April 21, 2014

Mostly sunny

Jazzing up summer with free concerts

The Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach has released the schedule for its fourth professional “Jazz under the Stars” summer concert series. The series will begin June 7 with Cleveland-based vocalist Eileen Burns. The concert will highlight a mix of swing and romantic jazz standards. The once-a-month concerts will continue through the summer: On Read More…

PHOTOS: Easter celebrated from Bibles to bunnies

Joey Sheaks, a Medina man with Down syndrome, proudly serves as usher and passes out Bibles to the congregation at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina Township, Sunday during its noon Easter Service. The church held four services Sunday, beginning at 7:30 a.m., attended by more than 1,200 worshippers. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

PHOTO: County’s youth chess king crowned


This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Medina police Wednesday, April 9 12:37 p.m. — 500 block N. State Road, Jason D. Faulkner, 42, 304 W. Union St. Apt. 2, Medina, served with a warrant for his arrest. 9:40 p.m. — West Friendship Street, Christopher J. Melillo, 33, 903 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, Read More…

Gale Ross Williamson


Gale Ross Williamson, 88, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Gales Ferry, CT, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home. He was born September 14, 1925. Gale served as the Pastor at the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church for 20 years, before retiring to Englewood. He has been active in many roles the Englewood church Read More…

Medina County park events for the month of April

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of April. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Register at www.medinacountyparks.com. For more information, call (330) 722-9364. Tuesday • Homeschoolers Outdoor Education: Worms, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. What good are worms? Where do they Read More…

Federal judge says he’ll order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

CINCINNATI — A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state’s ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Judge Timothy Black announced his intentions in federal court in Cincinnati following final arguments in Read More…

PHOTO: Has spring officially sprung?


Study: Young workers change jobs frequently

Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just more than six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday. Since 1997, the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has been keeping tabs on about 9,000 young men and women born in the early 1980s, surveying their educational Read More…

Kasich OKs 4 more ‘snow days’

Gov. John Kasich sought to make civics cool for a group of elementary students Wednesday as he signed a bill giving them four extra calamity days this year. Snow, ice and harsh temperatures caused many districts across the state to exhaust the school year’s five allowable calamity days — most commonly called “snow days,” in Read More…