November 29, 2015


5 historic homes to be on Holiday Home Tour

The Storybook house was built in 1929 by Sheldon Funk and will be one of the houses featured in the Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 6. The Storybook stule was popular in Hollywood in the 1920s.

The 2015 Holiday Home Tour, which will feature a variety of properties on display, will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. It will include five decorated historic homes in the city, along with the Medina Engine House Museum, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the restored FirstMerit Bank building. Tickets are $22 per person Read More…

Auditor warns against ‘property profile’ scams

The Medina County Auditor’s Office is warning property owners of companies attempting to sell information available for free in public records. Auditor Mike Kovack said the companies charge upward of $80 to provide “a complete property profile” and “the only document that identified you as a property owner.” Kovack said the documents the companies speak Read More…

Veterans Day capped with band concert


Veterans Day was capped off in Medina County on Wednesday night with a performance of the Medina Community Band, directed by Marcus Neiman and Frank Cosenza. The concert, called “Our Heroes, Our Community,” took place at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. An estimated 275 people attended the free event. The band Read More…

Lafayette Township schoolchildren meet airman, Korea vet


The Lafayette Schoolhouse and Christian Child Care Center, 6357 Lafayette Road, Lafayette Township, hosted one military veteran and one active-duty service member on Wednesday, Veterans Day. Navy veteran Gary Allen Geitgey Sr. of Rittman was stationed in Korea from 1952 to 1956. Michael Bowser, who is serving in the Air Force, lives in Wadsworth. “Two Read More…

Veterans Day events in Medina County

A variety of events will take place today around Medina County in recognition of Veterans Day:  10 a.m.-1 p.m. — The Medina County Career Center’s Chef and Restaurant Management Program will prepare a complimentary lunch for all veterans at The Center Cafe, 1101 W. Liberty St., Medina. Reservations are recommended. Call (330) 725-8461, ext. 229. Read More…

Aldi grocery store being built in Wadsworth


Construction has begun on a new Aldi grocery store that is set to open in Wadsworth by the end of January. The project, on Park Center Drive, began late last year and official construction started about two months ago, said Harry Stark, Wadsworth assistant director of public service and economic development director. “Everybody in town Read More…

Bicyclist struck by SUV in hit-skip dies


A bicyclist injured in a hit-skip accident last week died Friday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. John Zavisza, 48, of Brunswick, is survived by his wife of 13 years, Theresa, a son, a stepson and a stepdaughter. Township Police Chief David Arbogast told The Gazette on Sunday that the department would have a statement Read More…

50,000 expected to attend Medina’s Candlelight Walk

Candlelight Walk map

The 31st Medina Candlelight Walk committee is projecting up to 50,000 guests will attend events Nov. 20 to 22 in Medina. The volunteer committee said it is working to expand the event, adding entertainment, more decorations and free family fun. Throughout the weekend, shops and restaurants in the nine-block Medina historic district will be open Read More…

Dancing with the Medina Stars aids senior-care nonprofit


The couples alternately stepped slowly, briskly, lightly and emphatically. Some dance routines were coordinated to the exact length of the song — a tango, cha cha, foxtrot, jitterbug, waltz, salsa and rumba. The dancers included a sheriff, a motivational speaker, a salon owner, a county commissioner, a photographer and a nursing home administrator, and a Read More…

LIVE CHAT: High school football playoffs, Week 1

The Buckeye Bucks take the field against Brookside for the final regular season game of the year. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Live Blog High School Football playoffs Week 1