September 22, 2014

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Woman gets 5 years probation for animal cruelty

WADSWORTH — A Guilford Township woman who pleaded guilty to neglecting more than two dozen horses and donkeys was fined $250 and placed on five years probation Wednesday. Wadsworth Municipal Judge Stephen B. McIlvaine also barred Tori Wilfred “from owning, keeping or living on premises with any equines.” McIlvaine suspended two 30-day jail sentences. Wilfred, Read More…

EMT who helped girl run away pleads no contest

Maxwell Leibsla

MEDINA — A 22-year-old Sharon Township Fire Department emergency medical technician convicted of helping a teenage girl run away to Florida is scheduled to be sentenced July 8. Maxwell D. Leibsla, of 3687 Knots Landing, Montville Township, pleaded no contest May 23 to interference with custody, a fifth-degree felony, punishable by up to a year Read More…

Man convicted of attacking woman with baseball bat

Brandon Ward

MEDINA — A Brunswick Hills Township man was convicted Tuesday of attacking a 43-year-old Chippewa Lake woman with a baseball bat in December. Brandon M. Ward, 19, of 4086 Boston Road, Lot 19, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and second-degree felonious assault. A second charge of aggravated burglary and two counts of Read More…

Lodi man sentenced to 4 years in prison for assault

William Walsh

MEDINA — A Lodi man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to assault. William D. Walsh, 36, of 515 LaVista West Road, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and kidnapping, first-degree felonies. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler sentenced Walsh to four years in prison on each of the Read More…

Patrol seizes $6,200 marijuana on I-71

PHOTO PROVIDED Troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol seized $6,200 worth of marijuana from a car Saturday on Interstate 71 in Harrisville Township.

HARRISVILLE TWP. — Ohio Highway Patrol troopers seized about $6,200 worth of marijuana Saturday on Interstate 71. Troopers stopped a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan with an Ohio registration at 10:40 a.m. for speeding in the northbound lane of Interstate 71, near the state Route 83 interchange, south of Lodi, according to the patrol. Brandy M. Bates, Read More…

Brunswick police log for May 30

Brunswick police Monday, May 20 8 a.m. — 4000 block Mapes Drive, a wallet reported stolen from inside a vehicle. Friday, May 24 11:15 a.m. — A teenager cited for disorderly conduct and drug abuse after neighbors complained he was throwing smoke bombs out of his car near Pearl Road and Shenandoah Parkway. An officer Read More…

Tasula Shirk Rice

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Tasula “Tess” Shirk Rice, 87, formerly of Spencer, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she had resided the past year. She was born December 19, 1925 in Canton, to Elias and Helen (Valagsky) Psomas and had resided in Spencer before moving to Florida in 2000. Tess was retired after working 25 Read More…

Lois Soss

Lois Soss, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 29, 2013. She was born June 16, 1934 to Anthony and Theresa (nee Sheehan) Thomas in St. Boniface, Pennsylvania. Lois was known for her competitive nature and spirit. She enjoyed playing golf at Brunswick Hills Golf Course, bowling, coaching youth softball and playing board and card games. Read More…

Weekend sobriety patrols rake in two OVI arrests

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force arrested two people Saturday afternoon during a sobriety checkpoint — but neither was arrested at the checkpoint. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin said both people were arrested by officers in the area surrounding the 1200 block of Pearl Road, where the checkpoint was conducted. One driver, Jack Read More…

Softball: Maria Vanadia makes all the right calls

Medina catcher Maria Vanadia has perfected the art of calling pitches. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Medina softball pitcher Megan Paradise throws a fastball, screwball, curve, drop, change and rise. Except for the rise, which is not quite game ready, she’ll throw any pitch at any time — but only if catcher Maria Vanadia, who calls all the pitches, gives her the sign. “When she calls it, I know it’s the Read More…