November 24, 2014

Medina
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Business owner donates $10,000 to Feeding Medina County

Mike English, of Lafayette Township, gives a $10,000 check Wednesday to Sandy Hinkle, executive director of Feeding Medina County. English started his business, Frontier Equipment, last year and wanted to donate the money to hungry children in the county as a challenge to other local business owners.  (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Mike English started his own business last year. On Wednesday he donated $10,000 of his small company’s profits to feed hungry children in Medina County and is challenging other businesses to do the same. English, of Lafayette Township, presented the check to Sandy Hinkle, executive director of Feeding Medina County. “I can’t thank you enough,” Read More…

Elyria man, 33, dies in single-car crash in Chatham Township

CHATHAM TWP. — A 33-year-old Elyria man died this morning in a single-car crash on state Route 83. According to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Blessed Lovejoy was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am northbound at 6:05 a.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle. He lost control while passing, drove Read More…

NEXUS pipeline remains hot topic as Grafton Twp. trustees meet

A group of residents is organizing in opposition to the proposed NEXUS gas transmission pipeline. At a Tuesday night Grafton Township trustees meeting, about a dozen residents raised concerns about a lack of information regarding the project. They were granted permission to use the Grafton Township Hall, 17109 state Route 83, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 Read More…

Network helping Granger Township family following house fire

The community is pulling together to help a Granger Township family of six who lost their home to a fire Sunday night. Andrew and Lisa Dayton, of 1264 Granger Road, had fixed up an old country store into a home for their family, which includes four children. The children attend Highland High School, Highland Middle Read More…

Burglary case still going after five years, two verdicts, two appeals

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The five-year-old case of a Harrisville Township man accused of trespassing on some friends’ property while armed with a gun has seen little progress since a judge in the case recused himself a year ago. A jury has twice found Matthew Hartman, 45, guilty of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony. But the 9th District Court Read More…

Rotary flying flags throughout Medina businesses, schools, cemeteries

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More than 180 American flags line various businesses, schools and cemeteries throughout Medina today thanks to the Medina Evening Rotary Club. This Veterans Day is the first time the club is presenting its Parade of Flags, but more are planned in the years to come. “More than 2,500 people have ordered flags since the original Read More…

Medina County park events for the month of November 2014

Monika Rock, left, of Bay Village, transforms works of nature into works of art. Barbara Palmer, of Wadsworth, holds a lion’s head made from a Maranka gourd Sunday at the 13th annual Nature Art Fest at Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township. The weekend event featured professional artists’ works inspired by nature. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Park District is offering awards to hikers who cover at least eight of 20 designated trails. Trekking Through Autumn is a self-guided hiking program, which began in 2007 and is aimed at showcasing the beauty of fall in Medina County’s parks. To win an award, participants must complete the hikes by Nov. Read More…

Anti-pipeline landowners meet while NEXUS cancels meeting with trustees

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NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline representatives weren’t able to meet with York Township trustees as scheduled Thursday. But later, in Medina, landowners opposed to the proposed pipeline discussed ways to fight it. The 5 p.m. meeting between three NEXUS representatives and York Township trustees was organized by Trustee Colene Conley, who said “they wanted to survey Read More…

Guilford Township fugitive sentenced to a year for attempted abduction

Randolph Valure

MEDINA — A Guilford Township man who jumped bail in April and was captured five months later in South Dakota was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison on a charge of attempted abduction. Randolph Valure Jr., 46, originally was charged in 2012 with rape, a first-degree felony. His charge was reduced to attempted abduction, Read More…

Lagerhead’s: Medina County’s sole maker of craft beer is expanding

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The building that will house Lagerhead’s new brewery on West Smith Road in Medina is gutted inside. That’s good news because it means that work on the expanded brew house is almost finished. Red-painted steel I-beams stretch across a 2,500-square-foot room giving way for the exposed wooden rafters 50 feet above the floor where 15 Read More…