September 2, 2014

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W. Virgina man, 20, pleads not guilty to August fatal in Lodi

Andrew Lester

MEDINA — A West Virginia man accused of crashing a stolen truck into a motorcyclist in August, fatally injuring the rider, pleaded not guilty Monday. Andrew J. Lester, 20, of Crab Orchard, W.Va., is charged with involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; two counts of failing to stop after an accident, third- and fifth-degree felonies; and Read More…

Medina man pleads not guilty to rape charge

Theodore Higdon

MEDINA — A Medina man pleaded not guilty Monday to raping a young girl last month. Theodore W. Higdon, 50, of 810 Ridgeview Road, is charged with raping the girl, which is a first-degree felony punishable by life in prison because the girl was younger than age 13. Higdon is scheduled for an April 15 Read More…

Police identify two women in Akron attack

David Stoddard

The 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed early Sunday in Akron was pregnant. David A. Stoddard, 24, of Barberton, is accused of killing Anna Karam, of Akron, and critically wounding 19-year-old Jessica Halman, of Norton. Stoddard was arrested Sunday morning in Wadsworth on warrants charging him with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious Read More…

Medina approves parking lot upgrades

Bill Lamb

MEDINA — In its first act of the new year, City Council authorized improvements to several parking lots at a special meeting Monday. City Engineer Patrick Patton said the $60,000 project will pay for lighting, concrete and fencing improvements for three parking lots: two of which are off West Liberty Street and one off South Read More…

Chardon school shooting trial delayed

By Thomas J. Sheeran CHARDON — Because “voluminous” new evidence has emerged, a judge agreed Monday to indefinitely delay the murder trial of an 18-year-old charged in the high school shooting deaths of three students. The nature of the evidence wasn’t disclosed as prosecutors and attorneys for T.J. Lane jointly asked Geauga County Common Pleas Read More…

Medina County Court Log for Jan. 8

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Monday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Matthew Estes, 24, Water Street, Seville, was sentenced to three years in prison on one count of endangering children, a third-degree felony. • Tammy Osborne, 51, Guilford Road, Seville, was sentenced to eight months in prison Read More…

Stephen Matthew

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Stephen Matthew (Matt, “Frosty”) Randolph, 41, formerly of Wadsworth, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. He was born January 6, 1971 in Wadsworth. Matt was a 1989 graduate of Wadsworth High School and a 1994 graduate of Heidleburg University, where he was a two-time All-American wrestler and a member of the Excelsior Men’s Society. He Read More…

Annie C. Haselhurst

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Annie C. Haselhurst (nee Cortes), 84, resident of Medina Village, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Medina Hospital. She was born July 26, 1928 in the Philippines. She was employed as a Civilian Server at Charleston Airforce Base. She was married to William Haselhurst until his death in 1990. Annie enjoyed bowling while she Read More…

Ricky D. Brown

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Ricky D. Brown, 55, of Medina, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Medina Hospital. He was born February 6, 1957, in Indore, West Virginia, to Omer and Edna (nee Williams) Brown. Ricky was employed as an Operator at Owens Corning in Medina. He married Karen Ann (nee Perry) on November 13, 2002, and shared Read More…