June 26, 2016

Medina
Partly sunny
90°F
 

OVI Checkpoint Announced

Medina County OVI task force announced the location of the sobriety checkpoint: the 900 block of W. Liberty Street. The checkpoint, which was created to deter and intercept impaired drivers, will start at 6 p.m. tonight.

Jazz concert in Medina’s Public Square draws a crowd (PHOTOS)

A crowd descended on Public Square in Medina Saturday night as jazz musicians Bobby Selvaggio on alto saxophone and The New Standards Project performed. It was the final event of the “Jazz Under the Stars” series organized by the Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach group (ORMACO).

Service, baptisms held in downtown Medina

Hundreds of people crowded under tents and umbrellas Sunday morning at Medina’s Uptown Park for a Christian service and baptisms. First Baptist Church, state Route 18, Medina Township, and Second Baptist Church, Bronson Street, Medina, combined their Sunday services for the eighth annual Service on the Square that lasted from 10 a.m. to noon. “We’re Read More…

‘Service on the Square’ in Medina to host full immersion baptisms

A full immersion Christian baptism will be part of a church “Service on the Square” at 10 a.m. Sunday on Public Square in Medina. Organizers said it is the eighth event of its kind. The Rev. John McCaw, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Medina, said his congregation will be joined by the Rev. Read More…

Medina resident plans 600-mile pilgrimage on Camino de Santiago

A Medina resident is planning a 600-mile pilgrimage from France to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Carol Vaccariello wants to walk the Camino de Santiago, or St. James Trail, in the hopes of spiritual growth. The former Catholic nun said she doesn’t know Read More…

Four chances to see ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ in Medina

Fred Hargrove Young Artists is collaborating with Buckeye Community Theatre to bring Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” to the stage this weekend. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Medina High School’s Middle Stage, 851 Weymouth Road. Attendees should use Parking Lot D-4. The show’s leads Read More…

Medina County prepares for U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Medina County Probate Court is preparing for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court could legalize same-sex marriage this month. Justices are expected to rule by the end of June in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges, a set of four consolidated cases from across the country questioning whether states are required under the U.S. Constitution to Read More…

Ugandan choir to perform at Medina United Methodist Church

Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina Township, will host the Watoto Children’s Choir at 7 p.m. Friday. The performance is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help the group’s work in Uganda. For more info A performance by the group is available on YouTube, bit.ly/1wWOvNJ. For information about Read More…

Wadsworth sewing club unites women for patchwork of friends, advice

They sew quilts, they sew clothes, they help charities, they plan parties, they have fun. They are part of the Akron-Canton chapter of the nationwide American Sewing Group. They meet monthly, led by Laurie Schmeltzer, of Wadsworth, who says sewing is a hobby where people happily accept a plague of UFOs — that’s “unfinished objects.” Read More…

Sidewalk artists make statement at Brunswick chalk festival

More than 60 artists participated in the annual Eco-Arts Chalk Festival on Saturday at Susan Hambley Nature Center in Brunswick. Pat Catan’s Craft Centers provided chalk, and gift cards for winners. Following is the winners’ list from Saturday’s Eco-Arts Chalk Festival in Brunswick: Elementary division • Kaelynn Stefan, home school • Leyna Swanson, Applewood Elementary • Teodora Iovi, Read More…