July 31, 2014

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Healthy shopping at farmers market

Dan Cossel, of Cossel Farms in North Royalton, bags vegetables for a customer Friday morning during the annual one-day farmers market in the parking lot of the Medina County Health Department. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

MEDINA TWP. — The parking lot of the Medina County Health Department was stocked with tables of fresh fruits and vegetables Friday. The annual one-day farmers market and health fair was open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “It seemed a lot busier than last year,” said Joyce Smith of the Village Smithy Farm in Homer Read More…

Sales tax revenue distributed to schools

MEDINA — Medina County commissioners have approved the distribution of $2.6 million in second-quarter sales tax revenue to local schools. The money is from the 0.5 percent sales tax earmarked for capital improvements that voters approved for schools in May 2007. County Finance Director Scott Miller said the amount is 3.1 percent more than was Read More…

Cleveland FBI releases photo of FirstMerit bank robber

The Cleveland Division of the FBI released this photo the man sought in Wednesday's robbery of FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St., Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — The Cleveland Division of the FBI has released a photo of Wednesday’s bank robbery at FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St. Special Agent Vicki Anderson described the suspect as a white man about 6 feet tall with an average build. She said he is estimated to be 30 to 40 years old and Read More…

PHOTOS: Cyclists rolling from Cleveland to Cincinnati for charity


Cyclists on a ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati stopped in Medina on Thursday.

Medina police save another from heroin overdose with Narcan antidote

MEDINA — Medina police may have saved the life of one of two Lafayette Township brothers on heroin by administering the antidote Narcan. Police reported finding Brent N. Barnum, 30, and Bradley J. Barnum, 27, both of the 6700 block of Ballash Road, on the bathroom floor of a Lafayette Road trailer Sunday. Officer Michael Read More…

Couples offer their secrets to maintaining a golden marriage


The Kiwanis Club of Medina celebrated the 50th wedding anniversaries of 14 Medina County couples at a luncheon Thursday at Williams on the Lake. The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Luncheon is a longstanding Kiwanis tradition. “We’ve been hosting the luncheon every year for as long as I can remember,” Kiwanis event chairperson Joan Rundle said. Read More…

Sharon Twp. man’s bond tripled in case of teenager’s sexual assault

Nicholas Lane

MEDINA — A judge more than tripled the bond of a Sharon Township man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy to $500,000 after a grand jury indicted him on additional charges. Bond was set at $150,000 when Nicholas Lane, 43, of the 7100 block of Boneta Road, was arrested July 1 on a felony Read More…

Family, officials mourn veteran Medina finance director Wayne Hamilton


Valerie Hamilton said Thursday nights throughout her marriage were for sitting in a circle and holding hands — she at her meditation classes and her husband, Wayne, at his poker games. This Thursday night was different. It was for remembering. Former co-workers, friends and family gathered Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Read More…

Medina council wins bid, buys Masonic Temple at auction for $258,500

Medina officials won the Masonic Temple, 120 N. Elmwood Ave., at auction Thursday with a bid of $235,000. The bidding started at $45,000 for the historic building. Along with a 10 percent broker’s fee, the total cost is $258,500 — $8,500 more than what the city had offered to buy the building last fall before Read More…

Clerk of courts rejects HR recommendation, fires deputy clerk

David Wadsworth

MEDINA — Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth has fired Deputy Clerk Cynthia Tyree, rejecting the recommendation of lesser discipline from a county human resources official. Tyree said she received a short letter in the mail Wednesday saying her employment was terminated, effective Tuesday. Tyree was put on paid leave two weeks ago for Read More…