October 22, 2014

Medina
Showers
45°F

Showing his swine

Green Scene: Hollyhocks

Plant: Hollyhock Latin name: Alcea rosea Description: The quintessential cottage flowers, hollyhocks give back to the garden all season from May until October. Hollyhock varieties are generally known as perennial plants in Ohio, including hybrid-style hollyhocks which are developed to withstand cold temperatures, rust or diseases. Many hollyhocks naturally have a shorter life span, living Read More…

Trailer-mounted strawblower now available to rent

By JEFF VAN LOON Medina County SWCD In order to assist landowners and others with preventing erosion on unseeded bare areas, the Medina County SWCD has purchased a trailer-mounted strawblower for rental purposes. The board of supervisors wanted to provide this service to help get good seedings established for sites in Medina County that have Read More…

Take steps to protect livestock from heat stress

As summer progresses and the temperature rises, livestock producers should be mindful of stresses the heat can put on animals. Maurice Eastridge, an Ohio State University Extension dairy specialist, said keeping livestock, especially dairy cattle, comfortable under hot conditions is important to maintaining animal health. “The heat can impact any animal, but dairy cattle are Read More…

Water Watchfulness

Many dogs love to swim, and dog owners who let their dogs cool off by splashing into ponds, lakes and reservoirs should be aware there are a few illnesses that can be caught from infected water. If a dog becomes ill after water play, it’s best to have a vet check him out. Giardia Giardia Read More…

Fairest of the Fair: 4-H Outstanding Court recognized today

By KORINNE CANIGLIA OSU Extension, Medina County Michelle Kerschner’s goals were simple at first. The young 4-H’er wanted to complete her first project and make it to county judging on time. Now, the 18-year-old coordinates hundreds of 4-H exhibits and leads a 50-member group as president of the Medina County Junior Fair Board. She joins Read More…

A table of tribute

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MEDINA — Beginning at age 9, Travis Latka annually attended the Medina County Fair to show various animals. His classmate Brian Sicz was involved with showing projects at the fair since joining Future Farmers of America two years ago. This year, the two will not be showing any animals or projects. Instead, they will be Read More…

‘Burnouts’ in dragster leave house burned out

BRUNSWICK — A 50-year-old man is in critical condition after crashing a homemade drag-racing car into his garage Saturday night. Steven Keltz, of 4109 St. James Drive, was doing “burnouts” — spinning and smoking the car’s back tires while staying in place — at the end of his driveway around 9:15 p.m. when the car Read More…

Man denies thefts of emblems from cemetery

MEDINA — The Sterling man accused of selling bronze emblems taken from the graves of veterans to a local scrap dealer pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge of receiving stolen property. Chad Dean, 27, was arrested July 12 after an investigation by the Medina County Sheriff’s Office that was spurred by a call Read More…

Craig Komar named to replace Gunkelman as Heritage principal

MEDINA — Craig Komar, former associate principal at A.I. Root Middle School, will be principal of Heritage Elementary School starting this fall. Komar, 31, is filling the shoes of Barbara Gunkelman, who was principal of Heritage for 12 years and retired at the end of the school year. “Mrs. Gunkelman’s leadership, knowledge and personal skills Read More…