July 29, 2014

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County Fair pavilion events listing

Monday Veteran day displays from the various branches of the military, as well as entertainment will be featured. There will be patriotic music from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Free blood pressure checks and screenings will be available through the Lodi Hospital. The evening will feature the annual Medina County Fair King and Queen Pageant followed by music Read More…

Kenneth Robert Armstrong


Kenneth Robert Armstrong, 62, of Medina, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, after short illness. He was born November 11, 1951 in Berea, to Robert and Charlotte (nee Ress) Armstrong. Ken served in the Ohio National Guard. He was an electrician and a proud member of I.B.E.W. Local #38. Read More…

Freeda L. Daley


Freeda L. Daley, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Medina. She was born October 22, 1924 in Mt. Gilead to the late Fred Jacob and Hazel Loree (Chilcote) Brown. Freeda formerly worked at Medina Hospital and was a homemaker. She was a member of York United Methodist Church and the Medina Campers Association. Read More…

Charlene Vankirk


Charlene Vankirk, 76, of Medina, passed away at Life Care of Medina, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born June 16, 1938, in Pound, Virginia to Dallas Faye (Mullins) Hall and Edward Hall, Sr. and married Virgil Ray Vankirk December 15, 1956. Charlene proudly lived to care for those she Read More…

Mother-to-be arrested by mistake, fights until charges are dismissed


Expectant mother Ashley Brown had turned into the driveway of her mother’s home in Rittman last fall when two police cruisers pulled up behind, blocking her in. As her distraught 13-year-old sister looked on, officers informed Brown she was under arrest on a felony warrant for trafficking dangerous drugs. But there was a problem: Police Read More…

Red Cross seeks blood donors

The American Red Cross is urging Medina County residents to donate blood because of a shortage. Christy Sabaka, spokeswoman for Red Cross Northern Ohio Blood Services Region, said blood donations to the Red Cross are down 8 percent over the past three months. “The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant Read More…

Rides going up for Medina County Fair

A member of the Bate’s Amusements crew works 40 feet in the air to put together the final pieces of a funhouse Thursday at the Medina County Fairgrounds. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Life is looking good this year say the roustabouts of Bates Amusement who are setting up the Medina County Fair rides. “This season is going much better than last season,” Dan “Red” Sexton said with a toothless smile. The 35-person crew arrives one week before the fair starts each year to set up Read More…

Recreation center to close for maintenance

The Medina Community Recreation Center will be closed Monday through Friday for annual maintenance. The center, 855 Weymouth Road will reopen 8 a.m. Aug. 2. Normal summer hours through Sept. 1 are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Healthy shopping at farmers market

Dan Cossel, of Cossel Farms in North Royalton, bags vegetables for a customer Friday morning during the annual one-day farmers market in the parking lot of the Medina County Health Department. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

MEDINA TWP. — The parking lot of the Medina County Health Department was stocked with tables of fresh fruits and vegetables Friday. The annual one-day farmers market and health fair was open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “It seemed a lot busier than last year,” said Joyce Smith of the Village Smithy Farm in Homer Read More…

Sales tax revenue distributed to schools

MEDINA — Medina County commissioners have approved the distribution of $2.6 million in second-quarter sales tax revenue to local schools. The money is from the 0.5 percent sales tax earmarked for capital improvements that voters approved for schools in May 2007. County Finance Director Scott Miller said the amount is 3.1 percent more than was Read More…