December 19, 2014


PHOTOS: Marching bands from across state perform at Medina Band Show


Medina High’s Musical Bees Marching Band hosted the 18th annual Medina Band Show on Saturday. Also representing Medina County were Highland High’s The Pride of Highland. Seven other bands from around the state performed: Streetsboro High’s Marching Rockets and Lyndhurst Brush High’s Arcs Marching Band (Cuyahoga County), Paineville Riverside High’s Regiment (Lake County), Lucas High’s Read More…

Race commemorates fallen first responders who died in 9/11 attacks


More than 400 people, including two dozen local firefighters in full work gear, participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk on Sunday in Medina. The event honors the memory of Stephen Siller, a New York firefighter, who ran through the 1.7-mile-long Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center, where he Read More…

State grades Medina County schools; most districts get A’s

Medina County did well in the latest state report cards, with six of the seven districts receiving A grades for meeting proficiency tests and graduation rate standards. Only Black River scored lower than the top mark — getting a B for meeting 20 of 24 standards. The district fell short of the required 80 percent Read More…

Wadsworth residents in gas aggregation program should save on bills

Residents participating in Wadsworth’s gas aggregation program should get a break on their heating bills this winter thanks to a substantial drop in price to $4.25 per thousand cubic feet. “We know that many of our residents appreciate having a fixed rate to depend on and could not be happier that this rate is 52 Read More…

Fugitive of Medina County courts caught in South Dakota

Randolph Valure

A fugitive rapist wanted for jumping bail and multiple counts of burglary and drug manufacturing was captured Wednesday in South Dakota. Randolph Valure, 45, of Guilford Township, was taken into custody in Watertown at about 3 p.m. by U.S. marshals. Valure was taken to the Codington County Jail to await extradition to Ohio to face Read More…

Sharon Township woman arrested in meth investigation

A 47-year-old Sharon Township woman is accused of trying to buy an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Sandra Nash was arrested Wednesday on an outstanding warrant after Medina County Drug Task Force agents, assisted by county sheriff’s deputies, executed a search warrant at her home in the 6500 Read More…

PHOTO: Medina’s South Court Street closed for repairs until Friday


South Court Street, just south of Smith Road in Medina, is closed until Friday.

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by vehicle in Granger Twp.

GRANGER TWP. — A 62-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured Wednesday evening when she was struck by a vehicle on Waterside Drive, west of North Medina Line Road. Nahida Abboud, of Akron, was walking west on Waterside Drive about 7:30 p.m., when she was hit by a westbound GMC SUV, according to the Medina post of Read More…

PHOTOS: An Affair on the Square draws quite the crowd

Brunswick’s Danimal Clown — yes, that’s his name — shows off his balloon sculpture skills to 4-year-old Margret Oram-Jacobs, of Akron, at the festival. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Sunny skies and not-too-hot temperatures Sunday drew plenty of folks to An Affair on the Square, the arts and crafts festival on Medina’s historic Public Square.

Sobriety checkpoint on state Route 18 tonight

SHARON TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Medina County OVI Task force, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, beginning at 10 p.m. until 2 p.m. on state Route 18, near Portside Drive, east of the Interstate 71 interchange. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to Read More…