July 30, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
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Students at Medina High School create portrait of Abe Lincoln

Medina High School students, from left, James Appelgate, Julia Gomez, Kevin Winchester, Al Terwilliger, Chynna Henderson, Paul Lydon and Mark Menyes pose with a picture of President Abraham Lincoln Tuesday morning at the school. About 16 special-needs students created the artwork with help from Wadsworth artist Richard Doyle. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — Some special students at Medina High School showed off their artistic ability Tuesday with an assist from a local artist. About 16 students in a special-needs class taught by Susan Toth and Sue Klingshirn celebrated the return of their artwork featuring the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln. In late October, Wadsworth artist Richard Read More…

Medina County approves $317,000 to repair clock tower

County commissioners have approved money to straighten the clock tower atop Medina County Courthouse. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — County commissioners agreed Monday to spend about $317,000 for additional work to the clock tower portion of the historic Medina County Courthouse. The money will be used to straighten the tower’s exterior, replace the roof with new slate and tile, and paint and weatherproof the structure, county Administrator Chris Jakab said. The county Read More…

York Township woman loves to walk each day

Nancy Finesilver walks Friday morning north on Lester Road in York Township. Finesilver walks at least eight miles a day. (STEVE GRAZIER / GAZETTE)

Nancy Finesilver loves walking every day in all types of weather on the roads near her York Township home. Some folks might think Finesilver has taken a good thing too far. Over the last 27 years, Finesilver, an artist by trade, has trekked at least eight miles a day on local trails and roadways. “I’ve Read More…

Arrest nearing in Liverpool Twp. burglary spree

LIVERPOOL TWP. — An arrest is expected soon in a trio of burglaries on Columbia and Neff roads around New Year’s Day, according to a Medina County Sheriff’s Office detective. A shotgun, .22-caliber pistol and two pickups were among property stolen from three properties within a half-mile stretch of Columbia and Neff roads. Lt. Travis Read More…

Lodi police look for paintball shooter targeting homes, business

LODI — Flying paintballs are becoming somewhat prevalent in the village, as about a half dozen homes and a business have recently been targeted. Lodi Police Chief Keith Keough said four-to-six residences and D’Antonio’s Pizza shop, 110 Medina St., were hit by at least one paintball shooter over the past week or so. “We’ve just Read More…

Filling jobs in Medina with special workers

Seville resident Tiffany Miller, left, and Katie Patterson, of Brunswick, put together boxes Tuesday morning at 1st Day School Supplies, 775 W. Smith Road, Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Mike Meadows is looking to hire as many as 30 young people to work alongside his special-needs employees this summer. Meadows’ company, 1st Day School Supplies, 775 W. Smith Road, supplies kits of basic primary school items — crayons, pencils, markers, rulers, folders and notebooks — customized for each school district. What makes Meadows’ company Read More…

Brunswick woman dies in early morning fire

Brunswick firefighters monitor a house fire Wednesday morning at 4699 Doral Drive. The fire resulted in the death of an elderly woman living at the residence. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

BRUNSWICK — An elderly woman died this morning when her city residence caught fire. Delia Kuzda, 78, was not conscious when firefighters were able to reach her inside the home, according to assistant Brunswick Fire Chief Rick Barber. Kuzda was bound to a wheelchair and had use of an oxygen tank for breathing, he said. Read More…

Driver escapes injury in rollover on Hamilton Road

Police and firefighters check out the scene of a one-vehicle crash Monday morning in the 4200 block of Hamilton Road in Medina Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA TWP. — A Brook Park man was not hurt after a one-vehicle rollover crash Monday morning on Hamilton Road. Jeffery Orozco, 43, was traveling east in the 4200 block of Hamilton Road when he lost control of his gray Toyota 4Runner and rolled the vehicle on the road, according to Officer Jesse Bynum, of Read More…

Pastor has his say on billboard, our readers have theirs online

Gazette readers took to their keyboards and smart phones Friday in response to a front-page story about a controversial billboard on Interstate 71. The sign reads, “Homosexuality is a sin, but Christ can set you free.” The billboard is on Interstate 71 at the edge of the Southwest Baptist Church property line in Brunswick Hills Read More…

Medina County transit looks to purchase GPS units

The Medina County Public Transit director hopes to reduce some radio traffic and paperwork for his employees by purchasing GPS units for vehicles in the fleet. Director Michael Salamone is in the process of purchasing 27 GPS devices at an approximate cost of $500 each. He wants the 10-inch, tablet-sized units up and running in Read More…