July 4, 2015

Mostly sunny

Ladies treated like stars at night out on the square

Ruby Hudak, 8, poses with her mother, Amanda Hudak, center, and Mandy Heilman, left, and Coleen Morlock of VCS Salon & Spa on Thursday in front of Dan’s Dogs during Ladies Night Out in Medina. Hudak owns All Fired Up on the square and Morlock is a co-owner of VCS Salon & Spa. The bi-annual event features evening shopping hours and a chance to learn about hair and makeup products. VCS Salon & Spa encouraged people to take and share “selfies” during the event to be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Despite threatening rain, a number of shoppers took to Medina’s Public Square on Thursday night to check out retail opportunities as part of the bi-annual Ladies Night Out event. Businesses stayed open late and many visitors took advantage of hairstyling and nail services offered by the staff at VCS Salon & Spa. “We wanted to Read More…

Group petitions Board of Elections to put charter issue on ballot

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A local group presented 5,600 Medina County signatures to the county Board of Elections on Thursday in the hope of getting a county charter issue on the November ballot. If approved by popular vote, the county charter — which includes a community bill of rights — would give county residents the ability to vote on Read More…

Rainy weeks weigh on Medina County farmers

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Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next three days, but Medina County farmers need it to stop. “It’s been so wet the past couple of weeks that people can’t make hay,” Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Jeff Van Loon said Thursday. “Crops are being stunted. We need to get Read More…

Owners roll out treasured cars for cruise-in

Bob and Nancy Russell, of Bucyrus, stroll hand-in-hand through the Medina County Fairgrounds Friday afternoon to look at pre-1949 cars on display during a two-day historical car show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

A “cruise-in” prelude to a two-day historical car show at the Medina County Fairgrounds was held Thursday night on Medina’s Public Square. The Vintage Street Rodders of America is hosting the 2015 Ohio National competition and more than a dozen vehicles were on display on the square. Jim Krecji, of Medina, a state representative for Read More…

Horse show fundraiser to support safer roads in memory of crash victim

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An annual horse show fundraiser aimed at making roads safer and improving driver education will be July 11 at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The third Kelli’s CRUSADE will be an all-day event that includes a horse show and a bake sale in memory of Seville resident Kelli Baker, who died in a car accident in Read More…

Medina County officials look for new recycling plan

Amy Lyon-Galvin

Medina County officials need a new plan on a recycling drop-off program and the city of Medina could be the answer. In May, the county accepted a three-year bid submitted jointly by the cities of Wadsworth and Medina to provide pick-up services for countywide recycling sites. But that plan was derailed Monday night when Wadsworth Read More…

Families find fun at Blue Tip Festival community day

The Wadsworth High School Band performs during a 6 p.m. Monday parade through downtown Wadsworth, marking the start of the week-long Blue Tip Festival, in Memorial Park, 274 Grandview Ave. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

Families flocked to Memorial Park in Wadsworth on Wednesday for the Blue Tip Festival’s community day. Wristbands were available with discounts for carnival rides and an additional “free” area was set up for children that included face-painting, super hero entertainment and a bounce house. Grace and Truth Church of Wadsworth along with Asian Sun Martial Read More…

Medina Diversity Project advocates for more minorities in city’s public sector

The Rev. Cornell Carter

A group of community members has created the Medina Diversity Project with the goal of adding role models in public employment jobs. Another aim is to improve the ability of low-income students to participate in school activities in the city of Medina. The Medina Diversity Project, headed by former Medina City Council President Pam Miller Read More…

Wolff Brothers Supply company celebrates 50 years in York Twp.


When Howard Wolff goes to his office, he sees reminders that his desk is located in the barn of what used to be the family dairy cattle farm. He smiles as he tells the story of his father, Harold, and uncle, Norman Wolff, deciding to sell building equipment items in a small way that led Read More…

New businesses welcomed to Medina


The city of Medina, Main Street Medina and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a series of ceremonies to recognize newer Medina businesses and a museum and to welcome them to the community. Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Rice said the city’s ribbon-cutting events have become so popular that a single day is Read More…