October 25, 2014

Medina
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Judy I. Finding

FindingJudy

Judy I. Finding, 70, of North Olmsted, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was born May 30, 1942, to Harry and Margaret (nee Stepp) Weger in Copley. Judy was a fabulous cook and avid reader. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, but most of all, she loved spending time with her beloved Read More…

Medina chiropractor gets prison for fraud

AKRON — A Medina chiropractor was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison after being convicted of defrauding insurance companies and Medicare of more than $1.8 million. Dr. John N. Heary, 38, of Westfield Township, pleaded guilty to seven counts of health-care fraud in October as part of a plea bargain. In exchange for his Read More…

No charges, but a scolding for Medina police chief

MEDINA — Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci will not face charges or disciplinary action after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, Mayor Dennis Hanwell said Friday. While not disciplining the chief, Hanwell used forceful language in a “counseling/training” letter he wrote to Berarducci. “Accidentally shooting yourself obviously reflects very poorly on you, the department, and Read More…

Teacher-turned-writer talks to Medina students about his craft

Jordan Sonnenblick, author of "Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie," conducts a writing workshop for Power of the Pen students on Friday morning at Claggett Middle School in Medina (LOREN GENSON / THE GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Author Jordan Sonnenblick offered more than just literary insight when he visited with Medina students on Friday. Sonnenblick told students he struggled when he was in junior high — he was miserable about his glasses and asthma. He also felt hyperactive and misunderstood. “I wish someone could have said to me, ‘Don’t worry, Read More…

Judge: Are you a ‘crazy bomber guy’?

Peter Ferrante, right, sits with his attorney during his change of plea hearing Friday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A Brunswick man pleaded guilty Friday to making homemade firecrackers in his garage. Peter J. Ferrante, 33, of 1490 W. 130th St., was convicted of attempting to illegally manufacture explosives, a third-degree felony, and unlawfully possessing dangerous ordnance, a fifth-degree felony. Under questioning by county Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier, Ferrante said Read More…

Student will engineer his future thanks to mystery donor

Peter Fetzer sits with the off-roading vehicle his Baja, Calif., race team at the University of Akron helped to design. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

AKRON — A University of Akron engineering student from Seville has won a $10,000 award, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Peter Fetzer, a graduate of Cloverleaf High School, learned he would receive the Trajectory Award Scholarship as he prepared to graduate this spring. “I’m really thankful to have gone to the University Read More…

Medina man charged with domestic violence

MEDINA — A Medina man was among five people indicted by a Medina County grand jury Wednesday on domestic violence charges. Daryl E. Inman, 35, of 333 N. Spring Grove St., is charged with two counts of domestic violence — third-degree felonies because he has a criminal history. According to county common pleas court records, Read More…