August 4, 2015

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Things to know: Upcoming GOP debate, Calif. wild fire, violence in Egypt

In this June 23 photo, members of Ultras Nahdawy, a youth group of the Muslim Brotherhood, sing anti-army chants in a protest ahead of the second anniversary of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the Nahia district, near Cairo, Egypt. Once sympathetic to the Brotherhood, some among the young protesters now resent it as weak and ineffectual. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOP DEBATE STAGE DRAMA Seven of the 17 Republican presidential candidates will be left out in the cold when Fox News announces which of them can participate in the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season. Read More…

Medina County, cities seek share of $11.5M road salt settlement

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Medina County and its three cities are eligible to receive a portion of an $11.5 million settlement from Cargill Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. in an anti-trust lawsuit brought by the state in 2012. In the suit, filed in Tuscarawas County, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine accused the two salt companies of conspiring to drive 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…

Family musical act places at top in Medina song contest

Steve Numbers performed an original song "Hit The Road to Medina," written for a contest sponsored by Woodsy’s music store. Numbers’ composition earned second place in the event that required the song to be about the city of Medina. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

As musical inspiration, John Husbands cites Harry Chapin, Jim Croce and James Taylor. So when the Medina guitarist heard about a contest sponsored by the locally owned Woodsy’s music store to write an original song about the city, he wanted to “paint a picture.” “This Is Medina” Middle of the summer it’s our hometown fair Read More…

Marks Road subdivision of single-family homes in works in York Twp.

Work has begun on the Forest Creek subdivision in York Township. Developers plan to construct 117 ranch-style homes on the west side of Marks Road between Fenn Road and West Reagan Parkway. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Construction has begun on the Forest Creek subdivision on Marks Road in York Township. Crews have been clearing land and installing the base for a road for the Pulte Homes development, which will include 117 parcels of land to be developed into single-family homes. Zoning meeting minutes from York Township show the development gained approval Read More…

Ten things to know: Power plant restrictions, Hillary Clinton raises profile

A homeless man stands in front of a closed business in Puerta de Tierra in the outskirts of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. OBAMA ORDERS STEEPER CUTS FROM POWER PLANTS The president’s decision secures his legacy on fighting global warming, but it will be up to his successor to implement the plan. 2. WHY U.S.-TURKEY DEAL ON SYRIA A BIG 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…

Therapist specializes in addiction at private practice in Medina

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A 33-year-old Montville Township woman recently opened a private counseling practice in Medina to address addiction or other mental heath issues. Jessica Seitz started her company, Hope and Wellness LLC, in February with an office at 3443 Medina Road, Suite 101B. “Opening a private practice has always been a long-term goal of mine,” Seitz said. Read More…

‘We pray for Ember’ at vigil in memory of toddler found dead in crib

Participants in a prayer vigil in memory of 20-month-old Ember Warfel release balloons Sunday night at Medina’s Uptown Park. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

They didn’t know Ember Warfel in life. But her death brought them together Sunday night for a prayer vigil in the little girl’s memory. Dozens of pink and white balloons were released into the air at Medina’s Uptown Park for 20-month-old Ember, whose body was discovered in her crib in an empty Medina apartment last Read More…

Medina County approves three-year recycling contract with Kimble

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Medina County residents could see community recycling drop-off bins stationed around the county by the end of August. County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin said Kimble Cos., of Dover, signed a three-year contract Thursday morning that allows the company to operate the county’s drop-off recycling program. “We don’t have the schedule for when the bins will Read More…