March 4, 2015


Animal shelters in Ohio seek help catching thieves

The Norwalk Police Department in Huron County released this still of burglars, captured by security cameras at the Huron County Humane Society. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Animal shelter directors are angry about a string of break-ins and thefts that have occurred the past two months at a dozen humane societies and shelters in central, northwest and Northeast Ohio. No animals have been harmed or stolen. Thieves instead are taking money and electronics from shelters in counties such as Medina and Madison. Read More…

Wadsworth students jazzed to play with a renowned band

Wadsworth High School senior Mike Recupero, on left playing the saxophone, and junior Dan Sisler, second from right playing the trombone, perform with the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors during a free concert Monday at the O.J. Work Auditorium, 151 Main St., Wadsworth. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

Three Wadsworth students had “the opportunity of a lifetime” Monday night when they performed onstage with one of the most renowned jazz bands in the country. The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors performed a free show in Wadsworth at the O.J. Work Auditorium. Accompanying them were three Wadsworth band members. “It was just unbelievable to be Read More…

Medina County Animal Shelter theft nets pocket change

Thieves broke into the Medina County Animal Shelter on Deerview Lane in Lafayette Township last month, stealing a cash register containing a disappointment for them. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Thieves stole a cash register with only coins from the Medina County Animal Shelter last month — and authorities suspect Medina County was one stop in a string of shelter burglaries across Northeast Ohio. “Somebody pried open the window and broke the locks, climbed through and took the cash register,” Dog Warden Del Saffle said. Read More…

Perfect your palate: Expert shows how to wine and dine for maximum flavor


Bill Krauss knows wine — 3,200 different wines to be exact. That’s how many different wine labels the wine shop manager stocks at Akron’s West Point Market. Wadsworth native Krauss and his team of six wine stewards guide West Point Market shoppers in finding just the right wine for just the right occasion. And that Read More…

Pizzeria looks to bring New York style to Medina’s Public Square as family fare


Family, good vibes and the smell of a fresh-baked, New York-style pizza pie. All of these things are what Jeff Miller is planning to bring to Medina’s Public Square. Miller is renovating the old Whitey’s Army and Navy supply store, at 2 Public Square, and turning it into Courthouse Pizzeria — a pizza-by-the-slice establishment that Read More…

Medina Gazette welcomes new managing editor

Larry Pantages

The Gazette announced Monday the appointment of Lawrence A. Pantages as managing editor. Pantages, 59, succeeds David Knox, who plans to pursue projects as an independent journalist. Knox served as managing editor at The Gazette since 2012. “I turned 66 this month and there are some issues I want to explore,” Knox said. “I’ll always Read More…