April 27, 2015

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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…

Medina County city officials air concerns about local recycling program

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Officials from Medina County’s three cities — Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth — met Wednesday evening with county officials to air grievances about the way the county is running the trash recycling program. Representing the county were Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin and Medina County Solid Waste District Coordinator Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer. Medina City Council President John Coyne Read More…

Carol Gross, of Wadsworth, found not guilty of arson, attempted murder

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A Wadsworth woman said Thursday she’s glad she’ll have time with her children after a Medina County jury found her not guilty of trying to kill her elderly father-in-law in a 2012 house fire. “I got arrested 17 months ago, and I’ve not been able to see my kids more than two hours a week Read More…

Jury deliberations continue in Wadsworth arson, attempted murder trial

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A Medina County jury is deliberating the case of a Wadsworth woman who’s accused of trying to kill her elderly father-in-law in a 2012 house fire. County Assistant Prosecutor Michael McNamara told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday morning that 44-year-old Carol Gross was the only person with motive to kill Wally Gross, who she Read More…

Cities want say in operation of county’s recycling center

The operation of Medina County’s recycling center will be the focus of a meeting of officials from the county’s three cities: Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth. The Jan. 28 forum will be the second time in less than three months that officials from the three cities have gathered to voice concerns about the county-run Central Processing Read More…

Revitalization should make downtown heart, soul of Wadsworth again

Downtown Wadsworth soon might get a facelift. For the past year, city officials have been writing a revitalization plan that would bring more restaurants, retail shops and corporate offices downtown. Now, they are advertising a contract for engineering and consulting firms to make that plan a reality. “The downtown in Wadsworth is very nice and Read More…