September 2, 2015

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4-H members honored in ceremony at Medina County Fair

Kaitlyn Praisler, 13, is a 4-H member of the Bravados from West Salem in Wayne County. She participated at the Medina County Fair with her horse Jacquay and won first place in the egg and spoon competition and third in horsemanship. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

An awards ceremony for 4-H club members was held Wednesday morning at the Medina County Fair. The recognition was for students who had projects judged before the start of the fair. Awards were given to the top projects in each category. Trophies also were awarded to students who presented companion animal projects. Outstanding Project Plaques Read More…

Despite ban, poultry still has a place at fair

Rhonda Miglets and her mother, Bonnie Hamrick, examine informative posters about chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys at the Medina County Fair on Tuesday. Poultry was banned from Ohio fairs this year to reduce the chance of bird flu spreading to the state. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Kids in 4-H programs were not permitted to show their chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks at the Medina County Fair this year — but that didn’t mean they didn’t raise the animals. Mandy Cahoon, Junior Fair Poultry Committee chair, said more than 200 students raised birds this year but were not allowed to show them Read More…

Kids, dogs strut their stuff at fair

Competitors in the beginner novice group await the judges’ results during a 4-H dog show Monday night at the Medina County Fair. (MADILYN GAYDOS / GAZETTE)

Madilyn Gaydos | Special to The Gazette Do you know how to train your dog? The 4-H clubs in Medina County do. On Monday, the Medina County Fair hosted a 4-H dog show, an event that has been at the fair since the 1960s. Judges from the Ohio State University Extension Office placed signs around Read More…

Veterans honored on first day of Medina County Fair

From left, Jimmy Kulas, Jim Hoessle and Ron Oiler, all members of Medina County’s chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, watch footage of the Vietnam War on VHS  tapes Monday afternoon in the pavilion at the Medina County Fair. They had a booth set up for the fair’s Veteran’s Day which was held in the pavilion from noon to 5 p.m. All veterans and military personnel had free admittance to the fair Monday. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Jim Hoessle of Medina Township has had plenty of dentist appointments, but none more memorable than the last time he had a tooth pulled. It was 1968, and he was in Vietnam. “They flew me out of the bushes to a Navy and Marine base where they had an actual dentist,” he said Monday. “I Read More…

Medina County Fair 2015 kicks off with animal shows, demolition derby

Madison Clark, a member of the Westfield Trailblazers 4-H group, pets her horse, Dreamy, Sunday after moving him into a stall at the Medina County Fairgrounds. Madison will compete with Dreamy and her other horse, Rajah, a miniature horse, this week at the fair. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Day one of the 2015 Medina County Fair could be off to a stormy start. The National Weather Service is calling for a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms most of the day. TODAY AT THE FAIR Opening day at the 2015 Medina County Fair today has been designated as Veterans Day, with free admission for Read More…

Workers prep for weeklong 2015 Medina County Fair

Jacob Yoder, left, and Jacob Slabaugh, both of Homer Township, assemble roofing on a building display set up just outside Gate 14 at the Medina County Fair on Friday. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Final preparations continued on Friday at the Medina County Fairgrounds in anticipation of Monday’s opening of the 170th Medina County Fair. Club members were working in horse barn areas getting ready for the animals to arrive Sunday. Officials said the deadline for horses to be stalled would be 4 p.m. Sunday. Workers also were installing Read More…

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…