August 4, 2015


Medina High putting on “Grease” this weekend

The cast of Medina High School’s production of “Grease” poses after a number during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina High School is presenting the musical “Grease” today and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Medina High School student Collin Husbands will play Danny Zuko and Megan Hascher will be Sandy Dumbrowski. The production is directed by Tina Callari. Read More…

Fulton family prepares Guilford Twp. farm for maple syrup season

The Fulton family includes fourth- and fifth-generation farmers. The family includes, from left, Heather, Clayton, 3, Andrew, Steve, Beth and Corey Fulton. Heather and Andrew are expecting their second son in April. In the center is a tree on the family-owned Maple Valley Farm in Guilford Township with a tap collecting sap to make maple syrup. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

After the cold winter pushed it back, maple syrup season officially is under way in Ohio. The sap is flowing quickly from the trees in the woods at Maple Valley Farm. This weekend, steam will rise from the farm’s sugarhouse on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township as maple syrup production begins. The farm will Read More…

Facebook confusion: ‘American Pickers’ comes to Brunswick … Georgia

This Facebook photograph of Mike Wolf, left, and Frank Fritz, right, of “American Pickers,” with police Sgt. Donald Babbin, of Brunswick, Ga., received almost 
1,000 shares this week on social media. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Yes, the cast of a TV show came to Brunswick, all right — but it was Brunswick, Ga. “American Pickers” visited the Georgia city on Monday, but people in Ohio and in Brunswick, Md., too, were buzzing Wednesday about what they thought was local news. Some thought the stars, Mike Wolf and Frank Fritz, were Read More…

British fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

Terry Pratchett

LONDON — Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical “Discworld” series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66. Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, had earned wide respect in Britain and beyond with his dignified campaign for the right of critically ill Read More…

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

In this 2009 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek,” poses for a portrait. Nimoy died Friday in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP PHOTO)

LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy. He was 83. Although Read More…

Young adult ministry hosting free Valentine’s Day meal

A group of young adults at Cornerstone Chapel are showing their love for the community by hosting a free meal on Valentine’s Day. “We thought what better way to show love for the community than by hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner,” said Nancy Kemp of Contact Young Adult Ministry at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Read More…

Separation of church and Xmas? Secular, religious aspects debated

Hundreds of people attended Christmas Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Medina. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Peggy Bunyak, who attends the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, said her family likes to keep the secular and religious aspects of Christmas separate. “I come from a large family and we’ve always done family celebrations on Christmas Eve so that Christmas remains a spiritual day,” she said, seated in a pew awaiting Christmas Mass. Read More…

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


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


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…