October 13, 2015


Old Chippewa Lake Amusement Park goes on the market


The abandoned amusement park at Chippewa Lake and about 95 acres of land surrounding it are being offered for sale for $3.75 million. Continental Business Enterprises Inc. purchased the property in 1969. Two months ago, the company started conversations with Medina-based Gerspacher Real Estate Group to sell the property, which includes 1,500 feet of lakefront Read More…

Medina Township woman’s film shows at Los Angeles festival


Filmmaker Des Matelske said she feels more comfortable off-screen, but the 20-year-old Medina Township resident turned the camera around for her latest short, “Calming Dysphoria.” The 110-second film, which showed Matelske’s struggle with depression, was accepted into the Los Angeles Awareness Film Festival where it played in Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14 last month. “I Read More…

Main Street Medina gears up for Candlelight Walk


Main Street Medina on Monday announced details of the 31st Candlelight Walk scheduled for Nov. 20 to 22. The organization said its volunteer committee is working on expanding the event to add more entertainment, decorations and free activities for families. Shops in a nine-block area will be open later and Main Street Medina said it Read More…

Crews battle fire on State Road in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Firefighters from several departments are battling a fire in the 300 block of State Street that started about 7 tonight. Check back for more on this developing story.

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Turkish peace rally bomb toll rises to 97 No one has claimed responsibility, but the attack bears similarities to a suicide bombing the government blames on the Islamic State group that killed 33 people at a town Read More…

Ex-Medina resident back in the comics biz with ‘Beezwax’


All he needs is a notebook and a pen, which he takes with him wherever he goes. “When an idea comes to me, or I hear something funny, I jot it down,” said John Martin, creator of the comic strip “Beezwax.” “I was doodling one day and came up with this character Beezwax,” Martin said. Read More…

Medina police, fire teach safety at open house


The Medina Fire Department hosted its annual Open House and Safety Day at Fire Station No. 1 on Saturday. Community members were invited to observe local safety services at 300 W. Reagan Parkway in a family-friendly setting. The event is held annually during Fire Prevention Week, which began Oct. 4 and ended Saturday. “This is Read More…

Fall foliage tour highlights sites


Thousands toured Medina County over the weekend during the 2015 Fall Foliage Tour. The Medina County Home, 6144 Wedgewood Road, Lafayette Township, was a popular stop on the tour noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. “By 1 p.m. we already had 100 people walk through,” Joyce Giles, county home administrator, said. On Saturday, about 400 people Read More…

Howloween caters to pets


The Sharon Center Veterinary Hospital partnered with Save Ohio Strays on Saturday to host a Howloween Festival for people and pets alike. “We call the activities here my ‘crazy creations,’ because they’re not just for people to play,” carnival coordinator and retired kennel worker Deborah McGill said with a grin. The event offered a variety Read More…

Medina restaurants featured in two-week event

For the first time, Main Street Medina and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce have joined forces for an event being called Medina Restaurant Week. Seventeen restaurants, all locally owned, in the Greater Medina area are holding the culinary event, which starts Sunday and runs through Oct. 25. “We’ll see if we can make it Read More…