November 26, 2014

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Survey consensus: K-9s kept in cruisers throughout Medina County

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Police throughout Medina County say Montville Township’s policy to leave police dogs in cruisers is not an uncommon practice. The Gazette surveyed every county police department with dogs after Montville Township’s K-9 died last week of injuries consistent with heat stroke after it was left in a police cruiser without air conditioning for four hours. Read More…

Reward offered for information on Wadsworth burglary

Residents of an Archwood Road home in Wadsworth are offering a $1,000 cash reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons who burglarized their home last month. The residents reported Sept. 19 their television and jewelry were stolen while they weren’t home. Police did not Read More…

Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth considering joint council session

Council members in Medina County’s three cities are hoping to combine forces for a joint session in early 2015 to discuss regional issues that impact the cities and to open a dialogue for sharing ideas. Medina Council President John Coyne came up with the idea. He said he asked Council’s clerk to contact Wadsworth and Read More…

Wadsworth hospital group sues Summa Health System

The former owners of a Wadsworth hospital sued Summa Health System on Wednesday in an effort to return inpatient services to the Wadsworth community. The Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital had been operated by Summa since 2008, when it entered into a lease agreement with the Wadsworth-Rittman Area Joint Township Hospital District, a quasi-governmental entity formed in 1965 Read More…

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…