April 23, 2014

Medina
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Colts pocket a pair of swimming events

WOOSTER — The Cloverleaf swim teams defeated Tallmadge in a Suburban League action Tuesday. Adam Goodreau, Brice Bechtel and Josh Butt lead the boys to an 86-80 victory. Goodreau won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.01 and the 100 butterfly (57.17). Bechtel took first in the 200 individual medley (2:21.71) and set a school record of Read More…

Brunswick shop looks to address self-defense needs of women

Lisa Cook strikes a pose in Lady Finger Point N Pull in Brunswick. Cook’s store features gun accessories, self-defense items, jewelry and other gifts for female gun enthusiasts. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Lisa Cook doesn’t think guns are just for guys. The 44-year-old mother of four carries a pink .22-caliber Walther semi-automatic pistol on her hip every day and a .38 Ruger pistol in her purse. “I always have at least two guns on me wherever I go,” she said. Cook said she’s been comfortable Read More…

Passenger blames friend for drug bust during trial

Hassan Warsame

MEDINA — The attorney for a Somali immigrant accused of possessing an illegal African plant is attempting to pin responsibility on a friend who also was charged but failed to appear for trial last month. Hassan Warsame, 35, of Portland, Maine, is accused of possessing 4 pounds of the plant, called khat, making it a Read More…

Medina County property tax portion due by Feb. 15

MEDINA — Property owners in Medina County have until Feb. 15 to pay the first half of their 2012 real estate taxes. The bills were mailed just more than a week ago. County Treasurer John Burke said Tuesday his office will be open an extra hour — until 6 p.m. — through Feb. 15 to Read More…

Elyria police say ‘Cleaning Fairy’ is ‘Shoveling Fairy’

Susan Warren

ELYRIA — They say no good deed goes unpunished, and Susan Warren has probably learned that the hard way. The Elyria woman, 53, who has been dubbed “the cleaning fairy,” was picked up around noon Tuesday at a Branston Avenue home after a caller told police a “suspicious woman” was shoveling a neighbor’s driveway. According Read More…

Medina police blotter for Jan. 23

Medina police Friday, Jan. 18 5:56 p.m. — 700 block Miner Drive, Jason R. Mellen, 30, of 447 Springbrook Drive, Apt. 103, charged with aggravated menacing. 6:59 p.m. — 100 block Bradley Court, jewelry reported stolen. Saturday, Jan. 19 10:07 a.m. — 900 block N. Court St., fitness equipment reported stolen. 10:52 a.m. — 900 Read More…

Missing Yorkie isn’t at pound in Summit County

Magie

Marge Brown, 87, of Sheffield braved Tuesday morning’s chill and snow-covered roads to drive to Akron with her husband on the lingering hope that her missing dog might be at the Summit County pound. Brown was devastated to find out that not only was 17 1/2-year-old Megan not at the pound, there wasn’t even a Read More…

Local public meetings slated this week

Editor’s note: Fax public meeting notices to (330) 725-4299 or email areanews@medina-gazette.com. Paid legal notices, which appear in the classified advertising section of the newspaper, should be emailed to legalnotices@medina-gazette.com. TODAY Hinckley Township Board of Zoning Appeals, public hearing, 7:30 p.m., township administration building, 1410 Ridge Road. Seville Village Council, special meeting, 6:25 p.m., village Read More…

Laura Geraldine “Gerry” Ewing Tilley

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Laura Geraldine “Gerry” Ewing Tilley, 94, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at 11 P.M., at her home. Gerry was born June 1, 1918 at Corn Creek, Trimble County, Kentucky. After graduating with honors from Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, she taught school at Milton, Kentucky and worked toward an actuarial degree. She Read More…

Antonio Perriello

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Antonio Perriello, 70, of Hinckley, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born June 28, 1942, to the late Giuseppe and Carmela (nee Borne) Perriello in MontalbanoJonico, Italy. Antonio had a passion for classic cars and music. He was a great handyman around the house and was known for being Read More…