found in Chippewa Lake
As rescuers pulled a body out of Chippewa Lake on Tuesday
afternoon, a crowd of onlookers wondered whether it was Lafayette
Township Trustee Bryon Macron, who disappeared Dec. 16.
"It's unknown who it is," Medina County sheriff's Capt. Kenneth Baca said
during a media briefing. "It's being sent to the coroner's office for a
medical examination and identification.
"Until positive identification is made, we can't comment any
further on that."
Macron's wife, Victoria, who came to Beachside Boulevard
where rescuers were working, threw her arms around sheriff's Capt. David Centner, who
escorted her away.
The body was discovered about a quarter-mile from where Bryon
Macron's SUV was left in a parking lot on Beachside.
A boat transported the body to a waiting ambulance on the
western shore of the lake.
Baca said the body was taken to the Medina County Coroner's
He provided no timetable for when the body might be
Finnan's full story at The Gazette.
mother dies after burns from apartment fire
A Medina mother died more than a week after she was severely
burned in an apartment explosion that also killed her 18-year-old son.
Sheila Drake, 51, was in critical condition after the Feb. 9
explosion and fire at the Medina Village Apartments. Drake died Monday
at MetroHealth in Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's
The explosion and fire killed her bedridden son, Nathan Drake,
and severely burned her husband. The husband remains at MetroHealth in
fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. Read
Evan MacDonald's full story at Cleveland.com.
Hinckley's Tifft rookie racer on NASCAR circuit
Matt Tifft, 20, has been in auto racing
since he was 12. But the product of Hinckley, Ohio admits he is now in a
whole new world. This season will be his first in NASCAR's Xfinity
Series and Daytona Speedway is looming.
It's the next step before the top NASCAR series after parts
of their seasons racing NASCAR Trucks.
Now with Joe Gibbs Racing, Tifft already understands he is in
a really new element.
"The biggest change from trucks to cars, for me, is I feel
more natural in a car than a truck,'' Tifft said. "The Xfinity cars are
interesting because here you have a chance to race against the Cup guys.
It's a unique opportunity. That's like telling a basketball player that
Lebron is going to come down a level and play against you. Read
Elton Alexander's full story at Cleveland.com.
Sandridge Foods plans $16.1 million expansion with local assistance
Medina City Council has approved a grant agreement with
Sandridge Food Corp., which will invest $16.1 million in an expansion
and create 50 new jobs by 2020.
Fifty new full-time jobs is an impressive figure, Medina
County Economic Development director
Bethany Dentler said.
"It does not happen every day," she said. "I'm very pleased
Sandridge chooses to expand in Medina. It has done it three or four
times over the years. It's the city's largest private-sector employer."
As an incentive under the city's Job Creation Grant program,
Sandridge will receive an annual payment for five years based on a
percentage - up to 40 percent - of the company's annual payroll
withholding taxes generated by new employees.
Sandridge estimates payroll for the new positions at $2.3
million. Keeping existing jobs in Medina will maintain Sandridge's
annual payroll Medina of $28.6 million. Under the agreement, Sandridge
will construct a 15,000-square-foot addition at 133 Commerce Drive.
Read the rest of Bob
Finnan's story at The Gazette.
Medina County officials are looking into allegations that the
company planning to build a natural gas pipeline through the county has
not been paying a state-mandated transfer fee on property acquired from
Section 319.54 of the Ohio Revised Code requires entities
receiving property worth more than $1,000 to pay a 1 percent conveyance
fee to the state and up to 3 percent to the county to compensate for
However, some county auditors say Spectra Energy, the company
behind plans to build the 255-mile NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline from
Columbiana County through 12 other counties in Ohio - including Medina
and Lorain - and into Canada, has avoided paying the fees by claiming
that land parcels it acquired via easements in some counties are worth
less than $1,000.
Auditors say they are questioning those valuations and
redoubling efforts to collect the revenue. Summit County Auditor first
discovered the discrepancy in her county last year.
Marina Malinec's full story at The Gazette.
with gas leaks
after Medina apartment fire
The explosion rocked
Matthew Hodar from his sleep.
"I saw the fire downstairs so I ran upstairs to get my two
cats," he said. "I could only get one. When I went back up there my
spare bedroom collapsed."
