September 30, 2014

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Franklin James Klesack

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Franklin James Klesack, 94, of Granger, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born July 17, 1920 in Cleveland, to the late Edward J. and Anna R. (nee Kriz) Klesack. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rod and sister, Marion. Frank graduated from Granger High school in 1939. Read More…

South Court Street open in Medina

Traffic again flows on South Court Street, south of Medina’s Public Square, after being closed for nearly three weeks because of a water main break. The road was reopened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina officials wanted South Court Street back so bad that they didn’t wait for stripes to be painted. The 200 block of South Court Street reopened with orange cones marking the centerline shortly before 7 p.m. Monday — nearly three weeks after a major water line break shut down the road. “There was a lot Read More…

Accused child abuser gets 12th attorney, judge orders December trial

Kenneth Alex Grad

MEDINA — A former Montville Township man accused of brutally abusing his infant son may stand trial in December after six years of delays. Kenneth Alex Grad’s case is the longest pending case in Medina County Common Pleas Court. His trial has been postponed more than 20 times since July 2008, when he was indicted Read More…

Medina County park events spanning October 2014

Leaves are beginning to turn at the lake in the Medina County Park District's Letha House Park, 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township. The Park is one of the stops on the Fall Foliage Tour, Oct. 11-12. DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday, Oct. 2 • Your Woods, Water, and Wildlife Workshop, The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Read More…

Road closing today: Substation Road in Brunswick Hills Twp.

Substation Road, between Sleepy Hollow and Laurel roads in Brunswick Hills Township, will be closed today for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen Tuesday, according to the township service department. South Carpenter Road, between Sleepy Hollow Road and Twain Circle, will close Oct. 6 for two days while workers repair the pavement Read More…

Love of planes handed down through generations at Wings & Wheels show

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SHARON TWP. — More than 250 classic cars and dozens of airplanes were on display Sunday afternoon as songs like 1966’s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” blasted from a set of speakers by DJ Aloha Phil. Music of 1950s and ’60s set the backdrop to brightly colored automobiles and planes representing the golden era of Read More…

This year’s drive-yourself Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for Oct. 11, 12

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The splendor of autumn in Medina County is never more apparent than during the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968. Scheduled this year for Oct. 11 and 12 from noon until 6 p.m. each day, this year’s drive-yourself tour will take visitors through the county’s southwest townships — Lafayette, Chatham, Spencer, Read More…

Clevelander charged with trafficking in heroin

Richard Clark

A Cleveland man was charged with trafficking in heroin after police said he sold heroin to an undercover officer with children present. Richard L. Clark, 35, was arrested Wednesday after he was stopped by state troopers on Interstate 71 just north of Center Road in Brunswick, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. A Read More…

Medina Councilman Lamb expects hard sell for house inspections

Medina City Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, has asked a Council committee to discuss whether the city should require “point of sale inspections” to ensure homes meet housing codes before being sold. The written request was filed with the Council’s Special Legislation Committee a month ago but no action has been taken, Lamb said. Lamb Read More…

Women’s friendship is a century in the making

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Effie Roshon and her friend Vivah Walters celebrate Roshon’s 105th birthday on Friday at Emeritus at Medina, 100 High Point Drive. Walter will celebrate her 105th birthday next month. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Effie Roshon and Vivah Walters are good friends now, but were perfect strangers for more than 100 years. They first met in 2012 when Roshon moved into the room next to Walters’ at Emeritus at Medina, 100 High Point Drive. When they started to compare stories, they discovered they had a lot in common — Read More…