September 1, 2014

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Pink Floyd tribute band closes out Rally in the Alley season

Mark Brennan, lead guitarist of Wish You Were Here, a Cleveland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, and Jon Darling, drums, perform at the final Rally in the Alley of the season Sunday night behind Main Street Cafe on Medina’s Public Square. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Rylee Deluna hasn’t missed the annual Rally in the Alley show featuring the Cleveland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, Wish You Were Here, in nine years. That’s her entire life. Rylee is 9. Since she was a baby, Rylee’s been rallying in the parking lot behind Main Street Cafe, 17 Public Square, on her favorite daddy-daughter Read More…

Hikers to be rewarded for walking park trails

Rain soaks the path at the Abbeyville Road entrance to the Lester Rail Trail on Sunday in York Township. The trail is one of 20 in the Medina County Park District’s Trekking Through Autumn self-guided hiking program, which begins today. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Park District again is offering awards to hikers who cover at least eight of 20 designated trails. Trekking Through Autumn is a self-guided hiking program, which began in 2007 and is aimed at showcasing the beauty of fall in Medina County’s parks. The program begins today. To win an award, participants must Read More…

Library outreach coordinator Ann Plazek recognized

Medina Library Outreach Coordinator Ann Plazek has been awarded the Outreach Service Award from the Ohio Library Council. The award will be presented at a luncheon in October honoring top-performing libraries and staff throughout the state. Plazek said her outreach services staff, including eight employees and several volunteers, helped earn the award. “This is not Read More…

Heroin epidemic hitting Medina County families

Mead Wilkins, director of Job and Family Services of Medina County, updated county commissioners Tuesday on how the rise of heroin use in the county is effecting young children and families. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

Heroin use across Medina County continues to rise among families with young children. In his monthly report to the county commissioners, Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said 70 percent of the families served through child welfare have a dependence on heroin or a prescription drug such as OxyContin. “That was not true two Read More…

Week 1 Medina County high school football scores

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It’s finally high school football season. Week 1 kicks off tonight, and we’ve got you covered for Medina County scores.  If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have a score update that we haven’t Read More…

Browns offense finally clicks, does some good things in 33-13 win over Bears

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CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer and the starting offense got the touchdown drive they needed heading into the season. Johnny Manziel was a mixed bag of magic and misses — exactly what the sparse crowd came to see. Mike Pettine got his first win as a head coach since 2001, when he was stalking the sidelines Read More…

Medina Hospital celebrates its 70th anniversary

Medina Hospital employees and local leaders gather Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Medina Hospital and the fifth anniversary of Cleveland Clinic’s ownership of the facility. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Staff and officials came together on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Medina Hospital. For hospital President Dr. Thomas Tulisiak, managing the growth of the hospital is important to him personally: His four children were born at Medina Hospital. Tulisiak joined the staff of the hospital in 1983, and took over as president Read More…

Wadsworth residents have a bicentennial ball

Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh, of Wadsworth, throws the first pitch to pitcher Kyle Crockett before the Cleveland Indians’ game Sunday. Rasor-Greenhalgh was one of 178 Wadsworth residents who went to the game to celebrate Wadsworth’s bicentennial. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Wadsworth resident Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh had a surprise birthday present Sunday. She got to throw the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians game. “I’m an Indians’ fan,” she said. “It was a lot of fun going out there to throw the pitch. And it just so happened, it was my birthday, too.” Rasor-Greenhalgh was at the Read More…

Grants provide $600K to beautify Medina Public Square, Foundry Street

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Medina has received $600,000 in grants from the state’s Office of Community Development to rebuild Foundry Street and provide a facelift for businesses on Public Square. A $300,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant will provide about 50 percent of the funds to upgrade Foundry Street from Bronson Street to the entrance of Ray Mellert Park within the Read More…

Retired firefighter barely escaped death in 9/11 terrorist attacks

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Firefighter Rich Murray narrowly escaped being among the more than 400 New York firefighters and police officers who died on Sept. 11, 2001, responding to the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. “As we walked toward a pile of debris, the North Tower came down on us,” firefighter Rich Murray, of Engine 209, Ladder 118, Read More…