September 4, 2015


Groups protest Husted’s rejection of charter issues

Dozens of people from across Ohio protested for hours Wednesday outside the Athletic Club, Columbus, where Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted gave a keynote address during the Metropolitan Club Luncheon. A group called the Ohio Community Rights Network, OHCRN, sponsored the protest, which was directed at Husted’s recent decision to remove multiple county charters Read More…

Wadsworth considers dropping gun ban in parks

The Wadsworth City Council is considering eliminating a law that bans firearms in city parks because of a possible contradiction with a state law allowing guns in public parks. Wadsworth Law Director Norman Brague raised the issue at Council’s Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Tuesday. “I think we’re stuck with this decision,” Council President Tom Palecek told The Read More…

Event-goers get taste of Wadsworth eating spots

Residents eat at tables on Broad Street in downtown Wadsworth Wednesday night, during the 15th annual Taste of Wadsworth. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Visitors and residents enjoyed the 15th Taste of Wadsworth Wednesday night. About 22 food vendors set up tents in the parking lot behind Valley Cafe at High and Broad streets.

Medina Plating to bypass its sewer fee by building own waste water system

Shawn Ritchie

Medina business owner Shawn Ritchie has decided to build his own waste water treatment system to avoid having to pay county sewer fees. Ritchie, CEO of Medina Plating, has been protesting the county’s “capacity fee” for more than a year. “This has been a thorn in my side for two years,” he told Medina County Read More…

Project: LEARN of Medina County seeks tutors in Lodi

Karla Robinson

Project: LEARN of Medina County is looking for volunteer tutors in Lodi for a program to help residents prepare and study for a GED certificate. The nonprofit will have an informational meeting 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St. Project: LEARN received a $7,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Read More…

Service, baptisms held in downtown Medina

A choir from First Baptist Church, state Route 18, Medina, lead a crowd in worship songs Sunday morning in Medina’s Public Square for the church’s eighth annual Service in the Square, which was followed by a baptism. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Hundreds of people crowded under tents and umbrellas Sunday morning at Medina’s Uptown Park for a Christian service and baptisms. First Baptist Church, state Route 18, Medina Township, and Second Baptist Church, Bronson Street, Medina, combined their Sunday services for the eighth annual Service on the Square that lasted from 10 a.m. to noon. “We’re Read More…

Two Medina County schools rank in Newsweek’s top 500

Wadsworth and Highland high schools were listed in the top 500 high schools in the nation by Newsweek’s 2015 rankings. Newsweek ranks the schools based on data that concludes which schools best prepares their students for college. Wadsworth and Highland made the list along with 28 other Ohio high schools including Avon Lake, which was Read More…

Ritzman Pharmacy kicks off workshop series in Wadsworth

Christina Cyrus, director of marketing for Ritzman Pharmacy, talks about the company's new "Ritzman Restores" program during a Thursday event at The Strand in Wadsworth where demonstrations of all-natural lotion bars were shown. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Ritzman Pharmacy held a workshop Thursday that taught customers how to make essential oil lotion bars. The workshop is part of Ritzman’s rebranding initiative called Ritzman Restores. Ritzman partnered with a boutique in Wadsworth, Salvage Style, for the event Thursday night at The Wadsworth Strand, 123 Broad St. Over the next several months, the Wadsworth-based Read More…

Chamber of Commerce speaker series: Buehler’s Fresh Foods rooted in Ohio

Buehler’s Fresh Foods stores offer shoppers the option of sending their groceries in plastic containers by conveyor belt to a pickup area under a roof outside the store. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

It’s been 86 years since the first Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store opened in New Philadelphia. Jenny Book, community relations specialist for the store in Wads­worth, gave a presentation on the company and its history Wednesday during the monthly luncheon meeting of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive, Read More…

Wadsworth teens’ sauna project headed to Las Vegas

Chris Kallai, a carpentry teacher at Wadsworth High School, instructs a group of senior students while they build a sauna during the first week of school last week. The sauna will be shipped this week to Las Vegas and be used by athletes during the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in two weeks. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Fifteen Wadsworth High School seniors successfully wrestled a tight deadline their first week of school to complete a special project. They built a sauna — one that will be used by athletes during the 2015 World Wrestling Championships Sept. 7-12 in Las Vegas. “They finished it today,” Chris Kallai, Wadsworth High School’s carpentry teacher, said Read More…