July 30, 2015

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County fair can’t find replacement for Little Big Town, offers refunds

In a video posted on Twitter, members of Little Big Town apologize for canceling three more weeks of concerts, including the performance scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Medina County Fair. This screen shot of the video on Twitter shows Jimi Westbrook with a bandage over his mouth. Westbrook is recovering from vocal cord surgery.

Little Big Town fans who bought tickets to see the band perform at the Medina County Fair next week can receive refunds starting Aug. 6, fair officials announced Tuesday. Little Big Town fans who bought tickets to see the band perform at the Medina County Fair next week can receive refunds starting Aug. 6, fair Read More…

Little Big Town cancels show at Medina County Fair

In a video posted on Twitter, members of Little Big Town apologize for canceling three more weeks of concerts, including the performance scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Medina County Fair. This screen shot of the video on Twitter shows Jimi Westbrook with a bandage over his mouth. Westbrook is recovering from vocal cord surgery.

The headliner act for the 2015 Medina County Fair canceled its scheduled appearance for Aug. 6 along with all its other shows the next three weeks. On Sunday, Little Big Town announced the canceled shows in a video on its Twitter page. The band had canceled shows earlier this summer after singer Jimi Westbrook had Read More…

Fence halts Medina County Fair Board’s building plans

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The Medina County Fair Board of Directors wants to build a new administration office next to the existing office building at 710 W. Smith Road. The plan has been in the works for months, but the board recently hit a 5-foot snag. Next door at 730 W. Smith Road, Medina Veterinary Clinic has a fence that Read More…

Stage almost set for 2015 Medina County Fair, to begin Aug. 3

A sign atop a building welcomes visitors to the Medina County Fairgrounds. The 2015 fair will run Aug. 3-9. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

With 30 days to go before the 2015 Medina County Fair, the president of the Medina County Agricultural Society on Thursday said, “Everything is moving forward.” “We’re ready,” said Conrad Haneberg, who is coming up on his 27th year of involvement with the county’s signature event. The 2015 fair dates are Aug. 3-9. “As soon Read More…

Little Big Town show at Medina County Fair should go on as scheduled

Members of Little Big Town, from left, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, arrive June 10 at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (INVISION VIA AP FILE PHOTO)

The Medina County Fair’s highlight show this year appears not to have been affected by cancellations announced by Little Big Town. Little Big Town, a country band from Alabama, announced earlier this week it would be canceling or rescheduling shows through July 30. That date is just seven days before its scheduled Aug. 6 performance Read More…

Goat Gang 4-H club doesn’t fudge the sweet process

Members of the Goat Gang 4-H club stir hot goat fudge at Camp Paradise in Montville Township on Saturday morning. The club made more than 120 pounds of fudge. It will be frozen and then sold at the this year’s Medina County Fair in August. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Making more than 100 pounds of fudge is an arduous process The recipe calls for constant stirring so the viscous mixture does not seize up. For the more than 20 members of the Goat Gang, a Medina County 4-H club, the recipe also calls for laughter and a good time. The club got sticky in Read More…

New 4-H director to focus on leadership and life skills

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Korinne Caniglia | Special to The Gazette Morgan Domokos just added 1,300 youths to her family. Domokos recently joined Ohio State University Extension as the new educator of 4-H youth development in Medina County. She replaces Bill Harris, who retired after 35 years with Extension. The position is more than helping 4-H members develop projects, Read More…

Spring blooms early at Medina County Home and Garden Show

Genmarie Stiber, owner of Roots Plant Rooters, in Cleveland, sat behind rows of hanging plants in her booth Saturday during the Medina County Home and Garden show Saturday at the Medina County Community Center, 735 W. Lafayette Road, Medina. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Hundreds flocked to the Medina County Community Center on Saturday and Sunday for a taste of spring. The Medina County Home and Garden Show opened Saturday with about 135 vendors — from kitchen designers to landscapers, crafters and farmers — filling the Medina County Community Center. Upon walking into the center, people heard live piano Read More…

Medina County Fair board votes to build new fair office

The Board of Directors of the Medina County Agricultural Society plan to build a new administration office to replace the existing office at 710 W. Smith Road. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Fairgrounds is getting a new administration office. The Board of Directors of the Medina County Agricultural Society voted Feb. 8 to construct a new fair office next to the existing building at 710 W. Smith Road. “Our present building is deteriorating rapidly,” society President Conrad Haneberg said. Haneberg said the fair office Read More…

Almost 50,000 county residents — 40 percent of voters — cast ballots in Nov. 4 election

In the Nov. 4 election, Medina County voters cast 48,997 ballots and voter turnout was 39.9 percent, nearly matching the state’s unofficial 40 percent turnout. The Medina County Board of Elections certified the results of the Nov. 4 election Tuesday morning. No races were too close to require a recount, and Board of Elections officials Read More…