July 31, 2015

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Ten things to know: Airliner debris found, officer charged with murder

In this March 2014 file photo, paper planes with personalized messages dedicated to people involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, are placed at the viewing gallery of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. DEBRIS FROM MISSING AIRLINER POSSIBLY FOUND The wing component is unique to the Boeing 777 — the same model as the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared last year en route to Beijing. 2. LEADER OF AFGHANISTAN TALIBAN Read More…

Brunswick City Council discusses BTA, county transit merge

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Before heading into their annual August recess, Brunswick City Council members discussed a proposal that would merge the Brunswick Transit Alternative with Medina County Public Transit. County transit Director Mike Salamone gave an overview of how a merger would work and answered questions at a committee meeting Monday. He said Council members must decide whether Read More…

Family’s stellar success shared at Wadsworth meeting

Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for the American Hospitality Group Inc., stands outside The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Members of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce listened to a local family’s success story during their monthly luncheon Wednesday at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for The American Hospitality Group Inc., which owns and operates The Galaxy, gave a presentation on the company and its history as Read More…

Joey’s burger joint in Medina closes its doors (PHOTO)

Joey’s Southside Burgers, 249 Lafayette Road, Medina, closed July 15. The business posted “Thank you Medina but we are closed” on its sign. The business, which was owned by the Goulandris family, offered a variety of burgers, wraps and sandwiches. The owners could not be reached for a comment, but Julie Goulandris posted on her Facebook account, “Well today is a sad day for the Goulandris family. Joeys restaurant is closing.” She added: “Thank you to all that frequented joeys and supported us. Thanks for all the votes for best gyro, you guys are amazing.” (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Joey’s Southside Burgers, 249 Lafayette Road, Medina, closed July 15. The business posted “Thank you Medina but we are closed” on its sign.

Adults to ride children’s toy vehicles down hill in fundraiser race for SPCA

Racers tumble down the sledding hill at Reagan Park, Medina, during last year’s Faceplant500, a fundraising race on toy vehicles for children. This year’s race will be at noon Aug. 8 on the same hill and will raise money for the SPCA. PHOTO PROVIDED

Adam Ostaff was at a barbecue when he decided to climb onto his nephew’s toy tractor. His buddy, Scott Horky, gave him a push down a hill. Now, four years later, the two men from Medina have turned what might have been a bad idea to begin with into an opportunity to raise money for Read More…

Ten wedding receptions survive Litchfield zoning dispute

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Ten wedding receptions scheduled at a Litchfield Township farm will go on as planned, according to a magistrate’s order in a court case aimed at stopping the farm from hosting such events. The receptions are scheduled Aug. 8 to Oct. 17 at Rustic Barn Wedding Venue — also known as Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC and Forever Farms Read More…

County economic development group sets goals

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A strategic plan for the Medina County Economic Development Corp. was unveiled Tuesday during a dinner titled “Steak and Strategy” at the Blair House in Westfield Center. The plan, approved by the group’s board in June, identifies two main goals for 2015-17. The first is to advocate and develop new economic opportunities for the county. Read More…

County fair can’t find replacement for Little Big Town, offers refunds

In a video posted on Twitter, members of Little Big Town apologize for canceling three more weeks of concerts, including the performance scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Medina County Fair. This screen shot of the video on Twitter shows Jimi Westbrook with a bandage over his mouth. Westbrook is recovering from vocal cord surgery.

Little Big Town fans who bought tickets to see the band perform at the Medina County Fair next week can receive refunds starting Aug. 6, fair officials announced Tuesday. Little Big Town fans who bought tickets to see the band perform at the Medina County Fair next week can receive refunds starting Aug. 6, fair Read More…

Things to know today: Gay scoutmasters, theatergoers laid to rest, immigrants

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., after being selected as the organization's new president. The Boy Scouts of America on Monday, July 27, 2015, ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHY USAF PUTS 4-STAR GENERAL IN COMMAND OF ITS NUCLEAR FORCE After years of missteps and scandal, the service is working to reinvigorate its Global Strike Command, in charge of 450 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles. 2. Read More…

Renew Medina earns a profit selling renovated house

The home at 530 S. Court St. after renovations were completed by Renew Medina. The home sold for $133,000 earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MAIN STREET MEDINA)

A home at 530 S. Court St. was sold earlier this month for $133,000 following renovations completed through Renew Medina, a project of the nonprofit Main Street Medina. The project gained support because of its mission to save an old home from demolition, said Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina, which serves as Read More…