October 23, 2014

Medina
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University of Akron Steel Drum Band plays in Medina

The beat rolls on for Medina residents as the University of Akron Steel Drum Band comes to town to showcase its percussive talents. “The University of Akron Steel Drum Band is acclaimed nationally,” said Medina Historic Business Partners volunteer Thomas Sigel. “They’re one of the first field drum ensembles in the state, and it’s a Read More…

‘Is There A Doctor In The House?’ variety show planned for October

LODI — Lodi Community Hospital Auxiliary will showcase its eighth annual presentation of the musical variety show “Is There A Doctor in the House?” to be held Oct. 5 and 6 at Homerville Community Center. Curtain time will be 8 p.m. Medina County Sheriff Neil Hassinger will return as Master of Ceremonies. Also back by Read More…

Chris Cornell carries on with November House of Blues concert

Like a twice-divorced, middle-aged Gen Xer, grunge-icon Chris Cornell continues on with his musical career. You’ll remember a decade ago Cornell’s Seattle act Soundgarden called it quits. Now comes word that the supergroup Audioslave is also finished, forcing Cornell back to solo waters. While his most recent album “Carry On” falls flat, the good news Read More…

Lodi Literary Club celebrates a century of meetings

When Jessie Jason Rufner wrote her contribution about Harrisville Township for the county history book published in 1948, she included a paragraph about how much things had changed in the span of a half-century. “Livery stables are a thing of the past and so are the old-time taverns. The railroads are outmoded. Milliners no longer Read More…

Income guidelines specified for child, adult food program

Community Action Wayne/Medina has announced sponsorship of the USDA-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The following income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals are effective through June 30: One-person family: $13,273 per year, $1,107 per month; Read More…

Campus news

University of Akron The following local students graduated from the University of Akron: Brunswick — Jennifer Browning, Bachelor of Arts; Diane Fowles, Master of Science in Nursing; Timothy Quiring, Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Lindsay Rebic, Bachelor of Arts; Kelly Rose, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Christopher Smith, Master of Science; Chippewa Lake — Elizabeth Read More…

Caring for the Community

Michelle’s Law Michelle’s Leading Star Foundation is an effort to promote safe driving among teens and commemorate Michelle Sanderbeck (and all other teens) who lost their lives in teen driving crashes. A major objective is to use the proceeds to start an interactive drivers education curriculum and virtual/simulated driving courses in the near future in Read More…

Names in the News

The Medina Kiwanis Breakfast Club recently elected the new officers for the coming year: Janette Forro, president; Tom Borror, vice president; Chet Simmons, treasurer; Cathy King, secretary; and board members Mark Miller, Bob Law, Paula Majoros, Steve Carlson, Clay Benjamin, Stu Root, Wally Schaedel. Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Inc. of Brunswick renewed its Read More…

Winners’ circle

Birthcare scholarships Birthcare of Medina County awarded four scholarships totaling $2,000 to the following young mothers: Violeta Simic, enrolled in the LPN program at Wayne County Career Center; Kari Johnston, who plans to complete her associate degree in Human Resources Management at Cuyahoga Community College this fall; Christina Smith, enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College and Read More…

Scholarship opportunity

Golden Rule scholarship Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services is joining fellow members of the International Order of the Golden Rule, a professional association of local, family-owned funeral homes, to support National Family Appreciation Month. A major component of the campaign is a writing contest for high school seniors. It will be conducted locally by Read More…