October 22, 2014

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PHOTOS: A Cupcake a Day wins 1st place in Medina Scarecrow Contest

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Main Street Medina and Boyert’s Greenhouse announce the winners of the 2014 Medina Scarecrow Contest are: 1. A Cupcake A Day; 2. Medina Kennel Club; 3. Perfectly Charming; 4. The Raspberry & The Rose; 5. Chill artisan ice cream. The winning businesses will receive a gift certificate from contest sponsor Boyert’s Greenhouse. Nearly 40 community Read More…

Medina men indicted for involvement in theft of North Court gun store

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Two Medina men are facing mandatory prison sentences if convicted on charges accusing them of involvement in a theft of guns worth thousands of dollars from a Medina gun shop. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were indicted last week on charges of receiving stolen guns and having weapons illegally, fourth- and third-degree felonies. Read More…

Rescue workers find man, 61, dead in Harrisville Twp. Ecstasy drug lab

A 61-year-old Harrisville Township man was found dead Friday at what drug enforcement officials called one of the largest Ecstasy drug labs in Ohio. Michael E. Sullivan, was found on the floor of the detached garage at 9201 Pawnee Road after Lodi Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a report of a possible drug overdose. Read More…

Prescription drug turn-in program hits 5-ton mark

Medina County has reached a milestone in getting prescription drugs off the streets with five tons of drugs disposed of through the county’s drug collection program that began in October 2011. Medina County Drug Abuse Commission Director Brian Nowak said the county has been collecting prescription and over-the-counter drugs for three years in 12 boxes Read More…

Cleveland hospitals monitoring 13 nurses who flew with Ebola patient

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More than a dozen nurses from the Cleveland Clinic and the MetroHealth System were aboard the Oct. 10 Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland that carried the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after she returned to Dallas on Monday, officials announced Wednesday. “Both health systems have put all of our employees who were Read More…

Crew of volunteers on mission to rehab homes together

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A Rawiga Road woman was the latest beneficiary of a Rebuilding Together project designed to help seniors and those with a financial need stay safely in their homes. Cliff Bellar got Rebuilding Together up and running with a project in Sharon Township in April. On Saturday, the group helped Carol Prochaska, 78, with much-needed repairs Read More…

Officials review bids for operating Medina County recycling center

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Five members of a 10-person bid review team spent Tuesday morning interviewing officials of the two companies interested in operating the Medina County trash recycling center. VEXOR Technology, of Medina, and Envision Waste, the company that now operates the county’s Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township, are two of three companies that submitted bids for Read More…

PHOTO: Medina High School students make boats from junk

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Medina High School biology teachers Laura Frawley and Jessica Niemantsverdriet and Spanish teacher Sharon Schorr put on the Junk Boat Float on Tuesday to raise environmental awareness in students. “There are multiple plastic garbage patches floating in oceans around the globe and in many larger lakes, including Lake Erie,” Frawley said. Students had to submit Read More…

Medina water main fix estimated at almost quarter-million dollars

Medina city workers spent Wednesday morning trying to repair a water main break that resulted from overnight road restoration. South Court Street will be closed for repairs until at least Friday, and possibly into the weekend or next week. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

The repair bill for the major water main break that shut down the 200 block of South Court Street in Medina for three weeks last month will total almost a quarter-million dollars. City Council’s finance committee Tuesday approved paying the eight contractors and vendors with money from the Streets and Storm Water Special Fund. Council Read More…

Swarms of zombies to invade Buckeye Woods for charity run this weekend

James Rathbun, of Medina, prepares to take a runner’s flag during the 2013 “Run for Your Life” 5K at Buckeye Woods Park. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Blare the sirens, board up your doors and keep your families and friends close — the dead will rise at Buckeye Woods Park in Lafayette Township this weekend. Project: LEARN on Saturday afternoon will host its third annual “Run for Your Life” 5K Zombie Run, a Halloween-themed charity run with a twist that raises money Read More…