May 23, 2015

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Brunswick man injured in explosion at home


The Gazette One man was injured on Saturday in an explosion at his Brunswick Hills Township home. According to Brunswick Hills Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo, firefighters were called to the home at 7:41 p.m. for a fire resulting from an explosion. “Our first crew got there and found a male standing outside the residence with Read More…

Medina County literacy group awarded $7,000 grant

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Project: LEARN of Medina County will enhance its literacy and GED programs in Lodi, thanks to a $7,000 grant the nonprofit received from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Project: LEARN was one of two Medina County nonprofits to receive money from retail company Dollar General. Friends of Medina County District Library, which helps support the Read More…

Seven arrests made in connection to fentanyl overdoses

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Seven arrests were made and more are expected, Medina police said Friday, related to drug sales out of a Lafayette Road apartment that were linked to at least three overdoses. Medina police, working with Medina County Drug Task Force agents, reported responding to three separate fentanyl overdose cases in a six-hour span Thursday. A fourth Read More…

Records prop up Ohio’s claim to birthplace of flight

This framed photo in the Medina Municipal Airport shows A.I. Root in the passenger seat of a Wright Flyer at the Medina County Fair in 1915. Root was a supporter of aviation and the Wright Brothers. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

In which state did someone first fly a machine-powered aircraft? As far as Ohio is concerned, Connecticut can go fly a kite following its recent announcement — and a Medina connection backs up the Buckeye State’s historical claim. Ohio fired back at Connecticut lawmakers this week, refuting the statement that a man named Gustave Whitehead Read More…

Eight veterans receive long-awaited medals for their service


Eight American military veterans received medals for their service Friday evening during a ceremony in honor of Support Our Troops Day in Medina’s Public Square. Members of Rolling Thunder Ohio Chapter 8 and the Medina County Veterans Service Office hosted the ceremony. The event commemorated what also is known as U.S. Armed Forces Day. Jesse Read More…

Medina mini golf venue attracts tourists from across the country

Golfers can get refresh­ments in the “mushroom room” at Alien Vacation 3D Miniature Golf. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

A local entertainment venue is capturing the attention of travel groups from across the country. Alien Vacation 3D Miniature Golf has been pairing up with other Northeast Ohio attractions such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton to give tourists who are on Read More…

Medina County housing agency to revise policies after discrimination allegations

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The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority has agreed to revise its policies for rent assistance after a federal agency determined the agency unintentionally discriminated against minorities. In a May 1 policy revisal agreement, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said the policies were legally discriminatory, but no evidence suggested it was deliberate. The federal Read More…

Nonprofit completes renovation of South Court Street home

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Main Street Medina played the role of “celebrant” instead of facilitator and promoter in the community on Thursday. The nonprofit group literally held an open house for a home at 530 S. Court St. where the property has been renovated and put up for sale. The two-bedroom, 1½-bath house was purchased for $45,000 in 2013 Read More…

Coroner seeks quicker answers in high-speed chase fatality

Alexandra Jones, left, is shown with her mother, Teresa Morris, right, in a photo posted to Jones’ Facebook page. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The Medina County coroner said Thursday he plans to have the toxicology report expedited for a Tallmadge woman who died in a car crash last month after a police chase. Coroner Dr. Neil Grabenstetter said Thursday that the report — which will determine whether 38-year-old Teresa Morris was under the influence of drugs or alcohol Read More…

Rural Lorain County Water Authority pension plan under review

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A proposed retirement incentive plan for Rural Lorain County Water Authority workers was sent back to committee by the water board Wednesday. After a presentation of how the plan would work by a representative of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, board members decided they needed to hammer out exactly how the program would work Read More…