December 20, 2014

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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…

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…