Hodar lost everything, but escaped unharmed.
The Feb. 9 explosion that destroyed his and several units in
the Medina Village Apartments and killed 18-year-old Jacob Drake remains
State Fire Marshals, fire investigators and workers from
Columbia Gas returned to the complex Wednesday after a resident smelled
natural gas. They have since discovered at least 63 units in the Spring
Brook Road complex had some form of gas leak.
Kaylee Remington's full story at Cleveland.com.
Don't miss the Medina
High School bands concert next Tuesday, February 28 at
7:30 pm at the PAC. It's always an enjoyable event!
Congratulations to Brunswick Blue Devils girls swim team coach Vince Colwell.
Six of his swimmers qualified for the state meet this weekend.
Good luck to
Cassandra and Felicia Pasadyn, Nikki and Erika Eyssen, Bri Costanzo and
The Buckeye girls gymnastics team broke new ground last week, qualifying
for District competition for the first time in the team's 30+ year
history. Congratulations to Coach Kristin Seeley her four individual
Thome, Madisyn Meers, Sammy Theis, Hayleigh Arison and
the entire team! Best of luck!
Enjoy your weekend!
A friend who is willing to tell you the truth about yourself,
even when you don't want to hear it, is a friend one should guard
Aquarius Art Exhibit
13th Aquarius Art Exhibition continues today through Saturday on the third
floor of the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St. during library hours.
Artwork is shown from a dozen mediums. Attendees may vote for the
Peoples' Choice Award to be announced at the end of the show.
Activities include a scavenger hunt for children and adults.
Attendance is free.
Black History Month Program
Medina County American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting
"Our History, Our Stories and Our Community" Thursday, February 23 at 7 pm
at the Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson St., Medina. Sherril Rundle & Sue Bolender
will provide music and
Dr. Brinca Hunter, Cheryl Mason, Cheryl Parzych, Ashley Powell &
Samantha Ponomarenko will contribute stories.
Light refreshments afterwards.
Benefit for Fire Victims
Medina Moose, 136 S. Elmwood Ave., will host a benefit Saturday, February 25 from 6 pm -
midnight for the families of the Feb. 9 fire & explosion
at Medina Village Apartments. Tickets are $20 at the door, $10 for
children ages 10-15 and $5 for those aged 2-9. Children 2 & under
are free. There will be live bands, food & a cash bar.
Auction items & baked goods may be donated for the event. Contact
Theresa Hyder, 330-421-5133 or Nick Veverka,
Breakfast with the Tooth Fairy
County health Department Dental Clinic is having breakfast, photos with
the tooth fairy, games, activities, dental exams, cleanings and fluoride
February 25, at the Health Department Dental Clinic, 4800 Ledgewood Dr., Medina,
from 9 am to noon.
For more information call
Wild Game Dinner
Pub, 6757 Center Rd., Valley City, is featuring a Wild Game Dinner on Monday, February 27th. Doors
open at 6 pm, dinner served at 7. There are five
courses, each served with a selection from Great Lakes Brewery beer.
Cost of the dinner is $60 per person plus tax & gratuity. RSVP
strongly recommended. INFO
Sister to Sister
18th annual Sister-to Sister Girls' Summit Conference takes place on Sunday, March 12,
from noon to 4:30
pm, at the Medina Hospital, entrance A, parking lot B, 1000 E. Washington St, Medina.
There is no fee involved, but registration is required by February 27. For
more information contact Cindy McQuown at 330-722-4166.
Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street
Medina County presents Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street, an evening of
art and jazz. Please join Feeding Medina County for an evening filled
with the culture of the French Quarter. The event takes place on Saturday, April 1,
at the Galaxy Banquet Center,
201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth. The show goes from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Dinner and live auctions follow the show. Tickets are $60 per person.
For more information, call
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP by
Thursday, February 23
from 6-8 pm
at Town & Country Medina Retail, 6701 Wooster Pike, Medina.
Bring all your questions as Jim Aylsworth will make a presentation.
Thursday, February 23 and Friday February 24
Giving Doll is having a sale of extra fabric, sewing notions and tea
cups and teapots at its offices at
229 College St., Wadsworth. February 23, 9 am to 2 pm and
February 24, 9 am to noon.
