October 24, 2014

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New OSU educator hopes to introduce community gardens

Ashley Kulhanek is the new educator of agriculture and natural resources for Medina County’s Ohio State University Extension Office. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

By Korinne Caniglia Special to The Gazette Ashley Kulhanek wants to talk about what’s bugging you. Kulhanek joined Ohio State University Extension earlier this month as the new educator of agriculture and natural resources in Medina County. She replaces Mike Miller, who retired after 36 years. “I fell in love with bugs and teaching science,” Read More…

Catholics celebrate start of Lent

MEDINA — Catholics celebrated the start of the season of Lent at traditional Ash Wednesday services at St. Francis Xavier Church. At a morning mass for students, the Rev. John Sungwoong Lee reminded everyone that the season of Lent is about more than just sacrifice for the 40 days leading up to Easter. Catholics around Read More…

Memorial school science fair a fizzy, volcanic extravaganza

Kaitlyn Mendoza poses with her project during the Science Extravaganza on Feb. 1 at Brunswick’s Memorial Elementary School. (COURTESY PHOTO)

By Megan O’Connor BEAT Reporter BRUNSWICK — Memorial Elementary hosted the school’s 10th annual Science Extravaganza on Feb. 1. Students in all grades could participate. This year, Mandy Clark, a fifth-grade teacher, and Cheri Brown, a kindergartner teacher, were in charge. In the past, the students would sign up and then choose from a list Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for Feb. 14

Brunswick police Friday, Jan. 25 6 p.m. — 3700 block Carlisle Drive, jewelry reported stolen from a home. No forced entry was found and the homeowners reported they hadn’t checked their jewelry box since Dec. 25. Monday, Feb. 4 6:39 p.m. — Jena L. Nagy, 23, of 2779 Michael Drive, Brunswick, served with a felony Read More…

Day care provides a place for pets, people to bond

Kristine Valiante, 44, of Medina, brought her Scottish terrier, Annabella, to the open house. Valiante will work at the center at least once a week,  she said. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA TWP. — Working with animals helps Kristine Valiante manage her depression and anxiety. Valiante, 44, of Medina, brought her 7-year-old Scottish terrier, Annabella, to the Tuesday open house and ribbon-cutting to celebrate Medina Creative Housing’s latest venture — a day care center for dogs. Valiante said she will work at the daycare at least Read More…

Beverly L. Lytle

Beverly L. Lytle, 58, of Brunswick Hills, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013. Beverly had a passion for her pets and working with her hands in her gardens. She was the loving daughter of Louise and the late Elbert Allan; granddaughter of the late Mary Toman; cherished wife of Michael; dear mother of Jennifer (Nicholas) Read More…

Mary B. Fain

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Mary B. Fain, 85, of Medina, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was born November 16, 1927 in Danville, Kentucky, to the late David and Lena (White) Groves. Mary was a nurse at Medina General Hospital for 25 years. She was the beloved mother of Patricia A. Jones (Jessie) of Seven Hills, Ronnie L. Read More…

Fred Rice

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John Frederick Rice, 77, of Lodi, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013, at Hospice of Medina County. He was born March 6, 1935, in Lodi, to John E. and Helen (McClain) Rice. He was a 1953 graduate of Lodi High School and later entered the U.S. Navy in 1955, serving aboard the USS Thor. He Read More…

Allen F. Goebel

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Allen F. Goebel, 91, of Medina, passed away Monday, February 12, 2013. He was born May 18, 1921 in Canton to the late Joseph and Gertrude (King) Goebel. Allen was a former inspector for General Motors, retiring in 1985 after 26 years of service, and also worked at the Plain Dealer for 11 years. He Read More…

Mark G. Schmitt

Mark G. Schmitt, 50, of Medina, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. He was born in Rochester, New York on September 19, 1962 to Klaus and Betty Schmitt. Mark grew up in New York and moved to Medina County, where he graduated from Cloverleaf High School in 1982. Mark was a mechanic and a carpenter. Read More…