February 27, 2015

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Red Cross seeks blood donations

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Red Cross officials say this year’s harsh winter and widespread flu has prevented many regular donors from making their blood donations. As a result, more new donors are needed to fill the gap in the coming weeks. All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. “The Red Cross reminds Read More…

Amid RadioShack closings, family-owned location stays open in Medina Township

The RadioShack store in the Medina Grande Shops Plaza is family-owned and isn’t affected by the national corporation’s announcement that 82 outlets in Ohio will be closed. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

The RadioShack store in the Medina Grande Shops Plaza will remain open despite the national corporation announcement last week that 82 outlets across Ohio will close as part of a bankruptcy filing. Store owner Paul Sevougian said his Medina Township business is family-owned and not involved in the bankruptcy case. “Even if RadioShack folds entirely, Read More…

Holiday Inn Express to be built in Montville Township

A $9.9 million hotel to be built in Montville Township should be completed just in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Construction on the four-story, 92-room Holiday Inn Express at 5185 Gateway Drive, east of the Interstate 71-state Route 18 interchange, could start as early as April. “Our goal is to start Read More…

Medina County high school bands play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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For more photos, check out our Facebook page. Three bands featuring high school students from Medina County competed in the 19th annual Tri-C High School Rock Off. The three groups — Never Surrender, A Thousand Paper Cranes and Covariance — made it to “The Final Exam” and performed Saturday at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall Read More…

Subdivision dispute settled in Brunswick

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Brunswick City Council has reached a settlement with homebuilders Zaremba and Associates, ending a two-year-long legal battle over the development of the Brunswick Lake subdivision. On Monday, Council approved a settlement agreement with Zaremba and Drees Homes to develop 61 lots on the property. In the agreement, Zaremba will sell the property to Drees Homes Read More…

Family gathers to remember pair who died in car, train crash

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LORAIN — Mufideh Al-Nimer knew food. She knew which dishes to prepare without salt and which to make kosher. She knew how to roll grape leaves into tasty Mediterranean dishes, and she knew how her five sons liked their sandwiches prepared. Every morning, the 78-year-old mother of 10 would wake up at 4 a.m. and Read More…

College-bound students get help with applying for financial aid

Sisters Sarah and Karen Nagel, of Medina, apply for college financial aid with their father, David Nagel, at College Goal Sunday at the University of Akron’s Medina County University Center in Lafayette Township. The program was aimed at helping parents and college students apply for financial aid. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

About 25 soon-to-be and returning college students attended an event Sunday afternoon at the University of Akron’s Medina County University Center to get advice about applying for grants and student loans. University Center Director Denise Testa said students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — or FAFSA for short — online Read More…

No one injured in fire at Denny’s on Route 18

The Denny’s restaurant on state Route 18, west of Interstate 71 in Medina Township, was evacuated Sunday after an early morning fire broke out in a front wall. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Nick Glunt and David Knox | The Gazette No one was injured when customers and employees evacuated the all-night Denny’s restaurant in Medina Township after an electrical fire broke out in a wall early Sunday. The fire was reported at about 3:45 a.m. and contained in the front wall of the restaurant, 3105 Medina Road Read More…

Joseph Blackburn, Thomas Tulisiak honored as physicians of the year

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Dr. Joseph Blackburn is Medina Hospital’s 2014 Physician of the Year. Blackburn, the hospital’s chief of staff who also maintains a private practice in family medicine, was honored at the hospital’s awards ceremony Jan. 30 at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Township. Also at the event, Medina Hospital President Thomas Tulisiak was honored as the Read More…

Medina County residents push for rerouting proposed NEXUS pipeline

Glen Sheller, a Guilford Township trustee, looks over a map of the NEXUS pipeline proposed route through Medina County with Matt Hiscock, Wadsworth’s director of public safety, at the Galaxy Conference Center in Wadsworth on Monday night. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Medina County residents who are upset with the proposed NEXUS gas pipeline hope to join with other Ohio communities in proposing a new route. “For months we’ve been asking NEXUS to take a more southern route to avoid the populated areas of Summit, Lorain and Medina counties,” said Paul Gierosky, a member of the Coalition Read More…