December 21, 2014

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Umpire, official Bill Scott had unique style, touched many lives

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MEDINA — If you played baseball or basketball in the Medina area or had children who did so, chances are you came across Bill Scott. The longtime coach, umpire and official died suddenly Monday at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolynn, and children Jason, a Walsh Jesuit Read More…

Medina man charged in fatal Elyria shooting

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ELYRIA — A Medina man has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges stemming from the Sept. 17 shooting death of Matthew Stinson in an Elyria apartment hallway. Jeremy Diestler, 30, also is charged with murder, felonious assault, improper discharge of a firearm at a habitation and tampering with evidence. Stinson, 25, was shot Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Lodi police Thursday, Dec. 11 8:41 p.m. — Lakeview Drive, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Shane Riffle, 36, Akron, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 10 Read More…

Medina man charged in Elyria shooting

A Medina man has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges stemming from the Sept. 17 shooting death of Matthew Stinson in an Elyria apartment hallway. Jeremy Diestler, 30, also is charged with murder, felonious assault, improper discharge of a firearm at a habitation and tampering with evidence. Stinson, 25, was shot in the Read More…

Scrooge strolls Medina square in video shot during Candelight Walk

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The magic of Medina’s Candlelight Walk has the power to warm even the coldest heart — that of Ebenezer Scrooge. That’s the message of a video created by a Brunswick filmmaker and posted Tuesday on YouTube. Zebulon Thomas’s video, “A Night Out with Ebenezer Scrooge,” stars his father, Kim Thomas, as Scrooge, the infamous money-grubbing Read More…

Transit funding won’t be part of May social services levy

Medina County commissioners have scaled back a proposed social services levy aimed at the May primary ballot by dropping the county bus system from the agencies the tax would support. Commissioners took the action Tuesday after county Auditor Mike Kovack warned that state law bars financing transit systems with a social services levy. Ohio Revised Read More…

Slate of candidates seeking commissioner’s seat expands to seven

Two more candidates are seeking appointment to the open seat for Medina County commissioner. On Monday, Lisa Woods, co-founder of Medina County Friends and Neighbors, a tea party affiliate group, submitted her letter of intent to county Republican Party Central Committee Chair Sharon Ray. Westfield Township resident Gregg Depew, who ran as a write-in candidate Read More…

New beginning for historic house at start of trail in Medina

Renovations have begun to turn this city-owned home at the start of the Champion Creek Multi-purpose Trail in downtown Medina into a coffee house and bike rental outlet. From left, Bob Tidwell, of Fairview Park, Keith Zeisset, of Wadsworth, and Steve Reese, of Wadsworth, all employees of Buckeye Signature Construction, of North Royalton, lay the foundation Monday for a concrete patio below the new deck. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

One of Medina’s historic homes is being transformed into Spokes, a bike rental and coffee house, at the start of the Champion Creek Multi-purpose Trail. The city in April leased the house at 406 S. Broadway St. to Intervention for Peace, a group that serves developmentally disabled residents. The deal allowed the nonprofit to use Read More…

Huth & Harris wine business in Medina is Akron pair’s realized dream

Whitney Harris and Patrick Huth are proprietors of the new H2 Wine Merchants on South Court Street in Medina. Establishing the wine bar and retail store was the couple’s dream. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

The opening of Huth & Harris Wine Merchants in Medina’s historic district was the dream of Akron couple Patrick Huth and Whitney Harris. “We had a vision of our business as a casual, comfortable and refined environment, with a historic element,” Harris said. “When Patrick and I attended the Medina Ice Festival last February, we Read More…

Here’s the hibachi: Restaurant opens in Medina

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A water wall feature greets guests in the entranceway of Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi. The restaurant, which opened this week, features live hibachi grill seats, a dining room and sushi bar. The restaurant, at 1132 N. Court St., replaced three vacant storefronts, and includes interior designs from owner Kevin Zhao.

Hibachi lovers no longer have to plan a night of travel to enjoy a hibachi dinner out with family or friends. Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi opened its doors this week in the plaza at the northeast corner of North Court Street and East Reagan Parkway in Medina. “I wanted to bring the hibachi here because Read More…