March 29, 2015


Medina hosting Ohio Taekwondo Championship on Saturday

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Medina and the Medina Community Recreation Center will host the annual Ohio Taekwondo Championship on Saturday. Organizers are expecting a crowd of about 600, including competitors and spectators. Grandmaster Keun Moo Ryu of Championship Taekwondo in Strongsville is a coordinator of the event. “It’s going to be really exciting and really great,” Ryu said. Ryu Read More…

75-year-old man sentenced to 21 years in prison for rape

James Selch

A 75-year-old former Hinckley Township man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Thursday for raping two young girls and a young man in his care. James I. Selch had pleaded no contest last month to charges of rape and gross sexual imposition, first- and third-degree felonies. He also was labeled a Tier III Read More…

Cleveland man who was at scene of fire arrested for burglary

Jeffery Turner

A Cleveland man present at the scene of the Jackson Street apartment fire last Friday has been arrested and charged with retaliation and aggravated burglary, both third-degree felonies. Medina police Sgt. Brett McNabb said Jeffery Turner, 29, is considered a possible arson suspect by police after a witness placed him at the scene. “We know Read More…

Fire chief: Two Saturday fires in Medina may be linked

Medina firefighters and state fire marshals investigate at the scene of an apartment blaze at 235 Jackson St. on Friday. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Two fires in Medina on Friday may be linked and are being investigated, Fire Chief Bob Painter said. The chief said crews were called to a small fire at 5 Harmon Court about 7:50 a.m., five hours after they arrived at an apartment complex fire at 235 Jackson St. “We were on scene in both Read More…

Medina County welcomes spring as Christmas wreath removed from courthouse (PHOTO)


Medina firefighters use a ladder truck Monday morning to take the Christmas wreath off the Medina County Courthouse, 93 Public Square, Medina, during the first week of spring.

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…

Medina pubs join forces to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

From left, Karleen Curry, Ida Amos, Kim Dunlap, Wilson Dunlap and Scott Amos, all of Medina, enjoy a few pints on Tuesday afternoon at Sully’s Irish Pub in Medina. The group said they typically get together for a few drinks at Sully’s on St. Patrick’s Day. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Six Medina restaurants and pubs joined together for fun on St. Patrick’s Day with a Tour O’ Medina. Main Street Cafe, Cin Dee’s Place Bar and Grill, Johnny Malloy’s, Sully’s Irish Pub, JoJo’s Sports Bar and Grill and P.J. Marley’s Restaurant and Pub joined in the Tuesday tour. It included bus shuttle service to all Read More…

Medina man gets federal prison for drugs in latest ‘broken windows’ case

Jeimil Henderson

A Medina man has been sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison on charges of drug possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. Jeimil A. Henderson, 22, was arrested in August by the Medina County Drug Task Force in conjunction with Medina police. Medina police Chief Patrick Berarducci said Henderson trafficked drugs in the Read More…

Medina native Zack Petroc has gone from watching movies on the square to animating Disney fare


Growing up in Medina, Zack Petroc remembers a big rock in the yard of his childhood home — a rock that became the stage for his whimsical imagination. “I’d go to that rock and I’d gather moss and rocks and sticks and roots, and I’d set up villages for wood creatures,” he said. “I’d put Read More…

With donated shingles, nonprofit Cups Cafe can keep a dry roof over its head

Workers from Madison Construction begin to replace the roof of Cups Cafe in Medina. Owens Corning donated the materials to the nonprofit and the construction company is installing the roof at cost. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The roof of Cups Cafe at 126 N. Court St. has been in disrepair since the nonprofit moved to its Medina location almost two years ago. But thanks to the networking of Main Street Medina and Owens Corning, Executive Director Tim Van Arsdale will be able to serve free coffee and lunches under a dry Read More…