October 22, 2014


PHOTO: Medina High School students make boats from junk


Medina High School biology teachers Laura Frawley and Jessica Niemantsverdriet and Spanish teacher Sharon Schorr put on the Junk Boat Float on Tuesday to raise environmental awareness in students. “There are multiple plastic garbage patches floating in oceans around the globe and in many larger lakes, including Lake Erie,” Frawley said. Students had to submit Read More…

Medina water main fix estimated at almost quarter-million dollars

Medina city workers spent Wednesday morning trying to repair a water main break that resulted from overnight road restoration. South Court Street will be closed for repairs until at least Friday, and possibly into the weekend or next week. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

The repair bill for the major water main break that shut down the 200 block of South Court Street in Medina for three weeks last month will total almost a quarter-million dollars. City Council’s finance committee Tuesday approved paying the eight contractors and vendors with money from the Streets and Storm Water Special Fund. Council Read More…

Swarms of zombies to invade Buckeye Woods for charity run this weekend

James Rathbun, of Medina, prepares to take a runner’s flag during the 2013 “Run for Your Life” 5K at Buckeye Woods Park. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Blare the sirens, board up your doors and keep your families and friends close — the dead will rise at Buckeye Woods Park in Lafayette Township this weekend. Project: LEARN on Saturday afternoon will host its third annual “Run for Your Life” 5K Zombie Run, a Halloween-themed charity run with a twist that raises money Read More…

Elisa Kazek challenges incumbent county Commissioner Adam Friedrick

Elisa Kazek (D) vs. Adam Friedrick (R)
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In the Nov. 4 election for Medina County commissioner, incumbent Republican Adam Friedrick is being challenged by Democrat Elisa Kazek, an art teacher from Spencer Township. Elisa Kazek Kazek, who’s taught art for 23 years, works at Marion C. Seltzer Elementary School in Cleveland. She teaches kindergartners through eighth-graders. She received a master’s in education Read More…

Gas prices drop below $3 per gallon in Medina County, across state


The price of a gallon of regular gas has dipped below the $3 mark in Medina County and most other areas of Ohio. According to GasBuddy.com, a gas price aggregator, the lowest per gallon regular gas prices reported Monday evening among nine services stations in the Wadsworth area was $2.96. The lowest prices among 18 Read More…

Montville Twp. trustees to begin finalizing golf course acquisition

A deer is spotted at the former Blue Heron Golf Course. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Montville Township trustees will meet in an executive session today to discuss finalizing the terms of the lease of the Blue Heron Golf Course. Trustees agreed in principle in May to a lease-purchase agreement with C&C Associates of Medina, but some details remain to be worked out, Trustee Sally Albrecht said. “Everyone is still on Read More…

Driver hospitalized after flipping vehicle


A driver was hospitalized after flipping his vehicle near the Medina County line on Monday afternoon. The driver, a male in his 50s, was driving eastbound on state Route 303 between Island and Erhart Northern roads in Grafton just before 1 p.m., according to State Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Perez. The driver drove off the Read More…

Should white mom be paid by sperm bank for brown baby mistake?

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby? It’s an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong. And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise: You should Read More…

Old-fashioned fun at 30th annual Pioneer Festival

Doug Nebregal, of the Mansfield Independents, gets a hit during a vintage baseball game on Saturday at the Pioneer Festival at Buckeye Woods Park. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Families flocked to Buckeye Woods Park on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy old-fashioned fun at the 30th annual Pioneer Festival. The festival, which was one of the stops on the Medina County Park District’s Fall Foliage Tour, included demonstrations of crafts, music and dance and plenty of food. Members of Medina Creative Therapy Ranch provided Read More…

Kasich takes ride on ‘Christmas Story’ slide at Medina’s Castle Noel

Mark Klaus, owner of Castle Noel and his wife, Dana, help Gov. John Kasich down the slide from the movie “A Christmas Story” on Saturday afternoon during Kasich’s visit to Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Gov. John Kasich stopped by Castle Noel in Medina on Saturday and visited with owner Mike Klaus and his wife, Dana. Kasich, a huge fan of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” purchased a replica of the Moose Mug belonging to Clark Griswold in the film. Kasich said the movie is one of his favorites and during his Read More…