March 30, 2015

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Church holds ‘Passion Walk’ kicks off Holy Week (PHOTOS)

Members of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church re-enact a bible scene of the Last Supper, during a Passion Walk on Saturday at the church. The church hosts the event every year to prepare their members and the public for the Easter Season. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church’s “Passion Walk,” where members re-enacted the final days of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, attracted more than a hundred people on Saturday. The event was held Sunday as well. The church hosts the event every year to prepare their members and the public for the Easter Season.

Kicking skills showcased in Medina for Ohio Taekwondo championship


There was board smashing and high kicks all around the Medina Community Recreation Center on Saturday as students of all ages competed in the Ohio Taekwondo Championship. Mayor Dennis Hanwell said he was impressed by the sportsmanship, skill and camaraderie displayed by the competitors. “The traits of honesty, integrity and good citizenship are something we Read More…

Harsh winter for fish at Spencer Lake Wildlife Area

Dead fish are floating in every corner of Spencer Lake at the Spencer Lake Wildlife Area in Spencer Township. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is concerned that many, if not all of the lake’s fish, may have been killed following harsh winter conditions. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A high number of fish at the Spencer Lake Wildlife Area are dead in what is called a “winterkill” and Ohio naturalists are worried few, if any, survived. “We’ve had another long winter, we had heavy ice cover and on top of that, we had a heavy snow cover,” said Phil Hillman, District Three fish Read More…

Hospice of Medina County to explore partnership with Cleveland hospice


Hospice of Medina County announced today it is studying a partnership with Cleveland-based Hospice of Western Reserve. In a joint statement, the two agencies said they entered into a non-binding letter of intent to explore a partnership. Hospice of Medina County has 160 full time employees and 310 volunteers; Hospice of the Western Reserve employs Read More…

Medina hosting Ohio Taekwondo Championship on Saturday

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Medina and the Medina Community Recreation Center will host the annual Ohio Taekwondo Championship on Saturday. Organizers are expecting a crowd of about 600, including competitors and spectators. Grandmaster Keun Moo Ryu of Championship Taekwondo in Strongsville is a coordinator of the event. “It’s going to be really exciting and really great,” Ryu said. Ryu Read More…

Contractors clearing land to build assisted-living facility in Brunswick

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Work will continue this week to clear trees on a southern section of Brunswick Town Center by the contractor hired by McKinley Development Co. The land has been set aside for an assisted-living complex. The city has an agreement to sell 18.2 acres of property at Brunswick Town Center to Canton-based McKinley Development for $1.8 Read More…

Medina County population continues to rise, according to census data

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Medina County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the region and state, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Estimates for 2014 put the county’s population at 176,029, a rise of 2.1 percent since 2010 figures. Change since 2010 Census How counties have grown over the last four years: 2010 census Read More…

Medina County’s 17 townships to receive funds from state

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Townships across Ohio will share $10 million from the state, thanks to a law approved by state lawmakers during a lame-duck session at the end of 2014. Townships in Medina County will receive a combined $124,084, with most of the county’s 17 townships receiving between $6,000 and $9,000. DISTRIBUTION Ohio townships will share $10 million this Read More…

FEMA grant to help raze house in Montville Twp. flood plain

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A FEMA grant will allow Medina County to demolish a house in a flood plain on River Styx Road in Montville Township. The Medina County Emergency Management Agency said Monday the county was one of two communities in Northeast Ohio awarded a Flood Mitigation Assistance grant. The county will receive $224,670 to purchase private property Read More…

Former U.S. Navy Seabee celebrates 90 years


The “Can Do” motto of the Navy’s Seabees, an engineering and construction unit, summed up not just the military service of Emil Balliet III, but also his approach to life at home in Ohio after World War II. On March 9, Balliet’s friends and family celebrated his 90th birthday, and the milestone gave the longtime Read More…