October 2, 2014

Medina
Partly sunny
55°F

Outgoing director is celebrated for building Feeding Medina County

More than 80 people packed A.I. Root Co.’s banquet hall in Medina to bid farewell to Feeding Medina County’s Executive Director Sandy Calvert, who is retiring after three years with the organization. Calvert was the founding director of Feeding Medina County and served on the task force that was instrumental in forming the organization, which Read More…

Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

Road Salt Woes

DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — and that’s if they can even get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter. Read More…

U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A divided U.S. Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin today. The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from Ohio officials who wanted to delay a judge’s ruling lengthening the swing state’s early voting schedule. Ohioans can vote Read More…

Cleveland Clinic opens Brunswick rehab facility

Leo Mesenger, 3, of Strongsville, makes his way down a set of stairs with the help of Cristina Wells, a physical therapist at the Cleveland Clinic’s newest children’s therapy site in Brunswick. Wells previously worked with Leo at AbiliKids in Brunswick, but the Cleveland Clinic acquired the practice and retained many of the staff and patients. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

The Cleveland Clinic opened a children’s rehabilitation therapy office in Brunswick on Monday aimed at meeting the needs of families who need physical, occupational and speech therapy. The new facility is a branch of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Therapy Services, based at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation in Cleveland. “Typically, a children’s hospital is a Read More…

Thousands attend 42nd annual Woollybear Festival

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VERMILION — Andrew Jackson, a 3-year-old black and white Pomeranian, spends most of his days as a mild-mannered long-haired family dog in North Ridgeville. That was before Sunday, when the dog better known as Jack slipped into a jacket of black faux fur and wispy orange stripes and headed to Vermilion. “It’s been his lifelong Read More…

Jail time set for hiding gun

Mason Braun

An 18-year-old Medina Township man was sentenced to six months in jail, followed by three months of house arrest Monday for disposing of a revolver that police say was used in a shooting at the township Dairy Queen in March. Mason Braun also was placed on five years of probation and was barred from contact Read More…

South Court Street open in Medina

Traffic again flows on South Court Street, south of Medina’s Public Square, after being closed for nearly three weeks because of a water main break. The road was reopened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina officials wanted South Court Street back so bad that they didn’t wait for stripes to be painted. The 200 block of South Court Street reopened with orange cones marking the centerline shortly before 7 p.m. Monday — nearly three weeks after a major water line break shut down the road. “There was a lot Read More…

Accused child abuser gets 12th attorney, judge orders December trial

Kenneth Alex Grad

MEDINA — A former Montville Township man accused of brutally abusing his infant son may stand trial in December after six years of delays. Kenneth Alex Grad’s case is the longest pending case in Medina County Common Pleas Court. His trial has been postponed more than 20 times since July 2008, when he was indicted Read More…

Medina County park events spanning October 2014

Leaves are beginning to turn at the lake in the Medina County Park District's Letha House Park, 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township. The Park is one of the stops on the Fall Foliage Tour, Oct. 11-12. DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday, Oct. 2 • Your Woods, Water, and Wildlife Workshop, The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Read More…

Road closing today: Substation Road in Brunswick Hills Twp.

Substation Road, between Sleepy Hollow and Laurel roads in Brunswick Hills Township, will be closed today for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen Tuesday, according to the township service department. South Carpenter Road, between Sleepy Hollow Road and Twain Circle, will close Oct. 6 for two days while workers repair the pavement Read More…