May 25, 2015

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Those killed in action remembered in Medina County

Memorial Day is observed Sunday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.  (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

Hundreds fell silent Sunday afternoon to remember loved ones who were killed in action. People from all over Northeast Ohio gathered in front of the main flagpole at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery for a 3 p.m. ceremony to honor servicemen and women buried there. “People often think of Memorial Day as the kickoff Read More…

Genealogist studies past of historic cannons in Medina cemetery

Nelson “Terry” Hart has spent 20 years researching, writing and giving classes on genealogy subjects, but it has always centered on people. Until now. As a member of the Medina County Genealogy Society, Hart was asked last year by fellow member John Gill to investigate the history of two cannons that decorate Spring Grove Cemetery Read More…

YMCA’s volunteer of the year deployed

Aaron Burnham of Wadsworth had just been honored as the 2015 Wadsworth YMCA Volunteer of the Year. But then, his country needed him — again. The recently deployed Burnham had been working with the YMCA Waves Swim Team. He went to every swim practice that his schedule allowed, also working as a timer at meets. Read More…

Veteran keeps reminders close in office at Blair Rubber Co.

Blair Rubber Co. General Manager Dave Jentzsch stands with a display of U.S. Navy honors and artifacts from his military service that spanned 1980 to 2005. Jentzsch, 60, of Copley, was on active duty for nine years and was promoted to commander during his service. Honors, symbols and artifacts of Dave Jentzsch’s military career are Read More…

Memorial Day activities and festivals in Medina County

American flags line the entrance to Medina’s Spring Grove Cemetery in honor of Veterans Day. The flags were leased from the Medina Evening Rotary Club as part of its Parade of Flags. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A variety of activities and festivals are scheduled for the Memorial Day holiday around Medina County: Brunswick Memorial Day parade will start at Visintainer Middle School, 1459 Pearl Road, at 9 a.m. Monday and will travel to Brunswick Center Cemetery on Center Road for a ceremony. Medina Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. Read More…

Closings in observance of Memorial Day in Medina County


Medina County All Medina County offices and courts will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday. Brunswick Municipal offices and Brunswick Library will be closed for the holiday. Trash will not be picked up Monday and pickups will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Medina Municipal offices and Medina Library Read More…

Development officials see potential at Panther’s former site

Medina County Economic Development Corp. members and officials toured the former Panther Premium Logistics site at 4940 Panther Parkway in Seville on Thursday. The site is available for sale or lease since Panther’s move to state Route 18 in Sharon Township. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

There was a domino effect with Panther Premium Logistics’ move to state Route 18 in Sharon Township. The transportation services company left behind what Troy Gerspacher called “a real estate asset” in Seville. It’s the 40,000-square-foot building that was Panther’s former home. The building is at 4940 Panther Parkway, near Interstate 76 and U.S. Route Read More…

Buckeye Primary Schools students learn seat belt safety at event (PHOTOS)


Buckeye Primary School students received Wendy’s Frosty treats and suckers with inspirational messages on Thursday morning. The event was conceived to raise awareness about traffic safety and to celebrate with children about the approaching summer.

Highland looks to replace three schools, renovate another

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Highland school board members said this week they are looking into taking a levy to voters to raise money to build three new elementary schools. But they note the community will need to be educated about the idea. “We’re very happy with the support we have in the community, but we need to do some Read More…

Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

About 900 Scouts, plus families and friends, weathered the heat Saturday morning to participate in the 10th annual flag decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. When it was over, each of the 15,200 gravesites at the cemetery was decorated with an American flag.

Nikki Rhoades | The Gazette The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day observance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman. The ceremony will consist of a rifle salute and wreath-laying, as well as a performance by the Ohio Army National Guard 122nd Army Band, Director Read More…