August 27, 2014

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Two charged with operating same vehicle while intoxicated

BRUNSWICK — On Friday, Brunswick police arrested two city men, who were traveling in the same car, on OVI charges following a crash on Hickory Ridge Avenue. Police said Robby M. Smoot, 33, of 1290 Pearl Road, Apt. 70, was driving a red Pontiac when he struck another vehicle from behind at 10:46 p.m. Friday. Read More…

Widened probe target in Stepp’s credit card use unclear

Randy Stepp

Click here to view the statements on Randy Stepp’s board-issued credit card MEDINA — The Medina school board has asked the state auditor to broaden the examination of district spending controlled by Superintendent Randy Stepp. But it’s unclear what board members might be looking for. On Monday, the board amended the agreement authorizing a state Read More…

State bans Internet cafes, opponents say jobs lost

Staff and wire reports COLUMBUS — Storefront sweepstakes parlors appear on their way out in Ohio after state lawmakers delivered a one-two punch Wednesday to effectively ban the businesses statewide and block new startups until the ban takes hold. The Ohio House and Senate played a part with passage of a pair of bills, defying Read More…

Vehicle recovered from Mother’s Day carjacking

Antoine Petty

WADSWORTH — The car stolen from a Wadsworth woman on Mother’s Day has been recovered. The suspect in the carjacking, Antoine D. Petty, 22, of Fairlawn, had his case bound over Wednesday from Wadsworth Municipal Court to a county grand jury. The grand jury will report Friday whether Petty was indicted on a robbery charge, Read More…

Medina County Red Cross collects for Okla. aid

MEDINA — The Medina County chapter of the American Red Cross said local residents are stepping up to help those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday. A few residents have stopped by the office with checks to help those who lost their homes in Oklahoma, said Beth Kilchenman, executive director of Read More…

Grand jury hears accused student’s case

Seth Cunningham

MEDINA — A University of Akron football player accused of robbing a Brunswick tobacco products shop at gunpoint was bound over to a Medina County grand jury following a hearing in Medina Municipal Court on Tuesday afternoon. A grand jury met Wednesday, but will not report until Friday. Seth Cunningham, 21, of 3175 Central Park Read More…

Water board ousts member second time

LAGRANGE — Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell again was removed from the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board Wednesday after questions were raised about the legality of a secret ballot process used to vote him off the board last week. The revote was closer than the first vote last week, when the 26-member board voted Read More…

African Safari Wildlife Park

African Safari Wildlife Park

African Safari Wildlife ParkRegister for your chance to win a V.I.P. car pass in a random drawing to African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton pass good for 6 guests. Five passes will be awarded, one a week every Friday starting May 31st and ending on June 28th. You may enter one time a week. Must be 18 years old to enter. Employees of LCPP may not enter. Click here for complete contest rules. For more information about African Safari Wildlife Park go to: www.AfricanSafariWildlifePark.com

RECENT WINNERS: Kim Tesar, Brenda Abasolo, Diane Bloemer, Traci Giorgio. Read More…

Alice M. McDonald

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Alice M. McDonald, 79, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, in Medina. She was born January 24, 1934 in Manhattan, New York, to the late John and Alice (Walker) Lyman. Alice was a former social worker in New York City, and also worked at the Chase Manhattan Bank and the May Company. She was an Read More…

Dana Keith Leasure

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Dana Keith Leasure, 58, a resident of West Salem, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, died suddenly Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Lodi Hospital. Dana “Dane” as he was known to many and “Pappy” as he was affectionately called by his grandchildren was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to William and Sarah Leasure on December Read More…