July 29, 2015

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County economic development group sets goals

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A strategic plan for the Medina County Economic Development Corp. was unveiled Tuesday during a dinner titled “Steak and Strategy” at the Blair House in Westfield Center. The plan, approved by the group’s board in June, identifies two main goals for 2015-17. The first is to advocate and develop new economic opportunities for the county. Read More…

Little Big Town cancels show at Medina County Fair

In a video posted on Twitter, members of Little Big Town apologize for canceling three more weeks of concerts, including the performance scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Medina County Fair. This screen shot of the video on Twitter shows Jimi Westbrook with a bandage over his mouth. Westbrook is recovering from vocal cord surgery.

The headliner act for the 2015 Medina County Fair canceled its scheduled appearance for Aug. 6 along with all its other shows the next three weeks. On Sunday, Little Big Town announced the canceled shows in a video on its Twitter page. The band had canceled shows earlier this summer after singer Jimi Westbrook had Read More…

Buckeye families comes to aid of Liverpool Twp. man burned in accident

Todd Bamm lies on his hospital bed in the intensive care burn unit at the University of Michigan Hospital. Bamm was injured in a fireworks explosion earlier this month and is recovering from third and fourth degree burns. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Parents and families of children in the Buckeye Schools community are working together to help the family of Todd Bamm, who was seriously injured in a fireworks explosion July 18 in Michigan. Bamm and his wife, Kelly, have eight children, six of whom are students in the district. Bamm is hospitalized at the University of Read More…

New art gallery on Medina’s Public Square features local, fair trade art

Aurelia Martin, owner of Sparrow Art at 44 Public Square, and her husband, Steve Martin, stand in her new gallery in the Arcade Building on the south side of Medina’s Public Square on Friday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A new art gallery is promising to support local artists and artisans struggling to make a living in difficult conditions around the world. The Sparrow Art Gallery and Studio at 44 Public Square opened this week, headed by artist and owner Aurelia Martin. The shop wants to showcase local art, and what is called “fair Read More…

Legos go with lemonade at Brunswick Library event (PHOTOS)


Brunswick Library on Thursday afternoon hosted a Legos and Lemonade event.

Sen. Sherrod Brown urges safer rail standards

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, is urging other lawmakers to support stronger safety standards for companies that ship hazardous material by rail. By law, states are required to notify county emergency management agencies when a radioactive shipment passes through a county. Brown has proposed requiring the Energy Information Administration to publish data regarding railroad shipments Read More…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks GOP nomination for president

Gov. John Kasich pauses before announcing his run for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University on Tuesday in Columbus. (AP PHOTO)

Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday made his campaign for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination official, citing his experience, his family and his campaign work for former President Ronald Reagan. At a speech at Ohio State University, his alma mater, Kasich spoke about his work as a legislator in the Ohio House and then in Read More…

Experts back new meningitis vaccination law

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A new law will require parents to have their children immunized against meningitis before the start of the 2016-17 school year. The law was signed by Gov. John Kasich on Thursday and will apply to students at public and non-public schools that are subject to state standards. Dr. Camille Sabella, an expert in pediatric infectious Read More…

Gov. Kasich to jump into GOP presidential race today

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Gov. John Kasich will announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president today at Ohio State University in Columbus. Kasich then will leave to campaign in the early primary state of New Hampshire. Kasich, who was elected to a second term as governor in 2014, will speak at his alma mater in Read More…

Brunswick company refocuses with specialized branches

Philpott Solutions Group President and CEO Michael Baach holds up one of many inactive steel roll dies kept at company headquarters in Brunswick. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick company is rebranding its name in an effort to better identify itself with markets and clients. Philpott Solutions Group, formerly known as Philpott Rubber, will include four subsidiaries — called Philpott Rubber Co., Philpott Industrial Leasing, Philpott Energy and Transportation and Philpott Industrial Plastics. The company has been in business since 1889 and Read More…