September 2, 2014

Medina
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Business Beat: A quick trip to the store

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By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern With the click of a mouse, Buehler’s customers have a world of groceries available in the palm of their hands. Imagine walking into the store and all of the aisles sort themselves by brand, price or unit price. Or an ad where a customer can point to an item and Read More…

Handyman fixes problems big and small

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Going back to the days of the handyman, a local business owner brings the trend of one-stop shopping to the door step. In January, Neil Newman opened Handyman Matters, 890 Woodfield Lane, in Brunswick Hills Township, and he’s offering fix-it solutions for homeowners. “They might have a leaky faucet … or they might need a Read More…

Business Beat: Owners’ dream fulfilled

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By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern Corkscrew Saloon opened its doors Tuesday promising food — and maybe some spirits — just in time for Halloween. After walking up the cement stairs and opening the old-fashioned wooden door of the 19th-century house at 811 W. Liberty St., Medina, patrons can see themselves reflected in two mirrors as Read More…

Business Beat: Vacant stores get a close look

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By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern Business hopefuls were able to scope out vacant storefronts in and around Public Square last week. Called “Open for Business Retail Recruitment,” the event was in response to a survey by the Economic Restructuring Committee of Main Street Medina. On the survey, shoppers noted the lack of retail establishments in Read More…

Identities can be stolen easily

By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern A person’s identity can be stolen by doing something as simple as using a computer or checking the mail. Members of the Medina County Young Professionals got a lesson Thursday on exactly how easy it is. Using only a computer and having only a man’s name, Fraud Investigator II Kevin Read More…

Business Beat: Fire-Dex deal adds jobs, helmets

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By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern Fire-Dex announces the acquisition of Chieftain’s Safety Manufacturing, which means there will be 10 new jobs in Medina. Fire-Dex, 780 S. Progress Drive, and Chieftain’s Safety Division, based in Mexico, manufacture firefighting gear, but Chieftain adds another product to Fire-Dex. “With the Chieftain acquisition, we are acquiring the added capability Read More…

Business Beat: Wal-Mart super-sizes Medina Twp. store

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By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern Orange fencing lines the parking lot of Wal-Mart at 4141 Pearl Road, Medina Township, as the store starts the transformation into a Wal-Mart Super Center. Wal-Mart is in the process of transforming the store to accommodate a 50,000-square-foot grocery section, store manager Chorey Howell said, and the store will be Read More…

Business Beat: Photos now getting a personal touch

By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern Artistic Photography by Jeffery Neumann, which has been in business for 32 years in Wadsworth, is changing with the times. Walking into “Studio B,” there are props scattered everywhere. Telephone booths, Egyptian statues, rail crossing signs and lockers are available for anyone who comes in and, as of July 1, Read More…

Business Beat: All aboard at outlet mall

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By CATERINA GUINTA Staff Intern After months of walking up ramps and around caution tape, Lodi Station Outlets is near completion. “It changes by the hour,” said Yehuda Metanel, president of Gilad Development Inc., which owns the outlet mall on Avon Lake Road in Harrisville Township. The grand opening is in less than two weeks Read More…

Business Beat: Expansions keep jobs, companies in Medina

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By MARIA KACIK Staff Writer Editor’s note: Staff Writer Maria Kacik is taking a three-month leave of absence to volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Tanzania. She will be teaching English to college-age students. Two local businesses looking to expand decided to keep their operations in Medina County. Friction Products Co. — a manufacturer of brake Read More…