July 29, 2014

Medina
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Love Does Not Have to be Blind: Part I

Kelly was 22 when she was first brought to our office by her parents as they were quite concerned about her safety. She had just broken up with her boyfriend having found that he went out on a date with one of her best friends. Kelly had apparently been crying everyday; had become socially isolated Read More…

Atheist billboard removed from church property in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A billboard supporting atheism has been taken down from property owned by an Ohio church after the pastor complained. The ad put up in Columbus by the Freedom From Religion Foundation featured the beaming face of a local nonbeliever and the man’s message: “I can be good without God.” The sign upset Rev. Read More…

Sweeping state budget bill faces vote in Ohio House

COLUMBUS — A sweeping state budget faces a vote in the Ohio House, the bill’s final stop on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk. The $56 billion, two-year spending blueprint privatizes prisons and the Ohio Turnpike, repeals the estate tax, bans most abortions in public hospitals and overhauls Medicaid. State senators voted Tuesday to Read More…

Multi-state Mega Millions jackpot rises to $105 million

CLEVELAND — The Mega Millions jackpot is climbing back above the $100 million mark. The Ohio Lottery said no player matched all the winning numbers to take the $88 million grand prize up for grabs Tuesday night in the multistate lottery game. So, the jackpot has rolled over to $105 million for the next drawing, Read More…

Track & field: Natalie Zidd, Anthony Young have shot at World Team

Natalie Zidd

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Temperatures in the upper 90s and a headwind that reached over 20 mph proved to have no effect on Anthony Young and Natalie Zidd. The Medina County tandem both advanced in their respective events Tuesday afternoon at the World Youth Track and Field Trials and will compete for a chance to Read More…

Junior golf: Medina County sweeps aside competition

LaGRANGE — It was a clean sweep by Medina County girls in the 10th event on the Southwest Junior Golf Tour, held at Grey Hawk Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. Lauren McKinzie, Rachel Horvath and Madison Butler swept the three female age groups to highlight a strong day for area participants in the local junior league Read More…

Brunswick picks Timothy Gailey as next city councilman

Timothy Gailey

BRUNSWICK — City Council’s newest at-large member is Clearwater Drive resident Timothy Gailey. Gailey was sworn in Tuesday night by Council Clerk Barb Ortiz after eight candidates were interviewed. Nine had applied for the position, but one, Dennis Toth, dropped out earlier in the day. A 22-year resident of Brunswick, Gailey said he thinks his Read More…

I-71 traffic stop nets a $45,000 marijuana bust

Rachel Cuevas

WESTFIELD TWP. — Two women arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly transporting 20 pounds of marijuana worth more than $45,000 on Interstate 71, remained in the Medina County Jail on Tuesday, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. At 1:21 p.m. Monday, a trooper stopped a 2011 Ford Fusion driven by Rachel Cuevas, 38, of Glendale, Ariz., Read More…

Cleveland man charged with killing 11 women testifies in court

Anthony Sowell smiles during court proceedings Tuesday in a Cuyahoga County courtroom. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — An ex-girlfriend of a man charged with killing 11 women and hiding their remains in and around his home testified Tuesday that he grew violent when he smoked crack and that he often had bloody injuries on his face and neck. Lori Frazier, who dated Anthony Sowell several years ago, told the court Read More…

Complaint leads to dog attacking a Brunswick cop

BRUNSWICK — A police officer reportedly was attacked by a dog early Tuesday while responding to a noise complaint. Two officers arrived at a house in the 1500 block of Eastwood Drive around 12:30 a.m. and saw eight to 10 juveniles on the back deck, according to a police report. One of the officers asked Read More…