May 27, 2015

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Owner of Antiquation reclaims pieces of Medina’s past

Loren Genson y The Gazette Medina resident Eric Schultz has always been creative with an interest in design. Now with the support of his fiancee, he’s opening his new shop, Antiquation, in downtown Medina to showcase his handcrafted home decor. “I have a degree in interior design,” he said. “I worked a few jobs for Read More…

Tallmadge man accused of voyeurism talked away from Grand Canyon rim

Paul Strebler

Grand Canyon rangers reported Tuesday that they talked a Tallmadge man away from the ledge of the Arizona landmark after a three-hour conversation. Tallmadge police in Summit County said the man was 33-year-old Paul Strebler, who reportedly fled the state to kill himself at the Grand Canyon after he was accused of recording female employees Read More…

Medina businessman hits big numbers for charity

Bill Biegel, of Medina, sits behind the Raymond Biegel Memorial Tournament trophy Saturday after his softball team proved the best of 12 teams at Blakeslee Park in Medina Township. Biegel organized the tournament to raise money for Special Olympic athletes in Medina County. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina County residents stepped up to the plate Saturday and raised $17,000 for Special Olympic athletes in the county. “I was hoping for $5,000 or $6,000, so I think we did pretty good,” Medina resident Bill Biegel said. Biegel, who has been a softball coach for Special Olympic athletes in the county for the past Read More…

Police seek Tallmadge man in Romeo’s Pizza voyeurism case

Paul Strebler

A warrant for the arrest of a district manager of a Romeo’s Pizza location in Summit County has been issued. Paul Strebler, 33, of Tallmadge is accused of recording employees using the restroom at a Twinsburg restaurant. Twinsburg police issued the warrant charging Strebler with two counts of voyeurism — one a fifth-degree felony and Read More…

Faith-based walk in Medina focuses on men, families

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A faith-based walk aimed at strengthening Medina County families drew hundreds to Medina’s Public Square on Saturday morning. The message of the Move 2015 Men’s Walk was that men should embrace God and become “real men” capable of leading their families. “The churches don’t need to give you a vision,” event coordinator Brian Hagerman told Read More…

Appeals court upholds Medina man’s rape conviction, life sentence

Theodore Wade Higdon

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 52-year-old Medina man who is spending at least 25 years in prison on charges he molested a young girl. Theodore Wade Higdon has served 15 months of his sentence, which could extend to life in prison if he’s denied parole in 2038. A jury on Jan. Read More…

Woman gets three years in prison after testifying against husband

Christina Paine Hodges

A 25-year-old woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after testifying against her estranged husband in a robbery trial last week. Christina Paine Hodges and Jesse Hodges each faced charges in the May 2014 robbery of a college student at a Sharon Township gas station. Paine Hodges and Hodges are both of Medina. Read More…

Medina Marsh preserving green space at former driving range

A photo from the former driving range at the Medina Marsh at 4266 Fenn Road. The Marsh includes wetland and was acquired for the Park District with the help of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANNETTE MILLER)

A new park has added 87 acres of wetland to the Medina County Park District using more than $1 million in grant money to turn land slated for development into a nature preserve. The Medina Marsh, just south of Fenn Road along the West Branch of the Rocky River, was preserved thanks to the work Read More…

National Day of Prayer draws hundreds to Medina Square (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Second-graders from St. Francis Xavier School perform sign language to the song “Beautiful” before a crowd of more than 150 people who attended a National Day of Prayer celebration Thursday at Medina’s Public Square. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

More than 150 Medina County residents gathered at Medina’s Public Square for a group prayer service Thursday afternoon. The noon service was part of National Day of Prayer. It was led by the Rev. Doug Davidson, pastor of Medina Community Church. Prayer of Confession, read by the Rev. Doug Davidson at Thursday’s National Day of Prayer Read More…

Parents get a primer on drug-testing as Medina board considers policy

Ken Zuehlke, vice president and co-owner of Integrity Verifications Inc., gives a presentation to Medina parents Wednesday about drug-testing procedures. The company could be a potential partner with Medina Schools if the Board of Education pursues a random drug-testing policy for students in extracurricular activities. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Medina Schools shared information about possible drug testing of students during a meeting with parents Wednesday that featured Ken Zuehlke, vice president and co-owner of Integrity Verifications Inc. Integrity Verifications is a drug-testing and employee-screening company in Medina. The company could be a potential partner with the district if the decision is made to move Read More…