July 27, 2015

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Bee, honey lovers swarm Medina Library

Tessa Webb hands out Oak Ridge honey and jam samples during the 2015 Bee Festival on Saturday at the Medina Library. Inset above is part of a poster promoting the festival. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

The 2015 Bee Festival at the Medina Library was abuzz with activity Saturday. The event, sponsored by Medina County Beekeepers Association, Friends of Medina County District Library and Honey Hut Ice Cream, drew crowds of people who made bee-themed crafts, tasted different locally produced honeys and ice cream, and browsed booths offering bee-themed products for Read More…

Original ‘Shakespeare in the Square’ cast members return

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The Medina County Show Biz Co. is celebrating its 10th year of Shakespeare in the Square with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — a throwback to the company’s first Shakespeare in the Square performance 10 years ago. Performances will be 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 7 and 8. Show director Jennifer Dove told The Gazette on Friday Read More…

Retired Medina veteran goes for the gold

Tinman Fitness sponsored Josh Maley’s participation in the National Veteran’s Wheelchair Games by raising funds through the Murph Challenge.

Josh Maley, of Medina, is a 24-year-old retired Air Force veteran with a drive to succeed, and he has four gold medals and one medal he calls “tarnished gold” to vouch for his determination. “I moved to Medina about six months before basic,” he began. Maley’s father, Rick, served in the U.S. Army’s Airborne Infantry. Read More…

Driver pleads no contest to chase

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A 28-year-old Columbus man pleaded no contest Monday to leading Medina Police on a short chase in February. Michael G. Stuver is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 24. His charge, failure to obey the order or signal of a police officer, is a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in prison. According to police Read More…

Medina committee gets head start on bicentennial plans

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The city of Medina’s bicentennial anniversary is just under three years away, but already plans are in the works to make it a yearlong celebration. “You have a 200-year celebration only once in a city’s history,” said Roger Smalley, the chairman of the Bicentennial Committee appointed by Mayor Dennis Hanwell. “We want to mark the Read More…

Can’t make it to Ohio Brew Week? Craft beers close by at area grocers


Beer enthusiasts who are unable to attend the 10th Ohio Brew Week in Athens can still taste some new craft beers right on North Court Street. Buehler’s beer specialist Phil Heath said the grocer offers a wide selection of brews from Ohio and the rest of the nation. “Breweries are cropping up all over the Read More…

Medina man charged with trying to meet underage girl for sex

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A 23-year-old Medina man was charged Thursday with attempting to meet with a young girl for sex — only to find the “girl” was an undercover police officer. Police in Richfield, in northwest Summit County, reported Paul T. DeLucia had talked with the undercover officer for about a week before deciding to meet up with Read More…

Pizzeria on Medina Square celebrates grand opening today


Downtown business owners and Medina police and firefighters sampled New York-style pizza from the new Courthouse Pizzeria restaurant Thursday as owners prepared for a grand opening today. The restaurant, at 2 Public Square in the former Whitey’s Army Navy Supply store in Medina, is serving slices and full pies for dining in or carryout. The Read More…

Many Medina shops expand Sunday hours to draw more customers

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Some downtown Medina business owners are adding Sunday hours in an attempt to draw more traffic to their shops. “It’s not a decision that businesses take lightly,” said Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina. “It’s definitely a cost for the business, but we are seeing an uptick in the people on the Square Read More…

Coroner’s report: Driver was drunk in fatal chase through Medina in April


A woman killed in a car crash April 13 after leading police on a high-speed chase had more than double the legal limit of alcohol in her system when she died, according to a law enforcement report released Monday. April 13 chase timeline 11:27 p.m.: Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Schmoll approaches Teresa Morris’ vehicle, parked in Read More…