March 28, 2015

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Goat Gang 4-H club doesn’t fudge the sweet process

Members of the Goat Gang 4-H club stir hot goat fudge at Camp Paradise in Montville Township on Saturday morning. The club made more than 120 pounds of fudge. It will be frozen and then sold at the this year’s Medina County Fair in August. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Making more than 100 pounds of fudge is an arduous process The recipe calls for constant stirring so the viscous mixture does not seize up. For the more than 20 members of the Goat Gang, a Medina County 4-H club, the recipe also calls for laughter and a good time. The club got sticky in Read More…

United Way director Seth Kujat to join marketing firm for nonprofits

Seth Kujat

A job offer from a marketing company lured Seth Kujat away from his position heading the United Way of Medina County. Kujat said Friday he will leave as executive director April 17 to become director of strategic services at The Impact Group, based in Hudson in Summit County. It was first learned on Thursday that Read More…

Volunteers surprise Medina girl with playhouse

Kyla Reynolds, 8, is embraced by her mother, Molly Reynolds, as she gets a first look at a new playhouse donated by Autism Speaks and College Pro Painters on Thursday afternoon at her Medina home. Behind them, Laurie English, looks on. English works for the STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism, where Kyla attends school. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

An 8-year-old Medina girl got a big surprise Thursday afternoon when about 30 people showed up at her Wadsworth Road home to unload a new outdoor playhouse. Kyla Reynolds, who attends the STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism in Strongsville, received a playhouse painted by college students as part of a service project. “This is Read More…

Fulton family prepares Guilford Twp. farm for maple syrup season

The Fulton family includes fourth- and fifth-generation farmers. The family includes, from left, Heather, Clayton, 3, Andrew, Steve, Beth and Corey Fulton. Heather and Andrew are expecting their second son in April. In the center is a tree on the family-owned Maple Valley Farm in Guilford Township with a tap collecting sap to make maple syrup. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

After the cold winter pushed it back, maple syrup season officially is under way in Ohio. The sap is flowing quickly from the trees in the woods at Maple Valley Farm. This weekend, steam will rise from the farm’s sugarhouse on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township as maple syrup production begins. The farm will Read More…

Olympian helps unveil recovered match torch

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Andrew Davis and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Many communities host a distance running event once a year. But how many can brag that an Olympic Games gold medal winner was once the grand marshal of a festival parade that accompanied the race? Well, Wadsworth can. The city hosted a news conference Thursday to promote Read More…

New 4-H director to focus on leadership and life skills

Morgan Domokos

Korinne Caniglia | Special to The Gazette Morgan Domokos just added 1,300 youths to her family. Domokos recently joined Ohio State University Extension as the new educator of 4-H youth development in Medina County. She replaces Bill Harris, who retired after 35 years with Extension. The position is more than helping 4-H members develop projects, Read More…

United Way of Medina County Executive Director Kujat to resign

Seth Kujat

United Way of Medina County Executive Director Seth Kujat will be stepping down, effective April 15. “I had a pretty great opportunity and it didn’t make sense for me not to take it,” he said, declining to elaborate. Kujat said the decision was made after a long talk with United Way’s Board of Directors. “There Read More…

Olympian to promote return of matchstick in Wadsworth

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In 1972, Wadsworth resident Dave Wottle stunned the world with a come-from-behind victory in the 800-meter dash at the Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany. At the annual Blue Tip Festival the next year, Wottle was handed a large ceremonial match to symbolize the Olympics and his victory. Now Wottle will be joining Wadsworth city Read More…

Medina pubs join forces to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

From left, Karleen Curry, Ida Amos, Kim Dunlap, Wilson Dunlap and Scott Amos, all of Medina, enjoy a few pints on Tuesday afternoon at Sully’s Irish Pub in Medina. The group said they typically get together for a few drinks at Sully’s on St. Patrick’s Day. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Six Medina restaurants and pubs joined together for fun on St. Patrick’s Day with a Tour O’ Medina. Main Street Cafe, Cin Dee’s Place Bar and Grill, Johnny Malloy’s, Sully’s Irish Pub, JoJo’s Sports Bar and Grill and P.J. Marley’s Restaurant and Pub joined in the Tuesday tour. It included bus shuttle service to all Read More…

Man, 23, charged with filming women, kids undressing at Wadsworth Target

Jeremy Davis

A 23-year-old Wadsworth man has been indicted on charges of child pornography and voyeurism. He’s accused taking videos of women and children in dressing rooms at the Target store in Wadsworth last month. Jeremy M. Davis, of the 500 block of Sandpiper Lane, is charged with burglary, two counts of attempted illegal use of a Read More…