July 28, 2014

Medina
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Nancy Jean Lawrence

Nancy Jean Lawrence, 81, of Medina, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at LifeCare Center in Medina. She was born in Medina on April 11, 1931 to the late Louis and Florence W. Lawrence. A 1949 graduate of Medina High School, Nancy was a librarian for many years and was well known for her work Read More…

Michael P. Lewis

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Michael P. Lewis, 70, of Lodi, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012. He was born March 11, 1942 in Cincinnati, to the late Melbourne and Golda Mary (Snider) Lewis. He was a retired Boilermaker now working for Norris Brothers in Cleveland. Mike was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and International Brotherhood of Read More…

Larry Edward Duyzer

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Larry Edward Duyzer, 65, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully and surrounded with love Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Stein Hospice care in Sandusky. A long time resident of Brunswick. He was the son of the late Peter and Virginia (nee Rainey) Duyzer. He is survived and missed by his fiancee, Cathy M. Rieth of 16 Read More…

Leona Mildred Sooy

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Leona Mildred Sooy, 102, of Spencer, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, at her home. She was born August 27, 1910, in Pittsfield, to Edward and Lois (West) McConnell. She graduated from Wellington High School and attended Ashland College. She was a school teacher in Penfield for a few years, before marrying Frank Sooy in Read More…

Thresea L. Hunter

Thresea L. Hunter (nee Sing), 48, of Seville, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 into the loving arms of Jesus surrounded by her close family. Thresea was born January 22, 1964 in Cleveland, to the late Edward and June Sing. She grew up in Cleveland, and has resided in Medina County for many years. Thresea Read More…

Westfield Bank acquires Western Reserve

WESTFIELD CENTER — Customers of Western Reserve Bank should see very few changes as a result of the bank’s Friday acquisition by Westfield Bancorp. Westfield Bank bought Western Reserve for $18 million in a plan announced in June. As a result of the acquisition, one Westfield Bank branch closed and 10 people lost their jobs. Read More…

Boy gives pet to woman who lost her dogs in fire

Janice Pierce, 58, cuddles her new dog, Paco. Connor Handy, 5, right, offered Pierce his 3-year-old Chihuahua after she lost her two Chihuahuas in a fire Nov. 14 at Nottingham Court in Medina. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — When 5-year-old Connor Handy learned that his grandmother’s friend had lost both of her dogs in a fire, he had an idea. “Maybe she needs my Heino,” he told his father. Chris Handy knew firsthand about the fire because his mother, Margaret Handy, lived at Nottingham Court. He had rushed there as soon Read More…

SPCA awarded $15,000 in challenge

Stephanie Moore, executive director of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, celebrates receiving a $15,000 check in grant money Friday from the American SPCA for reaching the county goal of 400 pets saved since Aug. 1. Also pictured is Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley and county SPCA volunteers outside the SPCA's Medina office, 245 S. Medina St. (STEVE GRAZIER / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was awarded a $15,000 check Friday after being named the most improved participant in the North Central Division of the national Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The award was celebrated Friday afternoon at the county SPCA office, 245 S. Medina St. The goal Read More…

Donations accepted for Wadsworth fire victims

WADSWORTH — The Salvation Army is collecting donations for victims of Tuesday’s house fire on Wolf Avenue. Maj. Debbie Grace, of the Wadsworth Salvation Army, said the office is collecting holiday gift cards, meal cards for local restaurants and nonperishable items for the Gross family. “A lot of people have already reached out, not just Read More…

Indiana financier gets 50 years

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana financier and former chief executive of Akron-based Fair Finance Corp. was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of swindling thousands of investors — almost all from Northeast Ohio — out of more than $200 million. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson told Timothy Read More…