November 24, 2014

Medina
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Lafayette Township man pleads guilty in cockfighting case

A Lafayette Township man is facing up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing criminal tools involved in cockfighting, a first-degree misdemeanor. Filimon Medina, of 6986 Egypt Road, came under suspicion of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in June Read More…

Suspect sought in bank robberies

The PNC Bank, 6663 Center Road in Liverpool Township, was robbed Friday morning. It is the second bank robbery in Medina County this year. Officials suspect the robber may be the same man who held up the FirstMerit Bank at 1105 S. Court St. in Medina in July. “There are indications to that,” said Special Read More…

Montville trustees purchase more Blue Heron land for park

The Montville Township trustees are moving forward with the transformation of the unused Blue Heron golf course into a public park. Trustees purchased an additional parcel for $25,000 from 6061 River Styx LLC, the company that owned the golf course, which closed in 2012. The land will serve as a separate entrance to the park Read More…

Band Shanren brings Chinese folk music to county

Chinese folk band Shanren performs a traditional tribal greeting song Monday evening at Lodi Library. The band will be at the Buckeye and Medina libraries today and will conduct workshops about traditional Chinese folk music. Shanren will perform at Highland High School on Saturday night. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The band Shanren plays a style of traditional Chinese folk music forged with the sensibilities of rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. The group gave its first of four performances in Medina County at Lodi Library on Monday night. Originally from Kumming, China, the band has gained critical and popular acclaim at major music festivals in Read More…

Artists open gallery, plan to offer classes in Medina

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Artists Sandi Piper and Lacey Huffman are bringing their love of nature-inspired art to Public Square. Their new art gallery, Sand & Lace Fine Art Gallery, opened Friday at 23 Public Square in Medina. The landscapes and naturescapes of Piper and Huffman will be showcased, as well as the work of other local artists. The Read More…

Buehler’s helps raise $1,308 for Habitat for Humanity

Buehler’s customers throughout Medina County raised $1,308 for Medina County Habitat for Humanity last month. For two weeks in October, customers could purchase paper hammers, which were hung on the walls inside Buehler’s stores. The money raised will go toward building materials for two houses Habitat for Humanity plans to build in 2015 as part Read More…

Hunting and guide service planning coyote hunt

A local business is planning a coyote hunt after complaints of coyotes harming livestock and invading property have “grown exponentially” in Medina County in the past year. Flyaway Outdoors, a local hunting and guide service, will host the coyote hunt Nov. 28 to 30. “Coyotes are not afraid of humans and development any longer,” Melissa Read More…

Medina Council finance committee OKs deal with police dispatchers

Medina City Council’s finance committee approved a new contract with police dispatchers to avoid going to arbitration with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. The amended agreement for the city’s 10 dispatchers follows the same contractual changes agreed to with the city’s patrol officers and sergeants with a few exceptions. The dispatchers did not get their Read More…

Rotary flying flags throughout Medina businesses, schools, cemeteries

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More than 180 American flags line various businesses, schools and cemeteries throughout Medina today thanks to the Medina Evening Rotary Club. This Veterans Day is the first time the club is presenting its Parade of Flags, but more are planned in the years to come. “More than 2,500 people have ordered flags since the original Read More…

There’s a new name for comfort in Medina

The area around Medina’s new public restrooms now has a name: Bicentennial Commons. City Council’s finance committee voted unanimously to approve the name and a preliminary landscape design Monday. The project, on the northeast corner of North Court Street and Public Square will be done in stages through June. The plans include a fountain, grass Read More…