July 1, 2015

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Seville couple on same-sex marriage ruling: ‘Not just about getting a marriage license’

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Before Katie Delano and Kaitlyn Stoianoff were a couple, they were mistaken for one. “We were out with a mutual friend, who was dating Kaitlyn at the time, and someone told us we made a cute couple,” Delano said. “It was incredibly awkward, but they must have been a fortune teller.” A year later, the Read More…

Medina County Parks District marks 50 years: ‘From absolutely nothing to what we have today’

John and Virginia Jeandrevin, left, stand with Jeff D’Annolfo, Nate Bowman and Judge Judy Cross at the dedication of Medina County’s first playground designed for children with disabilities, in October 2014, at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

On April 19, 1965, Medina County Probate Court Judge W.W. Garver ordered the creation of the Medina County Parks District after a group of concerned citizens submitted a petition. The first donation to the park district was a mere 33 acres — but in the last 50 years, more than 5,967 acres have been added. Read More…

Heartland Community Church prepares to expand with new building

Heartland Community Church Pastor Dave Ambrose leads church members in prayer at the site of a new $2 million worship center during a groundbreaking ceremony at the church. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Fewer than five years after erecting a church on 40 acres of land off Weymouth Road, the members of Heartland Community Church are rebuilding again. At a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, church members, led by Pastor Dave Ambrose, celebrated a new $2 million worship center that will hold about 800 people, more than double the capacity Read More…

Cities, villages, townships to host Independence Day activities

Fireworks explode over the campus of Medina High School on July 3, 2014. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Cities, townships and villages in Medina County announced the following schedule of events for the July 3-4 weekend: Friday, July 3 City of Medina Fireworks will be set off at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, at dusk. City of Wadsworth Fireworks will be set off at dusk in downtown Wadsworth. Saturday, July Read More…

Local couple rejoices after Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

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Nearly two years after saying “I do” in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Sheryl Mann’s marriage to her wife, Dr. Karen Higginbottom, will be recognized in her own state. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling a 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that upheld the rights of same-sex couples across the country to get Read More…

No tornadoes in Wadsworth: Suspicious clouds were ‘cold air funnel’

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A funnel cloud that appeared over Wadsworth on Thursday evening prompted the city’s police department to set off tornado warnings, but the National Weather Service said there was no storm and nothing to worry about. “We had several calls reporting a funnel cloud down by Medina Line Road,” said Wadsworth Police Sgt. Melissa Blubaugh. “We Read More…