January 27, 2015

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Two Medina men await sentencing in theft from DC Guns

Two Medina men are awaiting sentencing after changing their pleas in connection with the theft of firearms from a North Court Street gun shop in September. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, face up to 5 1/2 years in prison at their Feb. 22 and 26 sentencing hearings before Medina County Common Pleas Judge Read More…

Donations to Kitten Krazy and Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will help curb cat population

Thanks to two donations from local groups, Kitten Krazy’s Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be able to spay or neuter more than 500 area cats at a cost of $10 each. The clinic, 930 Lafayette Road in Medina, is offering a voucher program for 150 cats thanks to a $3,500 donation from Medina-based Save Read More…

Lafayette Twp. woman gets jail for Eli’s Kitchen break-in involving grandson

Caron Simmons

A 50-year-old Lafayette Township woman will spend six months in jail for using her 4-year-old grandson to break into a Medina restaurant in June. Caron J. Simmons pleaded guilty last month to breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony, and child endangerment, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was charged in August after being identified in a Read More…

PHOTOS: Weymouth Country Club hosts Medina County commissioners’ charity ball


Guests danced the night away Saturday evening at the Weymouth Country Club Commissioners Charity Ball.

Medina celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at Second Baptist Church


Praise, tears, faith and belief in a dream brought the Medina community together Sunday to remember and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Clergy of different denominations, several county and city officials and Medina families gathered at Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson St., for a ceremony recognizing King and the day named in his honor. “This Read More…

Medina woman celebrates a century of life

Marian Rapenchuk blows kisses to her family during her 100th birthday celebration at 
the Emeritus at  Medina senior living center Friday. Andrew Davis / Gazette

Marian Rapenchuk celebrated her 100th birthday Friday at the Emeritus at Medina senior living center surrounded by her family and friends. The lifelong Medina resident worked as a secretary for A.I. Root Candle Co. during the Great Depression. “I liked my job,” she said. “The Root Candle Company was so good to me.” Gardening also Read More…

Leadership class takes part in mock OVI checkpoint


Leadership Medina County class members got a surprise when they showed up for their Local Government and Safety Forces Expo on Wednesday morning. As they pulled into the parking lot of the Medina County Fairgrounds in Medina, they were met with a mock sobriety checkpoint set up by the Medina County OVI Task Force. “I Read More…

Judge: Meeting on Medina Municipal Courthouse without architect is premature

A meeting to discuss the proposed Medina Municipal Court building Wednesday was postponed after Judge Dale H. Chase argued it was premature. “I’m not sure I understand the purpose of this meeting at this time without having a contract with the architect and having their team present,” Chase said in an email sent to city Read More…

Second would-be robber leaves empty handed, this time in Medina

For the second time this month, a would-be robber demanded money from a clerk, but left empty handed, police said. Medina police said the latest attempted robbery happened at Hawkins Market, 233 Lafayette Road, about 2 p.m. Wednesday. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said a woman described as white between the ages of 18 and 20 Read More…

Medina cemetery renovations move forward


Medina City Council’s Finance Committee returned from the holidays with a full plate of requests from city departments. Largest item on the agenda was a request from the parks and engineering departments to enter into the bidding process for a new maintenance building and other renovations at Spring Grove Cemetery. The $599,050 project was approved Read More…