April 23, 2014

Medina
Mostly cloudy
47°F

Browns: Weeden aiding in tornado cleanup

BEREA — Brandon Weeden and his wife, Melanie, have important plans for Memorial Day Weekend. They’re back in Oklahoma to help with the cleanup following the tornado that devastated Moore. “It actually went right through my wife’s hometown,” Weeden said Thursday after practice. “Fourth Street, the path they keep talking about, my mother-in-law lives on Read More…

Brief police chase in Montville Twp. ends in injuries

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Two men were hurt following a brief rush-hour police chase that ended in a crash on state Route 18 Thursday morning in Montville Township. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said the chase started at 8:03 a.m. on Montville Drive. Grice said Montville police received a call at around 7:30 a.m. from a woman who said Read More…

County villages, townships growing

• To view population data for Ohio’s 15 largest cities, click here • And to view population data for Medina County, click here   Staff and wire reports Most large and medium-sized cities in Ohio lost population over the past two years, even as many cities across the country saw gains, according to new U.S. census numbers Read More…

Songs show stage magic at Medina High School

The Medina High School Men's Chorus performs "Seize the Day" from "The Newsies" during Thursday's dress rehearsal for "Showtime 2013," on this weekend at the Medina Performing Arts Center. (Kiera Manion-Fischer / Gazette)

From “Shrek the Musical” to Taylor Swift, enchantment will be the theme of this year’s Showtime, Medina High School’s annual end-of-the-year choral extravaganza. The school hosts the 43rd choral show today and Saturday. Showtime 2013 features high-energy, staged performances from the school’s six choirs and various student ensembles and soloists, accompanied by a student instrumental Read More…

Elections chief finds minor voter fraud

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Staff and wire reports Ohio’s elections chief said Thursday a first-of-its-kind statewide review found instances of voter fraud in the battleground state during last year’s presidential election but not rampant abuses. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said the investigation he ordered in January of Ohio’s 88 county elections boards resulted in 135 potential cases Read More…

PHOTOS: County Realtors Board works with Creative Housing

Jay Frazer, a member of the Medina County Board of Realtors, touches up a kitchen wall in an apartment on North Harmony Street owned by Medina Creative Housing, a non-profit that provides housing and services for people with disabilities. Frazer was part of a group of 30 volunteer Realtors working on a service project for the organization Thursday. (Kiera Manion-Fischer / Gazette)

Bill looks to increase dam safety

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Part of what makes Medina County beautiful is its natural landscape — the wooded areas, lakes and creeks. But 15 dams in the county are ranked high risk by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “It doesn’t mean the structure is unsafe or dangerous, just that there would be a high impact if there was Read More…

Wadsworth police log for May 24

Wadsworth police Thursday, May 16 1:52 p.m. — 1st block Park Center Blvd., weapon found and reported to police. Friday, May 17 4:38 p.m. — Erica T. Barton-Muth, 27, 515½ Main St., Wadsworth, arrested and charged with theft in 1100 block Williams Reserve Blvd. 5:25 p.m. — 200 block Park Center Blvd., theft from a Read More…

Steven A. Kovach, Sr.

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Steven A. Kovach, Sr. was happiest when he was with his family. On May 12, 2013, Steve was surrounded by family as he went to Heaven. He left this earth far too soon, but began his eternity in the arms of Christ and his loved ones who have gone before him. Steve was preceded in Read More…