September 17, 2014

Medina
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LeBron James, Cedar Point team up while Nike unveils James shoe line

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Cedar Point officially announced its partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation on Tuesday, but the amusement park won’t be naming a roller coaster “King James.” However, a 10-story tall James banner could be making its way back to downtown Cleveland, and the 6-foot-8 small forward’s latest tennis shoe was unveiled at Nike headquarters in Read More…

Buckets and buckets of ice water dumped in Medina Public Square

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More than 30 people braved autumn-like weather to dump buckets of ice water on their heads as part of an ALS challenge on Medina’s Public Square. Most of the people who took the Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday wished more people had come out to support the ALS Association. “I just wanted to pull people from Read More…

Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

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Elizabeth Gierosky was gardening when a car pulled into her driveway on Spieth Road in Litchfield Township at about 5 p.m. Aug. 28. A man got out of the vehicle and walked around the back and side of the property. She assumed he was a contractor or inspector, because she and her husband, Paul, were Read More…

Bookstores urge residents to read what they want for Banned Books Week

The Library of Congress put together an exhibit of books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit, titled “Books That Shaped America,” included a list of those books that were banned or challenged in the nation’s history. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Throughout U.S. history, some books have been deemed inappropriate for readers — from “Huckleberry Finn” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games.” Next week, Medina County’s only bookstores — Project: LEARN’s BookShelf stores in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth — will promote those “controversial” books with a buy one, get one promotion. Read More…

Ice Bucket Challenge set to splash tonight in Medina’s Public Square

An ALS ice-bucket challenge aimed at circling Medina’s historic Public Square is set for tonight. Everyone is invited to participate — the only requirement is to bring a bucket — but the goal is to raise money for ALS research, so a $10 donation is requested. Set-up and bucket filling will begin at 5:30 p.m., Read More…

Medina lays claim to Ohio’s Realtor of the Year

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Medina resident Cliff Bellar has been named the Ohio’s Realtor of the Year. He was honored at the Ohio Association of Realtors’ 104th annual convention held this week in Cleveland. The award is based on both professional achievements and service to the community. Bellar served as president of the Medina County Board of Realtors in Read More…

New Medina restaurant offers vault seating

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The official ribbon cutting for Medina’s newest restaurant won’t be until this evening, but P.J. Marley’s Restaurant & Pub already was jumping with customers this week who have come to nosh on the restaurant’s upscale burgers. “We’re a family-friendly, casual restaurant specializing in premium product at an affordable price,” co-owner Jon Stahl said. Located at Read More…

Participants sought for ice bucket challenge in Medina’s Public Square

Sports fans know all about “the wave” at stadiums. A different kind of wave — an ALS ice-bucket challenge that will ripple around Medina’s historic Public Square — will be Tuesday evening, sponsored by Main Street Medina and Main Street Cafe. “I would love it if we could surround the entire square with people and Read More…

An oral history: Performers to portray characters from Medina’s past

A host of characters from Medina’s past will be lining of the streets of city’s historic district over the next three evenings for the 19th annual Walk with Spirits of the Past. Guides will lead groups of residents to actors placed around the Public Square who will tell stories of Medina’s past. A handful of Read More…

Commissioners propose deal to business owner in $52K sewer fee dispute

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Medina County commissioners say they’re willing to guarantee not raising the $52,010 “change of use fee” for Medina Plating Corp.’s new plant on Lake Road for at least three years. Commissioners on Tuesday gave county Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin the green light to present the proposal to Shawn Ritchie, owner of Medina Plating, 940 Lafayette Read More…