March 27, 2015


United Way director Seth Kujat to join marketing firm for nonprofits

Seth Kujat

A job offer from a marketing company lured Seth Kujat away from his position heading the United Way of Medina County. Kujat said Friday he will leave as executive director April 17 to become director of strategic services at The Impact Group, based in Hudson in Summit County. It was first learned on Thursday that Read More…

Sixteen people escape 15th major fire so far this year in Medina County

Medina firefighters and state fire marshals investigate at the scene of an apartment blaze at 235 Jackson St. on Friday. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

State fire marshals began working Friday to determine the cause of a fire at an apartment complex in Medina. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter said fire officials got a call at 2:47 a.m. Friday of a fire at 235 Jackson St. “We had a quick knockout on it,” he said. “It probably took us a Read More…

Medina High putting on “Grease” this weekend

The cast of Medina High School’s production of “Grease” poses after a number during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina High School is presenting the musical “Grease” today and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Medina High School student Collin Husbands will play Danny Zuko and Megan Hascher will be Sandy Dumbrowski. The production is directed by Tina Callari. Read More…

Medina County treasurer continues quest to return $7.8M

John Burke

Are you owed money? The easiest way to check and see if you are owed money is by going to the Ohio Department of Commerce’s website at The Medina County treasurer’s office helped return $236,232 to Medina County residents in 2014 and appears to be on the way to another successful year in helping Read More…

Signs of spring are showing in Medina County

Spring has sprung all over the front yard of Barb Pasek's property on Wilbur Road in Granger Township. Her yard is covered in snow crocuses and honey bees already are taking advantage of them. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The calendar may say spring begins today, but an 80 percent chance of snow in the early morning hours and a forecasted low of 35 degrees tonight, it feels more like winter. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature will warm up to 53 degrees Saturday with a chance of rain before dropping to Read More…

Volunteers surprise Medina girl with playhouse

Kyla Reynolds, 8, is embraced by her mother, Molly Reynolds, as she gets a first look at a new playhouse donated by Autism Speaks and College Pro Painters on Thursday afternoon at her Medina home. Behind them, Laurie English, looks on. English works for the STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism, where Kyla attends school. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

An 8-year-old Medina girl got a big surprise Thursday afternoon when about 30 people showed up at her Wadsworth Road home to unload a new outdoor playhouse. Kyla Reynolds, who attends the STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism in Strongsville, received a playhouse painted by college students as part of a service project. “This is Read More…

Fulton family prepares Guilford Twp. farm for maple syrup season

The Fulton family includes fourth- and fifth-generation farmers. The family includes, from left, Heather, Clayton, 3, Andrew, Steve, Beth and Corey Fulton. Heather and Andrew are expecting their second son in April. In the center is a tree on the family-owned Maple Valley Farm in Guilford Township with a tap collecting sap to make maple syrup. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

After the cold winter pushed it back, maple syrup season officially is under way in Ohio. The sap is flowing quickly from the trees in the woods at Maple Valley Farm. This weekend, steam will rise from the farm’s sugarhouse on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township as maple syrup production begins. The farm will Read More…

Olympian helps unveil recovered match torch

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Andrew Davis and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Many communities host a distance running event once a year. But how many can brag that an Olympic Games gold medal winner was once the grand marshal of a festival parade that accompanied the race? Well, Wadsworth can. The city hosted a news conference Thursday to promote Read More…

New 4-H director to focus on leadership and life skills

Morgan Domokos

Korinne Caniglia | Special to The Gazette Morgan Domokos just added 1,300 youths to her family. Domokos recently joined Ohio State University Extension as the new educator of 4-H youth development in Medina County. She replaces Bill Harris, who retired after 35 years with Extension. The position is more than helping 4-H members develop projects, Read More…

Litchfield man, 61, gets 20 years for raping 3 teens

Gary Royer

A 61-year-old Litchfield Township man will spend 20 years in prison for raping three teenage boys last year. Gary Royer, of the 9200 block of Norwalk Road, pleaded no contest last month to seven counts of rape and three counts of gross sexual imposition. The charges were first- and fourth-degree felonies. He faced up to Read More…