Thursday, February 23
Wadsworth Library is
having a resume and cover letter writing class at the Wadsworth Library,
132 Broad Street.,
Wadsworth, in meeting room A, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Friday, February 24
dinner organized by Lodi Post 523 American Legion. Dinner is 5 to 7:30 pm at 120 Bank St., Lodi.
Saturday, February 25
The John Smart House Museum is now back! There will be a docent training
session at 10 am
in the museum, 206 N.
Elmwood, Medina. Don't worry about knowing all the
history, their docents provide a warm greeting and help guide visitors.
Saturday, February 25
St. Emilian Byzantine Catholic Church, 1231 Substation Rd., Brunswick,
ethnic food sale 9 am - 1 pm. Pirohi, paprikash, haluski, stuffed
cabbage, delicious rolls, nut, poppyseed & apricot.
Sunday, February 26
Lafayette Twp Fire Dept All You Can Eat pancake breakfast 8:30 am - 1 pm at
Fire Station #2, 5834 Heather Hedge Dr., Chippewa Lake. $10 for
adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for aged 3-8 & vets with ID, kids 2 & under
Tuesday, February 28
Brunswick High School Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7 pm, Performing Arts
Center, 3581 Center Road. The concert will feature
guest artist Nathaniel Boyer, a Brunswick alumnus from the class of
Wednesday, March 1
Small business seminar on human resources, hosted by Main Street Medina.
Free to members, $10 to potential members. 8:30-9:30 am at Medina
City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave. Joan Pritchett of
Cupcake A Day presents on hiring/firing, job descriptions, interview
Saturday & Sunday,
Medina County Home & Garden Show, Medina County Community Center, 735
Lafayette Rd., Medina. 10 am - 6 pm. Over 130 exhibitors.
Admission $5, $4 seniors 60+. Children 12 & under free.
Saturday, March 4
The Medina County Library presents Arts in Action from 11 am to 3 pm at
the main library,
210 S. Broadway St., Medina. There will be dozens
of local artists with demonstrations, displays and hands on activities.
Sunday, March 5
The Medina County
Historical Society will have an open house 1-4 pm at the John Smart
House, 206 N. Elmwood St., Medina. Visitors are invited to see the
newly remodeled basement and new displays.
Sunday, May 7
Spring is just around
the corner, the perfect time for kids to get out and enjoy it. This year
the OSU Master Gardener Volunteers Annual Spring Kids' Work Workshop
will have kids stepping into the garden. The even goes from 2 pm to 4 pm at the
Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Cost
is $5 and registration is required. The deadline is April 27 or until
class is full.
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Sully's Irish Pub
Fri., Feb 24
- Smug Saints - 9 pm
Sat., Feb 25
- The New Barleycorn - 8:30 pm
Fri., Feb 24 -
Kentucky Thunder - 9:30 pm
Sat., Feb 25
- Craig Morgan - 9:30 pm
Wed., March 1
- Wednesday Night Line Dancing - 7 pm
JoJo's Sports Bar and
Fri., Feb 24 -
Karaoke - 9:30 pm
Sat., Feb 25
- Karaoke - 9:30 pm
Fri., Feb 24- DJ /
Dance Night, hosted by the Mixtress Lyndsay - 9 pm
Fri., Feb 17
- Parrots of the Caribbean - 7:30 pm
Feb 25 - The Rhino Project - 7:30 pm
Wed., March 1
- Open Mic - 6:30 pm
Fri., Feb 24 -
Long Tall Deb and Colin John - 9 pm
on the Above Link for more opportunities
Highland Schools Substitute bus drivers needed -
Must have CDL with school bus endorsements, but will provide
step-by-step training to complete the licensing process. $16.50
per hour. Contact Debbie Parker, 330-239-1901, ext. 1235 or email email@example.com
Inn at Coalridge, Wadsworth - Hiring all shifts,
- PT clerk for 6-10 flexible hours per week. INFO
driver/party attendant - PT. Must be able to work
weekends and must enjoy being around children. INFO
SHC The Arc of Medina County
Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Medina City School District Openings
Brunswick City School District Openings
Wadsworth City School District Job Openings
Educational Service Center of Medina County Job Openings