October 31, 2014

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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…

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…