March 6, 2015

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Medina Gazette welcomes new managing editor

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The Gazette announced Monday the appointment of Lawrence A. Pantages as managing editor. Pantages, 59, succeeds David Knox, who plans to pursue projects as an independent journalist. Knox served as managing editor at The Gazette since 2012. “I turned 66 this month and there are some issues I want to explore,” Knox said. “I’ll always Read More…

Mom responds after Cleveland filing blames boy for his death, mayor apologizes

This undated photo provided by the family's attorney shows Tamir Rice. Rice, 12, was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. (AP Photo)

CLEVELAND — The mother of a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by Cleveland police will discuss the city’s response to the family’s federal lawsuit. Tamir Rice’s mother and her attorneys planned a news conference Tuesday. It comes a day after Mayor Frank Jackson apologized for wording in a court Read More…

Park events for the month of March 2015

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On March 21, the Medina County Park District is offering wagon tours of Maple Valley Farm, a sugar woods owned and operated by five generations of the Fulton family. Participants can view the entire syrup-making process from gathering the sap to boiling and bottling in the sugar house. Tours will begin and end at Buffalo Read More…

Winter refuses to leave Northeast Ohio, high of 41 expected this week


The calendar on Sunday said March arrived, but February didn’t leave without setting another record low Saturday. The National Weather Service at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport reported minus 9 degrees at 7:33 a.m., breaking the record of zero degrees set in 1884. Snowfall totaled 4.4 inches Sunday, raising the total for the season to 64.7 Read More…

Zoning tweaks in works for Mapleside Farms’ wedding venue

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Plans to construct a barn to host wedding receptions and ceremonial events at Mapleside Farms are moving ahead after Brunswick City Council approved a few items related to the zoning of the new building last week. Council members approved a motion that explains how the new facility would fit into the current zoning code. The Read More…

Scouts, community raise funds for York Twp. farming family


Boy Scouts, farmers and other community members from Buckeye Schools turned out at a series of events over the weekend to raise money for the family of York Township farmer William Bihn, who was killed in a car accident in Lorain County on Feb. 20. During basketball games on Friday night, families sold baked goods Read More…

Underground Railroad: Quilters sewed clues into patchwork


Quilters played an important role in the history and success of the Underground Railroad by using their quilts to signal a welcome, danger or path. When escaped slaves began to make their way north to Canada and a search for freedom, many traveled along the Underground Railroad — a series of trails and safe houses Read More…

Medina sheriff issue Level One advisory for blowing, drifting snow

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Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller has declared a Level One snow emergency in Medina County. A Level One emergency advises motorists to be cautions because roadways may be icy because of blowing and drifting snow. The cities of Brunswick and Wadsworth and Brunswick Hill Township have issued a parking ban on streets to allow plows Read More…

Medina Ice Festival sculptures standing strong two weeks later

Many of the ice sculptures from Medina’s 21st annual Ice Festival are still looking good on Friday, two weeks after the event thanks to the bitter cold. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

This week’s bitter cold may be bad for people, but it’s good for the ice sculptures that surround Medina’s Public Square. The sculptures were created during the Medina Ice Festival, Feb. 13-16 and most are holding up well weeks later. Usually the sculptures melt away within days. Some uptown businesses have seen slightly increased customer Read More…

Attorney for convicted mother: ‘Verdict is indictment against parents’

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A Medina County jury found a 27-year-old Medina woman responsible for her toddler-age son falling into a fit of seizures last March after he ingested one of her prescription pills. Melanie Trivett, of Springbrook Drive, was convicted Thursday of child endangering, a third-degree felony. The jury acquitted her of felonious assault, a second-degree felony charging Read More…