August 29, 2014

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Medina meeting focuses on improving city’s older neighborhoods

Residents gathered Thursday evening at Second Baptist Church in Medina and began to develop a strategy aimed at improving the city’s older neighborhoods. It was the first in many weekly meetings Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, plans to hold to solve the problem of declining property values in the area. “My perception is that what Read More…

Medina Hospital celebrates its 70th anniversary

Medina Hospital employees and local leaders gather Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Medina Hospital and the fifth anniversary of Cleveland Clinic’s ownership of the facility. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Staff and officials came together on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Medina Hospital. For hospital President Dr. Thomas Tulisiak, managing the growth of the hospital is important to him personally: His four children were born at Medina Hospital. Tulisiak joined the staff of the hospital in 1983, and took over as president Read More…

Traffic stop of investigator is deemed reasonable

A visiting judge Thursday ruled police had probable cause to pull over and arrest a Medina County Prosecutor’s Office criminal investigator on drunken-driving charges. Fred Wolk, 59, of Medina, faces a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Wolk has been an investigator for the prosecutor’s office since April 2012. Wolk and his attorney, Read More…

Ex-player sues Medina Schools

Chase Johanson

Katie Anderson and David Knox | The Gazette A 2013 graduate of Medina High School is suing the school district and three staff members charging he unfairly was dropped by the basketball team after using Internet social media to complain about a lack of playing time. Chase Johanson, 19, of Medina, originally filed the lawsuit Read More…

Grants provide $600K to beautify Medina Public Square, Foundry Street

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Medina has received $600,000 in grants from the state’s Office of Community Development to rebuild Foundry Street and provide a facelift for businesses on Public Square. A $300,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant will provide about 50 percent of the funds to upgrade Foundry Street from Bronson Street to the entrance of Ray Mellert Park within the Read More…

Tibetan monks display how they chant, laugh their way to enlightenment

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Monks of the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery demonstrated solemn chanting and also had a little fun on Wednesday night when they stopped in Brunswick during an international peace tour. The monks belong to a monastery that relocated to India in the mid-20th century. The move was difficult because the monastery and monks previously had thrived Read More…

Brunswick man charged with killing his mother could face death penalty

James Tench

A 28-year-old Brunswick man could face the death penalty on charges he killed his mother last November. A Medina County grand jury has indicted James Tench on charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and evidence tampering. According to the Aug. 14 secret indictment, he’s accused of killing his mother, Mary Tench, on Nov. Read More…

Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati sided with arguments brought by attorneys for the Amish, who were convicted two years ago in five attacks Read More…