February 8, 2016


Engagement – Rice – Ramsey

Preston Ramsey &
Tammi Rice

Brian and Dawn Rice of Lodi, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammi, to Preston Ramsey, son of Jacqueline Ramsey of Bullhead City, Arizona and the late Philip Ramsey of Greenville, Ohio. Tammi is a 2006 graduate of Cloverleaf Senior High school and a 2011 graduate of The University of Akron. She currently teaches high school history for the Public Schools of Robeson County in Read More…

Wedding – Matejka

Chris & Aly Matejka

On June 29, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Retreat in Seville, Aly Rice and Chris Matejka became husband and wife. Elder Les Long officiated the afternoon ceremony. Matt Illig served as Best Man, Julie Rice attended as Maid of Honor, Tammi Rice, Charlie- Ann Rice, Erin Eversman, Stephanie Foster and Emily Budowanec were Bridesmaids, Preston Ramsey, Chris Casey, Kurt Eversman, Matt Pettry and Cameron Johnson were Groomsmen, Emma and Hannah Read More…

Medina travel agency gets into the business of romantic escapes

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell helps Cynthia Hansen use giant scissors to celebrate the opening of her Red Amore Travel Agency in September. Also attending the ribbon-cutting are, from left, Jonathan Mendel, the city’s community development director; Debra Lynn-Schmitz, former president of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce; and Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — With a name like Red Amore Travel, you’d expect a travel agency to specialize in romantic trips — honeymoons, anniversaries, destination weddings and couples getaways. You’d be right. Cyndi Hansen, owner of Red Amore Travel agency in Comstock’s Junction on North Court Street, hopes it will “be love at first sight” for clients Read More…

Attorney could be disciplined after fraud conviction

Natalie Grubb

MEDINA — A Medina attorney who pleaded guilty to fraud charges last year now faces action by the disciplinary counsel of the Ohio Supreme Court. Natalie Grubb, 55, of Medina, pleaded guilty in February 2013 to one count of complicity to commit workers’ compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor, in Franklin County Municipal Court. She received Read More…

Questions linger after two die in car that hit house

A car went through this stop sign on state Route 301 at U.S. Route 224 (Spencer and Greenwich roads) in Homer Township and crashed into the second home on the west side after the intersection. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

Investigators still don’t know why a car went through a stop sign and smashed into a Homer Township house, killing the driver and passenger. Doris K. Williams, 58, and Rosemarie Kinney, 53, both of West Salem, died in the crash. The crash happened about 4:20 p.m. Saturday on state Route 301, just north of U.S. Read More…

Schools closed, sheriff issues snow emergency

Heavy overnight snow has resulted in the closing of every school district in Medina County and officials declaring the county in a snow emergency. County Sheriff Tom Miller issued a Level Two snow emergency at 6:30 a.m., advising drivers to take care while on the roads. “Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow,” the Read More…

Officials: Weather was ideal for Medina’s ice festival

This snowman sculpture at the corner of North Court and East Washington streets, sponsored by the Medina County Visitors Bureau, seems to wave goodbye to the 2014 Medina Ice Festival on Monday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN POMPILI)

Officials are calling the 20th annual Medina Ice Festival a success by every measure. “From a sponsor perspective and the district, it’s been absolutely huge this year,” Matt Wiederhold said Monday. “There’s been a ton of people in the square all day today. “A lot of businesses have said they had a great weekend, including Read More…

Engagement – Burchett – Eckman

Isaac Eckman &
April Burchett

Wedding bells will chime for April Leanne Burchett and Isaac Allen Eckman on July 19, 2014 at Southwest Community Baptist Church in Parma. April is the daughter of Scott and Suzette Burtoft of Medina. She is a 2006 Highland High School graduate and a Bob Jones University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in education. She is employed at Highland Local Schools as a middle school teacher and Read More…

Billie Eugene Reeder


Billie Eugene Reeder, 84, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 16, 2014, in his home. He was born June 29, 1929, to Clifton Pierce and Nora (nee Blevins) Reeder in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Billie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and in the Merchant Marines, during World War II and the Korean Read More…

Kathleen Arthur


Kathleen Arthur, 73, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 16, 1940, to the late Fred and Myra (nee Benjamin) Reinel in North Royalton. Kathleen enjoyed crocheting, traveling and going to casinos. She also enjoyed expanding her collection of numerous kinds of treasures. Kathleen Read More…