March 6, 2015

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Medina County librarian Mary Olson receives national award


A local librarian’s effort to assist readers online and in person has earned an award from the American Library Association. Mary Olson, the readers’ advisory librarian for the Medina County District Library, will be recognized with the national association’s 2015 Allie Beth Martin Award for “extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other Read More…

Sen. Sherrod Brown pushes measure to reduce testing in schools

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A bill supported by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to reduce testing in the country’s schools is not picking up traction among legislators, but that has not stopped Brown from fighting for education changes. It’s been a month since Brown, D-Cleveland, co-sponsored the Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely Act. Since then, no hearings have been Read More…

Wadsworth students jazzed to play with a renowned band


Three Wadsworth students had “the opportunity of a lifetime” Monday night when they performed onstage with one of the most renowned jazz bands in the country. The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors performed a free show in Wadsworth at the O.J. Work Auditorium. Accompanying them were three Wadsworth band members. “It was just unbelievable to be Read More…

Clean living: Shared washing could extend Medina Schools bus use

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Medina city might be able to help Medina Schools get longer life expectancies for its school buses by washing them. City Council hosted a joint meeting with the school district Monday to discuss shared services and resources. “If we can help, we help, and I’m sure they’ve done the same for us because we’re all Read More…

Medina County Animal Shelter theft nets pocket change

Thieves broke into the Medina County Animal Shelter on Deerview Lane in Lafayette Township last month, stealing a cash register containing a disappointment for them. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Thieves stole a cash register with only coins from the Medina County Animal Shelter last month — and authorities suspect Medina County was one stop in a string of shelter burglaries across Northeast Ohio. “Somebody pried open the window and broke the locks, climbed through and took the cash register,” Dog Warden Del Saffle said. Read More…

Park events for the month of March 2015

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On March 21, the Medina County Park District is offering wagon tours of Maple Valley Farm, a sugar woods owned and operated by five generations of the Fulton family. Participants can view the entire syrup-making process from gathering the sap to boiling and bottling in the sugar house. Tours will begin and end at Buffalo Read More…

Zoning tweaks in works for Mapleside Farms’ wedding venue

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Plans to construct a barn to host wedding receptions and ceremonial events at Mapleside Farms are moving ahead after Brunswick City Council approved a few items related to the zoning of the new building last week. Council members approved a motion that explains how the new facility would fit into the current zoning code. The Read More…

Underground Railroad: Quilters sewed clues into patchwork


Quilters played an important role in the history and success of the Underground Railroad by using their quilts to signal a welcome, danger or path. When escaped slaves began to make their way north to Canada and a search for freedom, many traveled along the Underground Railroad — a series of trails and safe houses Read More…

Medina to seek grant to fix culverts on Guilford Boulevard

Yellow caution tape has stretched around a portion of sidewalk on Guilford Boulevard southwest of East Smith Road for more than two years. A grant that the city of Medina will apply for Sunday would repair the culverts underneath the sidewalk with a goal of reopening it by early next year. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A deteriorating sidewalk on Guilford Boulevard, just southwest of East Smith Road, could receive a much needed improvement. A Municipal Bridge Program grant application to fix the sidewalk will be submitted to the state Sunday after City Council approved a resolution from City Engineer Patrick Patton with an emergency clause. “It has not failed yet Read More…

Kids ‘Get Gross’ at messy Medina Library event (PHOTOS)


Kate Dawson, 9, above, shows off slime to her twin sister, Lauren, at the Medina Library on Thursday afternoon. The two participated in the children’s event “Get Gross” along with brother, Jack, 10, and sister Maddie, 6. A collection of books about the topic of gross things was available at the Medina Library on Thursday Read More…