August 1, 2015

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Wadsworth sewing club unites women for patchwork of friends, advice

Quilter Carol Marona demonstrates applique. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

They sew quilts, they sew clothes, they help charities, they plan parties, they have fun. They are part of the Akron-Canton chapter of the nationwide American Sewing Group. They meet monthly, led by Laurie Schmeltzer, of Wadsworth, who says sewing is a hobby where people happily accept a plague of UFOs — that’s “unfinished objects.” Read More…

Wadsworth man deployed again after being named YMCA’s volunteer of the year

Aaron Burnham

Aaron Burnham of Wadsworth had just been honored as the 2015 Wadsworth YMCA Volunteer of the Year. But then, his country needed him — again. The recently deployed Burnham had been working with the YMCA Waves Swim Team. He went to every swim practice that his schedule allowed, also working as a timer at meets. Read More…

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth, to speak in Akron

Jim Renacci

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council. The event will be at 7 a.m. May 28 at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. The speech will be part of the council’s Excellence in Business Awards program. Renacci Read More…

Wadsworth mother spreads knowledge after March heart attack

Shelley Zimmerman is shown with her husband, Eric, and children, Patrick, 3, Olivia, 5, and stepson Mason Simmons, 15. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A Wadsworth mother is certain this year is going to be the best Mother’s Day. Shelley Zimmerman, 40, suffered a heart attack in March, and believes she was saved by the grace of God. “I have kids to raise and a husband that needs a wife,” she said. “I have a reason to be here.” Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Palecek to remain Council president in Wadsworth

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Tom Palecek will serve as Wadsworth City Council president for another two years, making this his seventh term on the Council and fifth as president. He won Tuesday’s Republican primary by 310 votes, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. He is unopposed in November. “I’m very grateful to the people Read More…

$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…