March 30, 2015

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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…

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. Lodi police Monday, March 2 7:35 p.m. — Highland Drive, police responded to a domestic disturbance between a mother and daughter. While they were in the apartment, police reported a 23-year-old man who was present Read More…

Economic Corp. honors Bill Batchelder with Champion Award

Former Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, center, stands with Medina County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Bethany Dentler, left, and Vicki Tifft, president of the corporation’s board of directors, after receiving an Economic Development Champion award. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A crowd of 200 business professionals gave Batchelder, a Medina resident, a standing ovation after his keynote address. “We wanted to take this opportunity, in a room full of friends, colleagues and Medina County residents, to honor him for all that he’s given to us,” Vicki Tifft, president of Economic Development Corp.’s board of directors, Read More…

Route 42 water main project to cost Medina $1 million more

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The city of Medina will have to invest at least $1 million more into the U.S. Route 42 improvement project for water main replacements. City Council’s Finance Committee approved city Engineer Patrick Patton informing the state that Medina is prepared to take on the additional cost. The new $1,089,421 aspect of the project will replace Read More…

Spring blooms early at Medina County Home and Garden Show

Genmarie Stiber, owner of Roots Plant Rooters, in Cleveland, sat behind rows of hanging plants in her booth Saturday during the Medina County Home and Garden show Saturday at the Medina County Community Center, 735 W. Lafayette Road, Medina. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Hundreds flocked to the Medina County Community Center on Saturday and Sunday for a taste of spring. The Medina County Home and Garden Show opened Saturday with about 135 vendors — from kitchen designers to landscapers, crafters and farmers — filling the Medina County Community Center. Upon walking into the center, people heard live piano Read More…

Regional Spelling Bee winner is spelled O-W-E-N

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Tony Kovalik wasn’t planning on a family vacation for this year, but his sixth-grade son, Owen, made it a possibility. The Kovaliks, of Medina, will spend a week in Washington, D. C., with airfare and hotel accommodations paid for because Owen is a championship speller. He won the Akron Beacon Journal Regional Spelling Bee on Read More…

Two chambers of commerce to team up for Wounded Warrior Project

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The Wadsworth and Medina chambers announce they will collaborate for the first time on a project to raise money, and a glass, in a salute to veterans. The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce will join forces Thursday for a celebrity bartending and networking event. It is designed to Read More…

Medina County Home and Garden Show brings a touch of spring

Flowers and plants surround a playground from Playground World, in Medina, that was set up Wednesday and Thursday in the Medina County Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds, 735 W. Lafayette Road, for the Medina Home and Garden Show this weekend. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Hundreds flocked to the Medina County Community Center on Saturday and Sunday for a taste of spring. The Medina County Home and Garden Show opened Saturday with about 135 vendors — from kitchen designers to landscapers, crafters and farmers — filling the Medina County Community Center. Upon walking into the center, people heard live piano Read More…

Gazette reporters go head-to-head on Ohio’s largest indoor go-kart track

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Days before Ohio’s largest indoor go-kart track opens in Medina, Gazette reporters raced to answer an important question: Who’s the fastest writer? Andrew “Speedracer” Davis High Voltage Indoor Karting opens to the public Monday at noon. Where: 333 Foundry St., Medina What: 8-minute time trial races on a walk-in basis, along with opportunities for racing Read More…

Police training standards to be examined by state committee

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Staff and wire reports The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains and recruits police officers. Attorney General Mike DeWine created the group last year after several fatal Read More…