July 23, 2014

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Wadsworth’s annual Blue Tip Festival reignites

DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE Joe Diller, of Wadsworth, gives his 2-year-old son, Colten, a better view of the 2013 Blue Tip Festival Parade on Tuesday.

The annual Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival fired up Tuesday as the Blue Tip torch blazed once more in Town Square and children lined the street awaiting candy from parade floats. The festival is named after the Ohio Blue Tip Company, a factory that produced wooden matches for several decades in the city until relocating in Read More…

Debra Kay Van Blarcum

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Debra Kay Van Blarcum, loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. Deb was born March 31, 1958 in Maryville Tennessee. Debra was a highly regarded Certified Emergency Nurse at Akron City Hospital Emergency department. Her 16 years Emergency experience touched many lives in a professional, compassionate manner. Along with Read More…

Robert M. Stevens

Robert M. Stevens, 62, of Medina Township, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Medina Hospital. He was born in New Castle, Indiana on June 28, 1950, to Warren E. Stevens and Jean (nee Moore) Stevens. Bob was employed as an Electronics Tech at General Electric Company. Bob and his beloved wife Elaine (nee Jones) Read More…

Robert C. Warner II

Mr. Robert C. Warner II, 70, of Rockmart, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013. A native of Medina, he was retired from Cobb EMC in 2004 with 18 years of service. Mr. Warner was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Warner, Sr. and Helen Teig Warner; and a brother, Rick Warner. He Read More…

Jim DiLeonardo

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Jim DiLeonardo was born and raised in Cleveland. He was a proud U.S. Marine, who died suddenly Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the age of 53 in Oklahoma. Jimmy was the son of Marilyn and Frank (deceased); brother of Skip (Diane), Michael (Sally), Anthony (Donna), Paula (Jeremy) and Susan (deceased); father of two, Jenica and Read More…

Joseph G. Saladna

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Joseph G. Saladna, 78, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Joe lived in Medina County all his life and served in the U.S. Army. Joe retired from General Motors as an auto tech. As a youth, Joe participated in the Soap Box Derby and followed the Derby events for many years. He also Read More…

Kathleen T. Lange

Kathleen T. Lange (nee Anderson), 70, of Valley City, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Kathy was born July 5, 1942 in Cleveland, to the late Albert and Madge Anderson. She resided in Valley City since 1978. Kathy is a member of St. Martin of Tours, Valley City and worked Read More…

Raymond E. “Gene” Hodges

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Raymond E. “Gene” Hodges, 75, of Chippewa Lake, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013. Gene was born December 11, 1937 in Smithville, Ohio. He was a glazer, glass worker for more than 35 years for North Hill Glass in Akron. Gene was an avid golfer and fishermen, he enjoyed both sports. He was an animal Read More…