July 31, 2015

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Medina County to get heroin treatment center option from neighbor

Mead Wilkins

Four newborn babies at Medina Hospital last month tested positive for heroin at one time, and the mothers were unable to take their babies home, Medina County Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said. “We had to take custody of the babies,” Wilkins said. “Then we have to take the babies down to the Read More…

New art gallery on Medina’s Public Square features local, fair trade art

Aurelia Martin, owner of Sparrow Art at 44 Public Square, and her husband, Steve Martin, stand in her new gallery in the Arcade Building on the south side of Medina’s Public Square on Friday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A new art gallery is promising to support local artists and artisans struggling to make a living in difficult conditions around the world. The Sparrow Art Gallery and Studio at 44 Public Square opened this week, headed by artist and owner Aurelia Martin. The shop wants to showcase local art, and what is called “fair Read More…

Lodi Corn Festival honors Native American tradition, dedicates restored statue

Jack Lyons, executive director of the Native American Indian and Veterans Center in Barberton, and Dave Shaffer, of Ravenna, participate in a drum circle during the opening ceremonies of the Lodi Corn Festival on Thursday in Lodi’s Public Square. The two men are members of the Fire River Singers, who performed songs before the parade. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Lodi Sweet Corn Festival wraps up today in Lodi with a 5K run, cornhole contests, rides and a raffle. The 34th festival began Thursday night with a drum circle featuring the music of the Fire River Singers. Organizers said they invited the group to perform as a way of honoring the Native American traditions Read More…

Associated Press: 10 things to know today

A Lafayette Police Department vehicle blocks an entrance at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., following a shooting Thursday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LOUISIANA MOVIE THEATER SHOOTER IDENTIFIED Police say John Russel Houser, a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama, fired at least 13 times from a handgun during a showing of “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, killing three people — including himself— and Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Lafayette Road tonight

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The Medina County OVI Task Force and the Ohio Highway Patrol have announced a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted starting 9 p.m. in the 900 block of Lafayette Road in Medina. A task force news release said the OVI checkpoint, funded by a federal grant, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “Citizens of Read More…

Decades-old cars displayed on Medina’s Public Square (PHOTOS)

Cars from the model year 1976 or older were invited to Main Street Medina's "Stroll The Square" event on Thursday.

Cars from the model year 1976 or older were invited to Main Street Medina’s Stroll the Square event Thursday.

Legos go with lemonade at Brunswick Library event (PHOTOS)


Brunswick Library on Thursday afternoon hosted a Legos and Lemonade event.

Former Medina County resident faces federal child porn charges

Ryan Reynolds

A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for Read More…

Litchfield Twp., landowners dispute zoning about hosting weddings

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A Medina County judge will hear arguments next week about whether Litchfield Township landowners can host weddings at their residential properties. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier granted a temporary restraining order in the case last week, ordering the operators of Forever BlueBerry Barn LLC — also known as Forever Farms Ohio LLC and Rustic Read More…

Life term suggested for peanut company exec in salmonella case

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Staff and wire reports Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors Read More…