July 29, 2014

Medina
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Creek Bend Bucking Bulls Ranch showing off for the home crowd

Burbank resident Eileen Thorsell has been going to the Medina County Fair for more than three decades. However, this year marks the first time the owner of the Creek Bend Bucking Bulls Ranch is bringing her “Buckin’ Ohio” show to the fair. “Before, when the Medina Fair has had bull riding events, they used stock Read More…

County fair’s Demolition Derby is always a smashing hit

Back in the ‘70s we watched The Fonz deal with Pinky Tuscadero and a demolition derby, while of late there’s Velocity-TV’s reality show “Kings of Crash.” At the Medina County Fair, which is known for many things, including tasty food, fun entertainment and plenty of animal exhibits, there’s something special about the Demolition Derby, where Read More…

The Rough Truck Contest tests drivers’ mettle

There’s a special bond between a man and his truck. But when that vehicle reaches the end of its road, there’s often nothing anyone can do but send it off to the junkyard in style. For some guys, that means running it in the Medina County Fair Rough Truck Contest, which takes place July 30 Read More…

County Fair grandstand events

Monday 7:00 pm – 80′s & Newer Demolition Derby Ticket prices are $8.00 and $7.00* Tuesday 6:00 pm – Motocross Ticket prices are $9.00 and $8.00* Wednesday 7:00 pm – Rough Truck Contest Ticket prices are $8.00 and $7.00* Thursday 8:00 pm – The Band Perry Ticket prices are $35.00 (which includes a $3.00 service Read More…

County Fair pavilion events listing

Monday Veteran day displays from the various branches of the military, as well as entertainment will be featured. There will be patriotic music from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Free blood pressure checks and screenings will be available through the Lodi Hospital. The evening will feature the annual Medina County Fair King and Queen Pageant followed by music Read More…

Mother-to-be arrested by mistake, fights until charges are dismissed

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Expectant mother Ashley Brown had turned into the driveway of her mother’s home in Rittman last fall when two police cruisers pulled up behind, blocking her in. As her distraught 13-year-old sister looked on, officers informed Brown she was under arrest on a felony warrant for trafficking dangerous drugs. But there was a problem: Police Read More…

Red Cross seeks blood donors

The American Red Cross is urging Medina County residents to donate blood because of a shortage. Christy Sabaka, spokeswoman for Red Cross Northern Ohio Blood Services Region, said blood donations to the Red Cross are down 8 percent over the past three months. “The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant Read More…

Rides going up for Medina County Fair

A member of the Bate’s Amusements crew works 40 feet in the air to put together the final pieces of a funhouse Thursday at the Medina County Fairgrounds. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Life is looking good this year say the roustabouts of Bates Amusement who are setting up the Medina County Fair rides. “This season is going much better than last season,” Dan “Red” Sexton said with a toothless smile. The 35-person crew arrives one week before the fair starts each year to set up Read More…

Recreation center to close for maintenance

The Medina Community Recreation Center will be closed Monday through Friday for annual maintenance. The center, 855 Weymouth Road will reopen 8 a.m. Aug. 2. Normal summer hours through Sept. 1 are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Healthy shopping at farmers market

Dan Cossel, of Cossel Farms in North Royalton, bags vegetables for a customer Friday morning during the annual one-day farmers market in the parking lot of the Medina County Health Department. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

MEDINA TWP. — The parking lot of the Medina County Health Department was stocked with tables of fresh fruits and vegetables Friday. The annual one-day farmers market and health fair was open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “It seemed a lot busier than last year,” said Joyce Smith of the Village Smithy Farm in Homer Read More…