February 8, 2016


Shining sun expected for Easter weekend

The St. Francis Xavier congregation mourns the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at the Good Friday Service in Medina. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A crisp day today will give way to high temperatures in the upper 50s for Easter Sunday across Medina County. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast, today is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 46 and northwest winds at 11 to 13 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy with Read More…

Children hop into Buckeye Library for Frog Fiesta event (PHOTOS)

Magnolia gets help from Elizabeth with a craft during the Fantastic Frog Fiesta. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Freddy the Frog, a character from the Medina County District Library, visited youngsters at Buckeye Library who spent part of Thursday creating springtime crafts and learning about amphibians.

Baseball: Wadsworth ekes out victory against Highland

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GRANGER TWP. — The boring way is the Wadsworth baseball team’s way. The Grizzlies don’t apologize for that, either. Highland coach Jay Grissom had a different reaction — he lowered his head and shook it side to side — as junior Chris Byers tossed a shutout and Wadsworth scored its run without a hit Wednesday Read More…

Medina city officials push curbside recycling

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Medina officials want the county to do away with the Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township in favor of curbside recycling. Instead of a central hub for trash, to which municipalities pay to have all solid waste shipped, shutting down the facility would end high fees for what is called “tipping” and drastically increase the Read More…

Medina city officials to talk county trash plan today

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The city of Medina will hold a news conference today to address the county’s plan for running the Central Processing Facility that handles recycling. At 4:30 p.m., City Council President John Coyne, Service Director Nino Piccoli and Mayor Dennis Hanwell will address residents and media in the mayor’s office. “We feel the constituents need to Read More…

Cleveland man who was at scene of fire arrested for burglary

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A Cleveland man present at the scene of the Jackson Street apartment fire last Friday has been arrested and charged with retaliation and aggravated burglary, both third-degree felonies. Medina police Sgt. Brett McNabb said Jeffery Turner, 29, is considered a possible arson suspect by police after a witness placed him at the scene. “We know Read More…

Wadsworth police searching for aggravated robbery suspect

Security footage from the Speedway gas station, 1160 Akron Road, in Wadsworth shows a man demanding money from the two store clerks.

Wadsworth police are searching for a man who robbed a Speedway gas station with a rifle early Tuesday evening. According to a Wadsworth police press release the man entered the filling station, 1160 Akron Road, at approximately 8:41 p.m. He is described as white, in his mid-twenties and under six-feet tall with reddish-blonde hair. At Read More…

County’s jobless rate remains at 5.6 percent in February

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Medina County’s jobless rate stood at 5.6 percent for February — the lowest for that month in nine years. The February labor force estimate — released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services — showed 90,700 Medina County residents were working during the month. The labor force estimate is the sum of Read More…

Fire chief: Two Saturday fires in Medina may be linked

Medina firefighters and state fire marshals investigate at the scene of an apartment blaze at 235 Jackson St. on Friday. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Two fires in Medina on Friday may be linked and are being investigated, Fire Chief Bob Painter said. The chief said crews were called to a small fire at 5 Harmon Court about 7:50 a.m., five hours after they arrived at an apartment complex fire at 235 Jackson St. “We were on scene in both Read More…

Goat Gang 4-H club doesn’t fudge the sweet process

Members of the Goat Gang 4-H club stir hot goat fudge at Camp Paradise in Montville Township on Saturday morning. The club made more than 120 pounds of fudge. It will be frozen and then sold at the this year’s Medina County Fair in August. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Making more than 100 pounds of fudge is an arduous process The recipe calls for constant stirring so the viscous mixture does not seize up. For the more than 20 members of the Goat Gang, a Medina County 4-H club, the recipe also calls for laughter and a good time. The club got sticky in Read More…