July 31, 2014

Medina
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Robert M. Graf

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Robert M. Graf, 70, passed away suddenly at his home in Sebastian, Florida, Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Born in Cleveland, he resided in Avon Lake and Medina, prior to retiring in 2007 after 30+ proud years as an executive with Discount Drug Mart. Serving in the U.S. Air Force, he married his bride of 50 Read More…

Alice Weber

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Alice Weber (nee Myers), 84, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012. She was born in Elyria, to the late George and Hattie (Wensink) Myers. Alice was an extremely active person who especially enjoyed motorcycling, traveling having been on over 12 cruises and horse racing with her husband Wes. In Florida she loved Wednesday “Fun and Read More…

William L. “Bill” Whitehouse

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William L. “Bill” Whitehouse, 82, of Seville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 13, 2012. He was born May 3, 1930, to the late James and Hazel Whitehouse. Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, on October 21, 2009. He is Read More…

Ethyl A. Blankenship

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Ethyl A. Blankenship, 66, of Lodi, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 16, 2012 at Lodi Community Hospital. She was born in Cleveland on March 8, 1946 to Theodore and Anne Hilliard Thomas and had resided in Lodi since 1991.She is survived by her husband, Lewis; daughter, Michele Touchstone; son, Wayne Blankenship; daughter-in-law, Lori Blankenship; grandchildren, Read More…

Black River superintendent warns of deep cuts

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River Superintendent Janice Wyckoff warned the school board that small class sizes, athletics and extracurricular activities are in jeopardy after the failure of two levies on the Nov. 6 ballot. Wyckoff told an audience of several hundred students, parents, faculty and staff that if the district can’t pass a levy next Read More…

Montville snow removal program targets seniors

MONTVILLE TWP. — Trustee Ron Bischof said the township is starting a snow removal program for low-income seniors. “Last year, I had a resident who was 90-some years old,” he said. “Her niece gave me a call and asked if we had that particular program because she couldn’t take care of the snow.” Trustees approved Read More…

Salvation Army’s red-kettle goal is $85,000

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell drops the first dollar of the holiday season into a red kettle Friday morning during a kickoff breakfast at the Salvation Army Medina Corps. (STEVE GRAZIER / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — About 90 people attended the red-kettle kickoff breakfast Friday morning at the Salvation Army Medina Corps. The annual breakfast is the start of the Salvation Army’s holiday season donation drive. The Salvation Army’s goal this year is $85,000 in kettle dollars. Mayor Dennis Hanwell, who offered the first red-kettle dollar Friday, praised the Read More…

Candlelight Walk events in Medina

Hundreds attend the lighting ceremony Friday night for the Candlelight Walk on Medina's Public Square. (CHUCK HUMEL / GAZETTE)

Today 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Medina County Holiday Farmers Market (Root Candles, 623 W. Liberty St.). 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Strolling Holiday Quartet (Miss Molly’s Tea Room, 140 W. Washington St.). Noon to 1 p.m. — Melanie Brown and Sara Schwartz, cello and harp (Towne Square Commons, 23 Public Square). 2 Read More…

Browns: Joe Haden’s status up in the air

BEREA — The Browns won’t know until Sunday morning if No. 1 cornerback Joe Haden will play Sunday afternoon against the Dallas Cowboys. Haden missed practice Friday for the second straight day after straining an oblique muscle Wednesday during position drills. He was listed as questionable on the official injury report. “He’ll be a gametime Read More…

Grand jury indicts 4 men on various counts

MEDINA — Four men were indicted by a Medina County grand jury Wednesday. • Matthew S. Farmer, 21, of 611 Canterbury Lane, Apt. C, Medina, was indicted on a charge of possessing weapons illegally, a third-degree felony. Farmer already had a record in Medina County. On Feb. 23, he pleaded guilty to possession of morphine, Read More…