April 20, 2014

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Drivers taken to hospital after crash in Guilford Twp.

GUILFORD TWP. — A Medina woman was flown to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash early Thursday at River Styx and Blake roads. Deborah Elson-Roth, of Medina, was traveling east in a 2008 Nissan Rogue on Blake Road when she failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup Read More…

Medina fire forces seniors from homes, 2 dogs die

A firefighter exits the gutted apartment of Janice Pierce, who was at the library Wednesday night when a fire destroyed her home in the Nottingham Court apartments, killing her two dogs. Medina Fire Chief Robert Painter, right, said the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

By Nick Glunt and Loren Genson MEDINA — Residents were spared, but two small dogs died in a fire that gutted an apartment and damaged three others at Nottingham Court senior community Wednesday evening. “Are my dogs gone? Are they gone?” asked Janice Pierce, 58, who came home from the library about 6:30 p.m. to Read More…

Browns: QB Brandon Weeden needs to impress top brass

Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden knows he has to impress in the final seven games of the season. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Brandon Weeden returned from a few days in Oklahoma with a live arm, fresh outlook and seven games left to show new CEO Joe Banner he should be the starting quarterback in 2013 and beyond. “I’m not a moron. I know I’ve got to play better,” Weeden said Wednesday. “And I’ve got to Read More…

High school golf: Medina County dominates all-district

As expected, Medina County players fared well when the Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association announced its all-district teams. Four-time Gazette MVP and Division I state medalist Jessica Porvasnik of Highland was named to the first team alongside teammates Jessica McRae and Chloe McKinzie and Wadsworth’s Alice and Katy Ho. Medina’s Allie Snyder and Highland’s Rachel Read More…

Brunswick Fire Department learns to use new equipment

BRUNSWICK — Firefighters may be able to rescue trapped motorists a little faster with equipment purchased through a federal grant. The new equipment, from Genesis Rescue Systems, includes hydraulic rams, cutters, saws and spreader — all of which can be used to cut apart a car and free a trapped victim. Fire Chief Jim Baird Read More…

Joint economic development district talks spur local interest

Dennis Hanwell

MEDINA — Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell said he’s interested in expanding economic development agreements with the city’s surrounding townships. Medina Township trustee Mike Todd said he’s willing to talk about the idea. Todd made the statement Wednesday at a joint meeting among city officials and the trustees from Montville, Medina, Lafayette and York townships. Todd Read More…

Older veterans irate they were never told about state bonus

MEDINA — Clarence Kinkelaar wants his bonus for serving in the Korean War. “I never heard of this,” said Kinkelaar, 77, of Liverpool Township. “Can I still get my bonus?” The answer is no, according to the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. Veterans have been offered tax-free bonuses by the state since the Civil War, Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for Nov. 15

Brunswick police Sunday, Nov. 4 5 p.m. — 4000 block Miner Drive, a bicycle was reported stolen from a garage. Tuesday, Nov. 6 5:19 p.m. — Joseph C. Goss, 29, of 1965 Gaylann Drive, was charged with falsification and firing a firearm in the city. Police responded to his home after neighbors reported hearing shots Read More…

Crews working to catch up on leaf collection in Brunswick

City Service Director Pat McNamara said his crews still are working to get caught up on leaf collection following early November’s stormy weather. McNamara thanked residents for their patience. The service department is still working to collect and remove trees that were toppled by superstorm Sandy. The cleanup put the crews behind in leaf collection. Read More…

Public meetings slated for Nov. 15

Editor’s note: Fax public meeting notices to (330) 725-4299 or email areanews@medina-gazette.com. TODAY Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board, regular meeting, 5:30 p.m., Human Resources Center, Room A, 246 Northland Drive, Medina. Sharon Township trustees, special meeting to discuss disciplinary action, 4:30 p.m., township administration building, 1322 Sharon Copley Road. Westfield Township Read More…