April 24, 2014

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Holding out

BRUNSWICK — Stand on one foot. Put one hand on this freezer. And wait. That’s essentially what 25 contestants in the Stand Up for Life contest at Home Appliance Sales and Service were told Wednesday. They soon found it was harder than it sounded. “Your foot burns,” said Brunswick resident Frank Titchnell, who was the Read More…

2 escape Sharon Twp. fire

SHARON TWP. — A township woman, her 6-month-old daughter and her three dogs safely escaped their home as a fire consumed the kitchen Tuesday afternoon. Shannon Clifton said she was cooking in the house she rents at 2448 Medina Road when the fire started just after 1 p.m. “I put a pot of water on Read More…

Forget LeBron; where’s Mocha going?

BRUNSWICK — This was “The Decision” everyone had been waiting for — at least those at Gale’s Brunswick Garden Center. Mocha, the black and brown cat who has made the store her home for the last five years, received an offer for a lifetime supply of catnip if she picked up and went to a Read More…

Splash … pause … repeat

Becky Tener The Gazette MEDINA — “I have to get water,” 6-year-old Alexa Travis shrieked before running through the splash pad at Fred Greenwood Park on Wednesday. “I love this,” the Wadsworth resident screamed as a jet of water soaked her. Alexa said the only way to cool off in Wednesday’s 90-degree weather was to Read More…

Lights! Camera! Medina!

MEDINA — A 20-something man sporting a shiner slumped Tuesday in a cell at the Medina County Jail. He wasn’t being held against his will. In fact, there haven’t been inmates in this part of the jail since last year when the section was closed due to budget constraints. The jail played host to Los Read More…

Getting a makeover

Members of the Lodi Rotary Club and Village Council are attempting to get the statue popularly known as "Chief Lodi" in Memorial Park refurbished, but will need to raise $10,000 first. (Lisa Hlavinka / Gazette)

LODI — The statue in Memorial Park, popularly known as Chief Lodi, might be moved from its spot for the first time since 1888 for a once-in-a-lifetime makeover. Chief Lodi and his supposed tribe, the “Lowatha” — an amalgam of Hiawatha and Lodi — never existed, but the statue still carries an interesting history, much Read More…

Proud of her Polish heritage

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Mae Dillworth, the daughter of Polish immigrants, kept in touch with relatives in Poland and sponsored two of her cousins to come to the United States 40 years ago. “She was very proud of being Polish,” said her daughter, Veronica Hayes. Years ago, Mae served as president of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Ladies Read More…

Happy birthday, Liverpool Twp.

Jennifer Pignolet The Gazette LIVERPOOL TWP. — As a resident of Liverpool Township since 1958, Barbara Mack has seen her share of community events. But none have been as big as this one, she said. While Americans celebrated their country’s birthday this Fourth of July, Liverpool Township commemorated its bicentennial Sunday. Festivities included a parade Read More…

Pitching in to help a teammate

SHARON TWP. — Football practice doesn’t start until August, but some Highland players are getting an early lesson in teamwork — plus a good workout. Players came in shifts Friday to the family farm of former teammate Kory Wiita to help stack hay bales. Wiita, who suffered a serious spinal cord injury during an October Read More…

Getting fixed up for Lodi’s bicentennial

Lodi Village Council is seeking funds to replace the fjord at Community Park off Elyria Street in time for the village's bicentennial in 2011. The fjord replacement is just one of several improvements planned for parks in Lodi. (LISA HLAVINKA/GAZETTE)

LODI — Council’s Parks Committee is beginning to fix up the village’s three parks to prepare for Lodi’s bicentennial in 2011. The gazebo in Memorial Park recently was repainted and given a brick facade, and the shingles on six shelters in the Community Park were replaced with green metal roofs. Lodi is hoping to accomplish Read More…