August 5, 2015

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Panther showcases $13M world headquarters in Sharon Twp.

Panther Logistics employee Brian Witt cleans a trailer in preparation to update the decal on the back of the vehicle. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Andrew Davis and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Panther Premium Logistics showcased its new, sprawling 50,000-square-foot world headquarters in Sharon Township to members of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. and invited guests Wednesday afternoon. Completed in December, the $13 million facility — which includes offices, a dispatch center and working space for drivers — Read More…

Cancer survivor called ‘miracle,’ starts support group in Spencer

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It was just before 11 p.m. on an October night in 2011 when Judy Carbone felt abdominal pain and decided to drive herself to the emergency room in her hometown of Carmel, N.Y. “I thought I just had indigestion, but a week later I found out it was cancer and that I had six months Read More…

After crash, warm weather tempts Lodi man’s return to road

Bob Rizzo, 70, of Lodi stands in his BMW Motorrad shirt and motorcycle jacket. Rizzo was riding his BMW K1200 when he was T-boned by another driver while he was stopped in traffic in Michigan. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

One minute, Bob Rizzo was enjoying a visit to Michigan on his motorcycle. Suddenly, he was a victim of an crash in a traffic jam. Rizzo, who’s lived in Lodi for more than 40 years, was injured in July and the 70-year-old Lodi man’s recovery continues. “I was headed up to Thunder Bay, and there Read More…

Police: Woman says she was robbed at knifepoint in Lodi

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LODI — A Harrisville woman was robbed at knifepoint last week outside the Circle K store at 441 Medina St. in Lodi. Lodi Police Chief Keith Keough said Wednesday the woman had picked up some items from the store and was walking to her car when two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts approached her. “She told Read More…

Westfield Center man charged with Wadsworth gas station robbery

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A Westfield Center man was arrested Thursday on a charge that he robbed a Speedway gas station in Wadsworth while armed with a rifle. Jarrod M. Kallis, 35, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. He is being held at the Medina County Jail while he Read More…

State to deny Archie the bear request

Archie the bear enjoys the mild weather from his cage on Debbie and Jeff Gillium’s property in Lodi. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

State officials plan to deny a permit application for a Lodi couple to keep their pet black bear, according to a letter sent to the family this week. Debbie and Jeff Gillium have until April 22 to request a hearing to contest the decision. After that, Archie the bear could be taken from their property, Read More…

EMS workers trained to use new life-saving devices from Lodi hospital

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Four local fire departments received new wireless heart monitors for their EMS teams Wednesday from Lodi Community Hospital. The hospital launched in January a “STEMI Rendezvous” program to provide faster treatment for patients who suffer heart attacks. Part of the program is making sure the surrounding fire departments have the right equipment. “This is going Read More…

First responders honored for saving lives at scene of Lodi fire

Cpl. David Brantner, Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Locher and Officers Ashley McBride and Bailey Prybylek received recognition from the Lodi Fire Department on Thursday. They are shown with Lodi Police Chief Keith Keough and Sheriff Tom Miller, who participated in the honors ceremony. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Locher was stopping in Lodi for lunch last month when a call came over his radio about a house fire at 602 Bank St. “I was only a few seconds away from the house, so I went because I’d probably be the first one to show up,” he said. That Read More…

Archie the bear still with owners in Lodi as court case continues

Archie the bear enjoys the mild weather from his cage on Debbie and Jeff Gillium’s property in Lodi. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

No action was taken Friday by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to remove 41-year-old Archie the bear from the property of his owners, Debbie and Jeff Gillium of Lodi. Friday marked the end of a 30-day period after the Gilliums pursued a temporary restraining order in Medina Common Pleas Court. Now the state has asked Read More…

January jobless rate edges lower in Medina County

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Medina County’s unemployment rate for January was 5.2 percent. It follows the trend from December’s numbers being the lowest mark in nine years for that month. The just released civilian labor force estimates from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services found 90,600 Medina County residents were working in January — 2,100 more than Read More…