September 19, 2014

Medina
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Portable meth lab found near school

WADSWORTH — The Medina County Drug Task Force discovered a “pop-bottle” methamphetamine lab in Bird Street Park near an elementary school early Wednesday. Responding to a call from Wadsworth police, task force officers found a black garbage bag filled with chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamines, and a portable meth lab in the form Read More…

Affordable housing sought for older adults

A rendering of how the front entrance to Southwick Manor Apartments will look when it’s completed in early 2015. The apartment complex will be operated by Medina Metropolitan Housing and provide affordable rent for those over 55 years of age who meet income guidelines. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

BRUNSWICK — A proposed apartment complex at the corner of Southwick Boulevard and Pearl Road promises affordable housing for fixed-income adults older than 55. Skip Sipos, the executive director of Medina Metropolitan Housing, said he expects the 54 units at Southwick Manor to fill up fast. “We only have one affordable senior housing building in Read More…

County courthouse adds lifesaving devices

Three Medina County judges accept an automated external defibrillator from Medina Hospital President Dr. Thomas L. Tulisiak. The defibrillator will be one of two in the courthouse, and Tulisiak said they're used to treat people who have a cardiac arrest there. Pictured, from left to right, Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler, Domestic Relations Judge Mary Kovack, Juvenile/Probate Judge John J. Lohn and Tulisiak. Not pictured was Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier. NICK GLUNT/GAZETTE

MEDINA — Every year, cardiac arrest injures 200,000 Americans outside hospitals. If that happens to someone at the Medina County Courthouse, a life now could be saved thanks to devices donated Wednesday by Medina Hospital and the Medina County Bar Association. Hospital President Dr. Thomas L. Tulisiak presented an automated external defibrillator — AED for Read More…

Fire guts home in Rittman

RITTMAN — A fire at an Ohio Avenue house early Tuesday morning left its owner homeless. Rittman volunteer firefighters responded to 82 E. Ohio Ave. six minutes after receiving the call at 3:50 a.m. and found the entire front of the home engulfed in flames. Fire Chief Don Sweigert said homeowner Tim Colter was asleep Read More…

Car show gets into gear today

A street rod is displayed at last years Ohio Nationals car show at the Medina County Fairgrounds. PHOTO PROVIDED

MEDINA — Hundreds of street rods will roll thunderously through Public Square from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Mayor Dennis Hanwell will pick his favorite, kicking off the third annual Ohio Nationals competition and car show. On Friday, the car show will be in full swing at the Medina County Fairgrounds where a Read More…

Trial delayed for unstopped bullets in Montville Twp.

R. Daniel Volpone

MEDINA — A Parma man accused of firing an assault rifle that sent bullets into two Montville Township homes in January had his trial postponed Monday. R. Daniel Volpone, 45, of Parma, is charged with firing a gun over a public road, a third-degree felony. His trial was rescheduled from June 24 to July 29 Read More…

Brunswick police log for June 20

Brunswick Hills Township police Tuesday, May 28 11:53 p.m. — Joshua A. Haynes, 31, of 4025 Foskett Road, Medina, was charged with OVI and failure to control after police reported he crashed his car in the 4200 block of Foskett Road, striking a utility pole. Saturday, June 8 4:55 p.m. — Brenda S. Fialko, 59, Read More…

Daniel “Danny” Goldsmith

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Daniel “Danny” Goldsmith, 71, of Medina, formerly of Litchfield, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 in the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, following a long illness. “Still waters run deep” would best describe Dan. A quiet man, he loved and cared for his family deeply. One of five children, he grew up in Litchfield. Dan took Read More…

Jim DiLeonardo

Jim DiLeonardo was born and raised in Cleveland. He was a proud U.S. Marine, who died suddenly Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the age of 53 in Oklahoma. Jimmy was the son of Marilyn and Frank (deceased); brother of Skip (Diane), Michael (Sally), Anthony (Donna), Paula (Jeremy) and Susan (deceased); father of two, Jenica and Read More…

Martha Ruth McMahon

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Martha Ruth McMahon, 89, of Lafayette Township, passed away unexpectedly at her home Saturday, June 8, 2013. She was a good woman with a great spirit and a kind heart. She was born February 22, 1924, in Warrensville Hts., to Harold and Eva (Johnson) Deeks and grew up there, graduating from Orange High School. She Read More…