December 18, 2014

Medina
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PHOTO: Companies lay a foundation for therapy ranch

Mark Myers, of Ants Trucking, unloads bricks from a flatbed truck at Medina Creative Housing’s Horse Therapy Ranch, 5200 Lake Road, Lafayette Township. The bricks will be used for walkways and a driveway at the facility. Ants Trucking donated manpower and trucks while Unilock, of Rittman, donated the bricks. “We want to give back for the kids and the community,” Myers said. Medina Creative Housing is finishing the second phase of the therapy ranch. The facility will offer therapeutic programming, life skills training programs, summer and holiday camps, and many more programs aimed at preparing individuals with disabilities to be as independent as possible. The ranch will be complete Dec. 16. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Will lower fuel prices mean more holiday cash?

The price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.79 at the Marathon station at Pearl and Fenn roads in Medina Township. Gas prices are expected to decline into the Thanksgiving weekend, according to petroleum analysts. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Gas prices in Medina County and across the state are down and will continue to decline into the holiday weekend and through the end of the year, petroleum analysts say. As of Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of gas across Medina County was $2.86, according to information gathered from nonprofit GasBuddy.com, which uses Read More…

Medina’s Masonic Temple examined to decide rehabilitation

Don Rife, director of business development for the Ruhlin Co., points out a steel crossbeam that is bending under the weight of the structure inside the Masonic Temple. City officials toured the building by flashlight Monday night. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina city officials turned on their flashlights for a tour of the Masonic Temple on Monday evening to help decide whether to rehabilitate or raze all or part of the building. City Council won the building, at 120 N. Elmwood Ave. across the parking lot from City Hall, in an auction in July for $258,000. Read More…

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…