August 1, 2014

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Donald R. Taylor

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Donald R. Taylor, 77, of Litchfield Township, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Medina General Hospital, after a 25 year battle with MS, with his family by his side. Don was born in Northfield, November 10, 1936, to Alfred and Ruth (nee Maltby) Taylor. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1954, where he was Read More…

Glenn R. “Oxey” Oxenrider

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Glenn R. “Oxey” Oxenrider, 84, of Creston, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville, following a period of declining health. Glenn was born March 24, 1929 in Rittman, to the late Orlo and Rose (Troxel) Oxenrider and attended Rittman School. He married Mary Lou “Toots” Baird on July 31, 1948 and Read More…

David L. Jackson

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David L. Jackson, 74, of Nova, previously of Medina, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Dave was born in Grafton, June 10, 1939, to Claude and Anna Jackson. He attended Midview High School and later moved to Erhart with his family. Dave was drafted into the United States Army and proudly served during the Read More…

Jamie Lynn Thorne/Butler

Jamie Lynn Thorne/Butler, born of Jeneen Marie Bassett Dailey (Ronald) and Douglas John Thorne on May 17, 1976 passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 8, 2014. Jamie was an LPN and loved her job. She really enjoyed caring for the residents at the nursing home. Jamie was a big Ohio State University fan. Jamie leaves behind Read More…

Phyllis A. Taylor

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Phyllis A. Taylor (nee Bailey), 73, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014. She was born to Russell and Helen (nee Vest) Bailey on June 11, 1940 in Beckley, West Virginia. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, gospel and country music. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brunswick and a former member of the Oak Read More…

Ann Kukay

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Ann Kukay (nee Harrington), 70, of Erhart, Ohio, died Monday, February 10, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was born January 24, 1944, in Akron to Robert and Kathryn Harrington. Ann attended Buchtel High School and graduated from Baldwin Wallace College. She married Tom Kukay of Marblehead, Ohio in 1965. After raising her family, Read More…

Ex-addict relates road to recovery

China Darrington, a former drug addict, talks about her experience with addiction during a presentation Friday morning at Medina Hospital. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine. Local officials say they’re seeing more and more people using these addictive and dangerous drugs. Counselors, court officers and health-care workers filled a conference room Friday morning at Medina Hospital for a presentation on drugs and addiction. Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller said he knows firsthand the way drugs can Read More…

Ice festival lights up Medina’s square

The fire and ice tower is lit Friday night to kick off the 20th annual Medina Ice Festival. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES)

The weather conditions will be ideal for this weekend’s 20th annual Medina Ice Festival: Cold. “We are fortunate to have about perfect weather, mid- to high 20s and cloudy,” Main Street Medina Executive Director Matt Wiederhold said. “If it gets too hot, like the past couple years, the sculptures melt; and if it’s sunny, the Read More…

Valentine’s Day tradition continues

Jackie Young and Jeremy Watt are married at the Medina County Courthouse on Valentine's Day by Probate Judge Kevin Dunn. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Medina County Probate Court staff kept alive a tradition Friday that began seven years ago on Valentine’s Day. Court staff decorated the courtroom and provided wedding cakes for couples who wanted to marry on the holiday for lovers. The wedding tradition began with retired Juvenile/Probate Court Judge John J. Lohn, and the court Read More…

If Manziel comes to Browns he plans on making Super Bowl

  Scott Petrak The Gazette Johnny Manziel wants to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft in May and stay in his home state of Texas with the Houston Texans. But if he falls to the Browns, who hold the No. 4 pick, Manziel has a plan. And it’s a big one. “If Read More…