April 21, 2014

Medina
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Man drowns at Brunswick Lake

Emergency vehicles, including a boat from the Southwest Emergency Response Team, leave Brunswick Lake, where a 28-year-old Brunswick man drowned Thursday morning. (KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE)

A 26-year-old man drowned Thursday morning in Brunswick Lake. Police were called to the lake at about 11:20 a.m. Medina County Coroner Dr. Neil Grabenstetter identified the man as Jonathan Fox, of Brunswick. Grabenstetter declined to speculate on whether the death was accidental or a suicide. “That’s being investigated, so it’s premature,” he said. Rick Read More…

Ohio Open: Henighan has cool experience at home

WESTFIELD CENTER — For as good as the first two rounds were to Bob Henighan, Wednesday’s final round of the 90th Ohio Open Championship went about the same when it came to hitting off the tee. His putting game was the only blemish on the scorecard. Despite hitting 17 greens in regulation, the Medina resident Read More…

Golf: Koch no longer eligible to play for Bees, heads south

MONTVILLE TWP. — Spencer Koch is heading to Florida. The All-Ohio Medina golfer confirmed Wednesday he will live in the Sunshine State during the winter and play in junior tours with the goal of maximizing his potential. The decision forfeits Koch’s high school eligibility, as the incoming junior will no longer have permanent residency in Read More…

Tribe: Bourn returns after birth of daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michael Bourn is back from Houston, where he was on hand to witness the birth of his daughter, Blair. “She’s ready to take over the world,” said the proud father on Wednesday. “She’s going to be a superstar.” Bourn didn’t necessarily mean in the world of sports. “Whatever she wants to Read More…

Retired Lohn is judge for a little longer

Judge John J. Lohn

Juvenile and Probate Judge John J. Lohn retired last week, but his replacement has yet to be named. Until there is a new judge, Lohn will continue to work. Gov. John Kasich will appoint a judge to serve out Lohn’s term, which ends Feb. 8, 2015. Lohn announced his retirement in April. Until a replacement Read More…

Brunswick council looks to appoint interim chief

Jim Lukas

BRUNSWICK — City Council will discuss naming an interim city manager during a closed executive session Monday. City Manager Jim Lukas notified Council on Monday that he would leave Aug. 2 to become safety services director of the city of Sharonville, in southwest Ohio near Cincinnati. In his letter to Council announcing his resignation, he Read More…

Medina children Make a Difference for nonprofit cafe

KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE Tina Wiggins, left, buys baked goods from Faith Johnson, 8, on Tuesday during a bake sale at the Union Square apartment complex in Medina. Children in the Let’s Make a Difference summer program raised money to help Cups Cafe, which provides students with free lunch.

A dozen children who receive lunches from Cups Cafe wanted to return the favor. On Tuesday afternoon, 12 elementary school students in the Let’s Make a Difference summer program raised about $160 through a bake sale to benefit the nonprofit cafe, which provides free lunches twice a week for the kids. The Christian cafe, which Read More…

For sale: One 1981 Ford Pierce fire truck

The Westfield Fire District is offering this 1981 Ford Pierce Pumper truck for auction on eBay. The minimum bid is $4,000. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Westfield Fire District is auctioning off a decommissioned pump truck on eBay. The 1981 Ford Pierce Pumper truck was posted on the Internet auction website June 28. The minimum bid was set at $4,000. The auction runs through Monday. Fire Chief Richard Fletcher said the truck has not been used since Read More…

Man who helped girl run away now faces delinquency charge

Maxwell Leibsla

A 23-year-old Montville Township man convicted in May of helping a 15-year-old girl run away to Florida has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of another minor — a 16-year-old boy cited for violating curfew. Maxwell D. Leibsla, formerly of 3687 Knots Landing, was stopped on North Huntington Street in Medina at about 4 Read More…

Brunswick police log for July 4

Brunswick police Thursday, June 27 12:35 a.m. — Kimberly A. Johnson-Roden, 45, Central, S.C., charged with violation of a temporary restraining order and criminal damaging and endangering. 4:34 p.m. — Devanne J. McCastle, 26, Strongsville, served with warrants for failure to comply and failure to appear after he was picked up at the Lorain County Read More…