August 28, 2015

Medina
Intermittent clouds
77°F
 

Sobriety checkpoints to be held in Sharon, Granger twps. Saturday

Sobriety checkpoints are planned for Saturday evening in Sharon and Granger townships, the Medina County OVI Task Force announced. The checkpoints, which are funded by federal grants, are aimed at deterring and intercepting drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol. The exact locations of the checkpoints will be released Saturday morning. “Citizens of our county continue Read More…

Marching band roundup: All of Medina County’s high school bands featured by Gazette

LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE
The Wadsworth High School Marching Band rehearses taking the football field in a full sprint from the end zone and then facing the audience to play.

Over the past few weeks, The Gazette has featured every high school marching band in Medina County. Check out links to the stories here, with buyable photos conveniently provided below. Black River Liam Sleggs wanted to come up with something inspirational for the Black River High School Pirate Marching Band for the 2015 season. So Read More…

Boston Road closed several hours for box truck crash

(NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Boston Road in Brunswick Hills Township was closed from 11:45 a.m. until about 3 p.m. Wednesday just before Boston Reserve Lane after a truck veered off the road. “The driver just wasn’t paying attention. It was raining, so the ground is very soft, and the culvert is pretty deep,” Officer Michael Torres said. “We brought Read More…

Fire, police departments face off in ‘Guns and Hoses’ challenge

One tug-of-war event in the 2015 Guns & Hoses competition saw the Medina Township Fire Department go against the Montville Police Department. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Two law enforcement agencies and two fire departments squared off at the “Guns and Hoses” event Sunday at Quaker Steak & Lube, 4094 Pearl Road in Medina Township. Those competing were Medina Township Police, Montville Township Police, Medina Township Fire Department and Medina City Fire Department, which won the grand prize. Medina Police came in Read More…

Fast facts about Wadsworth High School Marching Band

AT A GLANCE Band name: Wadsworth High School Marching Band Director: Steven Hadgis Assistant director: Dana Albrecht-Hire Percussion director: Ryun Louie Auxiliary instructors: Jessica Acord and Vanessa Lloyd Student teacher: Tabytha Walls Volunteers: Wadsworth Band Boosters Executive Board   DIRECTOR PROFILE How many years at school: 15th year at Wadsworth How many years directing overall: Read More…

New director soon to be named for United Way of Medina County

United Way of Medina County soon will have a new director. Ryan Carlson, board chairman, said interim director Garth Winckler left his position on Aug. 13. “Part of Garth’s duties was to help us hire a new person,” Carlson said. “We are in the final negotiations in that process. We hope to have that (announcement) Read More…

‘Service on the Square’ in Medina to host full immersion baptisms

The Rev. John McCaw, left, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Medina, poses with the Rev. Cornell Carter, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A full immersion Christian baptism will be part of a church “Service on the Square” at 10 a.m. Sunday on Public Square in Medina. Organizers said it is the eighth event of its kind. The Rev. John McCaw, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Medina, said his congregation will be joined by the Rev. Read More…

2015 Medina County State Fair Results

2015 Medina County State Fair Results CREATIVE ARTS DAY Cake Decorating – Advanced Level, Junior Outstanding – Victoria Schuster, Chippewa Chipmunks Dog Agility Class STD1 GOLD – Meghan Heimann, Brunswick Saddliers Class STD2 GOLD – Nichole Charnigo, Valley City Vikings Class STD3 BRONZE – Nichole Charnigo, Valley City Vikings Class STDOL GOLD – Meghan Heimann, Read More…

2015 Junior Fair Swine Results

2015 Junior Fair Swine Results Senior Showmanship (Ages 15-18) 1st – Michaela Stout, Litchfield Lively Leprechauns 2nd – Morgan Hart, Sharon Flying Horse & Pony 3rd – Bryce Hart, Sharon Flying Horse & Pony Intermediate Showmanship (Ages 12-14) 1st – Jamie Briggs, Challengers 2nd – Tristan Stout, Litchfield Lively Leprechauns 3rd – Allie Loftis, Cattle Read More…

2015 Junior Fair Still Exhibits Results

2015 Junior Fair Still Exhibits Results Exploring the Treasures of 4-H 1st – Christion Olson, Garfield Bees Discovering 4-H 1st – Madison Lichty, Buckeye Bunch 2nd – Bo Hall, Guilford Go-fers Outstanding Project Plaque Madison Lichty, Buckeye Bunch Horseless Horse 1st – Lizzy Magoolaghan, Hinckley Highlanders 2nd – Christine Kitchen, Mavericks 3rd – Charli Howard-Harris, Read More…