October 2, 2014

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Rehab aid available for homes in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth

While residents discuss long-term solutions to problems in Medina’s older neighborhoods, a wealth of resources exists for homeowners and landlords to start improving their properties today. During a meeting Wednesday to address Medina’s decaying neighborhoods, Sandy Davis, economic development secretary for the city, gave a rundown of four programs aimed at helping property owners. The Read More…

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings is Sunday

A classic car and an airplane sit side by side at the Wings and Wheels car and airplane show at Medina Municipal Airport in 2012. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina Municipal Airport’s Wheels and Wings on Sunday is a chance to learn about the aviation history of Medina County, grab a hot dog, and take a stroll past classic cars and planes. The airport will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the public at no cost for the show. “We want people Read More…

Medina Twp.’s Dick Goddard to get woolly

Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard reveals his winter weather prediction for Northeast Ohio following the conclusion of the 41st Woollybear Festival in Vermilion last year. (GAZETTE FILE)

Time to bear down again. Caterpillars crawl, bands march, musicians play and Dick Goddard prognosticates at Sunday’s 42nd annual Woollybear Festival in Vermilion. The event is premised on the thickness of the coat of a woolly bear — a caterpillar with woolly hairs — predicting the weather for the upcoming winter. Goddard, festival founder, Fox Read More…

Convicted rapist gets 9 years in prison for abusing teenage babysitter

Patrick Shank

MEDINA — A former Montville Township man serving a six-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a teenage York Township girl was sentenced Thursday to an additional nine years for raping another county teenager more than 100 times from 2003 to 2005. Patrick J. Shank, 47, formerly of Montville Township, was convicted at a bench trial Read More…

Spencer Twp. family sues over handgun bullet that shattered window

A Spencer Township family whose home was struck by a bullet last year filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing a neighbor of negligence for target-shooting without a proper backstop. The suit was filed in Medina County Common Pleas Court by Andrzej and Elisa Kazek and their daughter, Angela, of the 1300 block of Old Mill Road. Read More…

Brunswick High School saxophonist to play in elite band

Brunswick High School senior Bethany Westphal has been selected as one of 125 student musicians nationwide to perform in the Army All-American Bowl Marching Band in January. Westphal, who has played saxophone since sixth grade, credited her family, friends, teachers and fellow band-mates for helping her achieve the honor. Students who are selected for the Read More…

Residents say sex offenders diminish Medina’s older neighborhoods

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More than 30 Medina residents gathered Wednesday to share ideas about how to improve the social fabric of the city’s older neighborhoods. The meeting was the second hosted by Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, at Second Baptist Church on Bronson Street in an attempt to formulate a strategy to increase property values in the neighborhoods. Read More…

Gazette writer Rick Noland publishes book of stories spanning 31 years

Rick Noland, Gazette sports writer

Rick Noland is a man who chooses his words carefully — at least when he’s writing. By his own reckoning, The Gazette assistant sports editor has published about 9,000 stories over a 31-year career. The way Noland tells it, he conscientiously worked to choose every word for every one of those stories. He doesn’t like Read More…

Recent graduate, 18, from Middleburg Heights dies in I-71 crash

Renee Ondrejech, 18, of Middleburg Heights, died in a crash on Wednesday. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

An 18-year-old Middleburg Heights student died Wednesday when her stalled car was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 in Medina Township. Renee Ondrejech was northbound when her car broke down in the right lane of the highway and was rear-ended by the semitrailer, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. She was pronounced dead at Read More…

Sharon Twp. couple charged with making meth with children in home

A Medina County grand jury has indicted a Sharon Township couple accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a home with children. Sandra Nash, 47, and Richard Bostwick, 41, of the 6500 block of Ridge Road, both are charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs. The manufacturing charge is a first-degree felony, punishable Read More…