February 13, 2016

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Judge grants NEXUS pipeline surveyors access to private properties


A Medina County judge ruled Tuesday that a Texas-based energy company may survey properties despite owners’ protests about the company’s proposed NEXUS natural gas pipeline crossing their land. In his ruling, Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier also noted the reach of Ohio’s appropriation laws. “While the court is cognizant of the fact that the Read More…

Medina, Highland students honor those fallen in Sept. 11 attacks

Highland High School members of the Young Americans for Freedom club plant flags Wednesday to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Two thousand nine hundred seventy-seven people died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The Young Americans for Freedom want to remember each and every one of them. Two clubs held flag ceremonies Wednesday afternoon at Medina and Highland high schools, both of which were part of the national 9/11 Never Forget project. The Read More…

Walk shares Medina history with Spirits of the Past around Public Square

Grace Selva and Donna Bica, members of the Medina Show Biz Company perform during a dress rehersal for the Walk with the Sprits of the Past scheduled for this weekend on Medina's Public Square. Selva and Bica are performing in a scene about the historic theatres of Medina. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL BEUTHER)

Did you know that an early Village of Medina Mayor served in the Civil War? Or that local people hid fugitive slaves in their family barns? You can learn about these stories and more this weekend during Walk with the Spirits of the Past around Medina’s Public Square. The Medina County Show Biz Company, Medina Read More…

Man pleads not guilty to daylight theft from Sharon Twp. church

Andrew Bonarrigo

A Wooster man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $15,000 in music equipment from a Sharon Township church in broad daylight last month. Andrew Bonarrigo, 32, entered the plea in Medina County Common Pleas Court. He was indicted Aug. 26 on charges of grand theft and theft. The charges are fourth- and fifth-degree Read More…

Medina RadioShack store is open still, but it’s getting a new name

Paul Sevougian wants customers to know that the former Radio Shack store in Medina is still open and has been renamed Steren Electronics.

Paul Sevougian is fighting the misconception that his store is closed. The former RadioShack store, at 4937 Grande Shops Avenue in Medina Township, has reached a branding agreement with Steren Electronics. “When RadioShack filed for bankruptcy and was going through its legal proceedings, it canceled everybody’s franchise contract across the country,” Sevougian said. Eighty-two outlets Read More…

Lorain County judge grants NEXUS access to properties

Despite efforts to block NEXUS Gas Transmission surveyors from entering private property, several more Lorain County landowners now must comply with a court order granting surveyors access. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy and Michigan-based DTE Energy, is a planned 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will cross 11 counties, including Medina County, Read More…

Chelsea Cares blankets offer love and comfort to sick children, families

Betty Platner poses with pillows and crafting materials in the basement of her Montville Township home, where she stores hundreds of blankets and pillowcases that will be donated to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Akron Children's Hospital. Platner and her family have since 2007 led a nonprofit organization that donates the items. (NICK GLUNT /GAZETTE)

Since 2007, more than 10,000 sick children at Akron Children’s Hospital have received homemade blankets and pillowcases donated by a local organization. Betty Platner, who helps lead the nonprofit organization, told The Gazette on Sunday that she and her family donate the items out of a sense of empathy. “My granddaughter, when she was 20 Read More…

Brunswick teens get into the game as interns for RubberDucks

Gabe Wasylko, a Brunswick High School graduate, helped to work the scoreboard at Canal Park for the Akron RubberDucks baseball games this summer. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Lilian Cox | Special to The Gazette Have you ever dreamed of working for one of your favorite sports teams? For Brunswick teens Gabe Wasylko and Allison Rhoades, the dream came true. Both worked as interns for the Akron RubberDucks’ video production crew during the just-completed 2015 season through a relationship developed between the Ducks Read More…

Jazz concert in Medina’s Public Square draws a crowd (PHOTOS)

Bobby Selvaggio on alto saxophone, center, and The New Standards Project perform Saturday night at the gazebo on Medina’s Public Square. It was the final event of the “Jazz Under the Stars” series organized by Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach. Theron Brown is on keyboard, Aidan Plank plays bass and Dan Fernandez is on drums. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

A crowd descended on Public Square in Medina Saturday night as jazz musicians Bobby Selvaggio on alto saxophone and The New Standards Project performed. It was the final event of the “Jazz Under the Stars” series organized by the Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach group (ORMACO).

Brunswick’s Mapleside Farms kicks off fall fun

Pumpkin Village features a scenic hayride through the Apple Orchard. The first event of Pumpkin Village's 2015 season was Saturday at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Mapleside Farms kicked off the fall festival season Saturday with the annual opening of Pumpkin Village. “Our whole team thought of it about five years ago — me, my wife, and our kids wanted to have a series of festivals during the fall,” owner Greg Clements said. “The Johnny Appleseed Festival has been here for Read More…