February 12, 2016


Driver from Lodi seriously injured in crash

HARRISVILLE TWP. — An 86-year-old Lodi woman was seriously injured in a 6 a.m. crash on state Route 83 on Wednesday. Sgt. Cliffton Dowell of the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said Esther Green was traveling south in a 1998 Mercury Mystique when her car went left of center near Kennard Road. The Read More…

Drop off unused prescription drugs on Take-Back Day

Anyone interested in disposing of unused, unwanted and expired medication can do so Saturday at three locations in Medina County during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “Prescription drug abuse is a real consideration in Ohio, our county and across the nation,” said Brian Nowak, executive director of the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission. “This gives Read More…

Five drivers arrested during sobriety check

MEDINA TWP. — A drunken driving checkpoint last weekend netted five arrests. Brunswick Police Lt. Brian Ohlin said 622 cars passed through the checkpoint, held 9 p.m. to midnight Friday on state Route 18, east of River Styx Road. Two of the five arrests were made at the checkpoint. The other three occurred during saturation Read More…

PHOTO: New K-9 police dog joins Brunswick officers

Nico is the newest addition to the Brunswick Police Department. He will be assisting Officer Mark Luciano in drug arrests and search tasks. Brunswick police’s K-9 Blackjack officially retired Monday, and a 1½-year-old replacement has stepped up to take his place. Nico, a 65-pound Belgian Malinois, has been certified by the state to perform patrol and narcotics work. He already is on the job with his handler, Officer Mark Luciano. Nico was born in Holland and was transported to Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania where he and Luciano completed training. Luciano also owns and handles Blackjack, who is 9½ years old. He said he’ll miss working with him. “He’s been a good partner for the last five years,” Luciano said. He said his children were excited to have Blackjack home during the day to play. “He’s going to take on the role of house dog,” Luciano said. In addition to drug searches and seizures, Nico is qualified to help with crowd control, search and apprehension of fleeing suspects, tracking lost people, building searches and recovering evidence from crimes. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Brunswick police log for April 25

Brunswick police Thursday, April 18 6:30 a.m. — Joseph V. Martovitz, 31, Cleveland, served at the Medina County Jail with warrants charging him with failure to appear and failure to comply. 3:30 p.m. — Kerrie A. Shisila, 32, Parma, charged with theft from a business in the 3400 block of Center Road. Friday, April 19 Read More…

Shirley J. Swartz

Swartz, Shirley

Shirley J. Swartz, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was born January 5, 1926 in Medina, to the late Dr. Marion and Yvonne (McNeal) Garver. Shirley graduated from Medina High School May 25, 1943. She formerly worked for Highs Jewelry and Rice’s Dress Shop. Shirley became a member of the United Church of Read More…

Mary E. Plues


Mary E. Plues, 81, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in her home. She was born to Edgar and Rhoda (nee Smith) Robertson in Huntington, WestVirginia. Mary enjoyed playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles, knitting, quilting, and reading her weekly Star Magazine. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Charles Read More…

Gail Bradley

Gail Bradley, 57, of Medina, passed away suddenly. Arrangements are pending. Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Rd., Medina, will be assisting the family at this most difficult time.

Kaidon Andrew Stamper


  Kaidon Andrew Stamper, 9, of Creston, went peacefully to be with the Angels, while in the arms of his mother on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his home. Kaidon was born October 24, 2003 in Akron and loved watching cartoons, being read to, and hearing his grandpas sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. He will Read More…

Virginia Schwager


Virginia Schwager (nee Beeman), 82, entered into rest, surrounded by her family, Monday, April 22, 2013. She was born November 27, 1930 in Cleveland, to John and Helena Pszczolkowski. Virginia was a library aid at Hinckley Elementary and was a member of the Richfield Seniors. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Read More…