August 1, 2015

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Donations roll in for family facing hardship after fireworks accident

Julia Grady, 12, donates canned goods and school supplies Thursday for a “stuff the bus” drive to benefit the Bamm family of Liverpool Township. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Community members stopped by a Buckeye Schools’ parking lot Thursday morning to donate food and school supplies to the family of Todd Bamm, who was injured in a fireworks explosion in Michigan. Todd Bamm’s wife, Kelly, has remained with him in Michigan while he receives treatment. The Bamms have eight children, four of whom attend Read More…

Agency reports seizing marijuana from large operation in Brunswick

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency said marijuana was found growing Tuesday in the basement of a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street in Brunswick. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday it uncovered a large indoor marijuana growing operation on West 130th Street in Brunswick. The marijuana seized Tuesday is estimated to be worth $400,000. Wednesday’s news release said officers entered a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street and contacted a resident. While in the home, Read More…

Man ‘familiar’ to law enforcement charged with selling heroin

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A man who was evicted from his Medina home after it was labeled a criminal nuisance last fall was arrested Tuesday on charges of selling heroin to an undercover drug agent. David L. Reed, 54, was charged with trafficking heroin, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest occurred after Reed allegedly sold heroin at a Trease Road Read More…

Ten wedding receptions survive Litchfield zoning dispute

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Ten wedding receptions scheduled at a Litchfield Township farm will go on as planned, according to a magistrate’s order in a court case aimed at stopping the farm from hosting such events. The receptions are scheduled Aug. 8 to Oct. 17 at Rustic Barn Wedding Venue — also known as Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC and Forever Farms Read More…

Renew Medina earns a profit selling renovated house

The home at 530 S. Court St. after renovations were completed by Renew Medina. The home sold for $133,000 earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MAIN STREET MEDINA)

A home at 530 S. Court St. was sold earlier this month for $133,000 following renovations completed through Renew Medina, a project of the nonprofit Main Street Medina. The project gained support because of its mission to save an old home from demolition, said Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina, which serves as Read More…

Chippewa Lake regatta attracts 14 competitors for boat race

Richard King of Canada was among the competitors Saturday in the Midsummer Madness Regatta hosted by the Chippewa Lake Yacht Club. King was a winner of one of the races for the day.

The Chippewa Lake Yacht Club hosted its Midsummer Madness Regatta over the weekend. Race categories were open to anyone 15 and older with a Y Flyer sailboat. Y Flyer sailboats are 18 feet long and can be sailed by one or two people. Teams from the U.S. and Canada competed in the races Saturday and Read More…

$38,000 worth of copper reportedly stolen from Brunswick facility

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Brunswick police are investigating a theft of copper worth about $83,000 from a manufacturing facility on Western Drive in the city. According to a Brunswick Police report, the theft was discovered last week when an employee from Pacific Tool and Die noticed a scrap bin that had been full of copper July 15 was missing Read More…

Route 18 project in Montville Twp. could reduce lanes

Workers from Karvo Paving Co. of Stow in Summit County repave stretches of state Route 18 near the Interstate 71 interchange Thursday. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A road resurfacing project at state Route 18 and Interstate 71 in Medina and Montville Township could close the interchange to one lane in both directions for the next few weeks. Joyce Miller, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said Friday that the project is a continuation from work that was done last Read More…

Lodi Corn Festival honors Native American tradition, dedicates restored statue

Jack Lyons, executive director of the Native American Indian and Veterans Center in Barberton, and Dave Shaffer, of Ravenna, participate in a drum circle during the opening ceremonies of the Lodi Corn Festival on Thursday in Lodi’s Public Square. The two men are members of the Fire River Singers, who performed songs before the parade. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Lodi Sweet Corn Festival wraps up today in Lodi with a 5K run, cornhole contests, rides and a raffle. The 34th festival began Thursday night with a drum circle featuring the music of the Fire River Singers. Organizers said they invited the group to perform as a way of honoring the Native American traditions Read More…

Wadsworth grad DeMita a rising TV star

Lisa Gayle Grayson The Gazette It’s not often that a person goes in for a job interview and the first Q&A is with an athletic icon. For former Wadsworth basketball player Rachel DeMita, though, her performance in her initial sit-down with Shaquille O’Neal was key to landing her most recent professional gig. DeMita was flown Read More…