February 1, 2015

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Medina County’s jobless rate reached lowest point in 9 years

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Medina County’s unemployment rate last month was 5 percent — the lowest for the month of December in nine years. The latest labor market report, released earlier this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, found 89,300 Medina County residents had jobs last month — an increase of 1,100 compared to December Read More…

Medina resident gives luck a spin tonight on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Valerie Pavlik, of Medina, tried out for "Wheel of Fortune" last May when the Wheelmobile held court at the Nautical entertainment complex in Cleveland's Flats. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Valerie Pavlik has always been good at word puzzles. Just how good will be on display tonight when the 47-year-old Medina resident appears on the long-running television game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Pavlik said she’s always loved word puzzles. That why she and her husband, Jim Viton, showed up last May at the Nautica entertainment Read More…

PHOTO: Protesters hold silent vigil opposing legalization of abortion 42 years ago

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse. The vigil marked the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse.

Medina police revive woman with Narcan in library

A Medina police officer administered Narcan, the drug overdose antidote, to a woman found unconscious at the Medina Library on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old Medina resident was revived and taken to Medina Hospital, where she was questioned by detectives. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said suspected drug paraphernalia — a syringe and a spoon with white Read More…

PHOTOS: Ice fishing 101 at Wolf Creek details clothes, tools for the hobby

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An indoor ice fishing workshop Tuesday at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, covered  topics like proper clothing and footwear, safety on the ice, equipment needed and how to use a portable shanty to keep warm.

PHOTOS: York Twp. park is sledding destination as winter descends

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The hill at York Township’s community park on Columbia Road, just north of state Route 18, made for perfect sledding Sunday.

PHOTOS: Chilly weather gives teen chance to practice hockey skills

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Layne O’Connor, 14, trades his ice skates for roller blades to shovel out the driveway of his family’s home on Berkshire Drive in Medina. The Medina High School student is sharpening his hockey skills and plans to play for a local club this year.

PHOTOS: Art demonstration accompanies exhibit at Medina Library

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Top Web stories of the year

When it comes to attracting viewers to a news website, there are few magnets more powerful than reports of tragic deaths or narrow escapes from a life-threatening situation. That’s certainly the conclusion to draw from a tabulation of last year’s most-read stories from The Gazette’s website: Seven of the 10 most viewed stories involved deaths Read More…

Medina County’s November jobless rate hits 9-year low

Medina County got a welcome Christmas gift earlier this week: another encouraging jobs report. The county posted a 4.5-percent unemployment rate last month — the lowest level for the month of November in nine years, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The report also found 90,600 county residents had jobs, an Read More…