October 31, 2014

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Bernard “Bernie” H. Smith, Sr.

Bernard “Bernie” H. Smith, Sr., 85, of Medina county since 1957, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013. He was born January 16, 1928 in Cleveland, to the late Hubert and Helen (Bullock) Smith. Bernie retired after 34 years of service from NASA Glenn Research where he was a fabricator. He graduated from Brooklyn High School Read More…

Carlen Walter

Carlen Walter, 79, of Brunswick, formerly of Warren, Michigan, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 8, 2013. Carlen is leaving three daughters, Ruth Michael of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Carol Gagliardi of Troy, Michigan and Rose (Warren ) Jacks of Brunswick; leaving memories with six grandchildren and six great Read More…

Harold R. “Cornbread” Milam

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Harold R. “Cornbread” Milam, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Harold was born October 2, 1931, in Montcoal, West Virginia to the late Cal and Qunnie (Petry) Milam. He was a teamster truck driver for Schwebel’s and retired after 26 years of service. Harold loved spending time with Read More…

Steve M. Piskach

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Steve M. Piskach, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013. He was born November 1, 1931 in Cleveland, to the late Thomas and Gloria (Longrich) Piskach. Steve was retired fire fighter for the City of Cleveland and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Steve loved all sports he was a collegiate athlete he Read More…

Clarence M. Steele

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Clarence M. Steele, 78, of Medina, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013. He was born October 30, 1934 in Lodi, to the late Charles and Dolores (Seward) Steele. Clarence formerly was the circulation manager at the Medina Gazette, he also was a manager at Stop-N-Go and later worked at Buehler’s. He was a member of Read More…

Defendant in capital murder trial questions judge

MEDINA — The prosecutor and defense attorneys in Steven Cepec’s capital murder trial can’t talk to reporters about a possible plea bargain. The judge ordered them not to. But that doesn’t mean Cepec couldn’t talk to the judge. “Judge, if I pleaded guilty to murder, would you be the one sentencing me?” Cepec asked county Read More…

School speaker rebuffed in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Five students showed up at a talk Wednesday to learn how to recognize signs of emotional, physical and sexual abuse in teen dating. There might have been more in the audience but for a communications mix-up at Wadsworth Schools. “I called and the woman on the line wouldn’t let me through to a Read More…

Local attorney guilty of workers’ comp fraud

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A local attorney has pleaded guilty to fraud and could face further action from the state’s disciplinary counsel. Natalie F. Grubb, 54, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 in Franklin County Municipal Court and has paid nearly $15,000 in restitution. According to a news release from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Grubb employed a woman while Read More…

Man takes plea deal for crash

MEDINA — A Lafayette Township man was convicted of attempted abduction and aggravated vehicular assault after pleading no contest Friday to holding a woman against her will and causing a van she was in to crash into a telephone pole. Shane P. Probert, 25, of 6339 Ryan Road, will be sentenced before county Common Pleas Read More…

Woman convicted in death of dog

AKRON — A Medina County woman was convicted Friday of posing as a veterinarian and causing the death of an Akron man’s service dog. Brandi A. Tomko, 36, of Sharon Township, was found guilty by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher after a three-day trial. Tomko, who waived her right to a jury trial, Read More…