October 26, 2014

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Crew of volunteers on mission to rehab homes together

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A Rawiga Road woman was the latest beneficiary of a Rebuilding Together project designed to help seniors and those with a financial need stay safely in their homes. Cliff Bellar got Rebuilding Together up and running with a project in Sharon Township in April. On Saturday, the group helped Carol Prochaska, 78, with much-needed repairs Read More…

Officials review bids for operating Medina County recycling center

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Five members of a 10-person bid review team spent Tuesday morning interviewing officials of the two companies interested in operating the Medina County trash recycling center. VEXOR Technology, of Medina, and Envision Waste, the company that now operates the county’s Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township, are two of three companies that submitted bids for Read More…

Swarms of zombies to invade Buckeye Woods for charity run this weekend

James Rathbun, of Medina, prepares to take a runner’s flag during the 2013 “Run for Your Life” 5K at Buckeye Woods Park. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Blare the sirens, board up your doors and keep your families and friends close — the dead will rise at Buckeye Woods Park in Lafayette Township this weekend. Project: LEARN on Saturday afternoon will host its third annual “Run for Your Life” 5K Zombie Run, a Halloween-themed charity run with a twist that raises money Read More…

Gas prices drop below $3 per gallon in Medina County, across state

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The price of a gallon of regular gas has dipped below the $3 mark in Medina County and most other areas of Ohio. According to GasBuddy.com, a gas price aggregator, the lowest per gallon regular gas prices reported Monday evening among nine services stations in the Wadsworth area was $2.96. The lowest prices among 18 Read More…

Should white mom be paid by sperm bank for brown baby mistake?

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby? It’s an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong. And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise: You should Read More…

Kasich takes ride on ‘Christmas Story’ slide at Medina’s Castle Noel

Mark Klaus, owner of Castle Noel and his wife, Dana, help Gov. John Kasich down the slide from the movie “A Christmas Story” on Saturday afternoon during Kasich’s visit to Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Gov. John Kasich stopped by Castle Noel in Medina on Saturday and visited with owner Mike Klaus and his wife, Dana. Kasich, a huge fan of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” purchased a replica of the Moose Mug belonging to Clark Griswold in the film. Kasich said the movie is one of his favorites and during his Read More…

Labor unions back NEXUS pipeline

Landowners, union workers and NEXUS representatives gather at the Medina Community Recreation Center for an open house Thursday afternoon to discuss a proposed natural gas pipeline project. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Property owners opposed to the NEXUS natural gas pipeline were outnumbered at a public meeting Thursday by company officials and labor union workers supporting the project. More than 50 people representing the energy companies behind the pipeline and three area labor unions attended the meeting, held at the Medina County Community Recreation Center in Medina. Read More…

Salvation Army spreads Christmas Cheer with gift donation program

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MEDINA — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Medina Salvation Army, where organizers have already signed up over 100 families to receive from the Christmas Cheer program. The program provides families in need with Christmas dinners and presents for children up to 17 years old. In just five days, more than Read More…

Two guilty of charges related to Medina cigar store tax fraud

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An East Cleveland police officer and a Medina man were convicted Monday of avoiding taxes on their Medina cigar store in 2009 and 2010. Detective Scott Gardner, 40, who lives in Ravenna, and Philip Labondano, 50, of Continental Drive, Medina, were placed on probation. Each also was ordered to pay $2,965.91 in unpaid taxes. Gardner Read More…

Richman Farms features dairy operation on Fall Foliage Tour

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Medina County’s rural heritage is on display along with the beautiful colors of autumn during this weekend’s Fall Foliage Tour at the Indoe family’s Richman Farms, a 700-acre dairy and grain farm near Lodi. The self-guided tour is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This year’s tour winds through the southwestern quadrant of the Read More…