September 23, 2014

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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…

Events throughout Medina County to celebrate the Fourth

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Fourth of July events around Medina County include: Brunswick • Brunswick Summer Festival begins at 5 p.m. and lasts through 11 p.m. See this page for more information. Chippewa Lake • Parade begins at 1 p.m. Friday at Gloria Glens Park Village Hall, 7966 Lake Road, and ends at Lions Park on Lake Road. The parade’s Read More…

Local nonprofits awarded $30,523 in grants for variety of projects

MEDINA — The Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation is awarding 14 grants totaling $30,523 to a wide range of local nonprofit organizations. This year, several grants will support free community arts programs and concerts, including a $1,000 grant to the Medina County Arts Council for the 2014 Arts Week Festival. The festival, Read More…

Medina County park events for the week of June 23

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the fourth week in June. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday • Passport to Fishing, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Granger Township, 9:30 Read More…

Lodi Lumber owner traces family’s lumber roots back to 1700s

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Few people can trace their family roots to pre-Revolutionary War America. Jim Rice can. The owner of the Lodi Lumber Co., Rice also can trace 10 family generations who have worked in the lumber business. Rice, along with daughter, Whitney Rice, and cousin, Brian Rice, are celebrating the 125th year of the Lodi business with Read More…

Seville rubber factory addition to double its size

The Blair Rubber Co., 5020 Panther Parkway, Seville, is expanding. Doing the honors at Monday’s groundbreaking are, from left, controller Tonjua McCullough, plant superintendent Roy Eikelberry, marketing director Nalex Cordova and quality manager Gregg Reinmann. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

SEVILLE — A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday for a 50,000-square-foot addition to the Blair Rubber Co. that will nearly double the size of the plant by next spring. Blair Rubber manufactures corrosion-resistant rubber linings for tanks and other containment vessels used by a variety of industries. Founded in 1981 in Copley Township, in Summit Read More…

Medina County park events for the week of June 16

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the third week in June. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Wednesday • Nature through the Seasons, Letha House Park West, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Guilford Township, 10 to Read More…

PHOTOS: ‘World’s biggest yard sale’ continues Friday in Seville

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Seville’s annual village-wide yard sale kicked off Friday morning and will continue 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. thousands of people visited the village Friday. The event is sponsored by the Seville Chamber of Commerce and is billed as the “world’s biggest yard sale.” Hundreds of booths are set up throughout the village — including Read More…

Life rolls For Lodi’s Diana West Wise

Diana West Wise, 13, and her 15-year-old partner, Jim Harmer of Mount Vernon, display their trophies after winning the junior pairs national roller skating championship in 1958. PHOTO PROVIDED

Diana West Wise’s clients knew the handwriting was on the wall when they saw “For Sale” signs go up at Wooster and Academy streets in Lodi. “Diana’s Hair Fashions and Tanning Salon” will close July 1. With the sale of the building and her family’s Elyria Street property, she and her husband are moving to Read More…