August 29, 2014

Medina
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Farmers’ market starts this weekend in Medina

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MEDINA — Mushroom lovers will have a variety of fungi to choose from at the seventh annual Medina County Farmers’ Market that opens Saturday. Susan Hirsch with the Medina County Department of Planning Services said this year’s market will fill Public Square with 62 vendors. Valley City Fungi, a farm that cultivates mushroom varieties, and Read More…

Brunswick speakers recognize ‘keepers of this nation’s liberty’

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Andrew Harner The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Before a parade from Visintainer Middle School to the Westview Cemetery shut down a section of Pearl Road on Monday morning, several figures from the area gave their thoughts on Memorial Day. Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest drew comparisons between veterans and people with two other special titles. “Twenty-two Read More…

Sights & sounds of remembrance

About 900 Scouts, plus families and friends, weathered the heat Saturday morning to participate in the 10th annual flag decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. When it was over, each of the 15,200 gravesites at the cemetery was decorated with an American flag.

Don Kumhall lifted the bugle to his lips and the morning abuzz with the voices of children excited about honoring veterans softened to a hush. The mournful notes of taps sounded from Kumhall’s horn at the close of the 10th annual gravesite-decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman on Saturday. Cemetery Read More…

Hundreds gather to place flags on 15,200 gravesites

Don Kumhall lifted the bugle to his lips and the morning abuzz with the voices of children excited about honoring veterans softened to a hush. The mournful notes of taps sounded from Kumhall’s horn at the close of the 10th annual gravesite-decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman on Saturday. Cemetery Read More…

Brunswick drug raids net 31 arrests

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Andrew Harner The Gazette BRUNSWICK — About 75 police officers and special agents pounded on doors and served arrest warrants throughout the city and surrounding communities during a drug roundup Wednesday night. Twenty-one agencies from the area joined forces to attempt to serve 49 warrants for drug-related offenses. By the end of the evening, 31 Read More…

Champion Creek needs champions

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Lee Schmid of Granger Township wades across Champion Creek as part of cleanup day June 6, 2009, at Roscoe Ewing Park in Medina. Schmid, a member of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, teamed with neighborhood residents and members of the Rocky River Watershed Council to patrol the creek for trash. (Gazette file photo) MEDINA — Read More…

Wadsworth dealer to close

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WADSWORTH — Renacci-Doraty Chevrolet will close June 15, putting about 40 employees out of work, after owner and congressional candidate Jim Renacci lost his fight with General Motors to keep it open. “I was fighting because I was really trying to maintain the approximately 40 jobs in the community, and General Motors basically said its Read More…

It’s going to be a bumpy summer

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MEDINA — Orange cones, barrels and road closing signs are dotting Medina’s roads as the city faces one of its busiest construction seasons. “This is a really busy one,” City Engineer Patrick Patton said, “which is good. We’re very fortunate. Most communities don’t have the capital program we do. We’ve also gotten a ton of Read More…

Akron man guilty of vehicular homicide

MEDINA — Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler found an Akron man guilty Thursday on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. Kimbler ruled Ference Schmidt, 20, was reckless while speeding in his Dodge Charger on U.S. Route 224 at approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2008, in Harrisville Township. Schmidt waived his right to a Read More…

First beekeeper visits Medina

MEDINA — Everyone expects the White House to be abuzz with action, but the real beehive of activity is, well, the beehive on the south lawn. Charlie Brandts, who keeps the honey-makers happy, regaled the Medina County Beekeepers Association with tales of life as the “first beekeeper” at the group’s meeting Monday night at Root Read More…