July 5, 2015

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$16M multiyear road project will begin this summer in Wadsworth

High Street in Wadsworth’s business district near Interstate 76 will be under construction for two years starting this summer. The $16 million project has been 10 years in the making. “The economy’s improving and everyone likes to see new jobs and business development in their community,” Wadsworth Service Director Robert Patrick said. The Ohio Department Read More…

FERC hears residents’ comments on NEXUS project

Paul Gierosky, a member of the Coalition to Re-route NEXUS speaks in favor of an alternative route for the gas pipeline during a scoping meeting hosted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday at Wadsworth High School. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

More than 45 people spoke out about a proposed natural gas pipeline during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night at Wadsworth High School. They voiced both personal and regional economic concerns about the NEXUS project as their comments were put into a record being compiled by federal licensing agents. In a public “scoping meeting” hosted by Read More…

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ito host NEXUS pipeline meeting tonight

A public meeting to provide residents with an opportunity to speak about the proposed NEXUS gas transmission pipeline is at 6 p.m. today at Wadsworth High School, 625 Broad St. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is hosting the meeting as part of the “pre-filing” environmental review. The proposed NEXUS gas pipeline, to be built by Read More…

Assisted-living expansion considered in Wadsworth

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A new assisted-living community may be coming to Wadsworth. The Village of St. Edward, a continuing care retirement center that has been providing services to seniors in Fairlawn since 1964, might expand onto part of the former Wadsworth Brickyard property at Main Street and Seville Road. “We see that there’s a need for safe-based care,” Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint announced for Wadsworth’s College Street

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A sobriety checkpoint for drivers is scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight in the 300 block of College Street in Wadsworth. Under federal law, police are required to alert the public to checkpoints in order to avoid violating search and seizure protections granted by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin, Read More…

Renacci-sponsored bill among several House passes targeting IRS

Jim Renacci

A law aimed at bringing more accountability to the Internal Revenue Service, sponsored by U.S. Rep. James Renacci, R–Wadsworth, passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. House leaders used the April 15 tax filing deadline date to vote on a package of bills they said were designed to protect taxpayers from potential abuse by the Read More…

New cafe’s owners celebrate opening in Wadsworth

Owners B.J. and Nicole Mikoda, center with scissors, cut the ribbon to officially open The Valley Café’s new location in Wadsworth. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Wadsworth has a new café. The Valley Café opened last month at 101 High St. and so far business has been good. “We’re a family-owned business and we fit in here because it’s a family-oriented community,” co-owner Nicole Mikoda said. Mikoda and her husband, BJ, who also is a chef, started the Valley Café in Read More…

New Valley Cafe opens in downtown Wadsworth (PHOTOS)

BJ Mikoda and his wife Nicole, of Akron, pose Friday morning outside their recently opened Valley Café in Downtown Wadsworth. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

A ribbon-cutting will be held at 11 a.m. today as part of a welcome to the community for the new Valley Cafe in downtown Wadsworth. The eatery at 101 High St. is owned by Nicole and BJ Mikoda, who have a second cafe in Akron. The Mikoda family includes their children Travis, 21, and Morgan, Read More…

Westfield Center man charged with Wadsworth gas station robbery

Jarrod Kallis

A Westfield Center man was arrested Thursday on a charge that he robbed a Speedway gas station in Wadsworth while armed with a rifle. Jarrod M. Kallis, 35, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. He is being held at the Medina County Jail while he Read More…

Family hopes to rebuild Wadsworth sandwich shop that burned

Shelli and Matt Reed pose with their children, from left, Nathan, Gabe and Kailie, in a doughnut truck they operated as a family last summer. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Shelli Reed got a call from her mother just after 11 p.m. March 16. It was bad news. The sandwich shop in downtown Wadsworth — a 35-year family enterprise — was on fire. “I got in my truck and drove uptown and when I got closer, I could tell it wasn’t a minor thing,” Reed Read More…