May 23, 2015

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Leadership Medina County class of 2015 steps forward

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Leadership Medina County’s class of 2015 celebrated completing the educational and networking program Wednesday at Williams on the Lake in Medina.The class, named the “Bridge Builders,” couldn’t be more fitting, Leadership Executive Director Colleen Rice said. “They’ve built bridges for their class projects, they built bridges among each other and they’ve built bridges within our Read More…

Van Epps donate fountain to Medina’s Bicentennial Commons

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Thanks to Medina residents Murray and Sue Van Epp, the Bicentennial Commons made a splash on Wednesday. The Commons, at the northeast corner of Public Square, received a 7-foot-11 water fountain, donated by the Van Epps, that has been talked about since 2012. The water attraction was added to the bright-looking grass and wide sidewalks Read More…

Highland, Medina high schools earn silver medals

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Medina and Highland high schools were ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine looked at 881 public and charter high schools around Ohio and more than 21,000 schools nationwide. Highland and Medina high schools were among 138 Ohio schools that received a silver medal. The other Medina Read More…

Westfield Insurance employees work on materials for Habitat homes

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For the third year, Westfield Insurance employees donated labor for a Habitat for Humanity of Summit County home-building project. Tuesday’s project at Westfield’s headquarters in Westfield Center involved employees painting trim and doors for two houses. “We’ve been working with Habitat since 2000, and we believe in the American dream, ” Westfield community investment leader Read More…

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth, to speak in Akron

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U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council. The event will be at 7 a.m. May 28 at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. The speech will be part of the council’s Excellence in Business Awards program. Renacci Read More…

Police: $50,000 pot stash found during OVI checkpoint in Brunswick

Police said these vacuum-sealed plastic bags, which reportedly contained 6.5 pounds of marijuana, were found in a vehicle during “saturation patrols” around a sobriety checkpoint last weekend. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A traffic stop during a sobriety checkpoint early Sunday morning led to the discovery of what said police was $50,000 worth of marijuana in a vehicle in Brunswick. The Medina County OVI Task Force reported Monday that Donnell Brown Jr., 28, of Lima, was charged with felony drug possession. He’s scheduled for a May 27 Read More…

Officers refuse to testify in Cleveland police shooting trial

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James Queally | Los Angeles Times Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says he’s run into a blue wall of silence. Before Officer Michael Brelo’s trial began, 16 Cleveland police officers declined to meet with prosecutors to review their testimony about the officer’s shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Once the case reached a courtroom, Read More…

Youths rally in Medina in support of law enforcement

Trevor Satterwaite speaks Saturday to a crowd assembled for a “Sea of Blue” rally in support of law enforcement officers. Participants marched from Medina High School to Medina’s Public Square. Trevor, an eighth-grader at A.I. Root Middle School, helped organize the rally and encouraged young people to come out and show support for local law enforcement. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Youths and law enforcement officers gathered Saturday at Medina’s Public Square for a “Sea of Blue” youth rally organized by A.I. Root Middle School eighth-grader Trevor Satterwaite. The rally in support of law enforcement officers drew hundreds for a walk that was inspired by the “Sea of Blue” rally in Cleveland in December. “It was Read More…

Eight veterans receive long-awaited medals for their service

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Eight American military veterans received medals for their service Friday evening during a ceremony in honor of Support Our Troops Day in Medina’s Public Square. Members of Rolling Thunder Ohio Chapter 8 and the Medina County Veterans Service Office hosted the ceremony. The event commemorated what also is known as U.S. Armed Forces Day. Jesse Read More…

Zarley carries Grizzlies to win

John Urchek The Gazette WADSWORTH — Junior pitcher Grace Zarley picked up the Wadsworth softball team Friday and carried it to a 1-0, 10-inning victory over eighth-seeded Hudson in the Barberton Division I Sectional finals. The sixth-seeded Grizzlies (16-9) will face No. 1 Walsh Jesuit (21-3) in the district semifinals Thursday, while the Explorers fell Read More…