February 9, 2016


Old Iron derby: Feature winner disqualified for illegal modification

Medina’s Dan Orient, right, hits Columbia Township’s Scott Drevenak. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MEDINA — Defending Old Iron Demolition Derby champion Scott Drevenak survived hard-charging Medina resident Dan Orient during his qualifying heat and skillfully wiggled his way out of tight spots in the feature. The only thing his 1966 Lincoln Continental couldn’t escape late Friday night at the Medina County Fair was the post-race inspection. The Columbia Read More…

10-year-old girl, friend’s dog win DockDogs competition

Morgan Young, 10, of Spencer Township, points her friend’s yellow Lab, Zoey, in the direction of a toy for the winning jump during the Big Air amateur DockDogs finals at the Medina County Fair on Sunday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

MEDINA — Throwing a toy off a dock into water and letting a dog retrieve it may seem easy, but Morgan Young showed a packed audience at the Medina County Fair on Sunday that the dog’s work is only half the effort. The 10-year-old Spencer Township resident and a yellow Lab named Zoey won the Read More…

4-H kids bring home the bacon at Junior Fair Auction

Jessica Nagy, 11, and Jeffery Nagy, 15, of Chatham Township, stand with Rich Canestraro of Wadsworth after he purchased the show goat Saturday morning at the Junior Fair livestock sale. (GAZETE PHOTO BY VINCENT D. SCEBBI)

By Vincent D. Scebi MEDINA — 4-H students who participated at Friday’s and Saturday’s Junior Fair Livestock Sale received their rewards in the form of a check. Over 600 rabbits, poultry, goats, lambs, cows, calves and pigs were sold over the two-day auction. “I feel good and all my work and time has paid off,” Read More…

Animals take hardware home in Calico Critters

MEDINA — Sporting braided pigtails, 11-year-old Grace Conrad of Liverpool Township donned a pink cowgirl hat and a star-studded belt. Clover, the bunny, was dressed the same. Grace accented Clover with a saddle and cowgirl Barbie and it paid off: The duo took home first place in the Calico Critters contest at the Medina County Read More…

4-H’ers interests include model trains

MEDINA — Not all 4-H’ers are involved with farm animals and agriculture at the Medina County Fair. Some interests travel along the rails toward model trains. Thirty-two boys and girls make up this year’s Medina County 4-H Model Train Club, which has a 48-by-12-foot model on display in Building 12 at the Medina County Fair. Read More…

4-H youths build model train display at fair

Valley City's Justin Flack, 12, works the model railroad tracks Friday morning at the 4-H Medina County Train Club display in Building 12 at the county fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — County 4-H participants are not all involved with farm animals and agriculture; some take interest in the railway or model trains. Thirty-two boys and girls makeup this year’s Medina County 4-H Model Train Club, and there are 10 adult advisors to the youths, according to John Lanzer, a train club advisor. The 4-H Read More…

County fair: Medina’s Adam Henslee lives for Rough Truck

Adam Henslee poses with his Chevrolet Blazer before the start of the Rough Truck competition at the Medina County Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

For some, the pull of the Rough Truck means a little bit more than others. To Medina resident Adam Henslee, the opportunity to race is life. No matter what the obstacle — and there have been a few for the 2005 Medina graduate — Henslee, 24, always seems to find a way back to the Read More…

Student honor musicians work in summer to perform concerts

Members of the Youth Honors Choir perform Thursday afternoon under the direction of  Assistant Director Pamela Haberkorn at the Medina County Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY VINCENT D. SCEBBI)

By Vincent D. Scebbi MEDINA — After eight short rehearsals later, members of the Medina County Schools’ Fair Honors Ensembles were ready to perform in front of a packed pavilion Thursday afternoon on the Medina County Fairgrounds. “It’s great to see these kids not just sleeping in this summer,” said Alice Rudolph, director of two Read More…

County residents share special moment at fair

Jon Ulferts, 24, of Homer Township, puts a ring on the finger of Leah Foard, 22, of Liverpool Township, after she accepted his marriage proposal Thursday night on the track before the Rough Truck competition at the Medina County Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

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Fair schedule for today, Aug. 5

Friday’s schedule Heritage Day 9 a.m. — Jr. Fair Dairy Goat Show — Swine Arena; 4-H Dressage Show — Horse Arena; “Open to the World” Draft Horse & Pony Hitch Show — Grandstand; Jr. Fair/Open Dairy Show — Show Arena — 1 p.m. — Second Beef Show — ShowArena; Tom Todd, One Man Band — Read More…