April 20, 2014

Mostly clear

Lodi Library will reopen next month

A worker puts finishing touches on renovations to the Lodi Library. The library has been closed since November 2011 and is expected to open May 19. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The Lodi Library will reopen May 19 after being closed 2 1/2 years because of roof beams that were found to be structurally unsound. Library officials closed off a third of the building in November 2011, moving materials into a cramped space that wasn’t covered by the faulty roof. When construction began last year, programs Read More…

Display of pride: Teamwork brings Buckeye together

Andy VanBoxel, owner of Lakota Concrete in York Township, on Friday checks out his handiwork — the logo of Buckeye High’s mascot emblazoned in the school’s new entranceway. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Buckeye High Principal Charles Vrabel had a problem. The concrete entranceway to his school was badly deteriorated and needed to be fixed. “Our entryway has been deteriorating over the years because of all the salt brought on it,” he said. “It was pitted and dirty and needed to be refurbished.” But rather Read More…


Parishioners fill the pews at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Good Friday for the Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion. On Easter Sunday, two of the parish’s Masses will be held at the Medina Performing Arts Center — at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Feral cat program in the works

Kristina Miller, of Brunswick, shows off the 5-year-old Maine Coon cat named “Ferris” she adopted from the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Friday. SPCA workers said the cat was abandoned last week in the parking lot at Buehler’s, in Wadsworth. All adult cats age 1 or older cost $20 to adopt. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — An anonymous animal lover’s donation could help a local agency start to solve the county’s feral cat problem. Stephanie Moore, executive director of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said the donor gave her $500 federal income tax return toward the formation of a trap-neuter-release program to help Read More…

Students learn lessons about their first car

Medina senior Maddy Hartline, 18, checks in with Same Rae, a AAA travel consultant, during a safety check Thursday morning at Medina High School.  (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

More than 150 Medina High School students had their cars inspected by AAA employees Thursday morning as part of a safety initiative sponsored by the automobile association. The number of student vehicles inspected doubled the state record for the event, said Kimberly Schwind, a representative for AAA who helped organize the inspection. “It’s a free Read More…

Arbor Day thrives with essays

Ella Canavan Elementary Principal Brian Condit talks about his winning third-graders, from left, Paris Pasadyn, Clair Kolesar and Sydney Gannon, at the 32nd annual Medina Kiwanis Club Arbor Day luncheon Thursday at Williams on the Lake. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Medina Schools third-graders carried on the city’s Arbor Day tradition Thursday at Williams on the Lake. The 32nd annual Medina Kiwanis Club Arbor Day luncheon brought students from the eight elementary schools in the city to share their Arbor Day school projects with city officials, Kiwanis Club members and community leaders. Mayor Dennis Read More…

PHOTO: County’s youth chess king crowned


Man in fair condition after shot in head at Medina park


Nick Glunt and Loren Genson | The Gazette A 22-year-old Cleveland man was arrested Tuesday night in Brunswick, accused of shooting a man in Medina’s Ray Mellert Park and forcing a woman at gunpoint to drive him out of town. Greg Prince is charged with felonious assault and kidnapping. Medina police said Prince used a Read More…