April 27, 2015

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Highland graduate’s students will be heard worldwide

Luisa Cruz, who played the flute and piccolo in the Highland marching band, is now is one of three music teachers at Long Island City High School in New York City. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A 1993 Highland graduate is using opera to teach her high school music students in New York City, and her methods are putting the marching band in the spotlight. Luisa Cruz, 40, is one of three music teachers at Long Island City High School in Queens and she runs the marching band program that consists Read More…

Medina County donates Hinckley Twp. property for parks

Overgrown baseball fields on Boston Road, just east of Ridge Road in Hinckley Township, are part of a 2.9-acre parcel that Medina County commissioners donated to Hinckley. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Medina County commissioners hit a home run Tuesday with Hinckley Township when they donated a 2.9-acre parcel of county-owed property to be part of Hinckley’s parks program. The parcel, on Boston Road just east of Ridge Road, includes two overgrown baseball fields that the Recreational Association of Highland wants to put to use. “RAH contacted Read More…

District won’t rehire retiring band director despite student, parent praise

Medina High School’s Musical Bees Marching Band plays in the finale at the 17th annual Medina Band Show in September 2013. Band members and parents attended the Medina Board of Education meeting on Monday to try to persuade the board to rehire director Gary Ciulla, who recently announced his retirement at the end of this school year. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Medina’s band students and parents sang praises of the school district’s band director to the Board of Education at a meeting Monday night. At least eight people spoke during a special public comment session in an attempt to convince the board to rehire Gary Ciulla, who announced his retirement last month. They were not successful. Read More…

Black River tables drug-test proposal for students in extracurriculars

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The Black River Board of Education has tabled a motion to pass a random drug-testing policy for students in extracurricular activities. The drug policy proposal had its first reading at a meeting in March. “The board felt we needed more community input on this,” Superintendent Chris Clark said. The district has been discussing a drug-testing Read More…

437 pinwheels represent impact of child abuse in Medina

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Officials and community members will gather Saturday at Medina’s Public Square and walk four blocks east on East Washington Street to South Spring Grove Street to plant 437 pinwheels in the yard at St. Francis Xavier, 612 E. Washington St. The Medina County Children’s Center, 200 Highland Drive, Medina, hosts a similar event with pinwheels Read More…

Charges pending against boy who passed out thousands to classmates

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Charges are pending in the case of a 13-year-old Claggett Middle School student accused of taking $25,000 from his grandfather and passing out thousands in $100 bills to classmates at school last week. The Medina and Medina Township police departments still are investigating the case and trying to recover the money, but charges are pending Read More…

Model citizens: Women gather for fashion show in support of community

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Hair curled and sprayed, heels on and bags in hand, Medina’s fashionable side took to the runway. The occasion was the Medina Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s second annual Spring Fashion Show on Friday, which featured 11 women modeling outfits and dresses on a runway set up in the banquet room of Root Candle, 623 W. Read More…

Cast of Christmas characters helps open alien-themed miniature golf course in Medina

Buckeye Santas, several Mrs. Claus clones and many elves parade down South Court Street, Medina, on their way to Castle Noel, 260 S. Court St., to open the doors of the new Alien Vacation Mini Golf in Freaky 3D. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Dozens of Santas came to town Saturday to meet aliens that landed in Medina. Buckeye Santas, Mrs. Clauses and elves paraded around Medina’s Public Square to celebrate the opening of an alien-themed miniature golf course. Alien Vacation Mini Golf in Freaky 3D, 260 S. Court St., opened under the ownership of Dana and Mark Klaus, Read More…

Train show in Medina celebrates its 25th year at Community Center

From left, Todd Livengood and Jim Swigart, of the Norwalk and Western Railroad Club in Norwalk, work on track repairs to one of their train displays during Sunday’s Medina Train and Toy Show on Sunday at the Community Center, 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Trains, toys and a 25-year-old tradition filled the Community Center on Sunday. The Medina Train and Toy Show drew crowds and vendors from across the state at the Medina County Fairgrounds, 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. “Even though it’s trains and toys, it’s mostly older people who come out for this and not just kids,” said Read More…

Expanded recycling is urged by residents, officials in Medina County

More than 60 Medina County residents attended a meeting about trash recycling and those who spoke were in agreement on one point: the county needs to recycle more than it does. Residents gathered at the Buffalo Creek Retreat on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township to comment on the “Sum of All Parts” trash plan Read More…