September 17, 2014

Medina
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Arlene Claire Cowling Fetzer

Arlene Claire Cowling Fetzer, 91, of Medina, loving wife of John Fetzer, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2013. She was born on September 13, 1921 in Cleveland, daughter of the late Clara and Adolf Hejduk. Arlene lived most of her life in Medina. After graduating from high school, she helped manage the Willard B. Read More…

Richard Lee McGill

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Richard Lee McGill, 84, of Sharon Township, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013. He was born in Wadsworth August 20, 1928, to Edward and Virginia (nee Stuver) McGill. Richard served in the United States Navy. He enjoyed traveling, especially out West, loved fishing, and working on cars. Richard leaves behind his beloved wife, Valoyce (nee Read More…

Todd L. Shook

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Todd L. Shook, 37, of Wadsworth, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his home. He was born July 29, 1975 in Wooster, to Jenny Chapman and Dennis Shook. He grew up in Litchfield and attended Buckeye Schools for most of his education and graduated from Cloverleaf High School. He worked as a truck driver Read More…

Charles E. Stehno, Jr.

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Charles E. Stehno, Jr., 80, of Medina, entered the church triumphant June 14, 2013. He was born March 29, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Charles and Mae (nee Kalina) Stehno. Charles earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War and was Read More…

Cafe petition moves forward

Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans storefront sweepstakes parlors can start collecting signatures in their effort to have voters repeal the measure next year. State officials on Friday certified an initial 1,000 signatures and petition summary wording from the group called the Committee to Protect Ohio Jobs. That means it can begin gathering Read More…

Reading celebrated on Medina’s Public Square

Fred Beaver, of the Ruhlin Co., joins Carl of "Where the Wild Things Are" and the title character of the Froggy book series dancing with children in a game to win books during the Book Riot on Medina's Public Square on Friday. Beaver and other Ruhlin Co. employees volunteered their time to help Project: LEARN host the Book Riot. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

There were rioters and a monster Friday on Medina’s Public Square. No, they weren’t villagers with pitchforks and torches hunting Frankenstein’s creation. It was a Book Riot, sponsored by Project: LEARN. The group celebrated its 30th anniversary by living up to its name, which stands for Let Every Adult Read Now, At precisely noon, a Read More…

Charities receive financial boost

Officials from 14 area nonprofit groups accept a check for $30,000, which represents the total amount of grants announced by the Medina County Community Foundation at the “Spring into Summer” fundraiser dinner Friday evening at Weymouth Country Club.  (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

MEDINA TWP. — Donors and grant recipients donned leis, floral shirts and grass skirts for a Hawaiian-style celebration of the Medina County Community Foundation’s announcement of $30,000 in grants to 14 local charities. Almost 150 people attended the dinner Friday at the Weymouth Country Club. The “Spring into Summer” fundraiser celebrates the solstice — the Read More…

Fugitive eludes police

LODI — A man wanted in connection with a March home invasion eluded police Friday morning. Michael Basford, 26, whose last known address is 296 Springbrook Drive, Medina, has been on the run from law enforcement since he was indicted in April by a Medina County grand jury on a felony charge of breaking and Read More…

Driver heading to court in fatal crash case

Mateo Ralios

A 20-year-old man accused of causing Medina County’s first fatal car crash of the year is expected to enter a plea at his initial appearance in Common Pleas Court on Monday. Mateo Ralios, whose address is not listed in court records, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and Read More…