July 30, 2015

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Joey’s burger joint in Medina closes its doors (PHOTO)

Joey’s Southside Burgers, 249 Lafayette Road, Medina, closed July 15. The business posted “Thank you Medina but we are closed” on its sign. The business, which was owned by the Goulandris family, offered a variety of burgers, wraps and sandwiches. The owners could not be reached for a comment, but Julie Goulandris posted on her Facebook account, “Well today is a sad day for the Goulandris family. Joeys restaurant is closing.” She added: “Thank you to all that frequented joeys and supported us. Thanks for all the votes for best gyro, you guys are amazing.” (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Joey’s Southside Burgers, 249 Lafayette Road, Medina, closed July 15. The business posted “Thank you Medina but we are closed” on its sign.

Adults to ride children’s toy vehicles down hill in fundraiser race for SPCA

Racers tumble down the sledding hill at Reagan Park, Medina, during last year’s Faceplant500, a fundraising race on toy vehicles for children. This year’s race will be at noon Aug. 8 on the same hill and will raise money for the SPCA. PHOTO PROVIDED

Adam Ostaff was at a barbecue when he decided to climb onto his nephew’s toy tractor. His buddy, Scott Horky, gave him a push down a hill. Now, four years later, the two men from Medina have turned what might have been a bad idea to begin with into an opportunity to raise money for Read More…

Ten wedding receptions survive Litchfield zoning dispute

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Ten wedding receptions scheduled at a Litchfield Township farm will go on as planned, according to a magistrate’s order in a court case aimed at stopping the farm from hosting such events. The receptions are scheduled Aug. 8 to Oct. 17 at Rustic Barn Wedding Venue — also known as Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC and Forever Farms Read More…

County economic development group sets goals

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A strategic plan for the Medina County Economic Development Corp. was unveiled Tuesday during a dinner titled “Steak and Strategy” at the Blair House in Westfield Center. The plan, approved by the group’s board in June, identifies two main goals for 2015-17. The first is to advocate and develop new economic opportunities for the county. Read More…

County fair can’t find replacement for Little Big Town, offers refunds

In a video posted on Twitter, members of Little Big Town apologize for canceling three more weeks of concerts, including the performance scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Medina County Fair. This screen shot of the video on Twitter shows Jimi Westbrook with a bandage over his mouth. Westbrook is recovering from vocal cord surgery.

Little Big Town fans who bought tickets to see the band perform at the Medina County Fair next week can receive refunds starting Aug. 6, fair officials announced Tuesday. Little Big Town fans who bought tickets to see the band perform at the Medina County Fair next week can receive refunds starting Aug. 6, fair Read More…

Things to know today: Gay scoutmasters, theatergoers laid to rest, immigrants

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., after being selected as the organization's new president. The Boy Scouts of America on Monday, July 27, 2015, ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHY USAF PUTS 4-STAR GENERAL IN COMMAND OF ITS NUCLEAR FORCE After years of missteps and scandal, the service is working to reinvigorate its Global Strike Command, in charge of 450 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles. 2. Read More…

Renew Medina earns a profit selling renovated house

The home at 530 S. Court St. after renovations were completed by Renew Medina. The home sold for $133,000 earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MAIN STREET MEDINA)

A home at 530 S. Court St. was sold earlier this month for $133,000 following renovations completed through Renew Medina, a project of the nonprofit Main Street Medina. The project gained support because of its mission to save an old home from demolition, said Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina, which serves as Read More…

Longtime Lodi taxidermist, wife sell shop to retire and enjoy life

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More than 40 species of animals, birds and fish are on display in the showroom of Husky Wilderness Taxidermy in Lodi. The company owners Roger and Mary Shelton are retiring on Aug. 1 after 35 years.

For years, Roger Shelton worked the 6 a.m.-to-4 p.m. shift as a welder, came home, had dinner and then switched over to his taxidermy hobby until late in the night. Then it was time to get up the next day and start the routine over again. The hobby started with replicating a squirrel years earlier. Read More…

Little Big Town cancels show at Medina County Fair

In a video posted on Twitter, members of Little Big Town apologize for canceling three more weeks of concerts, including the performance scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Medina County Fair. This screen shot of the video on Twitter shows Jimi Westbrook with a bandage over his mouth. Westbrook is recovering from vocal cord surgery.

The headliner act for the 2015 Medina County Fair canceled its scheduled appearance for Aug. 6 along with all its other shows the next three weeks. On Sunday, Little Big Town announced the canceled shows in a video on its Twitter page. The band had canceled shows earlier this summer after singer Jimi Westbrook had Read More…

Chippewa Lake regatta attracts 14 competitors for boat race

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Richard King of Canada was among the competitors Saturday in the Midsummer Madness Regatta hosted by the Chippewa Lake Yacht Club. King was a winner of one of the races for the day.

The Chippewa Lake Yacht Club hosted its Midsummer Madness Regatta over the weekend. Race categories were open to anyone 15 and older with a Y Flyer sailboat. Y Flyer sailboats are 18 feet long and can be sailed by one or two people. Teams from the U.S. and Canada competed in the races Saturday and Read More…