June 25, 2016

Medina
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Festive season lights up Medina

Christmas lights, carols, candles, children’s choir concerts and cocoa were some of Medina’s favorite things during the weekend. Friday marked the beginning of the city’s 31st Candlelight Walk, presented by Main Street Medina, with the lighting of luminarias and a 13-foot Christmas tree in the gazebo on Public Square. “Friday was really big this year,” Read More…

Zombies on the run scare up funding for Project: LEARN

They crouched behind trees waiting … Buckeye Woods Park was no place for the faint of heart Saturday. Zombies were lurking everywhere. The Lafayette Township park was transformed Saturday into a fundraising event for Project: LEARN of Medina County, an education and literacy group. “We love doing events that appeal to different parts of the Read More…

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

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

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

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 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

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

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…