July 29, 2014

Mostly cloudy

Welcome Home rally set for LeBron James

LeBron James

AKRON — Turns out there will be a LeBron James party after all. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold a Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally on Aug. 8 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. In a July 11 essay co-written with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins that announced the Read More…

Medina pastor: ‘It’s a blessing to be able to preach for 50 years’


Fifty years ago, the Rev. John R. Peterson received his calling. All this month, his congregation at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 W. Liberty St., has been celebrating his five decades behind the pulpit. Peterson, who took over at Fellowship Baptist 31 years ago, said becoming a minister was the will of God. “I got my Read More…

Medina County Fair begins today

Dana Thur, 10, of Seville, poses with her horse, 9-year-old Sierra. This year is Dana’s second year competing at the Medina County Fair. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Everything came together over the weekend so this year’s Medina County Fair could kick off today without a hitch. Conrad Hanesberg, president of the fair board, said Sunday evening that the only folks who hadn’t arrived were those coming from the Summit County Fair, which ended Sunday. Hanesberg said that’s how the hectic lives of Read More…