July 28, 2014


Medina pastor: ‘It’s a blessing to be able to preach for 50 years’


Fifty years ago, the Rev. John R. Peterson received his calling. All this month, his congregation at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 W. Liberty St., has been celebrating his five decades behind the pulpit. Peterson, who took over at Fellowship Baptist 31 years ago, said becoming a minister was the will of God. “I got my Read More…

Recreation center to close for maintenance

The Medina Community Recreation Center will be closed Monday through Friday for annual maintenance. The center, 855 Weymouth Road will reopen 8 a.m. Aug. 2. Normal summer hours through Sept. 1 are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Cleveland FBI releases photo of FirstMerit bank robber

The Cleveland Division of the FBI released this photo the man sought in Wednesday's robbery of FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St., Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — The Cleveland Division of the FBI has released a photo of Wednesday’s bank robbery at FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St. Special Agent Vicki Anderson described the suspect as a white man about 6 feet tall with an average build. She said he is estimated to be 30 to 40 years old and Read More…

Probation, alcohol monitoring punishment for causing drunken crash

A 33-year-old Medina woman accused of sending a friend to a hospital after drunkenly crashing her vehicle in December, has been placed on three years’ probation. Somsamai Yaskowiak, of the 300 block of Springbrook Drive, pleaded guilty in May to a count of aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony. She faced up to 1½ years Read More…

PHOTOS: Cyclists rolling from Cleveland to Cincinnati for charity


Cyclists on a ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati stopped in Medina on Thursday.

Medina police save another from heroin overdose with Narcan antidote

MEDINA — Medina police may have saved the life of one of two Lafayette Township brothers on heroin by administering the antidote Narcan. Police reported finding Brent N. Barnum, 30, and Bradley J. Barnum, 27, both of the 6700 block of Ballash Road, on the bathroom floor of a Lafayette Road trailer Sunday. Officer Michael Read More…

Couples offer their secrets to maintaining a golden marriage


The Kiwanis Club of Medina celebrated the 50th wedding anniversaries of 14 Medina County couples at a luncheon Thursday at Williams on the Lake. The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Luncheon is a longstanding Kiwanis tradition. “We’ve been hosting the luncheon every year for as long as I can remember,” Kiwanis event chairperson Joan Rundle said. Read More…

Family, officials mourn veteran Medina finance director Wayne Hamilton


Valerie Hamilton said Thursday nights throughout her marriage were for sitting in a circle and holding hands — she at her meditation classes and her husband, Wayne, at his poker games. This Thursday night was different. It was for remembering. Former co-workers, friends and family gathered Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Tuesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. — Medina Street, resident reported her mail was being stolen from her mailbox. Police said the postmaster said the woman had been receiving mail at her home regularly. Monday, July 21 11:30 a.m. — Woman reported her 17-year-old Read More…

Medina council wins bid, buys Masonic Temple at auction for $258,500

Medina officials won the Masonic Temple, 120 N. Elmwood Ave., at auction Thursday with a bid of $235,000. The bidding started at $45,000 for the historic building. Along with a 10 percent broker’s fee, the total cost is $258,500 — $8,500 more than what the city had offered to buy the building last fall before Read More…