December 22, 2014

Intermittent clouds

Boy, 4, mesmerized by model trains at community center show


Eyes wide, Lucas Moyer, 4, watched model trains run along tracks Sunday afternoon at the Medina Model Railroad and Toy Show. “He’s in a candy shop right now,” said his mother, Ashley Moyer. “This is a big thing for him. We went to the show at the I-X Center, and he’s just really into it.” Read More…

Go-kart project on track in Medina, to open early next year


Go-kart enthusiasts soon will be able to zip and zoom around Medina’s first indoor track. Business partners Steve Madden, of Medina, and Greg Cordray, of Akron, will open High Voltage Indoor Gokart Racing in the former Henry Furnace Foundry building on the corner of Bronson and Foundry streets in early 2015. “The track is going Read More…

NE Ohio Bob Evans restaurants join fundraiser for slain officer from Wadsworth

Justin Winebrenner

Bob Evans restaurants throughout Northeast Ohio will host a community fundraiser Dec. 15 to 19 to benefit Akron police Officer Justin Winebrenner, who was shot and killed Nov. 16 while off duty at an Akron bar. Winebrenner, 32, a native of Wadsworth, was trying to escort an unruly patron from Papa Don’s Pub, 1891 E. Read More…

SPCA selects executive director for her background in business

Shannon Waller

The Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has hired a new executive director. Shannon Waller, of Doylestown, accepted the position last month and started work Nov. 20. Waller is an attorney with business experience helping to run her family’s Doylestown-based Team Dynamics. Waller said she’s been less active in the family Read More…

Medina County Probate Court gives children something soft to snuggle


About 50 students at Windfall School came home with cuddly new companions Wednesday as part of an annual program sponsored by the Medina County Probate Court and Medina Sunrise Rotary Club. The two groups purchased about 200 Build-A-Bears complete with their own outfits to give to children in need in the community and to 2- Read More…

Great Recession scars Medina County in 2009-2013 Census report

David Knox, Katie Anderson and Andrew Davis The Gazette How badly Medina County has been hurt by the slow recovery from the Great Recession is spelled out in a new Census Bureau report released today. The 2009-2013 American Community Survey includes data on income, housing values and poverty, in addition to myriad other topics, for Read More…

Gazette e-edition is free through Dec. 10

Readers, in light of recent delivery problems, we’ve opted to make the Gazette e-edition free to view through Dec. 10. The e-edition allows readers to view digital versions of the newspaper in its entirety and to search previous issues. For a word from The Gazette’s managing editor on the subject, click here. Click here to Read More…

Medina pet store hosting fundraiser for crash victim’s family


MEDINA — Pet Supplies Plus on North Court Street in Medina will host a fundraiser this weekend to help the family of a 21-year-old employee who died in a car crash in October. The store, which is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, will donate a fifth of all sales to the family of Read More…

Managing editor: Apologies for delivery problems

On Monday, the Akron Beacon Journal took over the job of delivering The Gazette to homes and businesses across Medina County and part of Wayne County. Most subscribers didn’t notice the change. That’s how it’s supposed to go. To those subscribers who experienced problems — late or improper delivery — we can only apologize and Read More…

Can you identify these Union soldiers?


Anyone with information is asked to call the Medina County Historical Society at (330) 722-1341 or email For more, check out Nancy Johnson’s story.