October 6, 2015

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High school students see color’s healing quality


Elizabeth Dobbins | The Gazette Candyce Walti challenged teens to see the world from a different, more colorful perspective Wednesday afternoon. Walti, a Medina resident who practices vibrational healing, brought colored eyeglasses and crayons to an after-school program at Buckeye Public Library to teach about the relationship between color, sound and moods. “If you’re constantly Read More…

Wadsworth Council members: Summa holds assets hostage

The legal battle between Summa Health System and the communities of Wadsworth and Rittman continues to rage almost a year after a lawsuit was filed in Medina County Common Pleas Court. According to the October 2014 lawsuit, the Wadsworth-Rittman Area Joint Township Hospital District — a quasi-governmental entity with the goal of providing a community Read More…

Medina to buy new plow truck

Medina Service Director Nino Piccoli got the approval to purchase a new plow truck for $139,837 at Monday’s City Council Finance Committee meeting. The 2016 Freightliner plow truck will replace a 1997 truck that will be decommissioned. “It’s like they put a racehorse out to pasture,” Piccoli said. “We got 18 years out of it. Read More…

Kentucky clerk says she won’t interfere with issuing of gay marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A defiant Kentucky clerk said Monday she will not interfere with her deputies if they keep issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but she declared they will not be authorized by her and questioned their validity. It was Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ first day back in the office after a stint Read More…

No rain delay for Wadsworth airport fun


Despite chilly weather and rain Saturday, Wadsworth Municipal Airport celebrated its third Props and Pistons Festival. The event had a World War II theme complete with historic aircraft, classic cars, local food vendors and fun that caused community interest in the airport to take off. “A lot of people do not even realize that there Read More…

Kite Fest aims to battle drug abuse


Although the sun was hidden behind clouds, dozens of kites brightened the sky Saturday at Kite Fest, hosted by the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission. “It was the Commission’s idea to bring families and the community together for a day of fun,” said Brian Nowak, director of MCDAC. “Bringing families together is a preventative factor Read More…

Medina County Chamber of Commerce honors 7, committee


The 10th Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Ceremony and Awards Dinner honored seven people and the Oktoberfest Committee on Saturday at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road in Medina. Those honored “have dedicated much of their lives to service,” Chamber of Commerce chairman Keith Hughes said. Individuals on hand were Carl Abell, Read More…

Discount Drug Mart builds on its growth

Parviz Boodjeh is no longer sitting at his modest, metal desk nestled in a back room at Discount Drug Mart’s headquarters at 211 Commerce Drive in Medina. One would never confuse it with being in an ivory tower. Boodjeh, who worked long hours at his desk as the founder of the $600 million company, died Read More…

High school football scoreboard

Black River 21, Crestview 0 FINAL Brecksville 22, Brunswick 16 FINAL Buckeye 35, Cloverleaf 0 FINAL Highland 21, North Royalton 7 FINAL Medina 62, Wadsworth 6 FINAL  

Medina County police use sobriety checkpoints as tool to keep roads safer

Officers Jeffrey Lee of Brunswick and Joe Rose of Wadsworth work at the W. 130th Street OVI checkpoint last Friday night.

By design, OVI sobriety checkpoints in Medina County are well-publicized events. The Medina County OVI Task Force publishes advance notice three times, the final one letting motorists know precisely where they’ll be and at what time. “We’re not out here to hide in the dark and pounce on somebody,” Brunswick Lt. Brian Ohlin said. “It’s Read More…