February 11, 2016


2012 Medina County Junior Fair Exhibition results (updated)

2012 Medina County Junior Fair Exhibition Results (Results provided by The Ohio State University Extension — Medina County.) Department 1. State Fair winners 2. Showman and Premier exhibitors 3. Dairy 4. Dairy cattle 5. Beef cattle 6. Horses and ponies 7. Sheep 8. Pygmy goats 9. Goats 10. Swine 11. Rabbits 12. Dogs 13. Poultry Read More…

2012 Medina County Fair Open Class Exhibition Results

Department (Winners listed in order of finish, from first place.) 1. Dairy cattle 2. Beef cattle 3. Horses and ponies 4. Sheep 7. Goats 10. Agriculture products 12. Flowers 13. Home culinary, Sunday show 14. Home culinary, Thursday show 15. Home-made wine and beer 16. Home sewing 18. Art 19. Crafts 20. Photography

With Medina County Fair over, now comes the big cleanup

Heavy equipment operator and Medina County Fair Board member Jim Martin dumps a load of manure, straw and sawdust into a large pile Tuesday morning at the county fairgrounds. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — Workers at the Medina County Fairgrounds on Monday and Tuesday know their manure from mustard. About 20 volunteers, paid staff or fair officials helped clear nearly 100 tons of manure from pigs, sheep, horses and cattle from barns to get the fairgrounds back up to par after last week’s fair. Much of the Read More…

Medina County Fair ends on a high note, cleanup begins

Randi Breese, of Lodi, throws a toy for her 6-year-old border collie Crazy Parker during a Dock Dog event Sunday at the Medina County Fair. Crazy Parker jumped 21 feet, 5 inches. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MICHELLE SPREHE)

MEDINA — Steamy weather and some rain showers weren’t enough to stave off county fair-goers. In fact, attendance looks up compared with last year, fair board members said. “I think our attendance was excellent this year, despite the hot weather,” fair board president Chuck Stiver said. “We kind of judge by midway crowds. “Overall, it Read More…

County fair: New guys make their marks at derby

Medina’s Tyler Haury, above left, uses his 1967 Chrysler Imperial to put the finishing touches on Kurt Fry’s 1977 Chrysler New Yorker during the feature of the Old Iron Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fair on Friday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

By Matthew Doyle MEDINA — The thousands of fans who packed the grandstand for Friday night’s Old Iron Demolition Derby witnessed feel-good stories in nearly every heat. From the rising of the ashes to the beginning of a new era, the event proved once again why it has been a top draw for so many Read More…

Lodi girl raises grand-champion market steer

Emily Klotzsche, 15, of Lodi, is pictured with her grand-champion market steer Okeechobee on Friday morning in a barn at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The steer weighs 1,336 pounds. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — Thirteen-hundred pounds is a lot of bull. Just ask 4-H member Emily Klotzsche. The 15-year-old Klotzsche, of Lodi, raised the grand-champion market steer at this year’s Medina County Fair. The steer, named Okeechobee, weighed in at 1,336 pounds. “He’s a pretty big eater,” Klotzsche said. She said Okeechobee consumes 30 pounds of grain Read More…

Alex Feiler solves tricky course at Rough Truck Contest

By Matthew Doyle MEDINA — No certain vehicles had an advantage Thursday in the Rough Truck Contest on the winding dirt track full of ramps and moguls at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The frames of trucks and jeeps were too broad to make clean turns, while the nimble Ford Tempos were too compact to survive Read More…

County fair: 280 riders compete in motocross

Joe Cisar of Seville leaves the grandstand jump as the sun sets Tuesday night during the motocross at the Medina County Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

By Eric Barnes MEDINA — Motocross racing hit the Medina County Fair Tuesday night. The event was the fourth stop of the Competition Riders of America Faircross Series which runs at nine Ohio county fairs from June 23 to Oct. 4. The Medina event is one of the most popular on the circuit, not only Read More…

County fair: Rookie, veteran take to dirt track in motocross

Tyler Stonewall Jackson poses prior to his race at the Medina County Fair. The Medina resident, 25, has been racing motorcycles  for more than 13 years. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

By Eric Barnes MEDINA – Tyler Stonewall Jackson (his real name) knows a thing or two about motocross. The 25-year-old has been riding motorcycles on dirt for as long as he can remember. “I was probably 11 or 12 years old when I started racing,” the Medina resident said prior to Tuesday night’s motocross event Read More…

County fair: Teens build work ethic, learn business by running stand

Sarah Waite, 16, of Medina, delivers the goods at the 4-H milkshake booth at the Medina County Fair on Tuesday. Waite is one of five milkshake booth chairpersons, all 4-H teenagers, who are responsible for managing the booth. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

MEDINA — Maybe milkshake-making means mustering more effort than most might imagine. “I don’t think people realize how much work it is,” said 16-year-old Sarah Waite, of Medina, one of five teenagers tasked with running the milkshake booth at the Medina County Fair this week. The 4-H teens are milkshake booth chairpersons, voted into the Read More…