November 30, 2015

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Social media outraged after Walmart tells veteran to collect for charity outside


Social media erupted in outrage over the weekend after a local woman accused Medina’s Walmart store of disrespecting a Marine Corps veteran by forcing him to collect donations for charity outside in the rain. A Facebook user under the name Janet Rodin posted a picture of veteran John Harkness standing in the rain. She included Read More…

NEXUS pipeline contracts called ‘baloney’

Leaders of the Coalition to Reroute NEXUS are using words such as “baloney” and “hype” in expressing doubts the energy company proposing to build a gas transmission pipeline through Ohio already has energy customers in the state. On Friday, NEXUS filed a formal application with federal regulators seeking to start building the 255-mile, $2 billion Read More…

Medina airport gets grant for taxiway improvements


Ohio has approved $570,000 for improvements to a north-south taxiway at Medina Municipal Airport in Sharon Township. On Monday, state Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, said in a statement that Medina was among 24 airports in the state selected for funding from the Ohio Airport Grant Program. Steve Potoczak, a project manager for Delta Airport Read More…

Festive season lights up Medina


Christmas lights, carols, candles, children’s choir concerts and cocoa were some of Medina’s favorite things during the weekend. Friday marked the beginning of the city’s 31st Candlelight Walk, presented by Main Street Medina, with the lighting of luminarias and a 13-foot Christmas tree in the gazebo on Public Square. “Friday was really big this year,” Read More…

Zombies on the run scare up funding for Project: LEARN


They crouched behind trees waiting … Buckeye Woods Park was no place for the faint of heart Saturday. Zombies were lurking everywhere. The Lafayette Township park was transformed Saturday into a fundraising event for Project: LEARN of Medina County, an education and literacy group. “We love doing events that appeal to different parts of the Read More…

Judge grants NEXUS pipeline surveyors access to private properties


A Medina County judge ruled Tuesday that a Texas-based energy company may survey properties despite owners’ protests about the company’s proposed NEXUS natural gas pipeline crossing their land. In his ruling, Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier also noted the reach of Ohio’s appropriation laws. “While the court is cognizant of the fact that the Read More…

Medina, Highland students honor those fallen in Sept. 11 attacks

Highland High School members of the Young Americans for Freedom club plant flags Wednesday to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Two thousand nine hundred seventy-seven people died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The Young Americans for Freedom want to remember each and every one of them. Two clubs held flag ceremonies Wednesday afternoon at Medina and Highland high schools, both of which were part of the national 9/11 Never Forget project. The Read More…

Walk shares Medina history with Spirits of the Past around Public Square

Grace Selva and Donna Bica, members of the Medina Show Biz Company perform during a dress rehersal for the Walk with the Sprits of the Past scheduled for this weekend on Medina's Public Square. Selva and Bica are performing in a scene about the historic theatres of Medina. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL BEUTHER)

Did you know that an early Village of Medina Mayor served in the Civil War? Or that local people hid fugitive slaves in their family barns? You can learn about these stories and more this weekend during Walk with the Spirits of the Past around Medina’s Public Square. The Medina County Show Biz Company, Medina Read More…

Man pleads not guilty to daylight theft from Sharon Twp. church

Andrew Bonarrigo

A Wooster man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $15,000 in music equipment from a Sharon Township church in broad daylight last month. Andrew Bonarrigo, 32, entered the plea in Medina County Common Pleas Court. He was indicted Aug. 26 on charges of grand theft and theft. The charges are fourth- and fifth-degree Read More…

Medina RadioShack store is open still, but it’s getting a new name

Paul Sevougian wants customers to know that the former Radio Shack store in Medina is still open and has been renamed Steren Electronics.

Paul Sevougian is fighting the misconception that his store is closed. The former RadioShack store, at 4937 Grande Shops Avenue in Medina Township, has reached a branding agreement with Steren Electronics. “When RadioShack filed for bankruptcy and was going through its legal proceedings, it canceled everybody’s franchise contract across the country,” Sevougian said. Eighty-two outlets Read More…