November 21, 2014

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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…

Medina historic homes open for tours

IF YOU GO The South Court Street Twilight Stroll Home Tour will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Advance tickets are $7 per person, and $10 after Tuesday, Aug. 10. Tickets are available at Cool Beans Café, Gramercy Gallery, Miss Molly’s Tea Room and the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For Read More…

Splash … pause … repeat

Becky Tener The Gazette MEDINA — “I have to get water,” 6-year-old Alexa Travis shrieked before running through the splash pad at Fred Greenwood Park on Wednesday. “I love this,” the Wadsworth resident screamed as a jet of water soaked her. Alexa said the only way to cool off in Wednesday’s 90-degree weather was to Read More…

Getting a makeover

Members of the Lodi Rotary Club and Village Council are attempting to get the statue popularly known as "Chief Lodi" in Memorial Park refurbished, but will need to raise $10,000 first. (Lisa Hlavinka / Gazette)

LODI — The statue in Memorial Park, popularly known as Chief Lodi, might be moved from its spot for the first time since 1888 for a once-in-a-lifetime makeover. Chief Lodi and his supposed tribe, the “Lowatha” — an amalgam of Hiawatha and Lodi — never existed, but the statue still carries an interesting history, much Read More…

Brunswick man killed in crash on I-71

BROOK PARK — A Brunswick man died Monday night following a crash on Interstate 71 near Snow Road. Robert W. Skalos, 52, was northbound in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and traveling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes and passing other traffic, according to Brook Park police. The rear of his pickup Read More…

Medina grad competes in online contest for Red Carpet coverage

By John Benson Special to The Gazette And the Oscar goes to? For 2005 Medina High School graduate Chad Courtney, who is currently a senior at Bowling Green State University majoring in film production, the eventual goal is attending the Academy Awards ceremony and perhaps hearing his name read as winning cinematographer. While this dream Read More…