February 7, 2016


Chalk festival draws amateur, professional artists

Haley Wasserman, 15, of Medina, is a student at Medina High School. DAVID KNOX/GAZETTE

Artists share Medina’s Public Square with the farmers market for the seventh-annual Chalk Art Festival on Saturday morning. Many of the downtown businesses sponsored professional and student artists to create works of chalk art in front of their businesses. Amateurs of all ages were invited to participate.

County transit passengers could be left at curb

A change in how Ohio classifies Medina County Public Transit threatens to leave some of its most dependent riders stranded next year. County transit officials have told the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities that there won’t be bus transportation for as many as 100 developmentally disabled clients who work at the Achievement Center in Read More…

Stuff to do outdoors this month

Tuesday Stroller Hike, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, 10:30 a.m. On this guided hike, the group will explore different parks and investigate nature happenings in ways adults and children can understand. A fun way to enjoy the outdoors, get a little exercise and socialize with other parents. Children can be in Read More…

York Twp. School is gone, but students remain

Beulah Scott, 94, of Montville, represents the York School graduating class of 1935 at the annual reunion of that school’s remaining graduates. York closed in 1953 as part of the consolidation of rural schools into the Buckeye Local School District. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

York Township School closed in 1953, but its graduates keep the school’s memories alive. They’ve been holding annual reunions since 1907. Members from nine classes were at Friday’s 106th gathering in Liverpool Township, including 94-year-old Beulah Scott of Montville, who represented the 19 members of the class of 1935. Scott remembers that after graduation she Read More…

Glenda Warner


Glenda Warner, beloved mother, grandmother and friend left this earthly existence and passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Saturday, June 1, 2013. A visitation at Waite and Son, 765 N. Court Street, Medina, will be held from 6 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, June 4, 2013, where a memorial service will be held Read More…

Barbara A. Grubb

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Barbara A. Grubb, 71, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013. Barbara was born January 5, 1942 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, to the late Ira and Anna (Namet) Naugle. She was an active member of Litchfield Assembly of God Church, Medina County Advisory Council to the Agency of Ageing, Western Reserve Agency of Ageing, Rural Read More…

Alpheus “Jim” Pullin


Alpheus “Jim” Pullin, 81, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. He was born to Alpheus and Lillian (nee Laudermill) Pullin on March 8, 1932 in Carolina, West Virginia. He married the love of his life, Marlene (nee Basen) on September 25, 1953. They were planning on celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Alpheus was Read More…

Lucille Faster Widdifield


Lucille Faster Widdifield, 100, of Brunswick, went home with the Lord and her late husband, Howard Widdifield on Friday, May 31, 2013. She was born in Cleveland on May 24, 1913 to her late parents, Henry and Elsie (Bell) Faster of Brunswick. Lucille celebrated her 100th birthday last week with family and friends and this Read More…

Terry M. Oppenlander


Terry M. Oppenlander, 52 of Medina, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 31, 2013 in Cleveland. He was born in Medina, to Lloyd and Marie (nee Luzius) Oppenlander on December 2, 1960. He was President/Owner of T&M Electric as a state licensed electrician. Terry loved spending time with his family. He was an avid model train Read More…

Ethel M. Johnston


Ethel M. Johnston, 82, died Friday, May 31, 2013. She was the loving mother of Ronald Johnston (Patti) and the late Deborah, Pamela, Jack, and Gary; cherished grandmother of Debbie Marlowe (Brian), Kimberly Johnston (Timothy), John Johnston, Raymond Johnston and Stefanie Lamp (Bradley); great grandmother of 12; and sister of Herbert Hoffman and Irvin Hoffman Read More…