February 14, 2016

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Cleveland man arrested after hiding in freezer


MEDINA — A Cleveland man is in the Medina County Jail after hiding from police in a running chest freezer. Medina Police Sgt. Bob Starcher said the approximately 3-cubic-foot freezer was plugged in and working when they allegedly found Dirk Dowdley, 22, inside while reportedly trying to elude police at Union Square Apartments, 308 W. Read More…

Erhart Fire Department gets grant for new gear

YORK TWP. —The Erhart Fire Department will be receiving a federal grant to buy new turnout gear for its firefighters. The approximately $60,000 grant will buy 24 sets of gear. “So basically all the active firefighters will receive new gear,” Fire Chief Ken Barrett said Thursday. Erhart is a volunteer fire department and serves York Read More…

Wadsworth Crime Waves for Dec. 31, 2010

Wadsworth police Friday, Dec. 17 2:21 p.m. — 100 block Watrusa Ave., a dryer was stolen from a residence. Monday, Dec. 20 7:12 p.m. — 500 block Seville Road, a 28-year-old Wadsworth woman was reported missing. Her family members were instructed to contact the police station if they hear from her. Tuesday, Dec. 21 12:50 Read More…

Obituaries for December 31, 2010

George Joseph Shiban John I. Ascherl Read the full obituaries on The Medina-Gazette E-edition at: http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/GazettEdition/

Duo is center of attention for Bees’ basketball

MEDINA — Mason Schreck, John Hudak and Kenny Kaminski made sure that Medina’s boys basketball team ended 2010 on a high note. The talented big men combined for 30 points and 26 rebounds Thursday, leading the undefeated Bees to a 65-38 non-league victory over Ashland. Schreck, a 6-foot-5 power forward, had six points and a Read More…

Beaming over safety building

While on a tractor-trailer Tuesday, Lance Wiley, of Norton-based Freedom Iron, secures an iron structural beam on the grounds for Montville Township’s new safety services building. Construction of the 14,000-square-foot building is under way, with crews expected to complete the $3 million building by September. Township trustee Jeff Brandon said that “the footers are in and the walls are up,” and it’s the township’s goal to get a roof over the structure so crews can work on the interior during the winter. When finished, the building will include several docks for fire trucks and an area for the Life Support Team, as well as a kitchen and sleeping area for team staff. “I think the project is going very smoothly. We didn’t run into any unanticipated problems, so hopefully it will be smooth sailing from this point,” Brandon said. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Wintertime at Wolf Creek

From left: Jessica Reese, 9, of Medina; Emily Winnicki, 8, of Lafayette Township; Anna Winnicki, 12, of Lafayette Township; and Medina County Park District naturalist Claire Bailey look for turkey tracks Wednesday morning on the grounds of Wolf Creek Environmental Center. The center hosted “Wintertime at Wolf Creek” on various days this week for children ages 7 to 12. Eight kids Wednesday morning searched for tracks of turkeys, raccoons, deer, squirrels and rabbits during the two-hour event. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

10 — Fatal accidents prompt closing of intersection

Harris Road at U.S. Route 224 was closed on Nov. 1, a decision made after an 80-year-old woman was the fifth person to die at the intersection in the past three years. Lodi resident Viola Ridgeway was killed Sept. 15 by a car traveling east on Route 224 as a southbound vehicle on Harris Road Read More…

9 — Chemical spill heightens controversy

A 75-year-old LaGrange man died in July after the tanker truck he was driving went off the road in Sharon Township, causing anhydrous ammonia to leak into the air. Twenty homes were evacuated while the leak was contained, and no one required medical attention as a result of the chemicals. The accident sparked controversy already Read More…

7 — Leadership changes in Brunswick

Brunswick’s leadership has experienced turnover this year with the departure of former city manager Bob Zienkowski and the ousting of Ward 4 Councilman Anthony Capretta. The city has been searching for a new city manager since Zienkowski left in May for a position in Radnor, Pa. In the midst of its third round of interviewing Read More…