August 1, 2014

Medina
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United Way to hold annual school supply drive today

Local nonprofits are banding together to make sure children throughout the county don’t go back to school without the proper supplies. The United Way of Medina County will hold its annual Stuff the Bus event today at the Medina Walmart, 4141 Pearl Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Last year, thanks to the generosity Read More…

Gazette reporters sample favorite fair foods

Gazette reporter Nick Glunt takes his final bites of a “porktato” prepared by Bam Bam’s Backyard BBQ at the Medina County Fair. The dish is a baked potato filled with bacon bits, shredded cheese, a scoop each of sour cream and butter, and topped with pulled pork and barbecue sauce.  LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

There exists a place where the dough is fried to perfection and the veggies are anything but healthy. It’s a place where almost every food stand is a Mecca for grease and sweets, and visitors can gorge themselves without fear of humiliation or embarrassment. That place is the county fair. Ever since I was a Read More…

NASA Glenn launches $20.5M center

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By Steve Fogarty and Loren Genson The Gazette CLEVELAND — The last time a new office building went up at the NASA Glenn Research Center, John F. Kennedy was president and the Beatles had yet to trigger the British invasion of America. Which is why the center’s new $20.5 million, energy-efficient and ultra-modern Mission Integration Center Read More…

Fired Ohio State band director says he was fixing vulgar culture

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University’s fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture “in dire need of change” before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after the two-month investigation concluded he knew about, but failed to Read More…

More treatment sought to address Medina County heroin epidemic

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Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller and Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler will discuss ways to combat the growing heroin problem in the county on a cable television program that will be aired throughout August on area public access channels. The sheriff and the judge are working together to find ways to treat defendants who Read More…

Bill would increase the number of addicts physicians could treat

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A key aspect of battling the growing heroin epidemic may lie in treating those already suffering from addiction. At least that’s the approach The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act aims to take. The act, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., last week and co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, would Read More…

Joey Hughes Trio wins Battle of the Bands at Medina County Fair

Evan Graham, Medina, plays guitar as Chase Johanson, Medina, sings Wednesday afternoon during a Battle of the Bands competition at the Medina County Fair. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Young musicians got their first taste of fame during the annual Battle of the Bands at the Medina County Fair. Winning the $500 prize for first place was the Joey Hughes Trio. Second place, along with $200, went to Walking in Circles. Th3 Royal Skam took third place and will receive $100. A total of Read More…

BMX cyclists ride the skies at Medina County Fair

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Freestyle BMX — the most spectacular version of bicycle motocross — achieved the peak of its popularity decades ago. But the sport has found a way to continue to fly high at county fairs and community festivals. Solutions Action Sports has been producing BMX and motocross shows for the past five years. This year they Read More…

Judge: Westfield Twp. rezoning rejection biased, orders new hearing

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A Medina County judge Tuesday threw out the decision of the members of the Westfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals in a controversial rezoning case, ruling that two members of the board were biased. Linda and Timothy Kratzer had requested a zoning variance to permit the commercial development of 105 acres at 5669 Greenwich Road, Read More…

Bus pooling: County transit looks to merge with Brunswick service

The Medina County Public Transit director wants the agency to merge with Brunswick Transit Alternative next year. “Brunswick is part of Medina County, so why wouldn’t it be a part of the countywide system?” Medina County Public Transit Director Mike Salamone said. “It just makes more sense.” Brunswick Transit Alternative has two fixed routes, a Read More…