain for lower costs for collecting city income taxes. Officials from the three cities met Wednesday afternoon and talked about creating a consortium to collect taxes. But after discussing various proposals, the officials agreed Read More…

Cities to discuss consortium for tax collection

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City officials from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth will meet today to discuss the possibility of joining forces to handle the job of collecting city income taxes. Medina and Wadsworth now use Cleveland’s Central Collection Agency to process city income tax returns. Brunswick is the only Medina County city that uses its own employees to process Read More…

Three seats contested in Wadsworth City Council races

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Three incumbent Wadsworth City Council members — all Republicans — face opponents in the May primary. Susan C. Hanlon, an assistant dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Akron, is challenging Council President Thomas E. Palecek. Hanlon served as an at-large Council member from 2008 to 2013. Beth Workman, who previously Read More…

Medina County residents push for rerouting proposed NEXUS pipeline

Glen Sheller, a Guilford Township trustee, looks over a map of the NEXUS pipeline proposed route through Medina County with Matt Hiscock, Wadsworth’s director of public safety, at the Galaxy Conference Center in Wadsworth on Monday night. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Medina County residents who are upset with the proposed NEXUS gas pipeline hope to join with other Ohio communities in proposing a new route. “For months we’ve been asking NEXUS to take a more southern route to avoid the populated areas of Summit, Lorain and Medina counties,” said Paul Gierosky, a member of the Coalition Read More…

City officials tell county they want say in trash, recycling decisions

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City officials from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth want a say in controlling certain aspects of the county’s solid waste program. But the county commissioners are resisting giving up any of their power. City officials have requested the Medina County Solid Waste Management District ask the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency whether a controlling board comprised of Read More…