January 31, 2015

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Popular health myths debunked


Well-meaning parents or grandparents often tell children not to do something with the warning that a serious health implication could result. Kids often take their elders at their word. But some of these warnings bear more truth than others. Here’s the scoop on some of the more common misconceptions. Myth: Swallowed chewing gum stays in Read More…

Learning the Signs of Autism

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States and more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. According to a recent US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey, 1 in 50 children have been diagnosed with autism. The odds are even greater for boys – five times greater than Read More…

Identifying Autism – Know All the Ways Your Child Should Grow


Proper nutrition, exercise and rest are very important for your child’s health. Providing a safe and loving home and spending time with your child – playing, singing, reading, even just talking – can make a big difference in their development.   But do you know all the ways your child should grow? We naturally think Read More…

Cultural exchange: Folk group from Quebec playing locally


French Canadian progressive folk group Le Vent du Nord delivered a little joie de vivre Monday at the Medina Library. Playing an array of instruments including accordion, fiddle, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, guitar, keyboards and more, the group performed traditional and new Quebec folk music with tight vocals, lush harmonies and joyful melodies. The quartet has performed Read More…

State funding for capital improvements grants county half-million

The $2.4 billion state capital improvements budget signed by Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday includes more than $500,000 for four agencies that serve Medina County: • Medina Creative Housing; • Medina Community Recreation Center; • York Township Park; • Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties. The bill includes funding for higher education, road and bridge repairs, state Read More…

Raymond Eugene Stewart


Raymond Eugene Stewart, 75, of Medina, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. He was born in Lodi to the late Robert and Vivian (Mosier) Stewart. Ray retired from Sandridge Food Corporation after 35 years. He was past president of Cloverleaf Boosters, Saddle Club Country Classic, 4-H advisor for 15 years, member of the Lodi VFW Read More…

Edwin James Reynolds


Edwin James Reynolds, 79, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. Ed grew up in Chippewa Lake, and was a 1952 graduate of Westfield High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for 21 years, including one tour in Vietnam, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. Among other military decorations, he Read More…

Marilyn L. Keaton-Mulcahy


Marilyn L. Keaton-Mulcahy (nee Buettner), peacefully entered heaven Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was born May 5, 1935, in Cleveland, to the late Louis and Louise Buettner. She was always a hard worker, starting at the REA as a young woman. She married the love of her life, Bryan D. Keaton (deceased), and started their Read More…

David J. Kolesar

David J. Kolesar, 40, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Medina. He was born November 18, 1973, in Parma. David worked most of his career in healthcare as an LPN. He was the loving father of Aidan and Ashton; dear son of Phyllis Strausbaugh (Oden); and caring brother of Dawn Kolesar. David was preceded Read More…

Kenneth A. Mellert

Kenneth A. Mellert, 86, of Valley City, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Calling hours will be Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5 until 8 P.M., at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The complete obit will be in Thursday’s Gazette.