June 30, 2015


Hinckley Twp. trustees to hear discussion of 10-year plan

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The Hinckley Township Trustees will have a public hearing on the community’s 10-year comprehensive plan at 6:30 p.m. today at Hinckley Township Hall, 1410 Ridge Road. The plan has been developed over the last six months. Community members were solicited for their opinions by consultants OHM Advisors, hired by the township. OHM, based in Michigan, Read More…

Medina County Parks District marks 50 years: ‘From absolutely nothing to what we have today’

John and Virginia Jeandrevin, left, stand with Jeff D’Annolfo, Nate Bowman and Judge Judy Cross at the dedication of Medina County’s first playground designed for children with disabilities, in October 2014, at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

On April 19, 1965, Medina County Probate Court Judge W.W. Garver ordered the creation of the Medina County Parks District after a group of concerned citizens submitted a petition. The first donation to the park district was a mere 33 acres — but in the last 50 years, more than 5,967 acres have been added. Read More…

Heartland Community Church prepares to expand with new building

Heartland Community Church Pastor Dave Ambrose leads church members in prayer at the site of a new $2 million worship center during a groundbreaking ceremony at the church. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Fewer than five years after erecting a church on 40 acres of land off Weymouth Road, the members of Heartland Community Church are rebuilding again. At a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, church members, led by Pastor Dave Ambrose, celebrated a new $2 million worship center that will hold about 800 people, more than double the capacity Read More…

Cities, villages, townships to host Independence Day activities

Fireworks explode over the campus of Medina High School on July 3, 2014. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Cities, townships and villages in Medina County announced the following schedule of events for the July 3-4 weekend: Friday, July 3 City of Medina Fireworks will be set off at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, at dusk. City of Wadsworth Fireworks will be set off at dusk in downtown Wadsworth. Saturday, July Read More…

Sen. Sherrod Brown advocates for treatment for veterans, opiate addictions

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, announced this week he would be co-sponsoring legislation aimed at providing safer and more effective pain management services to veterans. He also spoke of his ongoing support for legislation he co-sponsored last year aimed at making it easier for those addicted to opiates to seek treatment. “Opioid abuse in Ohio Read More…

Local couple rejoices after Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling


Nearly two years after saying “I do” in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Sheryl Mann’s marriage to her wife, Dr. Karen Higginbottom, will be recognized in her own state. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling a 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that upheld the rights of same-sex couples across the country to get Read More…

No tornadoes in Wadsworth: Suspicious clouds were ‘cold air funnel’


A funnel cloud that appeared over Wadsworth on Thursday evening prompted the city’s police department to set off tornado warnings, but the National Weather Service said there was no storm and nothing to worry about. “We had several calls reporting a funnel cloud down by Medina Line Road,” said Wadsworth Police Sgt. Melissa Blubaugh. “We Read More…

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage rights nationwide

Carlos McKnight, 17, of Washington, left, and Katherine Nicole Struck, 25, of Frederick, Md., hold flags in support of gay marriage as security walks behind outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015. A major opinion on gay marriage is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June.  (AP PHOTO)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their Read More…

Some residents receive letters to survey property for NEXUS pipeline

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Backers of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline have told residents that surveyors will enter private property even if property owners deny access. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a 36-inch diameter, high-pressure pipeline that will cross Medina and 10 other counties and transport natural gas to the Dawn Energy hub in Ontario. Read More…

Ladies treated like stars at night out on the square

Ruby Hudak, 8, poses with her mother, Amanda Hudak, center, and Mandy Heilman, left, and Coleen Morlock of VCS Salon & Spa on Thursday in front of Dan’s Dogs during Ladies Night Out in Medina. Hudak owns All Fired Up on the square and Morlock is a co-owner of VCS Salon & Spa. The bi-annual event features evening shopping hours and a chance to learn about hair and makeup products. VCS Salon & Spa encouraged people to take and share “selfies” during the event to be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Despite threatening rain, a number of shoppers took to Medina’s Public Square on Thursday night to check out retail opportunities as part of the bi-annual Ladies Night Out event. Businesses stayed open late and many visitors took advantage of hairstyling and nail services offered by the staff at VCS Salon & Spa. “We wanted to Read More…