June 30, 2015


Little Big Town show at Medina County Fair should go on as scheduled

Members of Little Big Town, from left, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, arrive June 10 at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (INVISION VIA AP FILE PHOTO)

The Medina County Fair’s highlight show this year appears not to have been affected by cancellations announced by Little Big Town. Little Big Town, a country band from Alabama, announced earlier this week it would be canceling or rescheduling shows through July 30. That date is just seven days before its scheduled Aug. 6 performance Read More…

Golf outing to raise funds for SHC/The Arc of Medina County

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SHC/The Arc of Medina County will host its third golf outing at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Medina Country Club, 5588 Wedgewood Road, in Lafayette Township. For $135, participants will receive a boxed lunch, beverages and dinner, as well as a chance to win a number of contests on the course. Proceeds will benefit the Read More…

Healthy Medina hosts grilling demonstration in park

Bart Randolf, associate principal at Cloverleaf High School, grills beef tenderloin and peach chicken on skewers while listing the night’s menu for Ron Brich, of Medina, during a healthy grilling demonstration Thursday at Memorial Park in Medina. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

A smoky aroma filled the air at Memorial Park in Medina during a grilling demonstration Thursday evening by Healthy Medina, an initiative to raise nutrition awareness started by Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell and Medina Hospital President Dr. Tom Tulisiak. Carrie Beegle, food director for Cloverleaf Schools, and Cloverleaf High School Associate Principal Bart Randolf led Read More…

Closing Medina Steak & Seafood Co. sells excess supplies

The Medina Steak & Seafood Co. reopened its doors Thursday to sell items from the business that, until this year, had been serving Medina customers for 17 years. Owner Ken Collins is continuing the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday to clear out some dishes, glassware, pots and pans and wines. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Medina Steak & Seafood Co. has reopened its doors to sell items from the business that, until this year, had been serving customers for 17 years at 538 W. Liberty St. in Medina. Owner Ken Collins is having a sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday to clear out some “excess supplies.” He Read More…

Medina County Port Authority hears proposal for facility

Ron Paydo, chairman of the Medina County Port Authority, and Bethany Dentler, executive director of the Medina County Economic Development Corp., discuss issues concerning trash and recycling at a Port Authority meeting Wednesday. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A proposal to turn the Medina County Central Processing Facility into a “waste mall” was introduced to county and city officials Wednesday. The Medina County Port Authority hosted a two-hour meeting at Summa Health Care at Lake Medina for county and city officials and the county’s solid waste policy committee to hear a presentation from Read More…

Fund awards groups $13,000 in grants to support women, children in need

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A local endowment fund has awarded more than $13,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations serving MedinaCounty’s women and children. In total, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund has awarded more than $125,000 since its inception in 1998. Mari Halkovich, chairperson of the grant review committee, said she was glad to help fund the nonprofits, Read More…

Friendly rivalry supports blood drive in Medina

A “Bankers vs. Barristers” blood drive for the American Red Cross is held Wednesday at Garfield Elementary School in Medina. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A friendly competition called “Bankers vs. Barristers” was held during the American Red Cross blood donation event Wednesday at Garfield Elementary School in Medina. Who won Wednesday’s blood drive and how many units were collected were unavailable as of 9 p.m. Wednesday. More blood drives are planned in July. The Northeast Ohio unit of the Read More…

Wadsworth Municipal Court starts accepting electronic citations

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Wadsworth Municipal Court now accepts electronic citations issued by the Ohio Highway Patrol. The new system was activated June 9. “The Wadsworth Municipal Court is the first court in Medina County to create and deploy an electronic citation program,” Judge Stephen B. McIlvaine said, “and I am proud to implement this cost-saving measure. “Not only Read More…

Companies plan move to Portside, invest $1.7 million

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A pair of companies wants to move their headquarters to Sharon Township this fall with an investment of $1.7 million. Generator Systems and Pump Systems are two Akron-based companies that engineer, design and maintain or service generator and pump systems under an umbrella company called Capstone Equity Partners. Executives want to put up a new Read More…

High & Low Winery coming to fruition on Medina Road

Workers from Landmark Homes of Medina continue construction on High & Low Winery, scheduled to open in October. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A visit to the Napa Valley wine country in California gave Matt Snyder and his fiancée, Kate Frech, an idea: Why couldn’t they grow grapes appropriate for a Northeast Ohio climate and try to attract all types of customers to Medina County? And now their dream is becoming a reality. High & Low Winery is Read More…