October 5, 2015

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Portage County produces most fracking waste

Booming energy production in shale formations has made a Northeast Ohio county the top location in the state for underground injection of drilling wastes. Portage County, home of Kent State University, had enough drilling wastes injected deep into the ground in 2012 to fill a train of tanker cars that would stretch nearly 37 miles, Read More…

Medina block party draws a crowd Saturday

Phillip Johnson and Shantrel Price relax in the sun at Saturday's Ward 1 Block Party. Johnson and Price are members of the Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson St., which helped organize the party. DAVID KNOX/GAZETTE

Medina Councilman Brian Hillberg said more than 200 hamburgers and 150 hot dogs were served at a block party, which he hopes will become an annual event. The Corkscrew Saloon donated the burgers and dogs and and Hilberg’s Marie’s Cafe provided buns, condiments, ice and catering equipment. Sandridge Food Corp. chipped in with coleslaw and Read More…

Michael J. Krebs


Michael J. Krebs, 33, of Bath Township, formerly of Chardon, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013. He was the devoted husband to the love of his life, Megan (nee Johnson); and proud father of three boys, Jalen Michael, Mason Ray, and Noah James. Michael was the beloved son of Jim and Jacki (nee Schindler); and Read More…

Betty D. Hunter


Betty D. Hunter, 88, longtime resident of Medina, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Chardon. She was born February 1, 1925 in Lakewood, to the late Chester W. and Myrtle M. (Steinmetz) Weber. Betty was a licensed registered nurse for St. Thomas Hospital in Akron and later helped her husband on the family dairy Read More…

Josephine Dolores Benson


Josephine Dolores Benson, 90, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Medina. Mrs. Benson was born January 20, 1923 in Adrian, Pennsylvania, to the late John and Stella (Bukowska) Krempa. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Flora Stone Mather College and earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing Read More…