July 28, 2015

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Longtime Lodi taxidermist, wife sell shop to retire and enjoy life

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More than 40 species of animals, birds and fish are on display in the showroom of Husky Wilderness Taxidermy in Lodi. The company owners Roger and Mary Shelton are retiring on Aug. 1 after 35 years.

For years, Roger Shelton worked the 6 a.m.-to-4 p.m. shift as a welder, came home, had dinner and then switched over to his taxidermy hobby until late in the night. Then it was time to get up the next day and start the routine over again. The hobby started with replicating a squirrel years earlier. Read More…

Chippewa Lake regatta attracts 14 competitors for boat race

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Richard King of Canada was among the competitors Saturday in the Midsummer Madness Regatta hosted by the Chippewa Lake Yacht Club. King was a winner of one of the races for the day.

The Chippewa Lake Yacht Club hosted its Midsummer Madness Regatta over the weekend. Race categories were open to anyone 15 and older with a Y Flyer sailboat. Y Flyer sailboats are 18 feet long and can be sailed by one or two people. Teams from the U.S. and Canada competed in the races Saturday and Read More…

Lodi Corn Festival honors Native American tradition, dedicates restored statue

Jack Lyons, executive director of the Native American Indian and Veterans Center in Barberton, and Dave Shaffer, of Ravenna, participate in a drum circle during the opening ceremonies of the Lodi Corn Festival on Thursday in Lodi’s Public Square. The two men are members of the Fire River Singers, who performed songs before the parade. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Lodi Sweet Corn Festival wraps up today in Lodi with a 5K run, cornhole contests, rides and a raffle. The 34th festival began Thursday night with a drum circle featuring the music of the Fire River Singers. Organizers said they invited the group to perform as a way of honoring the Native American traditions Read More…

Seville man faces federal charges of trafficking child pornography

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A 26-year-old Seville man has been charged in federal court with possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography. Joshua M. Buss could face time in federal prison if convicted. According to his indictment, Buss knowingly trafficked videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct from Dec. 29 to June 23. He also is charged with having Read More…

Seville couple on same-sex marriage ruling: ‘Not just about getting a marriage license’

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Before Katie Delano and Kaitlyn Stoianoff were a couple, they were mistaken for one. “We were out with a mutual friend, who was dating Kaitlyn at the time, and someone told us we made a cute couple,” Delano said. “It was incredibly awkward, but they must have been a fortune teller.” A year later, the Read More…

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

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Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Medina police Sunday, June 14 2:02 p.m. — 300 block N. Huntington St.; purse reported stolen from inside an unlocked car. Tuesday, June 16 12:15 a.m. — 500 block S. Broadway St.; Jason D. Roberts, 28, Read More…

Wadsworth Municipal Court starts accepting electronic citations

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Wadsworth Municipal Court now accepts electronic citations issued by the Ohio Highway Patrol. The new system was activated June 9. “The Wadsworth Municipal Court is the first court in Medina County to create and deploy an electronic citation program,” Judge Stephen B. McIlvaine said, “and I am proud to implement this cost-saving measure. “Not only Read More…

Man accused of arson in fire at his mother’s Lodi home

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A 48-year-old Lodi man with a criminal record pleaded not guilty Monday to starting a fire at his mother’s home that could have killed her and himself in February. Matthew J. Harris, who lived at the Bank Street home, is charged with two counts of aggravated arson, first-degree felonies punishable by up to 11 years Read More…

Blair Rubber Co. aims to double its international sales

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There is some vacant space in the Blair Rubber Co. complex in Seville. And the company’s general manager, Dave Jentzsch, has plans to fill it. Asked what he’s doing with it now, he smiled and said, “In the short term, sweep it.” That would be a contrast to the energetic hum of activity across the Read More…

Brunswick, Seville, Homer Twp. projects expected to get grants

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Medina County commissioners are expected to approve Community Development Block Grant money for projects in Brunswick, Seville and Homer Township. The county has $191,000 in CDBG funds from the federal program that’s administered through the state. Rob Henwood, director of the county’s Planning Services Department and CDBG administrator for the county, said commissioners received seven Read More…