July 31, 2015


New art gallery on Medina’s Public Square features local, fair trade art

Aurelia Martin, owner of Sparrow Art at 44 Public Square, and her husband, Steve Martin, stand in her new gallery in the Arcade Building on the south side of Medina’s Public Square on Friday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A new art gallery is promising to support local artists and artisans struggling to make a living in difficult conditions around the world. The Sparrow Art Gallery and Studio at 44 Public Square opened this week, headed by artist and owner Aurelia Martin. The shop wants to showcase local art, and what is called “fair Read More…

Lodi Corn Festival honors Native American tradition, dedicates restored statue

Jack Lyons, executive director of the Native American Indian and Veterans Center in Barberton, and Dave Shaffer, of Ravenna, participate in a drum circle during the opening ceremonies of the Lodi Corn Festival on Thursday in Lodi’s Public Square. The two men are members of the Fire River Singers, who performed songs before the parade. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Lodi Sweet Corn Festival wraps up today in Lodi with a 5K run, cornhole contests, rides and a raffle. The 34th festival began Thursday night with a drum circle featuring the music of the Fire River Singers. Organizers said they invited the group to perform as a way of honoring the Native American traditions Read More…

Decades-old cars displayed on Medina’s Public Square (PHOTOS)

Cars from the model year 1976 or older were invited to Main Street Medina's "Stroll The Square" event on Thursday.

Cars from the model year 1976 or older were invited to Main Street Medina’s Stroll the Square event Thursday.

Litchfield Twp., landowners dispute zoning about hosting weddings

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A Medina County judge will hear arguments next week about whether Litchfield Township landowners can host weddings at their residential properties. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier granted a temporary restraining order in the case last week, ordering the operators of Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC — also known as Forever Farms Ohio LLC and Rustic Read More…

Life term suggested for peanut company exec in salmonella case

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Staff and wire reports Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors Read More…

Medina woman chosen for farming leadership institute

Victoria Shaw, 26, of Medina, will be a member of the 2015-16 AgriPOWER class, a leadership organization sponsored by the Ohio Farm Federation. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

A Medina resident has been selected as one of 19 farmers and agri-business professionals to participate in a farming leadership institute this fall. Victoria Shaw, 26, will be a member of the 2015-16 AgriPOWER class, a leadership organization sponsored by the Ohio Farm Federation. Shaw grew up on her family farm in Litchfield Township and Read More…

Medina Community Band conductor marks 43 years

A crowd gathers July 10 to watch a performance of the Medina Community Band at the Uptown Park gazebo on Medina’s Public Square. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

“When everything is all said and done, I think my biggest accomplishment in life will be conducting the Medina Community Band. I hope that is what I am remembered for.” Those words were spoken by Marcus Neiman, whose name has become synonymous with the Medina Community Band. Having held the leadership position since the fall Read More…

Main Street Medina hosts ‘Stroll the Square’

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Main Street Medina is sponsoring “Stroll the Square” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today on Public Square. There will be 30 locally owned businesses in the district open for evening hours that will feature shopping opportunities, specialty foods, musicians, fine arts and artists. Artist “colonies” will be in the main lobby of FirstMerit Bank, 39 Read More…

Sheriff: NEXUS did not send ‘threatening’ letter, investigation ongoing

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The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threatening letter that was sent to one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. Donald Borling, who was sued by NEXUS earlier this month for access to his York Township property, got a letter in the mail Friday with a return Read More…

Notice to subscribers: No Gazette delivery Tuesday

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Readers, The Gazette will not be delivered to homes today due to press breakdowns that slowed the printing process. A double delivery of today’s and tomorrow’s issues is scheduled for tomorrow. To make up for any inconvenience, The Gazette’s e-Edition is free today. To view the e-Edition, click here and then select “Click to View” Read More…