December 1, 2015


Jazz concert in Medina’s Public Square draws a crowd (PHOTOS)

Bobby Selvaggio on alto saxophone, center, and The New Standards Project perform Saturday night at the gazebo on Medina’s Public Square. It was the final event of the “Jazz Under the Stars” series organized by Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach. Theron Brown is on keyboard, Aidan Plank plays bass and Dan Fernandez is on drums. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

A crowd descended on Public Square in Medina Saturday night as jazz musicians Bobby Selvaggio on alto saxophone and The New Standards Project performed. It was the final event of the “Jazz Under the Stars” series organized by the Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach group (ORMACO).

Sidewalk artists make statement at Brunswick chalk festival


More than 60 artists participated in the annual Eco-Arts Chalk Festival on Saturday at Susan Hambley Nature Center in Brunswick. Pat Catan’s Craft Centers provided chalk, and gift cards for winners. Following is the winners’ list from Saturday’s Eco-Arts Chalk Festival in Brunswick: Elementary division • Kaelynn Stefan, home school • Leyna Swanson, Applewood Elementary • Teodora Iovi, Read More…

AAA gets Medina High School students’ cars up to speed (PHOTOS)


Officials from the AAA Ohio Auto Club spent 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Medina High School inspecting student vehicles for winter damage. AAA technicians identified potential problems with belts, hoses, tires, lights, fluid levels and batteries. Students who participated in the vehicle maintenance inspections also had the opportunity to sign a banner on Read More…

A bunny thing happened at the Medina Library… (PHOTOS)


Baby chicks from local farms entertained youngsters after an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St.

Cub Scouts put on Pinewood Derby in Brunswick (PHOTOS)


Cub Scout Pack 3409 hosted a Pinewood Derby on Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Brunswick. Twenty Scouts participated in the derby. The first Boy Scout Pinewood Derby was in 1953, according to the Boy Scouts of America’s official Pinewood Derby website. The Scouts work with a parent or mentor to design, Read More…

Dance marathon attracts more than 500 students to raise $25K for charity (PHOTOS)


In these photos, DJ Sparky B provides the music for the Medina High School’s Volunteer Opportunities for Teens dance marathon during the school day Friday. The school’s gym was packed with more than 500 students for the semiannual event that raises money for area charities including the Wounded Warriors Fund and the Jessica Lynn Schaffer Read More…

4-H Youth Development hosts Awareness Day at library (PHOTOS)

Youngsters and their parents gathered around to view exhibits and do crafts at the 4-H Youth Development Program at the Medina Library. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Medina County 4-H Youth Development Program hosted an Awareness Day on Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St.

Mettle meets metal at A.I. Root’s Robofest Exhibition (PHOTOS)


A.I. Root Middle School hosted hosted the Robofest Exhibition on Saturday. The four-hour festival consisted of a series of competitions and events for students in grades five to 12 to build and study robotics and to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities.

Rescue workers get winter, ice training in York Township (PHOTOS)

Jordan McDonald behind doing the saving of Ethan Simon in front.

Squads from York, Lafayette, Liverpool, Litchfield and Columbia townships and students from the Medina County Career Center take winter water rescue training Saturday in York Township. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: Weymouth Country Club hosts Medina County commissioners’ charity ball


Guests danced the night away Saturday evening at the Weymouth Country Club Commissioners Charity Ball.