August 31, 2015

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Vietnam veterans get Quilts of Valor

Bob Finnan and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette A Sharon Township woman just wanted to give back. Connie Lurtz, 65, presented 12 quilts on Sunday to Vietnam veterans at a ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137, 3916 Pearl Road, Medina Township. She started making the quilts last January and estimated it took Read More…

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…

Brunswick Hills Fire Department welcomes 2 new trucks and expansion

The Brunswick Hills Township Fire Department hosted a groundbreaking and “housing” ceremony Saturday to celebrate upcoming renovations to the 35-year-old Fire Station No. 2 at 4875 Grafton Road and to place two new engines into service. Chief Anthony Strazzo said the No. 2 station was constructed in 1980. At the time, Brunswick Hills had a Read More…

OVI checkpoint in Medina County tonight

The Medina County OVI Task Force and Ohio Highway Patrol are holding a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Sharon and Granger Townships. The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. on the 200 block of state Route 18 in Sharon and Granger Townships.

Medina Board of Education member barred from ballot by error

Newly appointed Medina Board of Education member Rebecca Parkhurst should have been listed with two other school board members who will face voters this November. However, a mistake in not including her as a 2015 candidate was not realized by the district until a few days after the November filing deadline at the board of Read More…

2 Medina County schools rank in Newsweek’s top 500

Wadsworth and Highland high schools were listed in the top 500 high schools in the nation by Newsweek’s 2015 rankings. Newsweek ranks the schools based on data that concludes which schools best prepares their students for college. Wadsworth and Highland made the list along with 28 other Ohio high schools including Avon Lake, which was Read More…

Ohio bill would ban abortions after fetal Down syndrome diagnosis

An Ohio House of Representatives bill that would ban abortions after the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome could gain approval by the House as early as October. If House Bill 135 — called the “Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act” by its supporters — passes, Ohio would join just eight other states that outlaw abortions Read More…

Daughter of slain Akron officer gets escort on first day of school

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette The daughter of a slain Akron police officer received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten Thursday. Officer Justin Winebrenner, who grew up in Wadsworth, was off-duty and unarmed in November when he was shot to death after helping get an unruly customer out of Read More…

Marching band roundup: All of Medina County’s high school bands featured by Gazette

LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE
The Wadsworth High School Marching Band rehearses taking the football field in a full sprint from the end zone and then facing the audience to play.

Over the past few weeks, The Gazette has featured every high school marching band in Medina County. Check out links to the stories here, with buyable photos conveniently provided below. Black River Liam Sleggs wanted to come up with something inspirational for the Black River High School Pirate Marching Band for the 2015 season. So Read More…

Interim director of Chamber of Commerce hopes to stay on

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Jaclyn Ringstmeier of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce.

The chairman of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is hoping to name a new executive director in the near future. And the best candidate could already be on the payroll. Former director Heather Taylor left the position at the end of July to take a job withSummit Mall in Fairlawn. Jaclyn Ringstmeier, 36, has Read More…