September 1, 2014

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Pink Floyd tribute band closes out Rally in the Alley season

Mark Brennan, lead guitarist of Wish You Were Here, a Cleveland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, and Jon Darling, drums, perform at the final Rally in the Alley of the season Sunday night behind Main Street Cafe on Medina’s Public Square. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Rylee Deluna hasn’t missed the annual Rally in the Alley show featuring the Cleveland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, Wish You Were Here, in nine years. That’s her entire life. Rylee is 9. Since she was a baby, Rylee’s been rallying in the parking lot behind Main Street Cafe, 17 Public Square, on her favorite daddy-daughter Read More…

Tibetan monks display how they chant, laugh their way to enlightenment

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Monks of the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery demonstrated solemn chanting and also had a little fun on Wednesday night when they stopped in Brunswick during an international peace tour. The monks belong to a monastery that relocated to India in the mid-20th century. The move was difficult because the monastery and monks previously had thrived Read More…

Ohio’s unemployment rate drops again, below U.S. rate

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate has inched downward again. The state Department of Job and Family Services said today that seasonally adjusted joblessness in Ohio was 6.9 percent in October, down from the revised figure of 7.1 percent in September. That’s the lowest rate since August 2008, when it was 6.8 percent. Ohio’s unemployment rate Read More…

Smucker’s product linked to salmonella scare

Officials have told school lunch programs across the country to check to see whether they have any Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter made by a New Mexico company that is being recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. The J.M. Smucker Co., based in Orrville in Wayne County, used peanut butter that was Read More…

What’s next after retirement?

Getting out with friends or former coworkers can help banish boredom associated with retirement.

Scores of people spend their working days dreaming of the moment they are eligible for retirement. They may have retirement counted down to the minutes and seconds, particularly if they’ve been in a job that hasn’t been the most enjoyable. But many people find that once they retire they do not know what to do Read More…

Medina no match for Mentor

MENTOR — From 1999-2001, the St. Louis Rams were known as “The Greatest Show on Turf.” The team led by Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce and Tory Holt scored 500-plus points in three consecutive seasons to set an NFL record for most points in a three-year span. The Mentor Cardinals aren’t quite on that Read More…

He’s a rose — painting his way to an early spring

LITCHFIELD TWP. — Never mind winter, tulips are springing up all along Richman Road. Sure, they are painted on the snow by John Rose, 46, but for those looking forward to spring, it’s a step in the right direction. “I love winter, but it’s so white out here, I need to brighten it up,” Rose Read More…

Fiber optic network gets $1.6M grant for high-bandwidth connection to Medina businesses

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MEDINA — The $13.8 million Medina County fiber optic net­work moved closer to reality fol­lowing several developments this week, including a $1.6 million stimulus grant for the project. The project involves building a 151-mile, 144-strand fiber loop throughout the county that would provide high-bandwidth connec­tions for businesses and local gov­ernments. The Medina County Port Authority Read More…

Basketball Hall of Fame: Longtime Cavaliers’ broadcaster Joe Tait to be inducted tonight

After 40 years broadcasting NBA games, including 38 with the Cavaliers, Joe Tait will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Joe Tait quickly agreed to meet two reporters for lunch the other day to discuss his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. Picking an establishment wasn’t quite as easy. “How about The Oaks?” a reporter sug­gested, figuring the upscale Chippewa Lake restaurant was close to Tait’s home in Lafayette Township. “Boy, Read More…

Medina County Court Report, Aug. 10

Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman reported the following people appeared in common pleas court Monday: ■ Floyd Henderson, 54, of Youngstown, was sentenced to two years of community control sanctions on one count of possession of cocaine, a fifth-­degree felony. His vehicle was ordered to be forfeited to law enforcement. ■ Daniel O’Neill, 30, of Read More…