October 23, 2014

Medina
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This year’s drive-yourself Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for Oct. 11, 12

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The splendor of autumn in Medina County is never more apparent than during the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968. Scheduled this year for Oct. 11 and 12 from noon until 6 p.m. each day, this year’s drive-yourself tour will take visitors through the county’s southwest townships — Lafayette, Chatham, Spencer, Read More…

Three arrested during heightened OVI checkpoints, patrols

Three sobriety checkpoints were conducted in Medina County last month as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over yearly campaign. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin, who heads the Medina County OVI Task Force, said the task force participated by conducting more sobriety checkpoints than usual and adding extra traffic patrols throughout the Read More…

Treasurer to host tables to find residents’ unclaimed funds

Medina County residents can check if they have any unclaimed funds held by the state at more than a dozen locations this fall and winter, county Treasurer John Burke announced. Unclaimed funds are monies that have been left behind from past deposits or checks uncashed for five or more years. These funds are held by Read More…

Gloria Glens Park Village Council president guilty of drunken driving

Patrick M. Kennedy, president of the Gloria Glens Park Village Council, has been convicted of his third drunken driving charge. Kennedy, 45, of Demi Dune Drive, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control a vehicle at an Aug. 26 trial. Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase decided the case Read More…

Seville seeks Council member, zoning inspector

Seville is looking for a new Village Council member and zoning inspector. Councilman Dennis Barrington resigned his seat earlier this month, explaining that the demands of his full-time job limited his ability to attend Council meetings, Mayor Gene Sulzener said. Sulzener said he and Council members regret losing Barrington but “understand Mr. Barrington’s lack of Read More…

Chippewa resident is Gardener of the Year

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Decades of gardening paid off for a Chippewa Lake woman, who has been named Gardener of the Year by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Gisela Mattingly was awarded the title this month in recognition of her self-taught skills in gardening. “I was stunned,” Mattingly said. “I’m the president of a local garden club and Read More…

Various levies to populate November ballot across Medina County

Two townships and two villages are asking voters for a little more money in November. Harrisville Township and Chippewa Lake Village are asking for an increase in millage on top of renewal levies for maintenance of streets, roads and bridges. Sharon Township is looking for a renewal and increase for fire and rescue services, while Read More…

Cloverleaf board mulls random drug testing for students in activities

Cloverleaf school board members discussed Monday the possibility of random drug tests for students involved in extracurricular activities. John Gladden, the district’s community information coordinator, said the idea of having a drug-testing policy for students was suggested by Medina County sheriff’s Deputy Dave Pries and Garth Gucker, a high school cross country coach. “They looked Read More…

PHOTOS: Ballooning literacy at Seville Library

Harlow Johnson, 3, and her mother, Katie Herald, delight in a balloon rabbit she received at the Seville Library on Friday afternoon. The Samurai Balloon Guy, also known as Tim Brown, crafted dragons, rhinoceros, ponies and cows for children who successfully completed the summer reading program at the library. Children also treated to Popsicles. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE PHOTOS)

Drunken driving personal for former sheriff’s deputy

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A retired sheriff’s deputy tearfully shared Thursday how losing two of his family members in a crash caused by a drunken driver changed his life. “I had 28 years in law enforcement and I thought I understood and I didn’t. I didn’t know nothing,” Tom Tomasheski, a retired Lorain County sheriff’s deputy, said of the Read More…