August 21, 2014

Mostly cloudy

Residents invited to stroll through history on South Court Street

The homes on the tour are:
n Fortney home, 835 S. Court St.
n Parker/Lamb home, 721 S. Court St.
n Wagner home, 701 S. Court St.
n Beck/Kurilko home, 614 S. Court St.
n Gasper home, 582 S. Court St.
n Prentice/Kauffman home, 529 S. Court St.
n Holben/McComsey home, 514 S. Broadway St. (shown above)
n Gunkleman/Dickard home, 533 S. Broadway St.

Eight historic homes on Medina’s South Court Street will be open for tours Saturday during the fifth annual Twilight Stroll Home Tour. The tours run 5 to 9 p.m. and will feature live music, actors in period costumes and classic cars. “South Court was home to many of the leading movers-and-shakers of old Medina, and Read More…

Disputed move of asphalt plant in Medina is a no-go, company says

A proposal to move an asphalt plant to West Smith Road, which faced opposition from nearby residents, is off the table. Medina Community Development Director Jonathan Mendel said the Shelly Co., which appeared before the city’s Planning Commission last month to seek a conditional zoning certificate for the plant, told him it will not pursue Read More…

‘Broken windows’ push nets arrests in Medina

Police arrested two Medina men Tuesday after Medina County Drug Task Force agents observed suspicious activity in the area of Bronson and North Huntington streets. Agents contacted police on patrol who were able to stop a car occupied by the two Medina men. During a search of the car, crack cocaine was found, according to Read More…

STUFF THE BUS: 31,000 school supplies collected

MEDINA — More than 70 United Way volunteers endured the heat to sort packages of pens, notebooks and binders in order to “Stuff the Bus” and make sure 1,500 local students are prepared for school. Together, 31,000 various supplies will be donated to the five school districts throughout the county. The annual school supplies drive Read More…

United Way to hold annual school supply drive today

Local nonprofits are banding together to make sure children throughout the county don’t go back to school without the proper supplies. The United Way of Medina County will hold its annual Stuff the Bus event today at the Medina Walmart, 4141 Pearl Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Last year, thanks to the generosity Read More…

More treatment sought to address Medina County heroin epidemic

Sheriff Tom Miller

Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller and Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler will discuss ways to combat the growing heroin problem in the county on a cable television program that will be aired throughout August on area public access channels. The sheriff and the judge are working together to find ways to treat defendants who Read More…

BMX cyclists ride the skies at Medina County Fair


Freestyle BMX — the most spectacular version of bicycle motocross — achieved the peak of its popularity decades ago. But the sport has found a way to continue to fly high at county fairs and community festivals. Solutions Action Sports has been producing BMX and motocross shows for the past five years. This year they Read More…

Standoff in Medina Twp. resolved peacefully after four hours

MEDINA TWP. — A four-hour standoff with police ended peacefully Monday afternoon when an armed man who threatened to kill himself surrendered. Gary Grimes Jr., 39, of Brunswick, faces charges of abduction, a third-degree felony. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Grimes, who was armed with a 9mm handgun, arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s home Read More…

Nathan Stallard, Ciara Farnsworth named Medina County fair king, queen


Nathan Stallard and Ciara Farnsworth were named Medina County Fair’s King and Queen Monday night. “Unimaginable,” Farnsworth said about winning the competition. “I am overwhelmed, shaking and crying.” Farnsworth will be a sophomore at the University of Akron. Stallard will be a senior at the Medina County Career Center. Four young men and nine young 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…