April 27, 2015

Mostly clear

Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek draws nature lovers (PHOTOS)

Emily Wilson, 6, of Medina, casts a line at the Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek Retreat on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Medina County Park District, featured a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Park District hosted an Earth Day event on Saturday at Buffalo Creek Retreat, featuring a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday.

437 pinwheels represent revolving cases of abuse in Medina County


More than 100 people participated in a community event Saturday morning to remember and raise awareness of the 437 Medina County families whose lives were affected by child abuse last year. For its inaugural walk, the Medina County Children’s Center hosted a gathering that began at Medina’s Public Square and proceeded to the lawn in Read More…

Wadsworth Twp. trustees seek funding for fire, EMS services

Medina Gazette Logo

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had incorrect information. An additional 3-mill Wadsworth Township Fire and EMS levy would cost a taxpayer $105 per year on a property valued at $100,000. A story published in Monday’s Gazette incorrectly reported it would cost $300 per year on a property valued at $100,000. “The properties Read More…

Strengthening men, families goal of Move 2015 walk

Medina Gazette Logo

A Litchfield Township resident is helping to organize a faith-based walking event aimed at strengthening men and families. Brian Hagerman is encouraging men to join the Move 2015 Men’s Walk set for 9:30 a.m. May 9. The course for the walk will be from Medina High School to Medina’s Public Square. “We’re trying to build Read More…

One dead, two injured in Brunswick Hills crash

Medina Gazette Logo

A Brunswick man was killed and two others seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash at 11:50 p.m. Friday in Brunswick Hills Township. Shawn Barre, 25, of Brunswick, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene at the corner of Foskett Road and Fawn Haven Drive. Barre was a passenger in the car Read More…

Proposed charter aims to address pipeline projects in Medina County

Medina Gazette Logo

A group of Medina County residents are hoping to make it the first in the state to create a new county charter through a ballot initiative. Sustainable Medina County is launching a petition campaign to create a charter that would include a community bill of rights aimed at preventing projects such as the proposed 36-inch Read More…

Feds to talk environmental impact of NEXUS gas pipeline

Medina Gazette Logo

The federal agency that has to conduct an environmental impact study for the proposed NEXUS gas pipeline being built by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. will host a meeting for public comments at 6 p.m. April 29 at Wadsworth High School. The project would place a new 36-inch gas pipeline from Kensington in Columbiana County through Read More…

Students find satisfaction in growing their own food


Students in Anita Barnhart’s fifth-grade class at Buckeye Intermediate School are getting a hands-on lesson on gardening, and they’re applying what they learn to their schoolwork. “We’re trying to learn how to grow food, so we don’t always have to go to the store,” said William Gunkelman, 11. Last week, students harvested some of the Read More…

United Way of Medina County taking a new path

Seth Kujat

Following a year of fundraising, the United Way of Medina County is going through a great deal of change. Friday was Executive Director Seth Kujat’s final day. An interim director will be chosen in the next few weeks to lead operations while a permanent director is found. The nonprofit also will be moving locations next Read More…

Driver who hit cruiser charged with drunken driving

Medina Gazette Logo

A Brunswick man who drove into a Brunswick Hills police cruiser early Tuesday morning has been charged with OVI. Kyle Kerik, 23, of the 4700 block of Baywood Drive, has been charged with OVI and failure to assure a clear distance ahead. According to his citation from the Ohio Highway Patrol, Kerik provided a blood-alcohol Read More…