April 17, 2014

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City manager field down to 5

Brunswick City Council has narrowed the field to five finalists for the job of city manager. The post has been vacant since August, when Jim Lukas resigned. Three Ohio men, including Brunswick Service Director Pat McNamara, were brought in for interviews Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Next week, Council will interview two applicants from out of Read More…

PHOTO: Memorial for motorcyclists

During a well-attended memorial service Wednesday for Robert Willis and his wife, Jolene, the Columbia Station Veterans of Foreign Post 9340 delivered an emotional prayer, taps, presentation of arms and a flag-raising. The Columbia Station couple died in a motorcycle accident Sunday. A fund has been established for their five children. Donations can be made at FirstMerit Bank, 25742 Royalton Road, Columbia Station. For more information, call (440) 236-3400. (KRISTIN BAUER / GAZETTE)

Medina Council takes step toward a new courthouse

Medina City Council took the first step Tuesday toward building a new municipal courthouse by agreeing to advertise for an architect to help determine if the project is economically feasible. City officials have wrestled for more than 10 years with the lack of space at the municipal courthouse, across North Elmwood Avenue from City Hall. Read More…

Hundreds of volunteers honored Tuesday by Medina Hospital

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MEDINA — More than 320 volunteers put in more than 51,000 hours of volunteer time during 2013 to help support the patients at Medina Hospital. On Tuesday, the volunteers were honored for their service by the Cleveland Clinic, who took control of operations at the hospital five years ago. “As the largest provider in Medina Read More…

Granger Twp. gaining firm with future $2.5M payroll

GRANGER TWP. — Medina County commissioners learned more Monday about a deal that will bring a new business to Granger Township under a federal program that offers tax abatements. S&V Industries is slated to move its corporate headquarters from Fairlawn to the Community Reinvestment Area business sector along state Route 18. Bethany Dentler, executive director Read More…

Recorder’s Office: Papers now can be filed online

Residents and businesses will find it easier to file their documents electronically with the Medina County Recorder’s Office starting today. County Recorder Colleen Swedyk has launched the “E-Record” program through the office’s website. Residents, banks and businesses can file power of attorney papers, living wills, mortgages and liens online through a company that will charge Read More…

Program pairs seniors’ benefits

Low-income Medina County senior citizens soon will be enrolled in a new state health care program that combines their Medicare and Medicaid benefits. My Care Ohio will be in effect May 1 and residents have until then to select an insurance program or be placed into one by the state. Officials say it remains to Read More…

Ohio bill: College athletes aren’t considered employees

An Ohio legislative panel changed a budget bill on Monday to make clear that college athletes are not employees under state law, following a recent ruling from a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that Northwestern University football players could unionize. The ruling said that full scholarship players can be considered employees and Read More…

Local couple killed in motorcycle crash

A Columbia Station couple died about 5:45 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding struck a vehicle on Grafton Road in Grafton Township. The crash occurred at a sharp curve in front of 36781 Grafton Road about a half-mile east of Mennell Road. The motorcyclist, Robert Willis, rode left of center and collided with Read More…

Man could face prison on gun theft charges

David Schell

MEDINA — A 30-year-old Medina man pleaded not guilty Monday to firearm theft charges that would give him mandatory prison time if he’s convicted. David M. Schell, of 650 Sturbridge Drive, is charged with grand theft of a firearm and having weapons with a violent felony conviction. Last year, he was convicted of domestic violence Read More…