December 20, 2014

Medina
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Wadsworth’s Blue Tip Festival brings color to city known for tradition

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WADSWORTH — Thousands of people, tons of candy, a cacophony of noise and one giant match. This is the Blue Tip Festival in Wadsworth. It is the biggest, longest-running community event in a city known for celebrating its traditions. Margaret Hollowell and her sister, Gloria Schilling, grew up in Wadsworth, both graduating from the high Read More…

Westfield Center gets blast from past with opened 1923 time capsule

Westfield Center Historical Society President Anita Weaver holds up the July 10, 1923, edition of The Medina County Gazette found in a time capsule discovered during the demolition of Westfield Elementary School earlier this year. The capsule was opened Saturday at a presentation at Westfield Park Circle. (SETH BREEDLOVE / GAZETTE)

Despite chilly temperatures and threatening skies, more than 140 people gathered Saturday to witness the opening of a time capsule, buried in the foundation of the former Westfield Elementary School when it was built in 1923. They weren’t disappointed. The time capsule was discovered when the school was demolished earlier this year. But the contents Read More…

Medina man is respecting his elders by rehabbing their homes

Cliff Bellar, of the newly established Medina County chapter of Rebuilding Together, poses Thursday with Annabelle Thompson, whose Sharon Township home will be the group’s first project. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

“We have a responsibility to help these people,” Cliff Bellar said. He was speaking about the elderly of Medina County who are too sick or frail to keep their homes safe and comfortable. Bellar is backing up his words with action by founding a Medina County chapter of Rebuilding Together, a national organization that helps Read More…