September 1, 2014

Medina
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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…

WWII re-enacted in Brunswick

Participant Alex Lawson, 17, of Pickerington, showcases his German World War II collectibles. All the items belonged to participants in the battle re-enactment event at Heritage Farm in Brunswick on Sunday. (Jennifer Pignolet / Gazette)

About 1,000 spectators went back in time 66 years Sunday afternoon as they watched a World War II battle unfold at Heritage Park in Brunswick. The Brunswick Area Historical Society put on the fourth-annual, two-day event, which featured 25 participants engaging in three battle re-enactments, as well as several World War II exhibits for families Read More…

Nationally, Locally, and Individually, Social Security makes a Difference

Robert Fenn Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It not only helps older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about 159 million people work 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…

Williams uses Twitter to beg Cavs not to trade him

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Mo Williams isn’t too proud to beg. Williams, the subject of trade rumors with the Portland Trail Blazers heading into tonight’s NBA Draft, posted a message on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon asking the Cavaliers not to move him. It read: “Pls don’t trade me, I’m not ready to go. Read More…

Torch burns through town

Becky Tener The Gazette WADSWORTH — Traffic was backed up for blocks Monday afternoon on High Street as runners with the Law Enforcement Torch Relay heralded the Special Olympics. The relay began at 69 Taps, 300 Weatherstone Drive, and participants ran 2½ miles to Greenwich Road. Ten relay members — five from the Wadsworth Police Read More…

Local attorney argues supreme case

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COLUMBUS — The Sharon Township attorney who argued a speeding case before the Ohio Supreme Court said the decision that allows police to give tickets based on their visual estimation of a vehicle’s speed “opened up a Pandora’s box.” John Kim, who took the case pro bono for his client and friend, Mark Jenney, 27, Read More…

Man on mower screams for guns

MEDINA — The sight of a Liverpool Township man screaming atop a riding lawn mower while zipping around the gazebo on Public Square drove numerous passers-by to call police Tuesday. At 12:26 p.m., Lt. Bob Starcher said Stephen Williams, 43, was riding his lawn mower around the square “at a high rate of speed” along 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…