July 30, 2014

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Wadsworth native Kaili Mitchell wins Western Horsemanship on Tuesday

Kaili Mitchell, 18, of Wadsworth, took first place in Western Horsemanship — ponies, in the all-ages division.
Mitchell, a member of the Just Horsing Around 4-H Club competed with her mount, Snoopy, who competes under the name Award Ceremony. 
Mitchell said she was judged on the pattern of her entrance ride into the arena, her body position and her ability to maintain the same speed while at a jog and a lope. A lope is a relaxed jog used in Western riding. 
“You have to maintain the same speed while doing the lope and canter, that’s what the judges are looking for,” she said. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Kaili Mitchell, 18, of Wadsworth, took first place in Western Horsemanship — ponies, in the all-ages division.

Brunswick to tap into fund for stormwater

BRUNSWICK — City officials hope to get some stormwater projects underway this year using money from a utility fund that began collecting money earmarked for that purpose in 2012. The fund collects money through a $4.95 fee added to residential trash bills. The fund brings in about $1 million annually. The city decided it would Read More…

Brunswick Council OKs money for return of tornado sirens

City Council agreed Monday to spend $24,554 to get Brunswick tornado sirens up and running. The cost includes upgrades to digital encryption radios to prevent hackers from gaining access to the ­system. In 2008, Council shut off the sirens after repeated attacks from hackers had them sounding false alarms in the early morning hours. “It puts Read More…

Ex-soldier admits addiction, denies supplying heroin that killed teen


The 31-year-old woman accused of supplying drugs that killed a 17-year-old Medina High School student last year testified Wednesday about her struggles with heroin addiction that stemmed from injuries sustained while serving in the Army in Iraq. Heather Graham, who lived in Medina when Brittnee Johns was found dead in her family’s home on May Read More…

Road repairs in the works in Hinckley, Medina townships

Construction crews remove earth beneath Parker Road to replace a culvert that runs underneath the road in Hinckley Township. The road was damaged following flash flooding this spring. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Spring flash flooding has prompted two Medina County townships to take action to repair damaged culverts on roads. In Hinckley Township, road repairs are underway on a washed-out culvert on Parker Road. The road was closed by the Medina County Engineer’s Office following flash flooding on May 13 that made the road dangerous. Township Trustee Read More…

Brunswick school board approves contracts, lunch price hike

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick school board took action on a number of housekeeping items Monday in preparation for the new school year, which begins in less than a month. This will be the second year the district plans an “early start” with students in grades one to 12 going to class on Aug. 18 and Read More…

PHOTOS: Art in the Park draws crowds to Medina’s Public Square


Medina’s Public Square was packed Sunday afternoon for the annual Art in the Park, sponsored by the Medina County Art League.

Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner talks voting hours

State Sen. Nina Turner, Democratic candidate for secretary of state, shakes hands with Pamela B. Miller, former head of the Medina County Democratic Party who now serves as chairwoman of the county Board of Elections, at a garden party fundraiser hosted by Janice Skeen in Sharon Township on Sunday afternoon. Turner said she would work to expand voting opportunities for Ohioans if elected to office in November. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

SHARON TWP. — State Sen. Nina Turner, who’s on the campaign trail as the Democratic nominee for Ohio secretary of State, stopped by a garden party fundraiser Sunday afternoon. Turner, whose Senate District 25 represents part of Cuyahoga and Lake counties, told the audience of about 30 that, if elected, she would work to restore Read More…

Medina mother who died in crash Saturday remembered as ‘fun and goofy’

Corrine Reid, left, with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine, who was known to her family and friends as “Cori” was killed in a single-car crash in Lorain County early Saturday morning. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning as she was driving home from a wedding. Corrine Reid, 25, of the 100 block of North Court Street, died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Cowley Read More…

Gubernatorial hopeful: Local governments getting squeezed

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, Democratic candidate for governor, stopped by the Medina Gazette on Friday afternoon as part of an Ohio tour. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Ohio gubernatorial hopeful Ed FitzGerald stopped by The Gazette on Friday during a tour of Ohio to talk about the impact state budget cuts have had towns and counties around the state. “We’re highlighting the effect of the local government cuts … because local communities continue to struggle to make ends meet and the state Read More…