May 23, 2015

Medina
Partly cloudy
39°F
 

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…

Medina County’s jobless rate hits 9-year low

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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…

Warm weather, low gas prices making holiday travelers eager to hit road

The sign outside the Third Federal Savings and Loan, 4018 Washington St., Medina, shows temperatures reaching the 50s Tuesday afternoon. Today’s high is expected to break 60 degrees. The unseasonably warm weather and cheaper gasoline prices are expected to mean more holiday travel. Auto club AAA predicts a record-high number of Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home during a 13-day holiday period that begins before Christmas and ends in the new year. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Plummeting gasoline prices and rising temperatures are motivating holiday motorists to depart sooner and travel farther, according to AAA Ohio auto club officials. “Those are huge factors,” said Janice “Jake” Yorko, manager at the Medina AAA outlet, 150 Northland Drive. “Last year people were saying gas prices were too high and they were going to Read More…

PHOTOS: Kids shop with cops as Christmas approaches

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About 130 youngsters received $100 gift certificates in this year’s Shop With a Cop event, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 204, which represents the police departments of the city of Medina, Medina Township, Montville Township, Hinckley Township, the village of Spenser and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office.

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative to share refunds

About 19,300 former and current customers of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will share more than $1.28 million in refunds from the utility’s capital fund. Cooperative President John Eaton said the refunds are possible because the customers are the member-owners of the cooperative and “provide the necessary capital for the cooperative to operate, maintain and Read More…

Lodi Police: Fight led to gunfire

A 30-year-old Lodi man is accused of firing a pistol during an argument over money that escalated into a fight, police said. Maurio Grady was arrested Thursday evening by officers responding to a 911 call reporting a shooting at his home in the 200 block of North Academy Street in Lodi. Lodi police Chief Keith Read More…