July 25, 2014

Medina
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Spencer Mayor Ramey, 80, dies

Tom Ramey

SPENCER — Mayor Tom Ramey lost his battle with cancer Friday. Ramey, 80, died at HMC Hospice of Medina at 2:32 p.m., said his niece and village Fiscal Officer Sheri Ramey. Ramey served as mayor for 12 years and several terms on Village Council before that. He was well known for spearheading a campaign that Read More…

Man claims $17K at county fair

A Cleveland man won a lot more than a kewpie doll at the Medina County Fair. The man found he had stock valued at $17,000 in a check of the state’s unclaimed fund database, according to Medina County Treasurer John Burke. The treasurer offers the search as a public service at a booth at the Read More…

Mother charged with attempted murder

Terry Boyle

MEDINA — A Medina County grand jury this week indicted a 31-year-old Medina woman accused of trying to kill her 6-year-old son with a pillow last month. Terry J. Boyle, of 516 N. State Road, Apt. N7, is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault. The charges are first- and second-degree felonies punishable by 19 Read More…

New park to open in Granger Township

GRANGER TWP. — Medina County’s newest park is opening later this month. Opening ceremonies for the Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, about a quarter-mile north of state Route 18, will be Aug. 24. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 2 p.m. near the picnic shelter. Naturalist-led hikes will be held after the ceremony. Read More…

Work on I-76 ramp to cause delays

Beginning Monday, motorists can expect delays because of work on Interstate 76’s westbound off-ramp to state Route 94 in Wadsworth. Ohio Department of Transportation officials said the ramp will remain open but the lanes will be reduced from three to two. Traffic headed north on state Route 94 will use the right lane while southbound Read More…

Look out for gas pump ‘skimmers’

MEDINA — Medina County Auditor Michael E. Kovack has begun random inspections of the approximately 2,000 gas pumps in the county in response to reports that devices used to steal debit and credit card information was discovered in some Dayton-area services stations. Kovack said the action is a precaution and there have been no reports Read More…

OVI checkpoint set for tonight

WADSWORTH — A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted tonight. The checkpoint, funded by a federal grant, will be operated by the Medina County OVI Task Force, members of the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol as well as local police. This is the second OVI checkpoint in Wadsworth in 2013. The first one, conducted Read More…

Last man pleads guilty to gas, bat attack

MEDINA — The third man in a trio accused of throwing gasoline on a Chippewa Lake family and beating them with baseball bats in December has pleaded guilty. Shane Wuensch, 19, of 837 Pennys Drive, Brunswick, pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated burglary and felonious assault, first- and second-degree felonies. In exchange for his plea, Medina Read More…