September 1, 2015

Medina
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Medina County Historical Society raising money to fix house

Medina County Historical Society Board members are shown Wednesday morning with Larry Prebis, production manager of Hansen Construction, in front of the John Smart House in Medina before repairs to the basement begin. From left, Tony Giovinazzo, Mary Jo Palmer, Shane Geringer, Prebis, Mary Jane Brewer, Mary Jo Palmer, Brian Feron and Judy Davanzo. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Historical Society is hoping to add a new floor of displays and educational space to the John Smart House by sealing the foundation of the more than 100-year-old home that doubles as a museum. “We used to have meetings down there, but the moisture issues have gotten so bad,” board member Mary Read More…

Medina Schools to expand nursing staff with Akron Children’s Hospital services

There will be some new faces in the nursing staff at Medina Schools this school year. The school board has contracted with Akron Children’s Hospital to provide nursing services in the buildings through the hospital’s school health program. “We went out to bid, and they offered the lowest bid, and we were able to add Read More…

This photography contest is truly for the birds

Migisi, a female Bald Eagle, is one of the birds used in the Medina Raptor Center’s educational program. The program is temporarily shut down due to the potential to spread the avian flu.

The Bird Store and More! has been providing feathery fun to Northeast Ohio for 22 years. Located in Fairlawn, the store and its staff say their goal is to meet the needs of avian aficionados and, thanks to a photo contest, help rehabilitate birds at the Medina Raptor Center, too. The competition, called Things With Read More…

Some recycling drop-off bins have been placed throughout Medina County

Five bins sit behind the Sanitary Engineer’s Office, 801 W. Smith Road, Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Glass and plastic bottles, tin cans, old newspapers and cardboard pizza boxes now have a place to be deposited for recycling in Medina County. Several community recycling drop-off bins were delivered over the weekend and are ready for use. “We delivered about half the bins last Friday and will deliver the other half of the Read More…

Rep. Jim Renacci observes role of Medina drug store

From left, Walgreens pharmacy manager Brian Colbert; Jaime Whited, Walgreens health care supervisor; and North Court Street store manager Abby Cuevas meet with U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, on Monday in Medina. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, visited Walgreens on North Court Street in Medina on Monday to learn about pharmacies’ role as a health care provider. “We want to talk about the role of the community pharmacy in providing access to care,” said Jaime Whited, health care supervisor at Walgreens’ district offices in Warrensville Heights. Whited Read More…

Highland Schools celebrates new sports complex, stadium

LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE
Community members swarm into the new Highland Stadium Saturday shorting after a  ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $11 million sports complex at Highland High School. The new stadium includes a new 5,000 person stadium to host football, soccer and track competitions; new field house, practice fields and tennis courts. The HAFA was tasked with raising $3 million to contribute to the project and has already raised $2.5 million.

The school year hasn’t started yet, but the energy and enthusiasm Saturday morning at Highland High School felt like a Friday night football game with a marching band playing and cheerleaders boosting school spirit. The enthusiasm was over the dedication of Highland’s $11 million athletic complex, with its portal entrance and new hornet mascot statue. Read More…

Seville, Medina stores join Square to Square event

Storefronts featuring green balloons dotted the state Route 3 landscape as a part of a Square to Square event Saturday. More than 40 local businesses between Medina and Seville participated in the “shop local, shop small” event hosted by the Seville Chamber of Commerce and Visit Medina County. Participating stores offered sales and refreshments and Read More…

Rep. Renacci to visit Medina Walgreens store Monday

The office of Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, announced that the congressman will visit Medina on Monday to tour the Walgreens store at 805 N. Court St. He will meet with Walgreens employees and discuss the role of community pharmacies in health care. Renacci’s office said he has been traveling in the district over the last Read More…

Medina’s Tom Borror earns statewide Kiwanis award

Tom Borror has devoted his life to helping others. The 61-year-old Medina resident will be honored Saturday morning with the Albert and Iris Gilbert Humanitarian Award at the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation’s annual meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood. Borror will be recognized for his charitable work in the Medina Read More…

Things to know: Explosion kills 44, truck bomb kills 62, toxic spill in Colorado

An Environmental Protection Agency contractor works on the clean up in the aftermath of the blowout at the Gold King mine, which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo. on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEATH TOLL IN NORTHEASTERN CHINA CLIMBS TO AT LEAST 44 Hundreds are injured in the port city of Tianjin after blasts at a warehouse for dangerous materials sent up massive fireballs, turning the night sky into day. Read More…