October 22, 2014

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Library bouncy ball drop wraps up ‘Wonder’ book program (with video)

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MEDINA — More than 2,000 bouncy balls were dropped from the top floor of the Medina County District Library in Medina to the lobby on Friday to wrap up the library’s One Book, One Community program. The program consisted of dozens of events, speakers and book clubs focused on “Wonder,” a short novel by R.J. Read More…

November workshop for parents, teachers to focus on drug prevention

Medina County Drug Abuse Commission

Drug awareness educators next month will host a workshop for parents, teachers, counselors and social workers about how to spot the signs of drug abuse and what drugs are popular among teenagers. “Education is really the key. It’s an opportunity to be more educated and more aware of the issue,” said Brian Nowak, director of Read More…

Gazette reporter runs from zombies for Project: LEARN 5K fundraiser

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I was trying to keep a good pace as I approached the forest edge. I’d already encountered three or so groups of the undead, and I entered the safe zone thinking I was already a goner. I peeked over my shoulder to find my flags missing, stolen by the first waves of zombies as I Read More…

Manufacturer showing off expansion with open house

Jurg Herter, machining manager for SFS intec Inc., gathers a group for a plant tour during the company’s community open house on Friday. SFS intec, on state Route 18 in Sharon Township since 2000, plans to increase its employees and output in the next year. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

SFS intec Inc., a global manufacturing company, welcomed more than 50 business and government leaders to its Sharon Township plant Friday for tours. The open house recognized support from the local community during the company’s recent building expansion. Over the past year, the manufacturing floor at the plant in Sharon doubled in size. SFS intec Read More…

Longtime resident leading Feeding Medina County

Sandy Hinkle

Sandy Hinkle has taken the place of Sandy Calvert as executive director of Feeding Medina County. Hinkle, a 30-year resident of Medina County, said she applied for the job “to come back to Medina and do something good for my home community.” Her first day was Oct. 8. She had moved to State College, Pennsylvania, Read More…

Medina Hospital prepares for possibility of Ebola patients

The Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital is taking precautions after a Texas nurse who visited her family in the Akron area this month later was diagnosed with Ebola. Amber Joy Vinson, 29, was one of the nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who had treated a Liberia man who died from Ebola on Oct. 8. Vinson, Read More…

Teens explore schools, trades at 18th annual career fair

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More than 80 universities, career organizations, trade schools and military organizations gathered Wednesday at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds to help high school students decide what to do after graduation. “Students can go online and get info on colleges, but this gives you a chance to stand face to face and get Read More…

PHOTOS: A Cupcake a Day wins 1st place in Medina Scarecrow Contest

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Main Street Medina and Boyert’s Greenhouse announce the winners of the 2014 Medina Scarecrow Contest are: 1. A Cupcake A Day; 2. Medina Kennel Club; 3. Perfectly Charming; 4. The Raspberry & The Rose; 5. Chill artisan ice cream. The winning businesses will receive a gift certificate from contest sponsor Boyert’s Greenhouse. Nearly 40 community Read More…

Medina men indicted for involvement in theft of North Court gun store

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Two Medina men are facing mandatory prison sentences if convicted on charges accusing them of involvement in a theft of guns worth thousands of dollars from a Medina gun shop. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were indicted last week on charges of receiving stolen guns and having weapons illegally, fourth- and third-degree felonies. Read More…

Cleveland hospitals monitoring 13 nurses who flew with Ebola patient

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More than a dozen nurses from the Cleveland Clinic and the MetroHealth System were aboard the Oct. 10 Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland that carried the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after she returned to Dallas on Monday, officials announced Wednesday. “Both health systems have put all of our employees who were Read More…