January 27, 2015

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Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative to share refunds

About 19,300 former and current customers of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will share more than $1.28 million in refunds from the utility’s capital fund. Cooperative President John Eaton said the refunds are possible because the customers are the member-owners of the cooperative and “provide the necessary capital for the cooperative to operate, maintain and Read More…

Lifelong patron to head Seville Library

Jamie Stilla

The Seville Library has a new manager. Lifelong library member Jamie Stilla, of Medina, has been named to the post, Heather Coontz, a library spokesperson, announced. “I have fond memories of visiting the library on a regular basis as a young girl and checking out tall stacks of books,” Stilla said Sunday. “These early experiences Read More…

Lodi Police: Fight led to gunfire

A 30-year-old Lodi man is accused of firing a pistol during an argument over money that escalated into a fight, police said. Maurio Grady was arrested Thursday evening by officers responding to a 911 call reporting a shooting at his home in the 200 block of North Academy Street in Lodi. Lodi police Chief Keith Read More…

Great Recession scars Medina County in 2009-2013 Census report

David Knox, Katie Anderson and Andrew Davis The Gazette How badly Medina County has been hurt by the slow recovery from the Great Recession is spelled out in a new Census Bureau report released today. The 2009-2013 American Community Survey includes data on income, housing values and poverty, in addition to myriad other topics, for Read More…

Six seek Steve Hambley’s seat on Medina County Board of Commissioners

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Six candidates so far are interested in completing Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley’s term. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Hambley was elected Nov. 4 to the 69th House District seat being vacated by House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina. The Medina County Republican Party’s Central Committee has until Feb. 14 to determine who will Read More…

Winds reaching 50 to 60 mph rip across Medina County, rest of Ohio

High winds Monday toppled this tree in front of Sidney Fenn Elementary School, 320 N. Spring Grove St., Medina. The winds also brought down power lines causing outages in several areas of Medina County. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Strong winds battered Medina County and much of the rest of Ohio on Monday afternoon, knocking out power for almost 1,800 county residences and thousands more across the state. Wadsworth and Sharon Township were hit hardest, according to FirstEnergyCorp.com’s power outage map. Medina’s Public Square area, Chippewa Lake, Liverpool Township and Granger Township also reported Read More…

Churches, groups hosting Thanksgiving dinners

Thanksgiving dinners are being hosted by several churches and other groups this week. They include: • St. Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, will open its doors to the community for the seventh annual Thanksgiving Day Community Meal 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hilkert Hall. More than 450 volunteers from the parish and around Read More…

Band Shanren brings Chinese folk music to county

Chinese folk band Shanren performs a traditional tribal greeting song Monday evening at Lodi Library. The band will be at the Buckeye and Medina libraries today and will conduct workshops about traditional Chinese folk music. Shanren will perform at Highland High School on Saturday night. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The band Shanren plays a style of traditional Chinese folk music forged with the sensibilities of rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. The group gave its first of four performances in Medina County at Lodi Library on Monday night. Originally from Kumming, China, the band has gained critical and popular acclaim at major music festivals in Read More…

Local crime statistics included in FBI report

To see a breakdown of crime statistics in Northeast Ohio, click here For the first time the police departments of all three cities in Medina County are represented in the FBI’s annual “Uniform Crime Reports” — the nation’s official tally of violent and property crimes. The latest report, which covers 2013 and was released last Read More…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

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TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…