May 27, 2016

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Wadsworth police warn of thefts from vehicles

Wadsworth police said Monday that the department is investigating a series of thefts from vehicles in the southeast portion of the city. Police said streets involved are Cedar, East Bergey, East Walnut, Main, Northpark and Southpark. Lt. Rob Wyrick told The Gazette it appears there is a pattern when the weather breaks. “More people are Read More…

Wadsworth residents remember councilman Palecek

Longtime Wadsworth resident and civic leader Tom Palecek was described as a great storyteller by fellow Councilman David Williams. “His stories about his aviator days as a Marine pilot were awesome. He made you feel as if you were in the seat with him. He loved his military career,” Williams said in an email to Read More…

In one hour, Wadsworth chamber raises $5,100 for scholarships

The March meeting of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce had a special type of fundraising entertainment that produced more than $5,100 in donations Wednesday at The Galaxy Banquet Center. Money from the 2016 Easter Basket Scholarship Auction will go toward 10 scholarships of $500 each to be used for college books for Wadsworth students along. Read More…

Wadsworth fire starts in basement; police rescue dog

Two police officers rescued a dog from a house fire Sunday afternoon in Wadsworth. The fire started about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 162 Highland Ave. from a possible explosion, according to communication between a dispatcher and emergency responders. Wadsworth police officers Dan Chafin and Joe Rose arrived at the house first and rescued a dog, Read More…

Wadsworth Masonic Lodge raising money for cancer victim

Members of Wadsworth Masonic Lodge have organized a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for a Chippewa Lake woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Shana Newton, 37, a mother of two, is known throughout her community as a hardworking manager and trainer at Peak Performance Athletic Center, Wadsworth, and Medina Tone Fitness Center, Read More…

Wadsworth police seek tips on Saturday bank robbery

Police are seeking help from the public in finding the identity of a man who held up a grocery store bank over the weekend in Wadsworth. The robbery happened at the Huntington Bank branch inside Giant Eagle, 825 Ambassador Drive, on Saturday afternoon, just after 3:20 p.m. Wadsworth police Lt. Rob Wyrick said the man Read More…

Santa visits Wadsworth

The start to the 2015 holiday season in Wadsworth was a hit Saturday with Carol Benjamin. “I just moved here from Cleveland a few weeks ago and I love the friendly atmosphere,” she said during the city’s annual Jingle Bell Jaunt and Holiday Parade. “I visited the Square (in Medina) last night (Friday) during the Read More…

Wadsworth considers dropping gun ban in parks

The Wadsworth City Council is considering eliminating a law that bans firearms in city parks because of a possible contradiction with a state law allowing guns in public parks. Wadsworth Law Director Norman Brague raised the issue at Council’s Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Tuesday. “I think we’re stuck with this decision,” Council President Tom Palecek told The Read More…

Event-goers get taste of Wadsworth eating spots

Visitors and residents enjoyed the 15th Taste of Wadsworth Wednesday night. About 22 food vendors set up tents in the parking lot behind Valley Cafe at High and Broad streets.

Wadsworth-area winery grows from daughter’s love

A new winery is bringing a little bit of California sunshine to Medina County. Wadsworth residents Lisa and Mitch Locklear opened Filia Cellars in May of this year in Guilford Township. Housed in a Gothic Victorian manor on Greenwich Road, the winery offers red wines by the glass, bottle or case made from grapes harvested Read More…