March 3, 2015


Medina to seek grant to fix culverts on Guilford Boulevard

Yellow caution tape has stretched around a portion of sidewalk on Guilford Boulevard southwest of East Smith Road for more than two years. A grant that the city of Medina will apply for Sunday would repair the culverts underneath the sidewalk with a goal of reopening it by early next year. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A deteriorating sidewalk on Guilford Boulevard, just southwest of East Smith Road, could receive a much needed improvement. A Municipal Bridge Program grant application to fix the sidewalk will be submitted to the state Sunday after City Council approved a resolution from City Engineer Patrick Patton with an emergency clause. “It has not failed yet Read More…

Kids ‘Get Gross’ at messy Medina Library event (PHOTOS)


Kate Dawson, 9, above, shows off slime to her twin sister, Lauren, at the Medina Library on Thursday afternoon. The two participated in the children’s event “Get Gross” along with brother, Jack, 10, and sister Maddie, 6. A collection of books about the topic of gross things was available at the Medina Library on Thursday Read More…

PHOTO: Driver uninjured in icy crash in Medina on Thursday

Driver Nicole Slowey, 24, was not injured in the crash. She and her dog were helped from the rear of the vehicle by a passerby, Frank Frazee. He said he was traveling south on North State Road when he saw Slowey’s vehicle in front of him swerve to the right. “I think she started to slide and turned right to try to avoid hitting anyone,” he said. “But then she hit the snowbank and it was so frozen solid that she sort of went right up the side and turned her car over. It was almost in slow motion how it happened.” He said he and a passenger wanted to help. “We’re going to be late to work today, but somebody needed help and someone had to do it.” (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A one-vehicle crash about 7:25 a.m. Thursday left a car on its side and vehicles backed up on North State Road near West Liberty Street in Medina.

Pair gets two years each in Medina gun store robbery

Mason Farnsworth, left, and Brandon Flemming

Two Medina men received prison sentences Thursday for their part in a theft of almost 20 firearms from a North Court Street gun shop in September. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were sentenced to two years each on Thursday after accepting plea deals in January. Both were convicted of receiving stolen firearms, a Read More…

Local doctors back Ohio House bill to expand Narcan access

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A proposal to allow friends and family members of an addict to gain access to a heroin-overdose antidote drug has the support of local doctors. The bill is being considered in the Ohio House and gained approval from the Health and Aging Committee on Wednesday. Under the proposed law, pharmacies would be able to distribute Read More…

Landmark net neutrality rules win FCC approval in party-line 3-2 vote

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WASHINGTON — In a landmark decision for the future of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic. The new rules prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating against legal content flowing through their wired or wireless networks, such as by charging websites for faster delivery of Read More…

Police seeking help identifying suspects in attempted ATM theft

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Brunswick police are looking for two or possibly three suspects believed to be involved in an attempted theft of an ATM from the Walgreens at Pearl and Center roads earlier this month. Police said a newspaper carrier reported that the door of the pharmacy was open and it looked as though there had been a Read More…

Indoor kart course on track for March opening in Medina

The quarter-mile-long track at High Voltage Indoor Karting in Medina encompasses 50,000 square feet and is the first indoor track of its kind in Northeast Ohio. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Employees of High Voltage Indoor Karting are putting the finishing touches on the track in preparation for their grand opening March 9. The quarter-mile track features tight turns and fast straights, which they say will satisfy the adrenaline demands of both beginners and advanced racers alike. “The fastest lap we have had in testing is Read More…

Medina County workers from several agencies receive raises

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Medina County commissioners have approved four new contracts for county workers. The two-year contracts for four unionized groups — Job and Family Services, Child Support Enforcement Agency, line maintenance employees and water distribution employees — included pay raises. Each of the contracts, approved during the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, replaces two-year deals approved in 2013. County Read More…

United Way officially launches effort to help jobless Medina County residents


The United Way of Medina County on Wednesday officially rolled out Employing Medina County — the third area of its revamped funding schedule — by announcing a $150,000 grant from Westfield Insurance. Executive Director Seth Kujat said the grant, which will be disbursed over a three-year period, will fund the program until it is self Read More…