February 11, 2016


Evelyn McCain Ryan

Evelyn McCain Ryan (nee Stone), 92, of Elyria, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Crystal Waters Retirement Home in Strongsville, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria.

Mae L. Sanford


Mae L. Sanford, 81, of Medina, entered into rest Saturday, March 29, 2014. Mae was born May 15, 1932 in Medina, to the late Charles and Letha Schlechty. She was a great woman of God who had many accomplishments in life, but what she would be most proud of and best remembered for, is leaving Read More…

Marjorie Caroline Crow


Marjorie Caroline Crow (nee Grady), 96, of Medina, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was born September 18, 1917 in Cleveland, to the late James J. and Caroline (nee Graf) Grady. Marjorie retired from Citizens Mortgage Corporation; she was the co-founder of the Friends of Medina County Library, a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Read More…

Dolores Ann “Dody” Schultz


Dolores Ann “Dody” (nee Hines) Schultz, 79, of Medina, went to be with her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Dolores was born on December 2, 1934, in Brunswick, to the late Orville B. (Pete) and Frances Hines. Dolores was a lifelong resident of York Township and was a Read More…

Tattoo shops flourishing as getting ink loses its stigma

Art in Motion tattoo artist Jeff Bibb tattoos a set of brass knuckles on the hand of Mike Dunlevy. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the sight of a tattoo parlor moving into the neighborhood meant a downward slide for the whole area. Usually followed by strip clubs and pawn shops, tattoo parlors were considered a troublesome blight; the domain of outlaw motorcycle gangs, ex-cons and rowdy sailors. But that has Read More…

Medina residents active with basketball

Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers player Dan Lemmer, of Broadview Heights, sets up to pass during the team's final game of the season Sunday at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

The Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers could be called the Medina County Cavs. That’s because the head coach and three players call Medina County home and the team recently moved its practice facility to the Brunswick Recreation Center, where they played their final game of the season Sunday. “It’s been a great experience to be here,” said Read More…

Wintry blast causes crashes

Saturday’s heavy snowfall turned area roads into skating rinks with scores of minor crashes reported. “I think we handled 40 to 45 between 3 p.m. and midnight,” said Sgt. Jason Bittinger of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Medina post. There were no reports of serious injuries due to the storm. “Most were just slideoffs or Read More…

Old fridge taking up space?

Medina County residents can get rid of major appliances at no cost next week during the county’s annual Spring Appliance Roundup. The service is free and there will be no charge for removing refrigerants, according to Deborah Haumesser, facilities manager of the Medina County Recycling Center. “You get ‘em here and we’ll take care of Read More…

Medina County fastest-growing in Cleveland metro area

Since the start of the decade, Medina County grew faster in population than the other four counties — Cuyahoga, Lorain, Geauga and Lake — in the Cleveland metro area, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates. The new report, released Thursday, estimated 174,0915 people lived in Medina County as of July 1, 2013 — 2,583 Read More…

Police train to use drug that can reverse a heroin overdose

Medina Police Det. Jim Valentine administers a training dose of Narcan on a manequin during a training on how to administer the drug on Friday afternoon at Summa Lake Medina. Police in Medina, Medina Township and Montville Township are getting training on how to administer the drug - which can help reverse a heroin overdose. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

Police officers are getting training for an easy-to-use drug that can reverse a heroin overdose. Arming more first responders with potentially life-saving drugs can help save more lives, said Dr. Thomas Tulisiak, president of Medina Hospital. “200 individuals in Cuyahoga County died last year of a heroin overdose, there were 60 in Lorain County,” Tulisiak Read More…