August 31, 2015

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2015 Junior Fair Companion Animal Project Judging Results

2015 Junior Fair Companion Animal Project Judging Results Cats – Purr-fect Pals, Level 1 – Division 1 1st – Laura Potak, Hinckley Highlanders 2nd – Grace Dickens, Valley City Vikings Cats – Purr-fect Pals, Level 1 – Division 2 1st – Josette Prater, Litchfield Friendly Workers 2nd – Josh Piskac, Mavericks Cats – Purr-fect Pals, Read More…

2015 Junior Fair Market Beef Results

2015 Junior Fair Market Beef Results Market Beef Skillathon, Senior 1st – Eleanor Siedel, Cattle Rustlers 2nd – Emily Klotzsche, Cattle Rustlers 3rd – Suzanne Packard, Black River FFA Market Beef Skillathon, Intermediate 1st – Shelby Moucha, Cattle Rustlers 2nd – Tom Siedel, Cattle Rustlers Market Beef Skillathon, Beginner 1st – Andy Walther, Sidewinders 2nd Read More…

2015 Junior Fair Beef Breeding Results

2015 Junior Fair Beef Breeding Results Showmanship, Senior (Ages 16-18) 1st – Eleanor Siedel, Cattle Rustlers 2nd – Austin Kluk, Sharon Livewires 3rd – Triston Hornbeck, Homer Jr. Highlighters Showmanship, Intermediate (Ages 13-15) 1st – Shelby Moucha, Cattle Rustlers 2nd – Ellie Marrin, Guilford Go-fers 3rd – Alexis Farnsworth, Guilford Go-fers Showmanship, Junior (Ages 8-12) Read More…

Police: Suspect in live TV shooting of two journalists dies of self-inflicted wound

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (AP PHOTO)

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. A man believed to be the suspect later crashed a Read More…

York Twp. roundabout opens Thursday to replace dangerous intersection

The new roundabout at state Route 252 (Columbia Road) and Spieth Road/state Route 57 in York Township is taking shape and expected to open Thursday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

UPDATE (Aug. 27, early morning): Buckeye Schools Superintendent Brian Williams informed parents through an automated call Wednesday night that the Ohio Department of Transportation said it will open the newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of state Route 252 (Columbia Road) and Spieth Road/state Route 57 in York Township at 6 a.m. today. Student drop-off Read More…

Mayor Dennis Hanwell lauds Medina’s strides in State of the City address

Dennis Hanwell

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell says he feels truly blessed to live in what he considers a great community. “I’m thankful and honored to have this opportunity to serve,” he said Monday after his State of the City address at city hall. His 35-minute address came after the regular City Council meeting that was the body’s Read More…

Man, 26, pleads guilty in gunpoint robbery at Medina home

Derrick Kenney

A Cleveland Heights man faces mandatory prison time at his sentencing in October for kicking in the door of a Medina apartment last year and stealing from the resident. Derrick Kenney, 26, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and firearm specifications that make prison time mandatory. Kenney is scheduled for sentencing Oct. Read More…

Medina County Park District seeks funds, property from Clean Ohio grants

Shane Meyers helps his son, Caleb, 8, of Wadsworth, fly a sled kite that he made at the Earth Day celebration. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Medina County is one of three counties competing for $1.6 million in Clean Ohio grants. The District 9 Natural Resource Assistance Council — composed of Medina, Lorain and Huron counties — recently announced the available money, which is the 10th round of Clean Ohio annual grants. Tom James, Medina County Park District director, said the Read More…

‘Madden’ madness for football video game released at midnight

Kyle Glomb of Medina shows up at GameStop in Medina to purchase “Madden NFL 16” just after 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. (BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE)

The release of the “Madden” video game every year has almost reached a cult following. “Madden NFL 16” was released at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and about 40 people lined up outside the GameStop retail store at 1104 N. Court St., Suite C, Medina, to get their hands on a copy. The game, published by EA Read More…

Leadership program preps Medina County teens for college

Susan Vlcek

It’s the biggest decision a student can make. The Junior Leadership Medina County Class of 2015 recently hosted a seminar entitled “Here’s to Your Future” at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St. Sue Vlcek, program director of Junior Leadership, said last year’s class created the project. “They came up with the concept, devised the Read More…