February 9, 2016


Douglas M. Gottron


Douglas M. “Doc” Gottron, 97, of Spencer, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, September 11, 1915, to the late Franklin and Marion (Smith) Gottron. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Agriculture and married the late Helen Greifnieder in 1939. Doc taught Agriculture for Read More…

Powell Andrew Ulich


Powell Andrew Ulich of San Diego, California, died suddenly Wednesday, May 26, 2013. The son of the late Carl and Bertha Ulich, he was born July 25, 1944, and graduated from Medina High School in 1964. After serving in the U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia, he attended Cooper School of Art in Cleveland. While Read More…

John Louis Nagy


John Louis Nagy, in his 97th year, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2013, with family at his side. His family celebrates his life. A native Ohioan, John was born in Cleveland. At the age of 15, as the depression weakened the economy, he and his family moved to Spencer in search of farm living. Read More…

No money for courthouse expansion

Architect’s rendering of a proposed $17 million addition and renovation of the Medina County Courthouse. County commissioners say there’s just no money to start the project. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

Judges and other county courthouse employees will have to make do in cramped quarters for at least another year, county commissioners say. There’s just no money, they say. “One of the things commissioners are obligated to do is maintain the buildings and keep them safe and looking decent, but all we’ve been able to do Read More…

Teens plan summer events on Medina’s Public Square

Olivia Grandis and Eric Rapenchuck, both 17, who will be seniors at Medina High School in the fall, rehearse “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato on Thursday night in preparation for today’s talent show on Medina’s Public Square. (KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE)

Alex Mutnansky thinks young people know best when it comes to having summer fun. That’s why he and a group of like-minded teenagers have taken on the job of planning events for young people in Medina this summer. Tonight is their debut project — a talent show, on Broadway Street at Public Square in Medina. Read More…

Court bailiff honored


MEDINA — A Medina County bailiff was honored by his peers earlier this month. Joe Lewandowski, county Domestic Relations Court bailiff and court administrator, was named Court Officer of the Year for the state and the region by the Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association. “It was a huge shock to me,” Lewandowski said. “I Read More…

I-76 ramps to close in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Interstate 76’s westbound entrance ramp from state Route 94 and the westbound exit ramp to state Route 76 will close Monday for at least two weeks. Bad weather could keep the ramps closed longer. The work is part of a $17.7 million project aimed at rebuilding I-76 in Medina County. Work began in Read More…

Farmers market to open in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Area Historical Society is hosting a weekly farmers market, beginning Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., at Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road. “Can you think of a better location to host a farmers market than on one of Brunswick’s oldest farms?” said Jeff Neidert, spokesperson for the society. “We have some Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint in Medina

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and local police officers conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening on the west side of Medina. The checkpoint — the fourth in the county so far this year — began about 8 p.m. in the 900 block of West Liberty Street. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Trial postponed in Montville gun case

Mark Bornino

MEDINA — One of the men accused of unintentionally hitting two Montville Township homes while target shooting an assault rifle in January had his trial in Medina County Common Pleas Court postponed. Mark Bornino, 53, of 5544 Windfall Road, Montville Township, was scheduled for a June 19 trial on a charge of firing a gun Read More…