July 29, 2015

Mostly sunny

Police: Couple cooks meth, throws evidence from vehicle while followed

Haberny, John

A Medina couple was arrested last week, accused of throwing a small, portable meth cooker from their vehicle while an undercover drug agent followed. Medina County Drug Task Force agents reported they had been following 36-year-old John Haberny and 33-year-old Sherry Hatch on suspicion they had been purchasing excessive amounts of pseudoephedrine — a chemical Read More…

Sheriff: NEXUS did not send ‘threatening’ letter, investigation ongoing

Tom Miller

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threatening letter that was sent to one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline. Donald Borling, who was sued by NEXUS earlier this month for access to his York Township property, got a letter in the mail Friday with a return Read More…

Children splash around at park to cool down in 80s heat (PHOTOS)

Medina children play at the splash pad at Ray Mellert Park on Huntington Street Monday. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Children cooled off Monday afternoon at the splash pad at Ray Mellert Park on Huntington Street in Medina. The temperature was in the high 80s Monday and over the weekend but is expected to drop to the high 70s today.  

Notice to subscribers: No Gazette delivery Tuesday

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Readers, The Gazette will not be delivered to homes today due to press breakdowns that slowed the printing process. A double delivery of today’s and tomorrow’s issues is scheduled for tomorrow. To make up for any inconvenience, The Gazette’s e-Edition is free today. To view the e-Edition, click here and then select “Click to View” Read More…

FirstMerit thief sentenced to jail, must pay $82,505 in restitution

Sharon Zahradnick

A 41-year-old Doylestown woman was ordered Monday to repay $82,505 that she admitted to stealing from 44 customers of FirstMerit Bank while she worked there. In addition to restitution, Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier ordered Sharon Zahradnick to spend three months in the county jail and to serve five years of probation. Read More…

Experts back new meningitis vaccination law

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A new law will require parents to have their children immunized against meningitis before the start of the 2016-17 school year. The law was signed by Gov. John Kasich on Thursday and will apply to students at public and non-public schools that are subject to state standards. Dr. Camille Sabella, an expert in pediatric infectious Read More…

Gov. Kasich to jump into GOP presidential race today

John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich will announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president today at Ohio State University in Columbus. Kasich then will leave to campaign in the early primary state of New Hampshire. Kasich, who was elected to a second term as governor in 2014, will speak at his alma mater in Read More…

Medina County Park District celebrates 50 years of growth

Stan and Esther Allard donated their family farm to the Medina County Park District in December 1992. It’s now known as Allardale Park, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

About 100 people, including local and state government officials, celebrated Medina County’s parks Saturday during a banquet at the Buffalo Creek Retreat in Guilford Township. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Medina County Park District. State Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, state Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, and Medina County Probate/Juvenile Judge Kevin Dunn Read More…

Bee, honey lovers swarm Medina Library

Tessa Webb hands out Oak Ridge honey and jam samples during the 2015 Bee Festival on Saturday at the Medina Library. Inset above is part of a poster promoting the festival. (NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

The 2015 Bee Festival at the Medina Library was abuzz with activity Saturday. The event, sponsored by Medina County Beekeepers Association, Friends of Medina County District Library and Honey Hut Ice Cream, drew crowds of people who made bee-themed crafts, tasted different locally produced honeys and ice cream, and browsed booths offering bee-themed products for Read More…

RePlay volunteers seek joy for kids with special needs

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The calendar says it is July and while toys are more associated with Christmastime, a Medina-based volunteer-run nonprofit is adapting toys for children with special needs in Northeast Ohio year-round. RePlay for Kids provides toys to nonprofit organizations in surrounding counties that serve children with disabilities by providing medical, educational or recreational resources. The organization Read More…