February 9, 2016


Somali man jailed for illegal plant

Hassan Warsame

MEDINA — A Somali immigrant was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday for possessing an illegal stimulant contained in a plant native to his home country. Hassan Warsame, 36, of Portland, Maine, originally was charged with a first-degree felony for possessing more than four pounds of the plant. After a three-day trial, a common Read More…

New fire chief Carl Rommel taking over in Wadsworth

Carl Rommel

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Fire Department will have a new chief for the first time in 10 years. Capt. Carl Rommel will take over Monday for Ralph Copley, who announced his retirement in December 2012, said Matt Hiscock, public safety director for the city. Rommel, 50, has served as a firefighter, paramedic, fire inspector, EMS Read More…

Wadsworth police blotter for March 15

Wadsworth police Thursday, March 7 11:31 a.m. — 141 Stratford Ave., an officer met with a landlord of an apartment building about a missing hot water heater and refrigerator. The estimated loss is $1,233. The matter is under investigation. 11:39 a.m. — 138 Akron Road, a manager at Gionino’s Pizza reported a counterfeit bill was Read More…

Suspected serial killer prompts Elyria case reviews

Samuel Little aka Samuel McDowell

ELYRIA — Suspected serial killer Samuel Little left telltale evidence when he allegedly slew his victims and that’s what Elyria police are looking for as they re-examine old cases to see whether Little may have killed here. Samuel Little aka Samuel McDowell “Cases that we look for have to have a certain criteria in terms Read More…

Frank (Bud) Kovacic


Frank (Bud) Kovacic passed away February 17, 2013. He was born September 25, 1932 in Cleveland. Bud was a long time resident of Medina, where he was part owner of K&M Construction. He was proud of his service in the U.S. Navy Seabees. Bud was a wonderful man. He will be missed by his loving Read More…

Anna Mae Neptune Leist


Anna Mae Neptune Leist, 91, formerly of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, where she had resided the past three years. She was born November 18, 1921 in Spencer, to Marvin and Treva (Hull) Ingraham. She graduated from Spencer High School and Akron School of Cosmetology. She later graduated Read More…