March 26, 2015


Contractors clearing land to build assisted-living facility in Brunswick

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Work will continue this week to clear trees on a southern section of Brunswick Town Center by the contractor hired by McKinley Development Co. The land has been set aside for an assisted-living complex. The city has an agreement to sell 18.2 acres of property at Brunswick Town Center to Canton-based McKinley Development for $1.8 Read More…

Wadsworth police searching for aggravated robbery suspect

Security footage from the Speedway gas station, 1160 Akron Road, in Wadsworth shows a man demanding money from the two store clerks.

Wadsworth police are searching for a man who robbed a Speedway gas station with a rifle early Tuesday evening. According to a Wadsworth police press release the man entered the filling station, 1160 Akron Road, at approximately 8:41 p.m. He is described as white, in his mid-twenties and under six-feet tall with reddish-blonde hair. At Read More…

Brunswick man suspected in Columbia Twp. bank robbery

Larry Gore Jr.

A Brunswick man rushed into a FirstMerit Bank branch on state Route 82 in Columbia Township Tuesday morning and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lorain County sheriff’s deputies. Lt. Heath Tester said Larry Gore Jr., 47, entered the bank about 10:45 a.m. and ordered everyone there not to move. He Read More…

4-H Youth Development hosts Awareness Day at library (PHOTOS)

Youngsters and their parents gathered around to view exhibits and do crafts at the 4-H Youth Development Program at the Medina Library. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Medina County 4-H Youth Development Program hosted an Awareness Day on Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St.

Alternative route proposed for Nexus pipeline would cross two Medina County townships

The city of Green’s re-route option for the proposed Nexus gas pipeline. (MAP PROVIDED)

The city of Green in Summit County on Monday filed a re-route option with federal authorities for the proposed Nexus gas pipeline that would travel through Medina County. The city has been working with members of the Coalition to Reroute Nexus, or CORN, for months to try to come up with an alternate route for Read More…

Letters to federal commission oppose, back proposed Nexus pipeline

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The director of the Medina County Park District and the Medina County health commissioner are the latest public officials to weigh in with concerns about the proposed Nexus gas pipeline in Medina County. Both asked that a new route be considered, one that would take the line farther away from the county’s residential areas. The Read More…

Goat Gang 4-H club doesn’t fudge the sweet process

Members of the Goat Gang 4-H club stir hot goat fudge at Camp Paradise in Montville Township on Saturday morning. The club made more than 120 pounds of fudge. It will be frozen and then sold at the this year’s Medina County Fair in August. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Making more than 100 pounds of fudge is an arduous process The recipe calls for constant stirring so the viscous mixture does not seize up. For the more than 20 members of the Goat Gang, a Medina County 4-H club, the recipe also calls for laughter and a good time. The club got sticky in Read More…

United Way director Seth Kujat to join marketing firm for nonprofits

Seth Kujat

A job offer from a marketing company lured Seth Kujat away from his position heading the United Way of Medina County. Kujat said Friday he will leave as executive director April 17 to become director of strategic services at The Impact Group, based in Hudson in Summit County. It was first learned on Thursday that Read More…

Volunteers surprise Medina girl with playhouse

Kyla Reynolds, 8, is embraced by her mother, Molly Reynolds, as she gets a first look at a new playhouse donated by Autism Speaks and College Pro Painters on Thursday afternoon at her Medina home. Behind them, Laurie English, looks on. English works for the STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism, where Kyla attends school. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

An 8-year-old Medina girl got a big surprise Thursday afternoon when about 30 people showed up at her Wadsworth Road home to unload a new outdoor playhouse. Kyla Reynolds, who attends the STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism in Strongsville, received a playhouse painted by college students as part of a service project. “This is Read More…

Fulton family prepares Guilford Twp. farm for maple syrup season

The Fulton family includes fourth- and fifth-generation farmers. The family includes, from left, Heather, Clayton, 3, Andrew, Steve, Beth and Corey Fulton. Heather and Andrew are expecting their second son in April. In the center is a tree on the family-owned Maple Valley Farm in Guilford Township with a tap collecting sap to make maple syrup. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

After the cold winter pushed it back, maple syrup season officially is under way in Ohio. The sap is flowing quickly from the trees in the woods at Maple Valley Farm. This weekend, steam will rise from the farm’s sugarhouse on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township as maple syrup production begins. The farm will Read More…