October 25, 2014

Medina
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Rehab aid available for homes in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth

While residents discuss long-term solutions to problems in Medina’s older neighborhoods, a wealth of resources exists for homeowners and landlords to start improving their properties today. During a meeting Wednesday to address Medina’s decaying neighborhoods, Sandy Davis, economic development secretary for the city, gave a rundown of four programs aimed at helping property owners. The Read More…

Wadsworth graduate named Veterans Affairs official in Washington, D.C.

Col. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, a 1962 alumna of Wadsworth High School, gave a keynote address during a Memorial Day celebration this year in Wadsworth. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Col. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, a 1962 alumna of Wadsworth High School, received a phone call in May 2013 from the White House. It was someone from the Office of White House Personnel telling her she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as assistant secretary of policy and planning for Veterans Affairs. “You never Read More…

Wadsworth school district concedes to complaints and mows tall grass

Areas of tall grass and wildflowers in front of Wadsworth High School have been mowed and will be replaced with grass next week. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The five “no mow” areas at Wadsworth High School have been mowed in response to community complaints and grass will be seeded Monday. The Wadsworth Board of Education agreed to keep the “no mow” area behind the middle school, since that area wasn’t drawing as many complaints from the community, Superintendent Andrew Hill said. The Read More…

Bookstores urge residents to read what they want for Banned Books Week

The Library of Congress put together an exhibit of books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit, titled “Books That Shaped America,” included a list of those books that were banned or challenged in the nation’s history. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Throughout U.S. history, some books have been deemed inappropriate for readers — from “Huckleberry Finn” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games.” Next week, Medina County’s only bookstores — Project: LEARN’s BookShelf stores in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth — will promote those “controversial” books with a buy one, get one promotion. Read More…

BREAKING: Tornado Warning issued for Wadsworth

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for eastern Medina County. The service is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Wooster and moving towards Wadsworth, Doylestown and Barberton.  

Wadsworth Schools, teachers union reach tentative agreement

A tentative agreement has been reached for a new contract between Wadsworth Schools and its teachers, school and union officials said. “It still needs to be ratified through the unions and then ultimately it has to come before the board for approval,” Superintendent Andrew Hill said after Monday’s school board meeting. Hill said the agreement Read More…

Treasurer to host tables to find residents’ unclaimed funds

Medina County residents can check if they have any unclaimed funds held by the state at more than a dozen locations this fall and winter, county Treasurer John Burke announced. Unclaimed funds are monies that have been left behind from past deposits or checks uncashed for five or more years. These funds are held by Read More…

Wadsworth residents in gas aggregation program should save on bills

Residents participating in Wadsworth’s gas aggregation program should get a break on their heating bills this winter thanks to a substantial drop in price to $4.25 per thousand cubic feet. “We know that many of our residents appreciate having a fixed rate to depend on and could not be happier that this rate is 52 Read More…

Route 57 to close in Wadsworth Township for culvert replacement

State Route 57, a quarter-mile south of Blake Road in Wadsworth Township, will close today for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen Friday. The suggested detour route for southbound motorists is state Route 162 to state Route 3 and Interstate 76 and back to Route 57. The route is reverse for northbound Read More…

Eyes on the ‘i’ at OSU home opener will be eyes on Wadsworth resident

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For 10 years, 22-year-old Garry Kupfner has been dreaming of the biggest moment in his sousaphone-playing career: The night he dots the “i” in “Script Ohio.” His dream will come true at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio State University’s home opener. “It’s something I’ve wanted for so long,” the Wadsworth resident said. “Knowing that Read More…