August 22, 2014

Intermittent clouds

Old-fashioned fun with “Sundaes on Thursday”

Elizabeth Niksa feeds son Cooper, 1, while daughter Madelyn, 3, eats her ice cream during “Sundaes on Thursday,” hosted by the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities. (Becky Tener / Gazette)

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities hosted its fifth annual “Sundaes on Thursday” on Medina’s Public Square, where more than 3,000 bowls of ice cream were served. Lynee Bixler, public relations director for the board, said the event was “to both say thank you to the community and to integrate (the community members and Read More…

One hot ride


Medina Township firefighters work to extinguish a car fire Friday afternoon on Interstate 71. No one was injured. Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim DeArmitt said that at 5:35 p.m., Sarah L. Brannan, 24, of West Salem, was southbound on I-71 when she noticed smoke coming from the engine of her 1999 Toyota Camry. She pulled Read More…

Strategy session


Gloria Glens Village Councilman Ted Cavanaugh (left) discusses politics Wednesday with Pete Zeigler, the Medina County coordinator for John Boccieri’s campaign, while sitting inside Medina County Democratic Headquarters in Medina. Cavanaugh signed up to volunteer three days a week to canvass door to door for Boccieri’s run for the 16th Congressional District. (Andrew Dolph | Read More…

A little off the top


Wadsworth resident Al Mavity gets a “short-short” haircut from barber Cindy Richards on Monday morning at Sharkey’s Barber Shop in Wadsworth. Mavity and his grandson, Logan Lanson (left), also of Wadsworth, had just returned from a two-week family vacation in Hilton Head, S.C. Richards reminded Mavity with so little hair, a hat or sunscreen is Read More…

Sealing the deal


Dozens of couples, married anywhere from one to 50 years, gather Sunday evening in the county administration building, 144 N. Broadway, to celebrate marriage. The event, sponsored by the Medina County Marriage Coalition, featured a talk by county Commissioner Stephen Hambley and his wife, Brunswick Councilwoman Susan Hambley, and renewal of vows officiated by Probate Read More…

Drifting delivery


Steve Keller, a postal employee for 16 years, said of the winter weather “It’s not bad as long as you dress for it.” He said he generally walks a route for about 5½ hours a day. Wednesday afternoon he was walking on East Smith Road in Medina as the snow continued to fall. The National Read More…

A bad break in the weather


Workers from the Medina water department prepare to spread concrete Tuesday afternoon at the corner of North Court and East North streets. The crew spent the morning repairing a water main break that was caused by the cold temperatures, maintenance foreman Bill Magargee said. Temperatures were in the low to mid-20s overnight Monday, according to Read More…

Puppet show brings laughter


Ethan Cooper, 6, and his sister, Abby Cooper, 8, of Medina, react with joy to a puppet show at the Western Reserve Masonic Community in Medina Township. The children were part of a group who were at the facility for an intergenerational program on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Shirley Ware | Photo Editor)

Checking out the new look


Medina residents Arnold Ingrahm (right), Karyn Petrovitch (center) and Debbie Tepper talk Thursday night in the media room on the second floor of the renovated Medina Library during an invitation-only preview reception. Renovation and expansion of the library began in November 2005 and will culminate Saturday with a grand opening. The celebration will feature a Read More…

A long farewell


For some soldiers, packing for deployment is a logistical nightmare because the military places certain restrictions on what can be taken. U.S. Army Spc. Damon Lawrence, 20, of Medina, of the Ohio Army National Guard, is permitted a duffel bag and two carry-ons for his flight to Texas. His rucksack and personal trunk will be Read More…