October 24, 2014

Medina
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This year’s drive-yourself Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for Oct. 11, 12

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The splendor of autumn in Medina County is never more apparent than during the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968. Scheduled this year for Oct. 11 and 12 from noon until 6 p.m. each day, this year’s drive-yourself tour will take visitors through the county’s southwest townships — Lafayette, Chatham, Spencer, Read More…

Medina Twp.’s Dick Goddard to get woolly

Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard reveals his winter weather prediction for Northeast Ohio following the conclusion of the 41st Woollybear Festival in Vermilion last year. (GAZETTE FILE)

Time to bear down again. Caterpillars crawl, bands march, musicians play and Dick Goddard prognosticates at Sunday’s 42nd annual Woollybear Festival in Vermilion. The event is premised on the thickness of the coat of a woolly bear — a caterpillar with woolly hairs — predicting the weather for the upcoming winter. Goddard, festival founder, Fox Read More…

New Medina restaurant offers vault seating

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The official ribbon cutting for Medina’s newest restaurant won’t be until this evening, but P.J. Marley’s Restaurant & Pub already was jumping with customers this week who have come to nosh on the restaurant’s upscale burgers. “We’re a family-friendly, casual restaurant specializing in premium product at an affordable price,” co-owner Jon Stahl said. Located at Read More…

Red carpet to be rolled out for United Way’s Taste of Medina

The United Way of Medina County is bringing a touch of Hollywood to its 24th annual Taste of Medina from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weymouth Country Club. This year’s annual fundraiser features a walkway of stars, a red carpet and a chance to take a photo with a Marilyn Monroe impersonator. There also Read More…

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…