August 4, 2015

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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 today 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…

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…

Several Medina County communities rank among Ohio’s safest

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SafeWise.com, a website that offers home security and safety advice, researched the 50 “safest” communities in Ohio and multiple Medina County areas made the list. The website said it analyzed 2013 FBI crime statistics of cities with populations above 8,000 and determined the chances of crimes happening per 1,000 people. Using those measures, Montville Township Read More…

Vigil planned to remember toddler found dead in Medina apartment

In a video posted by Eric Warfel on his Facebook profile page, he pushes his daughter, Ember Warfel, on a swing in April. The girl was found dead on Thursday in her crib, where Warfel reportedly told police she had been since June. Warfel faces felony charges as a result. (SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK)

A group of Medina and Brunswick parents are hosting a vigil on Sunday evening to remember the life of Ember Warfel, a 20-month-old girl who was discovered dead in her crib in an empty Medina apartment on Wednesday morning. Ember’s father, 35-year-old Eric Warfel, is charged with abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony, in Read More…

Things to know: Beijing to host 2022 Olympics, Cecil the lion’s killer sought

Residents celebrate after Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held in northern China's Hebei province on Friday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NETANYAHU CALLS ISRAELI ATTACK ON PALESTINIANS ‘TERROR’ Suspected Jewish extremists attack a Palestinian village in the West Bank and torch two homes, killing a toddler and critically wounding his 4-year-old brother and parents. 2. CECIL THE LION’S Read More…

Donations roll in for family facing hardship after fireworks accident

Julia Grady, 12, donates canned goods and school supplies Thursday for a “stuff the bus” drive to benefit the Bamm family of Liverpool Township. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Community members stopped by a Buckeye Schools’ parking lot Thursday morning to donate food and school supplies to the family of Todd Bamm, who was injured in a fireworks explosion in Michigan. Todd Bamm’s wife, Kelly, has remained with him in Michigan while he receives treatment. The Bamms have eight children, four of whom attend Read More…