November 29, 2015

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Gazette’s Not-Forgotten Box awaits your toy donations

New, unopened children’s toys and cash or gift card donations are welcome today at The Gazette and continuing on business days through Dec. 14 for the newspaper’s holiday sharing program called the Not-Forgotten Box. Organizers have set a goal of collecting 2,000 toys to be distributed to families in need for the 2015 holidays. Last Read More…

Write-in candidates capture seats

Two write-in candidates earned offices in Medina County as a result of the Nov. 3 election. The results were certified Tuesday by the Medina County Board of Elections. Final results will be published on page B3 in Friday’s Gazette. In the Tri-County Educational Service Center District 3, Kathleen M. Frazier earned a spot on the Read More…

Brunswick faculty keep word, go bald


Hundreds of Brunswick High School students watched Tuesday afternoon as students and administrators took electric razors to the heads of five Brunswick faculty members during an assembly. The teachers and administrators had agreed to shave their hair or beards if the school won a contest and $100,000 through State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive. Last Friday, Read More…

Gazette business office to close for holiday

The business office of the Gazette will close early Wednesday and remain closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday. For circulation calls regarding home delivery Thursday, call 330-721-4030 between 6:30 and 10 a.m.

New county park opens in Harrisville Township


A new park that opened this week in southwest Medina County offers visitors a place for fishing, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Killbuck Lakes, at 7996 White Road in Harrisville Township, is home to a 47-acre lake and a 1.23-mile nature trail. It was paid for by an $823,000 grant from the Clean Ohio Fund, Read More…

Seven-leaf Clover: Kaple ties school record as Medina beats Central Catholic

Clover Kaple

John Urchek The Gazette CANTON — Clover Kaple came through in the end. The senior guard helped kick off the Medina girls basketball team’s season the right way Saturday, burying seven 3-pointers in a 64-57 overtime victory over the Canton Central Catholic in the Romeo’s Pizza Classic at Malone University. “Clover has the ability to do Read More…

NEXUS files with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for pipeline permission


The newest development in the proposed $2 billion NEXUS Gas Transmission project occurred late Friday as the company announced it had made a formal application to the federal government for construction of the 255-mile pipeline. NEXUS said it is seeking a formal approval for the fourth quarter of 2016 with construction “anticipated” to begin in Read More…

Medina Candlelight Walk draws ’em in to historic district


The 31st Medina Candlelight Walk begins today. The event officially launches with shopping hours at retailers in the historic district beginning at 11 a.m. A ceremony to light the Christmas tree in the gazebo will be at 7 p.m. The ceremony will include Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, Brad and Kathy Root and family and members Read More…

Area gas prices drop below $2


Gasoline prices in Medina County have dipped below $2 per gallon for the first time in about 10 months. According to, prices in the Cleveland area haven’t been below $2 per gallon since January. The lowest price for regular unleaded gas Wednesday in the Medina area, according to, was $1.96 per gallon at Read More…

Retired Brunswick K-9 dies of illness

Officer Mark Luciano with his K9 partner, Blackjack. PHOTO PROVIDED

Police K-9 Blackjack, a German shepherd that served the Brunswick Police Department for eight years, died recently after a long battle with numerous health issues, the department said in a post on Facebook. Blackjack passed his certification exam May 19, 2005. He was on the K-9 unit until his retirement on April 12, 2013. He Read More…