October 22, 2014

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Large Medina crowd hears Martin Luther King Jr.’s message

Second Baptist Church in Medina was filled to capacity Sunday for the 14th annual service celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — The church was packed to capacity and cars overflowed the parking lot and lined the street for Second Baptist Church’s 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service. About 160 people attended the service, including city, county and township officials. Candace Campbell Jackson, vice president and chief of staff at the University of Read More…

Despite low attendance, Charity Ball still successful

Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley presents a check for $3,500 to Rhonda Wurgler, executive director of the Children’s Center of Medina County, with board president Jennifer Graham on Sunday at the 14th annual Commissioners’ Charity Ball at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA TWP. — Fewer people than usual attended the 14th annual Commissioners’ Charity Ball this year, due to illness and the flu going around, but it was no less glamorous. The same amount of money was raised this year as last year, said Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman. This year, through sponsorships and ticket sales, Read More…

President Obama officially begins second term

By David Espo WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was sworn in for four more years Sunday in a simple ceremony at the White House, embarking on a second-term quest to restore a still-shaky economy and combat terrorists overseas while swearing an age-old oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution. “I did it,” a smiling Read More…

Ohio fire deaths lowest in 26 years

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins COLUMBUS — The number of fire-related deaths in Ohio dropped last year to a 26-year low, with the state fire marshal attributing part of the decline to the unusually mild winter. It was the second year running Ohio saw double digit decreases in the numbers of people killed in blazes, said Fire Read More…

Area public meetings slated for this week

Editor’s note: Fax public meeting notices to (330) 725-4299 or email areanews@medina-gazette.com. Paid legal notices, which appear in the classified advertising section of the newspaper, should be emailed to legalnotices@medina-gazette.com. TODAY Harrisville Township trustees, regular meeting, 8 p.m., township hall, 209 Railroad St., Lodi. TUESDAY Brunswick Hills Township trustees, regular meeting, 7 p.m., township hall, Read More…

John Henry Hartman, Jr.

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John Henry Hartman, Jr., 75, of Wadsworth, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, at Altercare of Wadsworth. John was born November 30, 1937, in Rittman, to John H., Sr. and Opal (Crislip) Hartman. He married Helen Eileen Green on September 3, 1959 and they were married for 53 years, renewing their vows in 2012. John Read More…

Ronald C. Dobbins

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Ronald C. Dobbins, 71, of Grafton, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013. Ron was born April 20, 1941 in Clem, West Virginia, to the late Pastor CC Jack and Eunice Dobbins. He was raised in West Virginia and resided in Lorain County for over 50 years. Ron was very active in FFA while in high Read More…

Rose Mary Goodman

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Rose Mary Goodman, 85, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was born April 21, 1927 in Portsmouth, to the late Hord and Ethel (Johnston) Williams. Rose Mary worked as a respiratory therapist at many hospitals including Marymount, Medina General, Southwest General, Lodi Community, and Kaiser Permanente. She loved to cook, play the piano, and Read More…

Kenneth W. Nix

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Kenneth W. Nix, 89, of Seville, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013. He was born in Ingrahm, Illinois, to the late Valentine and Vera Nix. Ken was a retired independent truck driver, having driven over 60 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII. He enjoyed farming, roping, and riding horses with Read More…

Ronald J. Plesmid

Ronald J. Plesmid, 76, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born November 10, 1936 in Cleveland to Joseph and Mildred (nee Credico) Plesmid. Ron worked as a barber at Shore Center Barber Shop in Euclid for over 40 years. He was known as “The Animal” for his Read More…