September 18, 2014


Medina businesses work around South Court Street three-week repairs


Before Betsy Jennie, owner of Perfectly Charming, opened her souvenir shop Wednesday morning, she carried a bright orange sign to the corner of South Court and West Washington streets. It read “ROAD CONSTRUCTION SALE AT PERFECTLY CHARMING.” Jennie, along with the owners of 21 other businesses in the 200 block of South Court Street, are Read More…

Former Medina General co-workers get together to share a meal


A lunchtime get-together of old friends that started 22 years ago has turned into an annual event pulling together more than 175 former employees of Medina General Hospital. “We just wanted to get together, but each year we’d invite more people. We just kept growing, outgrowing our location each year,” said Phyllis Harrison, a retired Read More…

Buckets and buckets of ice water dumped in Medina Public Square


More than 30 people braved autumn-like weather to dump buckets of ice water on their heads as part of an ALS challenge on Medina’s Public Square. Most of the people who took the Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday wished more people had come out to support the ALS Association. “I just wanted to pull people from Read More…

Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline


Elizabeth Gierosky was gardening when a car pulled into her driveway on Spieth Road in Litchfield Township at about 5 p.m. Aug. 28. A man got out of the vehicle and walked around the back and side of the property. She assumed he was a contractor or inspector, because she and her husband, Paul, were Read More…

Medina attorney faces discipline over workers’ comp fraud charges

Natalie Grubb

The Ohio Supreme Court has taken disciplinary action against Medina attorney Natalie Grubb, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of complicity to commit workers’ compensation fraud in 2013. On Aug. 28, Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner issued a ruling instituting a six-month suspension of Grubb’s license, but also put the suspension on hold so long as Read More…

Medina County clerk of courts requests to have his court records sealed

David Wadsworth

A judge will hear arguments next week on a request from Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth to seal the court records involving accusations he misused public funds during his 2012 election campaign. Wadsworth, 56, of Brunswick, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge last September, but was not sentenced pending completion of a Read More…

Medina superintendent: ‘Never satisfied until you’ve got all A’s’

David Knight

Medina Schools Superintendent David Knight said while he’s happy with the improvement of the district’s report card, he wants to do better. Knight talked about the report cards, released Friday by the Ohio Department of Education, with the board of education Monday. “We’re very pleased with our progress,” he said. “By virtue of a report Read More…

Hinckley Twp. couple designs disc golf course for Medina’s new park


A new disc golf course is being carved out of the woods along the south side of the Champion Creek multipurpose trail as part of Medina’s new Stanbery and Maxine Nichols Park. The 11-basket course, which can be accessed from the parking lot of Sam Masi Park on Gates Mills Boulevard, off Shaker Drive and Read More…

Brunswick, Brunswick Hills Twp. on team-up: ‘We have to work together’


Three years after a tense bus ride highlighted divisions between Brunswick city and Brunswick Hills Township officials, representatives from the two groups came together Monday to renew talks on working together to improve economic development on Pearl Road. The infamous bus ride along Pearl Road was meant to bring the two sides together to find Read More…

Bookstores urge residents to read what they want for Banned Books Week

The Library of Congress put together an exhibit of books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit, titled “Books That Shaped America,” included a list of those books that were banned or challenged in the nation’s history. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Throughout U.S. history, some books have been deemed inappropriate for readers — from “Huckleberry Finn” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games.” Next week, Medina County’s only bookstores — Project: LEARN’s BookShelf stores in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth — will promote those “controversial” books with a buy one, get one promotion. Read More…