September 4, 2015

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Two Medina County schools rank in Newsweek’s top 500

Wadsworth and Highland high schools were listed in the top 500 high schools in the nation by Newsweek’s 2015 rankings. Newsweek ranks the schools based on data that concludes which schools best prepares their students for college. Wadsworth and Highland made the list along with 28 other Ohio high schools including Avon Lake, which was Read More…

Interim director of Chamber of Commerce hopes to stay on

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Jaclyn Ringstmeier of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce.

The chairman of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is hoping to name a new executive director in the near future. And the best candidate could already be on the payroll. Former director Heather Taylor left the position at the end of July to take a job withSummit Mall in Fairlawn. Jaclyn Ringstmeier, 36, has Read More…

Ritzman Pharmacy kicks off workshop series in Wadsworth

Christina Cyrus, director of marketing for Ritzman Pharmacy, talks about the company's new "Ritzman Restores" program during a Thursday event at The Strand in Wadsworth where demonstrations of all-natural lotion bars were shown. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Ritzman Pharmacy held a workshop Thursday that taught customers how to make essential oil lotion bars. The workshop is part of Ritzman’s rebranding initiative called Ritzman Restores. Ritzman partnered with a boutique in Wadsworth, Salvage Style, for the event Thursday night at The Wadsworth Strand, 123 Broad St. Over the next several months, the Wadsworth-based Read More…

New director soon to be named for United Way of Medina County

United Way of Medina County soon will have a new director. Ryan Carlson, board chairman, said interim director Garth Winckler left his position on Aug. 13. “Part of Garth’s duties was to help us hire a new person,” Carlson said. “We are in the final negotiations in that process. We hope to have that (announcement) Read More…

Grieving news station comes together after journalists’ on-air deaths

WDBJ-TV7 news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, second from right, and meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, are joined by visiting anchor Steve Grant, second from left, and Dr. Thomas Milam, of the Carilion Clinic, as they observe a moment of silence during the early morning newscast at the station, in Roanoke, Va., on Thursday. The moment of silence was at the moment reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP PHOTO)

ROANOKE, Va. — Just one day after two of its own were killed, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast of its “Mornin’” show. The show began with an image of the two victims — reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward — Read More…

‘Service on the Square’ in Medina to host full immersion baptisms

The Rev. John McCaw, left, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Medina, poses with the Rev. Cornell Carter, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A full immersion Christian baptism will be part of a church “Service on the Square” at 10 a.m. Sunday on Public Square in Medina. Organizers said it is the eighth event of its kind. The Rev. John McCaw, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Medina, said his congregation will be joined by the Rev. Read More…

Three large parcels of land for sale at Interstate 71, Route 3

This aerial photograph of the intersection of Interstate 71 and state Route 3 has been marked to show the three parcels of land that Albert Calderon has listed for sale through Gerspacher Real Estate Group. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GERSPACHER REAL ESTATE GROUP)

A local real estate firm has listed three parcels of land with an asking price of $8.3 million at the intersection of Interstate 71 and state Route 3 in Medina and Granger townships. The 278 acres, located mostly in Medina Township, are listed for sale by Albert Calderon through Calderon Properties, his company. Realtor Troy Read More…

Scam lands Brunswick man in prison, ordered to pay back $1.1 million

Dennis Flood

A Brunswick man will spend eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court that he defrauded 45 elderly people in Ohio and Pennsyl­vania out of more than $1 million. Dennis Flood, 64, also was ordered Wednesday to pay back what he stole — a total of $1,153,163.77. Officials Read More…

Chamber of Commerce speaker series: Buehler’s Fresh Foods rooted in Ohio

Buehler’s Fresh Foods stores offer shoppers the option of sending their groceries in plastic containers by conveyor belt to a pickup area under a roof outside the store. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

It’s been 86 years since the first Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery store opened in New Philadelphia. Jenny Book, community relations specialist for the store in Wads­worth, gave a presentation on the company and its history Wednesday during the monthly luncheon meeting of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive, Read More…

Police: Suspect in live TV shooting of two journalists dies of self-inflicted wound

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (AP PHOTO)

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. A man believed to be the suspect later crashed a Read More…