February 11, 2016

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40 jobs could be in the offing at Atlantic Tool & Die


Forty full-time jobs could be created in Medina County and Strongsville after Gov. John Kasich announced the Atlantic Tool & Die Co. will qualify for a 1.065 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit. Atlantic Tool & Die has three Northeast Ohio locations, including its global headquarters in Strongsville, 19963 Progress Drive. It also has plants Read More…

More than 200 families receive from Salvation Army (PHOTO)

The Medina Salvation Army distributed clothing, toys, food and winter apparel on Thursday to more than 200 families as part of the organization’s Christmas Cheer program. Families have until Wednesday to pick up the food and toys for which they preregistered at 425 W. Liberty St. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

Wadsworth police seek tips on Saturday bank robbery

Wadsworth police are seeking the identity on this man, who allegedly robbed the Huntington Bank branch in the Wadsworth Giant Eagle. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Police are seeking help from the public in finding the identity of a man who held up a grocery store bank over the weekend in Wadsworth. The robbery happened at the Huntington Bank branch inside Giant Eagle, 825 Ambassador Drive, on Saturday afternoon, just after 3:20 p.m. Wadsworth police Lt. Rob Wyrick said the man Read More…

Chronicles of Keira: Medina family grieves with hope

Every day 2½-year-old Grady Kilbane kisses a photo of his sister, Keira, good morning. The family photo, taken shortly before Keira’s third birthday in December 2013, shows Keira with long brown hair. She is smiling. Her cancer is in remission. Now the picture is one of a handful of connections Grady still has with his Read More…

History opens its doors in Medina for Holiday Home Tour

Sisters-in-law Janice and Ronda Gerda look at the brickwork  on the Parker/Lamb home.

There’s no place quite like home — and the old adage holds true for the five Medina houses chosen for their history and unique architecture that opened their doors to visitors Sunday. After a year off to move its headquarters, the Medina Community Design Committee returned with the third Holiday Home Tour since the organization Read More…

Social media outraged after Walmart tells veteran to collect for charity outside


Social media erupted in outrage over the weekend after a local woman accused Medina’s Walmart store of disrespecting a Marine Corps veteran by forcing him to collect donations for charity outside in the rain. A Facebook user under the name Janet Rodin posted a picture of veteran John Harkness standing in the rain. She included Read More…

NEXUS pipeline contracts called ‘baloney’

Leaders of the Coalition to Reroute NEXUS are using words such as “baloney” and “hype” in expressing doubts the energy company proposing to build a gas transmission pipeline through Ohio already has energy customers in the state. On Friday, NEXUS filed a formal application with federal regulators seeking to start building the 255-mile, $2 billion Read More…

Medina airport gets grant for taxiway improvements


Ohio has approved $570,000 for improvements to a north-south taxiway at Medina Municipal Airport in Sharon Township. On Monday, state Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, said in a statement that Medina was among 24 airports in the state selected for funding from the Ohio Airport Grant Program. Steve Potoczak, a project manager for Delta Airport Read More…

Festive season lights up Medina


Christmas lights, carols, candles, children’s choir concerts and cocoa were some of Medina’s favorite things during the weekend. Friday marked the beginning of the city’s 31st Candlelight Walk, presented by Main Street Medina, with the lighting of luminarias and a 13-foot Christmas tree in the gazebo on Public Square. “Friday was really big this year,” Read More…

Zombies on the run scare up funding for Project: LEARN


They crouched behind trees waiting … Buckeye Woods Park was no place for the faint of heart Saturday. Zombies were lurking everywhere. The Lafayette Township park was transformed Saturday into a fundraising event for Project: LEARN of Medina County, an education and literacy group. “We love doing events that appeal to different parts of the Read More…