October 22, 2014

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Crew of volunteers on mission to rehab homes together

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A Rawiga Road woman was the latest beneficiary of a Rebuilding Together project designed to help seniors and those with a financial need stay safely in their homes. Cliff Bellar got Rebuilding Together up and running with a project in Sharon Township in April. On Saturday, the group helped Carol Prochaska, 78, with much-needed repairs 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…

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…

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…

Medina County park events spanning October 2014

Sharon Biggins gives Mackenzie Clor, 9, a ride on a carriage driven by a minature horse named Hope at the Pioneer Festival at Buckeye Woods Park on Saturday. Biggins is a member of the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, which provides adults and children with disabilities theraputic riding opportunities. This weekend, the ranch was offering rides in exchange for a donation to support the ranch. (LOREN GENSON)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday, Oct. 2 • Your Woods, Water, and Wildlife Workshop, The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Read More…

Montville to install heat sensors in cruisers that carry police dogs

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The death of a police dog due to heatstroke has prompted the Montville Township Police Department to purchase a sophisticated new temperature control and monitoring system. At least one other department in Medina County is considering similar safety equipment. The Montville system, which costs $2,500, will be installed in all designated K-9 cruisers, the Associated Read More…

York Township man dies in crash Sunday

A 48-year-old York Township man died in a one-car crash on state Route 57 near Erhart Road early Sunday. Frederick W. Beering Jr. was southbound about 2:40 a.m. when his Mercedes convertible went off the right side of the highway, struck a utility pole and overturned several times before coming to a stop in the Read More…

Medina Township trustees to pick from field of six

The Medina Township trustees say they hope to pick a candidate to replace Mike Todd at a meeting next week. Todd resigned from his trustee’s post in July after moving to the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific to take a job as the head of the Criminal Division for the island of Koror. Read More…

Salvation Army spreads Christmas Cheer with gift donation program

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MEDINA — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Medina Salvation Army, where organizers have already signed up over 100 families to receive from the Christmas Cheer program. The program provides families in need with Christmas dinners and presents for children up to 17 years old. In just five days, more than Read More…

Liverpool Twp. single-vehicle roll-over crash seriously injures teens

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Two teenagers were seriously injured Thursday evening in a single-vehicle crash on Hartneck Road. According to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the teens — both age 16 — were traveling west near Myrtle Hill Road in a 1998 Nissan Sentra at about 9 p.m. when the vehicle vaulted Read More…