July 6, 2015

Partly cloudy

Widow, 89, receives husband’s medals from World War II


It was nearly 70 years after Charles Barnett returned home from the battlefields of World War II that his widow, Medina resident Phyllis Barnett, received the medals he earned for his service. “It means so much to me, to have this,” said Phyllis, who celebrates her 90th birthday Sunday. Phyllis met Charles in August 1945 Read More…

Medina Council members plan to run in November to keep seats

Medina At-large Councilman Bill Lamb addresses supporters as he announces his intention to run for re-election Monday afternoon on West Friendship Street. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Candidates who want to run for Medina City Council have until Aug. 5 to file petitions with the Medina County Board of Elections. Council seats up for election include president, wards 2 and 4 and one at-large seat currently held by Bill Lamb. Lamb announced his intention to run for re-election Monday during a press Read More…

Ladies treated like stars at night out on the square

Ruby Hudak, 8, poses with her mother, Amanda Hudak, center, and Mandy Heilman, left, and Coleen Morlock of VCS Salon & Spa on Thursday in front of Dan’s Dogs during Ladies Night Out in Medina. Hudak owns All Fired Up on the square and Morlock is a co-owner of VCS Salon & Spa. The bi-annual event features evening shopping hours and a chance to learn about hair and makeup products. VCS Salon & Spa encouraged people to take and share “selfies” during the event to be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Despite threatening rain, a number of shoppers took to Medina’s Public Square on Thursday night to check out retail opportunities as part of the bi-annual Ladies Night Out event. Businesses stayed open late and many visitors took advantage of hairstyling and nail services offered by the staff at VCS Salon & Spa. “We wanted to Read More…

Medina County officials look for new recycling plan

Amy Lyon-Galvin

Medina County officials need a new plan on a recycling drop-off program and the city of Medina could be the answer. In May, the county accepted a three-year bid submitted jointly by the cities of Wadsworth and Medina to provide pick-up services for countywide recycling sites. But that plan was derailed Monday night when Wadsworth Read More…

Medina Diversity Project advocates for more minorities in city’s public sector

The Rev. Cornell Carter

A group of community members has created the Medina Diversity Project with the goal of adding role models in public employment jobs. Another aim is to improve the ability of low-income students to participate in school activities in the city of Medina. The Medina Diversity Project, headed by former Medina City Council President Pam Miller Read More…

New businesses welcomed to Medina


The city of Medina, Main Street Medina and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a series of ceremonies to recognize newer Medina businesses and a museum and to welcome them to the community. Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Rice said the city’s ribbon-cutting events have become so popular that a single day is Read More…

Rebecca Parkhurst selected to fill seat on Medina school board

Rebecca Parkhurst

The Medina Board of Education appointed a new member Monday night: Rebecca Parkhurst, 42, of Medina. Parkhurst will fulfill Doug Adamczyk’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2017. Adamczyk resigned as president in March because he is moving to California this summer. “My two kids go to the schools and I just thought that it was Read More…

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

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Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Medina police Sunday, June 14 2:02 p.m. — 300 block N. Huntington St.; purse reported stolen from inside an unlocked car. Tuesday, June 16 12:15 a.m. — 500 block S. Broadway St.; Jason D. Roberts, 28, Read More…

University of Akron student takes third place in art exhibit


A Medina artist has been honored for her work in a juried exhibition in Akron. Rachael Goldman took third place in the art exhibition for an inkjet print depicting an old Ball mason jar that is cracked to reveal an array of natural debris and dirt trapped within it. The work is at the Summit Read More…

Students toss ‘missiles’ at ‘ships’ in Human Battleship game (PHOTOS)

Soon-to-be eighth-grader Eliza Fields, 13, of Medina, prepares to toss a “missile” in a game of Human Battleship at the Medina Library on Tuesday morning. The game is played similar to the popular Battleship board game. Players lie down as “ships” on either side of a partition, while another player throws a beach ball “missile” over the partition to “sink” the ships. A team is victorious when the opponents have no remaining ships. More than two dozen adolescents attended the event. To view other Medina Library events, visit www.mcdl.info. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Medina Library hosted a game of Human Battleship on Tuesday morning for more than two dozen students who attended the event. The game is played similar to the popular Battleship board game. Players lie down as “ships” on either side of a partition, while another player throws a beach ball “missile” over the partition to Read More…