June 30, 2016

Medina
Partly sunny
54°F
 

Main Street Medina arranges dinner fundraiser around town

Main Street Medina held an event called a “progressive dinner” for 29 participants at four restaurants Thursday night. Diners moved to each location as a group for different courses of the meal. Participating restaurants were Main Street Cafe, Marie’s Cafe, Thyme2 and Twiisted. Tickets were $60 for general admission and $55 for Main Street Medina Read More…

Medina County Drug Task Force arrests 3 on heroin charges

The Medina County Drug Task Force arrested three people in Brunswick on charges of selling or possessing heroin on June 8. According to the task force:  Daniel Hoisington, 23, Medina Township, was charged with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence.  Melissa Mentzer, 34, Brunswick, was charged with trafficking heroin;  James “Chicago” Johnson, 34, Cleveland, Read More…

Medina County property tax bills due July 15

Medina County Treasurer John Burke announced that 68,107 tax bills will be mailed this week to property owners in Medina County. The official due date for these property tax bills is July 15. Burke noted the total amount of second-half 2015 real estate taxes billed is $119,318,992.99. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the Read More…

Rockin’ South Court Street in Medina

Bob Sandrick | Special to The Gazette The music matched the weather — sizzling — during the third annual Rockin’ the Court concert festival Saturday along South Court Street in Medina. The free family event featured about 30 bands and solo artists performing on porches, front yards and driveways of South Court residences. They played Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Medina Township on Saturday

The Medina County OVI Task Force will set up a sobriety checkpoint in Medina Township Saturday evening, according to a press release. The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning. According to the press release, the checkpoint, which is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, is funded by federal grants. “Citizens Read More…

Three shops near Medina Public Square hit by thefts

A series of thefts at businesses near Public Square may be connected, according to Medina police. Sgt. Brett McNabb said police notified area business owners after clerks at three stores around the square reported their wallets were missing last Friday afternoon. “We think that three female suspects were responsible for all three thefts,” he said. Read More…

Woman loses appeal in Medina heroin death

The three-year prison sentence an opiate-addicted war veteran received for the death of a Medina teenager withstood the scrutiny of the 9th District Court of Appeals. The court last week overruled the complaints in an appeal filed by now 33-year-old Heather Graham shortly after she was sentenced in September 2014. Graham, who waived her right Read More…

Nosh on pizza, vote for your favorite this weekend in Medina

Pizza shops will compete slice by slice Saturday for best pie in Medina County. Pizza Palooza will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Public Square in Medina. For $8, people can sample up to 10 pies and vote for the best. The winner of the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice of Best Pizza in Read More…

Medina County Board of DD offers forum on mandates

Medina County residents will learn about the changing Ohio developmental disabilities system during a meeting tonight. Annette Davis-Kramp, superintendent of the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, will host an informational presentation at 6 p.m. at the Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Granger Township. The open forum is expected to cover the ways the MCBDD plans Read More…

The Gazette earns multiple Press Club of Cleveland awards

The Gazette staff amassed seven awards in The Press Club of Cleveland’s contest this year, including second place in the Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio category in the circulation division of 75,000 or less and third for Best Section. Awards covered work published in 2015 and were presented Friday in Cleveland. Individually, copy editor Jennifer Read More…