September 30, 2014


Cleveland Clinic opens Brunswick rehab facility

Leo Mesenger, 3, of Strongsville, makes his way down a set of stairs with the help of Cristina Wells, a physical therapist at the Cleveland Clinic’s newest children’s therapy site in Brunswick. Wells previously worked with Leo at AbiliKids in Brunswick, but the Cleveland Clinic acquired the practice and retained many of the staff and patients. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

The Cleveland Clinic opened a children’s rehabilitation therapy office in Brunswick on Monday aimed at meeting the needs of families who need physical, occupational and speech therapy. The new facility is a branch of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Therapy Services, based at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation in Cleveland. “Typically, a children’s hospital is a Read More…

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings is Sunday

A classic car and an airplane sit side by side at the Wings and Wheels car and airplane show at Medina Municipal Airport in 2012. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings on Sunday is a chance to learn about the aviation history of Medina County, grab a hot dog, and take a stroll past classic cars and planes. The airport will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the public at no cost for the show. “We want people Read More…

Farmer gets helping hands from Amish, English after silo collapses


HOMER TWP. — When the concrete two-story silo at DaMar Farms toppled over early Sunday morning, David Sigel wasn’t sure how he would salvage the tons of silage stored inside. Luckily, neighbors, including English and Amish farmers, were ready to step in and help. On Tuesday morning, after his insurance company gave him the go-ahead, Read More…

Landowner advocate: NEXUS pipeline project is abuse of owners’ rights

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A group of Medina County landowners are getting support from a Columbus nonprofit in their fight to stop the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline from being built on their property. Maurice Thompson, executive director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, said he is willing to represent individual landowners if the company attempts to use Ohio’s Read More…

Cleveland native overjoyed to head county waste district

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Elizabeth Biggins-Ramer is enthusiastic about a job most people don’t like — taking out the trash. “I know it sounds a little weird, but I love trash,” she said. “I’ve been lucky to do something I thoroughly enjoy.” The 52-year-old Cleveland native, who worked in Arizona for the past six years, moved her career to Read More…

Victim’s sons reflect on verdict in salmonella-tainted food case

Randy, left, and Jeff Napier traveled to Washington, D.C., several times to lobby Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration more power after their mother, Nellie Napier, died at age 80 after eating peanut butter tainted by salmonella. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A federal jury that found a peanut plant owner and two other executives guilty on Friday of shipping salmonella-tainted food never heard testimony that their peanut butter killed nine people. The deaths never were discussed because the defendants were charged only with conspiracy and fraud, federal prosecutors said. The sons of one of the victims, Read More…

Medina businesses work around South Court Street three-week repairs


Before Betsy Jennie, owner of Perfectly Charming, opened her souvenir shop Wednesday morning, she carried a bright orange sign to the corner of South Court and West Washington streets. It read “ROAD CONSTRUCTION SALE AT PERFECTLY CHARMING.” Jennie, along with the owners of 21 other businesses in the 200 block of South Court Street, are Read More…

Former Medina General co-workers get together to share a meal


A lunchtime get-together of old friends that started 22 years ago has turned into an annual event pulling together more than 175 former employees of Medina General Hospital. “We just wanted to get together, but each year we’d invite more people. We just kept growing, outgrowing our location each year,” said Phyllis Harrison, a retired Read More…

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


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…