April 17, 2014

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Son who sold drugs with parents gets prison

Bradley Graber

MEDINA — A 26-year-old Congress Township man will spend eight months in prison for selling drugs with his mother and father. Bradley C. Graber was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison, but he had four months of jail credit. He pleaded no contest in June to aggravated complicity to traffic drugs, a third-degree felony, Read More…

Life-sentence killer dies in hospital

Convicted killer Ronald Ray Post, who was spared a January date with the executioner’s needle when his death sentence was commuted to life in prison by Gov. John Kasich last year, died in a prison hospital Thursday. Post, 53, died at the Franklin Medical Center in Columbus, said Ricky Seyfang, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Read More…

Police: Akron man sold crack, heroin in Wadwsorth

Mikyah Taylor

WADSWORTH — Medina County Drug Task Force agents arrested an Akron man Wednesday night who is accused of selling heroin and crack cocaine to an undercover agent. Mikyah Taylor, 26, was arrested at about 9 p.m. in the parking lot of a High Street business. “We’d identified him as someone in Wadsworth who was selling Read More…

Trial for Mother’s Day carjacking delayed

Antoine Petty

MEDINA — A carjacking trial has been postponed for a 23-year-old Fairlawn man accused of stealing a Wadsworth woman’s car at a service station on Mother’s Day. Antoine D. Petty is charged with two counts of robbery, second- and third-degree felonies. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. Petty now is Read More…

Wadsworth police log for July 26

Wadsworth police Friday, July 19 6:46 a.m. — 100 block Tolbert St., juvenile found intoxicated. 1:29 p.m. — Colleen S. Ogrizek, 60, 187 Cloverwood Circle, Wadsworth, charged with animal cruelty at Wal-Mart, 222 Smokerise Drive. 5:41 p.m. — 200 block E. Bergey St., burglary reported. 10:46 p.m. — 100 block Chestnut St., Jared Werner, 27, Read More…

Raymond B. Stanziano

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Raymond B. Stanziano, 73, of Avon Lake, formerly of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 25, 2013. Ray was born April 9, 1940 in Lorain where he was a lifelong resident until moving to Avon Lake 12 years ago. Ray was a graduate of Lorain High School. He was a Lorain City Police officer beginning Read More…

Martha Leona Basham

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Martha Leona Basham, 88, of Montville Township, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was born March 17, 1925 to Charles “Jack” and Minnie (nee Anderson) Stoler in Wadsworth. She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband, Leonard; and children, Charles (Julie), James and Linda Basham. She was preceded in death by her parents. Read More…

Mearl C. Kline, Sr.

Mearl C. Kline, Sr., 74, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Community Health Partners in Lorain. He was born March 28, 1939 in North Ridgeville. He was self employed working in recycling for many years, retiring in 2000. Mearl was married to his wife Kathryn for 56 years. He enjoyed camping, landscaping, Read More…

Barbara Ann Papay

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Barbara Ann Papay, 82, of Sylvania Township, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Ebeid Hospice Residence, with her loving family by her side. Barbara worked at the Countryside Animal Hospital with her husband, Dr. Gilbert Papay, during the late 1950s and 1960s as a receptionist. She later worked for the PJ Kranz Insurance Co. Read More…

William Henry Tomes

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William Henry Tomes, 79, of Sagamore Hills, and formerly of Lafayette, passed away at his home Tuesday, July 23, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, March 9, 1934, to William Harry and Lenore (Herwig) Tomes. He grew up in Lafayette, where he later worked as a dairy farmer before moving to Sagamore Hills in 1965. Read More…