February 10, 2016


Man travels to fairs all over Ohio showing prize-winning flock

Dick Matlack, 78, of Mount Gilead, trims a Dorset ram Monday morning at the Medina County Fairgrounds. Matlack has been attending county fairs in Ohio for more than six decades. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — For more than six decades, Dick Matlack has crisscrossed Ohio to show off his prize-winning sheep and lambs at hundreds of county fairs. Now it’s Medina County’s turn for a visit. Matlack, 78, of Mount Gilead in central Ohio, said Monday he attends about a dozen fairs in the Buckeye State each summer. Read More…

167th Medina County Fair has something for everyone

Alexa Mier, 11, of Medina, leads her horse out to the ring to practice riding Sunday before her competitions at the Medina County Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

MEDINA — Nothing’s more traditional than a county fair, and a big part of that tradition is offering something for everyone. Chuck Stiver, fair board president, said people don’t have to come from an agricultural background to appreciate the fair. It’s possible for anyone to get involved in some way through food vendors, crafts and Read More…