April 18, 2015

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Cast of Christmas characters helps open alien-themed miniature golf course in Medina

Buckeye Santas, several Mrs. Claus clones and many elves parade down South Court Street, Medina, on their way to Castle Noel, 260 S. Court St., to open the doors of the new Alien Vacation Mini Golf in Freaky 3D. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Dozens of Santas came to town Saturday to meet aliens that landed in Medina. Buckeye Santas, Mrs. Clauses and elves paraded around Medina’s Public Square to celebrate the opening of an alien-themed miniature golf course. Alien Vacation Mini Golf in Freaky 3D, 260 S. Court St., opened under the ownership of Dana and Mark Klaus, Read More…

Train show in Medina celebrates its 25th year at Community Center

From left, Todd Livengood and Jim Swigart, of the Norwalk and Western Railroad Club in Norwalk, work on track repairs to one of their train displays during Sunday’s Medina Train and Toy Show on Sunday at the Community Center, 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Trains, toys and a 25-year-old tradition filled the Community Center on Sunday. The Medina Train and Toy Show drew crowds and vendors from across the state at the Medina County Fairgrounds, 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. “Even though it’s trains and toys, it’s mostly older people who come out for this and not just kids,” said Read More…

Dozens of Medina County residents urge officials to focus on recycling more

More than 60 county residents attended a public meeting Thursday to comment and listen to details about the “Sum of All Parts” trash recycling that has been proposed by the Medina County Solid Waste District. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

More than 60 Medina County residents attended a meeting about trash recycling and those who spoke were in agreement on one point: the county needs to recycle more than it does. Residents gathered at the Buffalo Creek Retreat on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township to comment on the “Sum of All Parts” trash plan Read More…

Claggett Middle School eighth-graders preview adult responsibilities

Elise Hansen, an eighth-grader at Claggett Middle School, calculates her spending on groceries at a finance simulation on Friday. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Claggett Middle School eighth-graders experienced a slice of adulthood on Friday at a financial literacy event. The event — titled “Real Money, Real World” — simulated how to manage money by assigning students random “jobs,” which determined their income for the simulation, as well as family size to show how much a large family spends. Read More…

Medina County Chapter of the American Red Cross has moved its office

The Medina Chapter of the American Red Cross has moved to 120 W. Washington St., Suite B-2 and the new phone number is (330) 535-6131. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Chapter of the American Red Cross has a new office just off Public Square in Medina. The new space, in Suite B-2 in the professional building at 120 W. Washington St., comes with a new phone number — (330) 535-6131. “There are so many important things going on in the square,” said Read More…

Three lawsuits filed against Discount Drug Mart by customers

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Discount Drug Mart has been sued three times this year by customers accusing the Medina-based pharmacy and retail corporation of failing to provide safe conditions at its stores. Customers allege they were injured at stores in Medina, Brunswick and Carrollton, about 20 miles southeast of Canton. The corporation operates 72 locations across Ohio, according to Read More…

Medina third-graders tour Brunswick tool and die facility


Third-graders from Sidney Fenn Elementary School in Medina had the opportunity to make history and social studies come alive Thursday while spending the day at Automation Tool and Die in Brunswick. “It’s a real-life example of what happens in Medina businesses every day,” school Principal Craig Komar said. Pam Downey, a third-grade teacher, said students Read More…

Veterans Affairs clinics rated for wait times, Lorain ranks among best

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Staff and wire reports The Veterans Affairs medical facility in Lorain ranks the best among 11 Northeast Ohio treatment centers when waiting times are measured for patient care. An Associated Press nationwide review of appointments and wait times at VA facilities was conducted from August 2014 through February. The data was compiled for total number Read More…

With settlement resolved, RPM International Inc. in Brunswick Hills plans for growth

Joe Lanzilotta, of Cleveland, fills 55-gallon drums full of Tuff-N-Dri basement waterproofing. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Lawrence Pantages and Andrew Davis | The Gazette RPM International Inc. closed its third financial quarter with a loss, attributable to asbestos-related claims, but the company said Wednesday that it was “delighted” to reconsolidate a unit that had been in bankruptcy over the issue. The coatings and sealants maker lost $57.3 million, or 44 cents Read More…

Medina County reviews residents’ opinions on recycling plan

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The Medina County Solid Waste District received four written opinions on a proposed Solid Waste Plan during the March 2 to 31 comment period. A public hearing is scheduled tonight where residents can raise concerns and offer opinions on the planned update. Two county residents, along with the cities of Medina and Wadsworth filed written Read More…