June 30, 2015


Little Big Town show at Medina County Fair should go on as scheduled

Members of Little Big Town, from left, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, arrive June 10 at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (INVISION VIA AP FILE PHOTO)

The Medina County Fair’s highlight show this year appears not to have been affected by cancellations announced by Little Big Town. Little Big Town, a country band from Alabama, announced earlier this week it would be canceling or rescheduling shows through July 30. That date is just seven days before its scheduled Aug. 6 performance Read More…

Golf outing to raise funds for SHC/The Arc of Medina County

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SHC/The Arc of Medina County will host its third golf outing at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Medina Country Club, 5588 Wedgewood Road, in Lafayette Township. For $135, participants will receive a boxed lunch, beverages and dinner, as well as a chance to win a number of contests on the course. Proceeds will benefit the Read More…

Healthy Medina hosts grilling demonstration in park

Bart Randolf, associate principal at Cloverleaf High School, grills beef tenderloin and peach chicken on skewers while listing the night’s menu for Ron Brich, of Medina, during a healthy grilling demonstration Thursday at Memorial Park in Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

A smoky aroma filled the air at Memorial Park in Medina during a grilling demonstration Thursday evening by Healthy Medina, an initiative to raise nutrition awareness started by Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell and Medina Hospital President Dr. Tom Tulisiak. Carrie Beegle, food director for Cloverleaf Schools, and Cloverleaf High School Associate Principal Bart Randolf led Read More…

Closing Medina Steak & Seafood Co. sells excess supplies

The Medina Steak & Seafood Co. reopened its doors Thursday to sell items from the business that, until this year, had been serving Medina customers for 17 years. Owner Ken Collins is continuing the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday to clear out some dishes, glassware, pots and pans and wines. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Medina Steak & Seafood Co. has reopened its doors to sell items from the business that, until this year, had been serving customers for 17 years at 538 W. Liberty St. in Medina. Owner Ken Collins is having a sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday to clear out some “excess supplies.” He Read More…

Fund awards groups $13,000 in grants to support women, children in need

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A local endowment fund has awarded more than $13,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations serving MedinaCounty’s women and children. In total, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund has awarded more than $125,000 since its inception in 1998. Mari Halkovich, chairperson of the grant review committee, said she was glad to help fund the nonprofits, Read More…

Friendly rivalry supports blood drive in Medina

A “Bankers vs. Barristers” blood drive for the American Red Cross is held Wednesday at Garfield Elementary School in Medina. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A friendly competition called “Bankers vs. Barristers” was held during the American Red Cross blood donation event Wednesday at Garfield Elementary School in Medina. Who won Wednesday’s blood drive and how many units were collected were unavailable as of 9 p.m. Wednesday. More blood drives are planned in July. The Northeast Ohio unit of the Read More…

Wadsworth Municipal Court starts accepting electronic citations

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Wadsworth Municipal Court now accepts electronic citations issued by the Ohio Highway Patrol. The new system was activated June 9. “The Wadsworth Municipal Court is the first court in Medina County to create and deploy an electronic citation program,” Judge Stephen B. McIlvaine said, “and I am proud to implement this cost-saving measure. “Not only Read More…

Brunswick man charged with OVI after crashing into house

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An alleged drunken driver struck a Brunswick house early Friday morning, striking a gas meter. Nick Solar, spokesman for the Brunswick Police Department, said the crash happened about 3 a.m. when Steven Paserk, 27, of the 3800 block of Alice Drive, Brunswick, was driving eastbound on Ruth Drive. Solar said Paserk failed to make a Read More…

Man gets 10 years in prison for shooting alleged drug dealer

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A 49-year-old man will spend 10 years in prison for trying to kill his daughter’s alleged drug dealer in a Dairy Queen parking lot last year. Terry Yuschak, of Perrysville, was found guilty on all counts at a jury trial in April. His charges included attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons while barred by Read More…

Medina Community Band to host Flag Day concert Friday

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The Medina Community Band will offer a concert 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in honor of Flag Day. The concert at the gazebo on Medina’s Public Square will feature a variety of patriotic pieces and soloists Sue McLaughlin (piccolo) and the Rev. Dan Doty (tenor vocals). The concert is dedicated to the memory of LaVerne Read More…