March 5, 2015

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Medina County librarian Mary Olson receives national award


A local librarian’s effort to assist readers online and in person has earned an award from the American Library Association. Mary Olson, the readers’ advisory librarian for the Medina County District Library, will be recognized with the national association’s 2015 Allie Beth Martin Award for “extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other Read More…

What $8.75M will get you: Granger Twp. home is most expensive listing in Ohio

The back view of the home at 169 Bath Road in Granger Township is shown. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The most expensive home for sale in Ohio appears to be in Medina County. A home on Bath Road in Granger Township is listed for $8.75 million, according to the real estate site The property — listed as a villa by Stouffer Realty — boasts six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a master suite, an indoor Read More…

Ringling Bros. to eliminate elephant acts by 2018 due to concerns about wellbeing


POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. Executives from Feld Entertainment, Ringling’s parent company, said the decision to end the circus’s century-old Read More…

Animal shelters across Ohio seek help catching thieves

The Norwalk Police Department in Huron County released this still of burglars, captured by security cameras at the Huron County Humane Society. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Animal shelter directors are angry about a string of break-ins and thefts that have occurred the past two months at a dozen humane societies and shelters in central, northwest and Northeast Ohio. No animals have been harmed or stolen. Thieves instead are taking money and electronics from shelters in counties such as Medina and Madison. Read More…

Wadsworth students jazzed to play with a renowned band


Three Wadsworth students had “the opportunity of a lifetime” Monday night when they performed onstage with one of the most renowned jazz bands in the country. The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors performed a free show in Wadsworth at the O.J. Work Auditorium. Accompanying them were three Wadsworth band members. “It was just unbelievable to be Read More…

Perfect your palate: Expert shows how to wine and dine for maximum flavor


Bill Krauss knows wine — 3,200 different wines to be exact. That’s how many different wine labels the wine shop manager stocks at Akron’s West Point Market. Wadsworth native Krauss and his team of six wine stewards guide West Point Market shoppers in finding just the right wine for just the right occasion. And that Read More…

Pizzeria looks to bring New York style to Medina’s Public Square as family fare


Family, good vibes and the smell of a fresh-baked, New York-style pizza pie. All of these things are what Jeff Miller is planning to bring to Medina’s Public Square. Miller is renovating the old Whitey’s Army and Navy supply store, at 2 Public Square, and turning it into Courthouse Pizzeria — a pizza-by-the-slice establishment that Read More…

Girls basketball: Jodi Johnson, Aubrey Virgin key in Wadsworth victory


MEDINA — Lexi Civittolo, Jillian Miglich, Ava Illig and Bri Burgos won’t be getting thank you tweets or Christmas cards. Even so, the Cloverleaf girls basketball players gave second-seeded Wadsworth what it needed Monday: A competitive and, more importantly, intense tournament game before the real fun begins. The 19th-seeded Colts threw everything but the kitchen Read More…