October 31, 2014

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Taste of the world

MEDINA — There’s walking, and then there’s waulking. The Gaelic method of fulling wool to the tempo of folk songs slow and fast was just one of the cultural demonstrations at the inaugural Medina International Fest on Saturday. The event on the Square in Medina was combined with the Medina farmers market to create the Read More…

Cheers & chidings

CHEERS: to school districts in Medina County for receiving the highest grade possible from the state on report cards released Tuesday. Five out of seven districts — Brunswick, Buckeye, Highland, Medina and Wadsworth — received an “excellent with distinction” rating, meaning they previously were rated “excellent” and experienced improved test scores for at least two Read More…

Health care bill foes express dissent to Sutton

LORAIN — The discontent of some against the nation’s leaders made its way to Lorain on Friday when 10 people from five cities and four different groups delivered a letter and a petition to U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton’s office. Members of the groups — Medina County Friends and Neighbors, the Akron Tea Party, the Cleveland Read More…

Exploring a firefighter’s career

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SPENCER — Nearly every Fire Explorers lesson ends with a water fight. The youth firefighters, ages 14 to 21, blast one another with the water hoses, laughing and tackling one another, stopping only when someone’s helmet falls off. “The guy with the bigger hose usually wins,” said Daniel Skrant, a volunteer with the Spencer Fire Read More…

Medina woman organizes bone marrow drive

MEDINA — “Get swabbed and save a life” has become the new mantra for Jeanne Hurt. The phrase refers to swabbing the inside of your mouth — what people have to do to become registered as bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell donors — and Hurt is recruiting people for a bone marrow drive Read More…

Sheriff sales poised for record in September

MEDINA — Medina County sheriff’s sales will reach an all-time high in September. Earlier this week, the Sheriff Office’s Civil Division released a list of 101 homes in foreclosure and seven lots with delinquent taxes to be sold on Sept. 24. So far, six of the foreclosures have been canceled and won’t be part of Read More…

It’s time for Browns to get serious

Scott Petrak   The Gazette   CLEVELAND —How the Browns fare in 2009 will remain a mystery until the season starts Sept. 13, if not longer.   But tonight’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans could provide the greatest glimpse into what’s ahead this fall in the first year under coach Eric Mangini. The third Read More…

Football games rescheduled

Today’s football games   Rescheduled from Friday   Western Reserve at Black River, 2 p.m.   Buckeye at Cloverleaf, 11 a.m.   Highland at Rocky River, 1 p.m.   Mansfield at Brunswick, 1 p.m.   Stow at Wadsworth, 1 p.m.   Hudson at Medina, 10 a.m.

Spiritual expo planned in Medina for next weekend

MEDINA — Visitors to the Community Center are invited to participate in what organizers describe as a “White Light Weekend” Sept. 4 to 6 with the opportunity to “send healing energy to Mother Earth and her troubled inhabitants.” The Serene Spirit Holistic Expo and Gem Show 2009 will be 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4, Read More…

Toastmasters talk food for fun during contest at meeting

MEDINA — They’re the toast of the town when it comes to giving speeches on the fly, off the cuff or in a heartbeat. Five members of Toastmasters Club 941 took center stage at the group’s Wednesday evening meeting to compete in humorous speech and table topic contests. Jeannine Murray, president of the Medina club, Read More…