June 30, 2015

Medina
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Closing Medina Steak & Seafood Co. sells excess supplies

The Medina Steak & Seafood Co. reopened its doors Thursday to sell items from the business that, until this year, had been serving Medina customers for 17 years. Owner Ken Collins is continuing the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday to clear out some dishes, glassware, pots and pans and wines. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Medina Steak & Seafood Co. has reopened its doors to sell items from the business that, until this year, had been serving customers for 17 years at 538 W. Liberty St. in Medina. Owner Ken Collins is having a sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday to clear out some “excess supplies.” He Read More…

Medina County Port Authority hears proposal for facility

Ron Paydo, chairman of the Medina County Port Authority, and Bethany Dentler, executive director of the Medina County Economic Development Corp., discuss issues concerning trash and recycling at a Port Authority meeting Wednesday. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A proposal to turn the Medina County Central Processing Facility into a “waste mall” was introduced to county and city officials Wednesday. The Medina County Port Authority hosted a two-hour meeting at Summa Health Care at Lake Medina for county and city officials and the county’s solid waste policy committee to hear a presentation from Read More…

Fund awards groups $13,000 in grants to support women, children in need

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A local endowment fund has awarded more than $13,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations serving MedinaCounty’s women and children. In total, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund has awarded more than $125,000 since its inception in 1998. Mari Halkovich, chairperson of the grant review committee, said she was glad to help fund the nonprofits, Read More…

Friendly rivalry supports blood drive in Medina

A “Bankers vs. Barristers” blood drive for the American Red Cross is held Wednesday at Garfield Elementary School in Medina. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A friendly competition called “Bankers vs. Barristers” was held during the American Red Cross blood donation event Wednesday at Garfield Elementary School in Medina. Who won Wednesday’s blood drive and how many units were collected were unavailable as of 9 p.m. Wednesday. More blood drives are planned in July. The Northeast Ohio unit of the Read More…

Companies plan move to Portside, invest $1.7 million

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A pair of companies wants to move their headquarters to Sharon Township this fall with an investment of $1.7 million. Generator Systems and Pump Systems are two Akron-based companies that engineer, design and maintain or service generator and pump systems under an umbrella company called Capstone Equity Partners. Executives want to put up a new Read More…

High & Low Winery coming to fruition on Medina Road

Workers from Landmark Homes of Medina continue construction on High & Low Winery, scheduled to open in October. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A visit to the Napa Valley wine country in California gave Matt Snyder and his fiancée, Kate Frech, an idea: Why couldn’t they grow grapes appropriate for a Northeast Ohio climate and try to attract all types of customers to Medina County? And now their dream is becoming a reality. High & Low Winery is Read More…

Blair Rubber Co. aims to double its international sales

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There is some vacant space in the Blair Rubber Co. complex in Seville. And the company’s general manager, Dave Jentzsch, has plans to fill it. Asked what he’s doing with it now, he smiled and said, “In the short term, sweep it.” That would be a contrast to the energetic hum of activity across the Read More…

Farming part of Brunswick area’s 200th birthday celebration

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In 1815, the Brunswick area was settled as a farming community, and farming will play a role in this year’s bicentennial celebration by the city, Brunswick Hills Township and the Brunswick Area Historical Society. Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, is operated jointly by the historical society and the city. Heritage features an 1860s farmhouse, restored Read More…

SPCA seeks donations to purchase 13 acres in Guilford Twp.

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The Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is looking for approximately $575,000 in donations to purchase a 13-acre property in Guilford Township. The property includes a house at 8790 Guilford Road and a 4,000-square-foot kennel, which belongs to Comfort Kennels, a family-owned boarding and training center for dogs and cats. “The Read More…

Teens take a Splatter Sprint at Medina County fairgrounds

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Clouds of pink, blue and yellow powder colored the Medina County fairgrounds Friday during a “Splatter Sprint” for teens. More than 80 teens from across the seven school districts ran three laps around the fairgrounds at 11:30 a.m., while being sprayed by their peers with powder paint along the way. The race was part of Read More…