August 3, 2015

Medina
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‘We pray for Ember’ at vigil in Medina

A framed photo of Ember Warfel graces a prayer vigil Sunday night at Medina’s Uptown Park. Ember would have been 2 years old in October. Her body was discovered last week in her crib in Medina. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

They didn’t know Ember Warfel in life. But her death brought them together Sunday night for a prayer vigil in the little girl’s memory. Dozens of pink and white balloons were released into the air at Medina’s Uptown Park for 20-month-old Ember, whose body was discovered in her crib in an empty Medina apartment last Read More…

Medina County approves 3-year recycling contract with Kimble

Medina County residents could see community recycling drop-off bins stationed around the county by the end of August. County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin said Kimble Cos., of Dover, signed a three-year contract Thursday morning that allows the company to operate the county’s drop-off recycling program. “We don’t have the schedule for when the bins will Read More…

Workers prep for Medina County Fair

Final preparations continued on Friday at the Medina County Fairgrounds in anticipation of Monday’s opening of the 170th Medina County Fair. Club members were working in horse barn areas getting ready for the animals to arrive Sunday. Officials said the deadline for horses to be stalled would be 4 p.m. Sunday. Workers also were installing Read More…

Several Medina County communities rank among Ohio’s safest

SafeWise.com, a website that offers home security and safety advice, researched the 50 “safest” communities in Ohio and multiple Medina County areas made the list. The website said it analyzed 2013 FBI crime statistics of cities with populations above 8,000 and determined the chances of crimes happening per 1,000 people. Using those measures, Montville Township Read More…

Vigil planned to remember toddler found dead in Medina apartment

In a video posted by Eric Warfel on his Facebook profile page, he pushes his daughter, Ember Warfel, on a swing in April. The girl was found dead on Thursday in her crib, where Warfel reportedly told police she had been since June. Warfel faces felony charges as a result. (SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK)

A group of Medina and Brunswick parents are hosting a vigil on Sunday evening to remember the life of Ember Warfel, a 20-month-old girl who was discovered dead in her crib in an empty Medina apartment on Wednesday morning. Ember’s father, 35-year-old Eric Warfel, is charged with abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony, in Read More…

Donations roll in for family facing hardship after fireworks accident

Julia Grady, 12, donates canned goods and school supplies Thursday for a “stuff the bus” drive to benefit the Bamm family of Liverpool Township. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Community members stopped by a Buckeye Schools’ parking lot Thursday morning to donate food and school supplies to the family of Todd Bamm, who was injured in a fireworks explosion in Michigan. Todd Bamm’s wife, Kelly, has remained with him in Michigan while he receives treatment. The Bamms have eight children, four of whom attend Read More…

Kiwanis helps couples mark 50 years with golden anniversary luncheon

Roy and Sandy Korn, of Westfield Center, sing along to the song "Side by Side" during a Kiwanis luncheon hosted for couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Thursday at Williams on the Lake.

Respect, compromise, friendship, patience, separate bathrooms. This is the advice 10 couples who have made it through 50 years of marriage offered during a luncheon hosted Thursday by the Kiwanis Club of Medina at Williams on the Lake. The annual event celebrates couples for their 50-year commitment. Roy and Sandy Korn of Westfield Center were Read More…

County charter ballot initiative challenged by residents

Bethany Dentler

A proposed ballot initiative that would create a county charter establishing a community bill of rights faces a formal protest from five Medina County residents. The five protest filings with the Medina County Board of Elections were from Bethany Dentler, executive director of the Medina County Economic Development Corp.; Mark Overholt, president of Tiger General, Read More…