September 17, 2014

Medina
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Author Jobie Hughes to talk about his career Saturday

Jobie Hughes

After completing a grueling book tour to promote his novel “At Dawn,” Jobie Hughes is coming back to Medina County to talk about his work in progress. Hughes, a former resident of Spencer, plans to share some excerpts from his latest work, “The Gates of Pyrrhus,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Medina County District Read More…

Former Gazette editors join the world of e-books

Reena Koontz

Two former Northeast Ohio newspaper journalists have brought their writing skills to the new world of online publishing. Rena Koontz’s book, “Love’s Secret Fire,” published by Crimson Romance, hit digital bookstores Sept. 24, and Hilary Bernstein’s book, “First Bites,” was released Oct. 11. Both have received awards for excellence in journalism, and now they bring Read More…

Joan Sargent recognized for devoting time at senior center

York Township resident Joan Sargent, 66, volunteers three days a week in the kitchen at the Medina Senior Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDY A. TOTTS)

It is 8 a.m. on Friday morning in the kitchen of the Medina Senior Center, and Joan Sargent already is at work, scooping pineapple chunks into plastic cups and snapping lids into place. It’s all part of the food prep in progress for the Medina County Office for Older Adults home-delivered meal program, and it’s Read More…

Red oak is county’s big winner

Lafayette grower has roots in conservation Read More…

Medina Interior Design Studio has exquisite gifts with some wit

Katie Heinz and Julie Douglass (co-owners, along with their mother, Amy Douglass, of Interior Design Studio/JK Gift Shop) stand beside some of the gigglles to be found at their “Laugh Out Loud Bar.

When Katie Heinz and Julie Douglass hear laughter coming from the front of the shop, they know people have discovered the items on display in the Laugh Out Loud Bar. For those who haven’t yet visited the Interior Design Studio, located at 207 S. Court Street in Medina’s Historic District, the Laugh Out Loud Bar Read More…

Area volunteers help build hospice in Guatamala

Sharon Borror taught art lessons to children of the volunteers from Guatemala City who came to work on the hospice center. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Atop a steep hill near Tecpan, Guatemala, not far from the ancient Mayan ruins at Iximche, a framework of steel posts and rafters rises amid the trees. Its builders call it WAY-bi, which in Mayan means “house of dreams.” It is the beginning of a hospice facility for children and their families being constructed by Read More…

Medina’s Tess Kindig collects books, magazines of past

Tess Kindig, of Medina, sits beside shelves of some of the rare books and ephemera she has collected since she started her online business, Garrison House Books. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDY A. TOTTS)

MEDINA — Tess Kindig scanned the shelves in her living room and smiled like a mother suddenly spotting one of her children in a crowd. Light spilled in from the bay window as she gently picked up a turn-of-the-century photo album bound with a velvet spine, its green cover lavish with pink flowers. An oval-framed Read More…

Shawna Rollheiser to open mini dessert boutique Saturday

Shawna Rollheiser will celebrate the grand opening of A Cupcake A Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday. The shop, at 115 W. Liberty St., Medina, will feature vegan and specialty cupcakes along with favorite flavors like chocolate and red velvet. Rollheiser also plans to offer cake pops, muffins and cookies. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDY A. TOTTS)

MEDINA — For some people, the phrase “sweet dreams” is a wish for a good night’s sleep, but for Shawna Rollheiser it means mixing up a sugar-and-spice recipe for the success of her mini dessert boutique, A Cupcake A Day. To add the icing on the cupcake and officially open the doors for business, Rollheiser Read More…

Bringing sushi to the people

Kiera Wood of Seville, left, and Tom Winter of Medina, center, learn the art of making sushi from Cory Lynch, manager and chef for Sushi on the Roll, which celebrated its relocation from Bath to Medina with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDY A. TOTTS)

MEDINA — When Ken Oppenheimer and Jon Roller launched their make-it-and-take-it sushi business four years ago, they never dreamed their path would lead to opening a restaurant. Thanks to continuing strong sales, Sushi on the Roll, originally located in Bath, needed more elbow room. To accommodate the expansion and the addition of retail to its Read More…

Hurricane Katrina shapes Northeast Ohio native’s ministry

The Rev. Laura Fitt-Baird, new pastor of Medina First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and her husband, the Rev. Joshua Baird, have returned to their Northeast Ohio roots. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDY A. TOTTS)

MEDINA TWP. — When the Rev. Laura Fitt-Baird answered the call to Grace Disciples of Christ Church in Louisiana, she had no idea that many aspects of her ministry would be shaped by Hurricane Katrina. Fitt-Baird, 37, who became pastor of Medina First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) early in November, said the experience was Read More…