November 20, 2014

Medina
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Foundation laid for new hotel in Medina Township

Battling snow and cold weather, employees with Modern Poured Walls Construction Services Inc. work Wednesday on the new Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, Medina Township. The hotel is scheduled to open next summer. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The recovering economy is bringing more then just shops and restaurants to Medina County. It’s bringing a new hotel. Foundation work began for the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, west of the Interstate 71 interchange with state Route 18 in Medina Township, at the beginning of the month. The owner, Aashish Patel of Read More…

Victorian Christmas festivities begin

Joann King of the Medina Historical Society sits by the traditional Christmas tree on display at the John Smart House, 206 N. Elmwood Ave., across the street from Medina City Hall. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

With the holidays just around the corner, the Medina County Historical Society will host a Victorian Christmas at the John Smart House Museum that begins this weekend during Medina’s Candlelight Walk festivities. Historical society volunteer Joann King said the event is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and the next two Sundays, Nov. 30 Read More…

Montville trustees purchase more Blue Heron land for park

The Montville Township trustees are moving forward with the transformation of the unused Blue Heron golf course into a public park. Trustees purchased an additional parcel for $25,000 from 6061 River Styx LLC, the company that owned the golf course, which closed in 2012. The land will serve as a separate entrance to the park Read More…

Highland agrees to compensation plan for Discount Drug Mart

Highland school officials have agreed to a compensation plan from Discount Drug Mart as part of a 14-year tax abatement planned in Sharon Township. The agreement calls for Discount Drug Mart to pay the school district $3,500 annually over 14 years for a total of $49,000. The Medina County Economic Development Corp. brokered a deal Read More…

Volunteers deck Medina’s Public Square for holidays

Quinn Behler, of Medina, and Chet Simmons, of Medina, finish wrapping one of the light poles in Mediina's Publc Square on Sunday.  More than 50 volunteers showed up  to decorate the square in preparation for this weekend's Candlelight Walk and the start of the holiday season. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

More than 50 volunteers on Sunday morning helped set up for this year’s 30th annual Candlelight Walk on Medina’s Public Square. “It’s so much easier when we have so many volunteers,” said Denise Trudell, coordinator of the event. The three-day celebration starts Friday with the lighting of luminarias lining the nine-block historic district at 4:30 Read More…

Gazette launches annual Not-Forgotten Box donation drive with Salvation Army

From left, Lorain County Printing and Publishing employees Lucy Velez and Barb Ritsko-Stephens put up signs and holiday decorations for the Not Forgotten Box, a food and toy drive for families in need during the holiday season. The drive will begin Monday and will go through Dec. 12.  (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The Gazette’s Medina office will start to look a lot like Santa’s workshop next week. On Monday, the newspaper launches its Not-Forgotten Box to collect new, unopened toys for underprivileged children through Dec. 12. This year’s goal is 2,000 toys. Last year it reached 1,400. The Gazette also will accept nonperishable food items with all Read More…

Buehler’s helps raise $1,308 for Habitat for Humanity

Buehler’s customers throughout Medina County raised $1,308 for Medina County Habitat for Humanity last month. For two weeks in October, customers could purchase paper hammers, which were hung on the walls inside Buehler’s stores. The money raised will go toward building materials for two houses Habitat for Humanity plans to build in 2015 as part Read More…

Business owner donates $10,000 to Feeding Medina County

Mike English, of Lafayette Township, gives a $10,000 check Wednesday to Sandy Hinkle, executive director of Feeding Medina County. English started his business, Frontier Equipment, last year and wanted to donate the money to hungry children in the county as a challenge to other local business owners.  (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Mike English started his own business last year. On Wednesday he donated $10,000 of his small company’s profits to feed hungry children in Medina County and is challenging other businesses to do the same. English, of Lafayette Township, presented the check to Sandy Hinkle, executive director of Feeding Medina County. “I can’t thank you enough,” Read More…

NEXUS pipeline remains hot topic as Grafton Twp. trustees meet

A group of residents is organizing in opposition to the proposed NEXUS gas transmission pipeline. At a Tuesday night Grafton Township trustees meeting, about a dozen residents raised concerns about a lack of information regarding the project. They were granted permission to use the Grafton Township Hall, 17109 state Route 83, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 Read More…

Medina Hospital turns records room into wound care center

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Medina Hospital took advantage of the digital revolution in hospital records to free up room for an advanced wound care center. The Wound Healing Center, which opened Oct. 1, was constructed in a space that once housed hospital paperwork, which was converted into digital documents. “We were able to convert office space into patient space,” Read More…