April 21, 2015


Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek draws nature lovers (PHOTOS)

Emily Wilson, 6, of Medina, casts a line at the Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek Retreat on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Medina County Park District, featured a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Park District hosted an Earth Day event on Saturday at Buffalo Creek Retreat, featuring a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday.

437 pinwheels represent revolving cases of abuse in Medina County


More than 100 people participated in a community event Saturday morning to remember and raise awareness of the 437 Medina County families whose lives were affected by child abuse last year. For its inaugural walk, the Medina County Children’s Center hosted a gathering that began at Medina’s Public Square and proceeded to the lawn in Read More…

Strengthening men, families goal of Move 2015 walk

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A Litchfield Township resident is helping to organize a faith-based walking event aimed at strengthening men and families. Brian Hagerman is encouraging men to join the Move 2015 Men’s Walk set for 9:30 a.m. May 9. The course for the walk will be from Medina High School to Medina’s Public Square. “We’re trying to build Read More…

Proposed charter aims to address pipeline projects in Medina County

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A group of Medina County residents are hoping to make it the first in the state to create a new county charter through a ballot initiative. Sustainable Medina County is launching a petition campaign to create a charter that would include a community bill of rights aimed at preventing projects such as the proposed 36-inch Read More…

Feds to talk environmental impact of NEXUS gas pipeline

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The federal agency that has to conduct an environmental impact study for the proposed NEXUS gas pipeline being built by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. will host a meeting for public comments at 6 p.m. April 29 at Wadsworth High School. The project would place a new 36-inch gas pipeline from Kensington in Columbiana County through Read More…

United Way of Medina County taking a new path

Seth Kujat

Following a year of fundraising, the United Way of Medina County is going through a great deal of change. Friday was Executive Director Seth Kujat’s final day. An interim director will be chosen in the next few weeks to lead operations while a permanent director is found. The nonprofit also will be moving locations next Read More…

Faithful service to be recognized at event

Bob Wenz

Two of Medina County’s faithful will be honored at an award ceremony tonight for their community service. The Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland and Medina will honor the Rev. Bob Wenz and Connie Ebaugh at the 28th Pope St. John Paul II Proclaimer of Justice Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, starting with a 6 p.m. Read More…

AAA gets Medina High School students’ cars up to speed (PHOTOS)


Officials from the AAA Ohio Auto Club spent 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Medina High School inspecting student vehicles for winter damage. AAA technicians identified potential problems with belts, hoses, tires, lights, fluid levels and batteries. Students who participated in the vehicle maintenance inspections also had the opportunity to sign a banner on Read More…

Team NEO wants jobs boost in Northeast Ohio counties

Grant Goodrich

What will happen to JobsOhio, the privatized state development agency, when Gov. John Kasich leaves office? Grant Goodrich, the interim chief executive officer of Team NEO, said Thursday that “no one knows,” but he believes that JobsOhio has demonstrated it moves quickly to help create a stronger business climate. Team NEO is a nonprofit that Read More…

Expo to showcase Medina products in November

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Officials from the Medina County Economic Development Corp. said Thursday they are planning a November event to highlight products manufactured in the county. The date for the “Made in Medina Expo” will be Nov. 6. Kimberly Rice, economic development director for the city of Medina, said attempts are underway to contact “60 or 70” companies Read More…