May 28, 2015


Wadsworth sewing club unites women for patchwork of friends, advice

Quilter Carol Marona demonstrates applique. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

They sew quilts, they sew clothes, they help charities, they plan parties, they have fun. They are part of the Akron-Canton chapter of the nationwide American Sewing Group. They meet monthly, led by Laurie Schmeltzer, of Wadsworth, who says sewing is a hobby where people happily accept a plague of UFOs — that’s “unfinished objects.” Read More…

Man likely dies of heroin overdose in Hinckley

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A Hinckley Township man was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose at his home Saturday, about a week after a heroin overdose nearly killed a woman at the same location. Hinckley Township police were called to a home in the 800 block of Aldon Drive about 6:16 p.m. Saturday and found a 34-year-old man Read More…

State may seize Lodi’s Archie the bear after judge dismisses lawsuit

Archie the bear enjoys the mild weather from his cage on Debbie and Jeff Gillium’s property in Lodi in March. (GAZETTE FILE)

Archie the bear may be seized after a judge dismissed a lawsuit against the state by the animal’s owners, who failed to get the proper permits to keep him after laws changed. Lodi residents Debbie and Jeff Gillium filed the lawsuit in February, asking Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier to stop the Read More…

Medina Christian Academy student competing in national spelling bee

Owen Kovalik

A Medina sixth-grader is competing this week in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Owen Kovalik, a 12-year-old who attends Medina Christian Academy, won the Akron Beacon Journal Regional Spelling Bee in March, advancing to the national bee that begins today in the Maryland Ballroom within the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Read More…