January 31, 2015

Medina
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Aliens invade rural Ohio in Medina man’s ‘B-flick’ sci-fi movie

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Flying saucers, hillbillies, alien probes and alcohol. Local film producer Jay P. Summers combined that unlikely collection of elements to make a horrendously funny science fiction horror flick “Revenge of the Spacemen.” The film tells the story of alien invaders out for revenge because of failed earlier attempts to invade Earth. This time it’s up Read More…

Medina County city officials air concerns about local recycling program

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Officials from Medina County’s three cities — Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth — met Wednesday evening with county officials to air grievances about the way the county is running the trash recycling program. Representing the county were Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin and Medina County Solid Waste District Coordinator Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer. Medina City Council President John Coyne Read More…

‘Renegade’s Run’ protesters rally to let Archie the bear stay in Harrisville Twp.

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Protesters took to the square in Lodi on Wednesday afternoon to rally in support of keeping Archie the bear with his owners in Harrisville Township. About noon, more than 15 people stood on the corners of the square with picket signs. As tractor-trailers and cars passed by, honking their horns in solidarity with Archie, the Read More…

Medina Council picks designer for new municipal courthouse

The city of Medina has entered into an agreement with Silling Associates for preliminary architectural and engineering services regarding plans for a new municipal courthouse. The West Virginia-based architectural firm will be paid $103,500 for its services. “This is a big step,” City Council President John Coyne said. Council picked Silling Associates as the architect Read More…

Sixth major fire this year destroys home in Guilford Township

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A blaze Tuesday morning left a snowbound rural home in Guilford Township in ruins. A neighbor reported the fire at 8491 Yoder Road about 10:45 a.m. Seville-Guilford Fire Department Chief Jerry Winkler said fire trucks had problems getting up the home’s 1,600-foot dirt driveway because of drifting snow. Crews snaked hoses down the long driveway Read More…

Medina expected to sell vacant property at auction

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A vacant lot at 244 N. Medina St. in Medina is expected to be sold at auction after Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, failed to find an alternative. Earlier this month, City Council’s Finance Committee asked Lamb to research alternatives for what the city could do with the 4,000-square-foot property. Lamb suggested the city donate Read More…

Reporter: Waiting is the worst part of taking the polar plunge

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There’s only one thing worse than jumping into freezing water in a hole cut in frozen Chippewa Lake. Waiting to take the plunge. I already had been standing in the frigid wind in my Gazette T-shirt and athletic shorts for half an hour and was next up when I learned I’d have to wait minutes Read More…

Lodi couple hopes to keep pet bear, Ohio hopes to relocate it

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Debbie Gillium just wants her pet bear, named Archie, to be able to live out his days in peace at her home in Lodi. But the Ohio Department of Agriculture is threatening to take the 40-year-old bear and relocate it out of state. Gillium fears that the tranquilizer, coupled with hibernation, might kill the bear. Read More…

Water main break affects pressure Saturday in Brunswick

A water main break on the north side of Boston Road at Pearl Road caused decreased water pressure in Brunswick for most of Saturday. Brunswick Service Director Pat McNamara said the water break happened about 7 a.m. on the Strongsville side of the road, causing Cleveland Water to cut water pressure to the city. Pressure Read More…

Sister begins fund for drug rehab facility after brother’s death

Alex Jenkins, left, with his younger sister, Kierstin, who set up a fund in her brother’s memory to raise awareness about drug addiction. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Kierstin Jenkins is determined not to let her brother’s death become another statistic. Alex Jenkins, 26, of Akron, died of a drug overdose on Monday. “I would like people to know that addiction affects everyone,” she said. “He had all these people in his life that were affected by his addiction.” Jenkins, of Guilford Township, Read More…