February 14, 2016

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Margaret Rose Handy


Margaret Rose Handy, 76, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, after a lengthy illness. She was born March 8, 1938 in Carrothers, Ohio, to the late Alfred and Ruth Alexander. She spent most of her childhood in Marion, and lived her remaining years in Medina. Margaret graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1957 and Read More…

Leon Patry


The family of Leon Patry would like to welcome you to a memorial service and celebration of Lee’s life at the Put-in-Bay Episcopal Church, 623 Catawba Avenue, Monday, June 23, 2014, at 2 P.M. There will also be a gathering afterwards at The Goat restaurant, 820 Catawba Avenue, following the service at 3:30 P.M.

Carl R. Scarniac


Carl R. Scarniac, 74, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. Carl was born November 14, 1939, in Cleveland, to the late Frank and Thelma (Smith) Scarniac. He was a member of the Medina Church of Christ; avid woodworker, enjoyed fishing and cooking and liked classic cars. Carl was the beloved husband of Sharon Gayle (Looney), Read More…

Wife: Court-appointed guardianship program is ‘huge injustice’

Marie Nauth, of Medina, holds a picture of her and her husband, Larry, on their wedding day 28 years ago. Her husband has been battling dementia and Alzheimer's Disease for years. Marie said a court appointed a guardian for Larry in 2011 and it has been a disaster. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A Medina woman says her life has been nothing but stress ever since a judge appointed an attorney to oversee her husband’s medical affairs. Former Medina County Probate Judge John Lohn in 2011 declared now-78-year-old Larry Nauth incompetent to handle his own medical and financial decisions because he has Alzheimer’s disease. Lohn appointed Read More…

Judge: Guardianship program problems aren’t to be found in Medina County

MEDINA — County Probate Judge Kevin Dunn says changes are needed to Ohio’s court-appointed guardianship program, and Medina County should be held up as an example. “In Medina County, we’re real fortunate,” Dunn said Wednesday. “Our Medina County Probate guardianship program is done a little bit differently than most other counties.” A yearlong investigation by Read More…

Getting color back: Society preserves Ohio bluebird

A bluebird sits atop a nest box erected by York Township resident Dale Rabung. (Photos by Jeanne Jakubchak)

Chuck Jakubchak | Special to The Gazette Many years ago, Dale Rabung’s father taught him the difference between a blue jay and a bluebird, and that lesson led to a lifetime of caring about Eastern bluebirds. Since then, Rabung has built, erected and monitored countless nest boxes throughout Medina County, and he thinks of his Read More…

Lodi is sprucing up its image

LODI — Village officials are taking steps big and small to promote Lodi. The village has worked with the county to obtain grants for capital improvements, which it has used to polish up the downtown. “For some reason it has a bad image, and it shouldn’t,” said Lodi Historical Society President Letha Mapes, who recently Read More…

Bees make state final game

Dave Smith (left) and Jim Hitchcock celebrate after a Medina goal in the girls OSLA Division I state lacrosse semifinals. (JUDD SMERGLIA)

  Brad Bournival The Gazette WORTHINGTON — Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. The Medina girls lacrosse team didn’t need much motivation Friday night in its 7-5 Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Division I state semifinal win over Mason. Comets coach Paul Limpert provided all the incentive earlier in the Read More…

More trouble for Gordon

Scott Petrak The Gazette As Browns receiver Josh Gordon waits to hear if he’ll be suspended — possibly indefinitely — for reportedly failing a marijuana test, he’s once again linked to the illegal substance. Gordon was given a speeding ticket Sunday night in Strongsville on Interstate 71 North, and his passenger was given a citation Read More…

Six champs hail from Medina County

Dan Brown The Gazette AMHERST — The Highland girls 4×100-meter relay spent more energy standing around than it did winning the Amherst Division I Regional title Friday night. The group didn’t mind the wait on the infield of the Richard S. Cooley Track. It just didn’t want to miss the moment. Five MedinaCounty individuals joined Read More…