April 18, 2015

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AAA gets Medina High School students’ cars up to speed (PHOTOS)


Officials from the AAA Ohio Auto Club spent 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Medina High School inspecting student vehicles for winter damage. AAA technicians identified potential problems with belts, hoses, tires, lights, fluid levels and batteries. Students who participated in the vehicle maintenance inspections also had the opportunity to sign a banner on Read More…

Family puzzled after woman dies following police chase through Medina

Alexandra Jones, left, is shown with her mother, Teresa Morris, right, in a photo posted to Jones’ Facebook page. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Nick Glunt and Katie Anderson | The Gazette A woman killed in a car crash Monday night, ending a police chase in Medina, was expecting a second grandchild in September. “Now she’s not going to meet her newest grandchild,” said Sonja Lute, the woman’s sister. “This has all just thrown me for a loop.” Teresa Read More…

Uncommon ice cream flavors to be served at ‘Chill’ on Medina’s Public Square


For years the Jaworski family, of Liverpool Township, would spend holidays and special occasions concocting different flavors of ice cream. Now they are bringing their love for the dessert to Medina’s Public Square at “Chill, an Artisan Ice Cream Company” which opens today. Parents Michelle and Craig Jaworski bought the building at 11 Public Square Read More…

Renacci-sponsored bill among several House passes targeting IRS

James 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…

Medina Hospital honors volunteers with 1950s-themed luncheon


More than 300 volunteers from Medina Hospital were honored with a 1950s-themed luncheon Tuesday at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township. Each year, the hospital recognizes volunteers who knit, collect bears for children or provide therapy dogs, among other activities. “We had 322 volunteers serve more than 51,000 hours last year,” hospital President Thomas Tulisiak Read More…

Brunswick Hills police: Driver plows pickup into parked cruiser

This Brunswick police cruiser was damaged after it was struck from behind at a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Brunswick Hills police officers made a routine traffic stop on Thursday that turned out to be anything but routine. Officer Matt Sandella was working on a headlight violation about 1:40 a.m. in the 300 block of Pearl Road. As he was completing paperwork for a written warning, Officer Carl “Cliff” Rittenhouse arrived and parked his Read More…

Prospective operators piling up to handle Medina County recycling

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Four companies have applied to operate a countywide recycling drop-off program, with more entities planning on submitting requests for bids before the April 27 deadline. Waste Management, Kimble Companies, Rumpke Waste & Recycling Services and Republic Services all have submitted bids to the county. At Monday night’s Medina City Council Finance Committee meeting, members passed Read More…

437 pinwheels represent impact of child abuse in Medina


Officials and community members will gather Saturday at Medina’s Public Square and walk four blocks east on East Washington Street to South Spring Grove Street to plant 437 pinwheels in the yard at St. Francis Xavier, 612 E. Washington St. The Medina County Children’s Center, 200 Highland Drive, Medina, hosts a similar event with pinwheels Read More…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich ‘seriously considering’ 2016 presidential candidacy

Gov. John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich told business leaders in Detroit on Monday that he was “seriously considering” a race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination but isn’t setting a timetable for a decision. The second-term Ohio governor said he wouldn’t rush the decision, even as other Republicans join the race. GOP U.S. Sens Marco Rubio of Florida, Read More…

Woman dies in crash after high-speed police chase through Medina

The porch at the historic McDowell-Phillips home on South Prospect Street was blocked off by caution tape Tuesday morning. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

An investigation is under way after a woman died Monday night when she crashed her car into the historic McDowell-Phillips home on South Prospect Street in Medina following a high-speed chase, according to Medina County sheriff’s reports. Teresa M. Morris, 38, of Tallmadge, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one inside the home was Read More…