February 11, 2016


Anne Marie Hickey


Anne Marie Hickey, 80, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Anne was born July 4, 1932 in Syracuse, New York, to the late Edward and Frances (McCarthy) Wolff. She was a homemaker, active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and AOH, the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Anne was the beloved wife of Read More…

Transit change up to feds


Medina County officials and Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell want the Ohio Department of Transportation to fix the new funding formula for the county’s transit system. But an ODOT official said the federal government required the change and there is nothing the state can do about it. Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina, said ODOT has Read More…

Multiplying the surprise

Lindsay Lowrie, 20, of Brunswick  holds her son, Kenneth. Lowrie gave birth to Kenneth, his twin Colton, and twins Bentley and Griffin on April 18 at Fairview Hospital. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

All parents think their kids are one in a million, but one Brunswick couple legitimately can claim their four boys are one in 70 million. On April 18, Lindsay Lowrie, 20, and her fiance, Kenny Carr, became the parents of four boys — identical twins, Kenneth and Colton, and a second pair identical twins, Bentley Read More…

Picnic speaks to work of advocates

Guardians, wards and Medina County Probate Court employees pose for a photo at a picnic Thursday at Brunswick Eagles Club, 349 Pearl Road. The picnic honored volunteers in the court's guardianship program. Probate and Juvenile Judge John J. Lohn is third from right. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Mary Keller has always had a place in her heart for the elderly and mentally ill. “I used to visit family at the nursing home,” said Keller, 66, “and I saw how many people didn’t have someone to visit them.” So when she saw a newspaper ad for the court-run Volunteer Guardianship Program, Keller said Read More…

Rabies outbreak spreads among bats

WESTFIELD TWP. — A bat found in a home on Lake Road near Gloria Glens tested positive for rabies — the fourth rabid bat found in the county this year and the second in two weeks. It’s the most bats testing positive since 2003, when four were found to be infected. So far this year, Read More…

Guilford man indicted on drug/alcohol charges

Kjirsten Bykowski

MEDINA — A 42-year-old Guilford Township man with a long criminal record was indicted by a Medina County grand jury Wednesday on two counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The charges against Michael G. Huffman, of 3944 Greenwich Road, are third-degree felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison, because Read More…