July 25, 2014

Medina
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Sex with teen begets a year in prison for Gloria Glens Park man, 19

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A 19-year-old Gloria Glens Park man was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for having sex with a teenage girl and having a nude photo on his phone of another girl. Trebor Simon, of the first block of Lakefield Lane, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and illegal use of a Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Tuesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. — Medina Street, resident reported her mail was being stolen from her mailbox. Police said the postmaster said the woman had been receiving mail at her home regularly. Monday, July 21 11:30 a.m. — Woman reported her 17-year-old Read More…

Lodi Library to close for inspection

The Lodi Library branch of Medina County District Library will close for three days, July 31 to Aug. 2, to allow workers to inspect the original wood beams used in the construction of the building in 2006. District Library Director Carole Kowell said the inspection was needed in connection with the lawsuit filed by the Read More…

David Matejczyk builds Wiffle ball field of dreams in Seville

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It was a picture-perfect early evening in Seville and the setting sun was illuminating the scene as David “Mouse” Matejczyk paced throughout his backyard, talking in such excited circles he often interrupted one story to launch into another. The 56-year-old insurance lawyer was in his element rambling about the loves of his life. There’s his Read More…

TASTY TREAT-MENT: Festival serves up corn, ice cream

Gordon Ruggles, co-owner of J.G. Kettle Corn in Ashland, dumps a freshly cooked batch of kettle corn Friday afternoon at the Lodi Sweet Corn Festival. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

LODI — The Lodi Sweet Corn Festival was popping Friday in the tent of a new vendor, J.G. Kettle Corn of Ashland. As co-owner Gordon Ruggles stirred the large kettle, some kernels exploded outside, leaving a circle of crunchy corn on the ground around the tent, set up in the middle of Letha House Field. Read More…

Lodi Sweet Corn Festival kicks off, to last through Saturday

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The 33rd annual Lodi Sweet Corn Festival opened Thursday afternoon and continues through Saturday night at the Letha House Field on Wooster Street. More than 250 dozen ears of corn are predicted to be consumed during the festival. SCHEDULE Today 4 p.m. — Festival opens 6 p.m. — Westfield Fire & Rescue serving root beer Read More…

Seville merchants hope to promote village as a shopping destination

Flags and flowers line Seville’s Main Street this summer. NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE

A group of 13 retailers from the Center and Main streets area are active members of the 2-year-old Downtown Seville Business Association with the goal of drawing tourists and shoppers to historic downtown Seville. One of the group’s key members is Jane Webb, owner of Seville Flower & Gift Shop. Webb has operated the store Read More…

This month’s Medina County park events listing (July 7)

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The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of July. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Tuesday through Thursday • Self Reliance in the Woods, for Women, Hidden Hollow Camp, 8672 Richman Road, Harrisville Township, Read More…

Spencer man awarded Carnegie Hero Medal for saving crash victims

Andrew Davis and Anna Merriman | The Gazette Spencer residents Shane and Brittney Robinson were on their way home from a relative’s house last September when they came across a car in flames at the side of the road. “Once we found out that people were in the car, we decided that we had to Read More…

Spencer man to receive Carnegie medal for saving car crash victims

Spencer resident Shane Robinson, with his wife, Brittney, was awarded a Carnegie Hero Medal on Wednesday for saving the lives of two people from a burning car last September in Huntington Township in Lorain County. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A man who saved the lives of two people when he pulled them out of a burning car in September will receive a national Carnegie medal for his act. Shane Robinson of Spencer will join a list of heroic recipients when he receives the Carnegie medal today. This year, Robinson is one of 22 people Read More…