May 28, 2016

Medina
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PHOTO: Salvation Army food drive reaches 450 items

PHOTOS: Children care for animals at 4-H judging

United Way to target its aid

The United Way of Medina County wants to play a bigger role helping charities to identify the most important problems facing the community. United Way’s Executive Director Seth Kujat said the new approach dramatically will increase the possibility of improving lives in Medina County. “Before we were focused on agencies telling us what programs they Read More…

Welcome to Weymouth Township?

MEDINA TWP. — Township officials are exploring whether to change the township’s name to Weymouth, the onetime seat of Medina County. “We are just kicking the idea around,” Trustee Michael Todd said. Todd said most people he has talked with are opposed, but that he doesn’t believe that is a true representation of the township Read More…

Local food company backs Paula Deen

MEDINA — Locally owned Sandridge Food Corp. issued a news release Wednesday supporting celebrity chef Paula Deen after she publicly apologized on the “Today” show for admitting to the use of racial slurs and jokes in the past. “We are very pleased with Paula Deen’s interview this morning offering her heartfelt apologies,” Mark D. Sandridge, Read More…

Charities receive financial boost

MEDINA TWP. — Donors and grant recipients donned leis, floral shirts and grass skirts for a Hawaiian-style celebration of the Medina County Community Foundation’s announcement of $30,000 in grants to 14 local charities. Almost 150 people attended the dinner Friday at the Weymouth Country Club. The “Spring into Summer” fundraiser celebrates the solstice — the Read More…

Boy attracts Duck Tape’s attention for custom wallets

Some ideas just stick. For 12-year-old Dominic Drockton, crafting one-of-a-kind Duck Tape brand duct wallets is something that stuck instantly. “I saw a video on YouTube and I thought, ‘Hey that looks cool,’ ” he said. Now, Dominic has been making wallets for more than a year. He said the first wallet he ever created Read More…

Car show gets into gear today

MEDINA — Hundreds of street rods will roll thunderously through Public Square from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Mayor Dennis Hanwell will pick his favorite, kicking off the third annual Ohio Nationals competition and car show. On Friday, the car show will be in full swing at the Medina County Fairgrounds where a Read More…

PHOTO: The six degrees of the Battle of Gettysburg

County nonprofits lag in charitable giving

MEDINA — Medina County is the fifth wealthiest county in the state, measured by median household income. Yet its charitable institutions lag far behind other northeastern Ohio counties, both in number and size of assets. Timothy Hagerty, executive director of the Medina County Community Fund, wants to change that. Last year the fund, with only Read More…