October 24, 2014

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Son suspected in Brunswick woman’s death

Brunswick police have identified James Tench, 27, as a suspect in the death of his 55-year-old mother, Mary Tench. Tench has not been charged in connection with his mother’s killing, which was ruled a homicide Thursday by Medina County Coroner Dr. Neil Grabenstetter. Mary Tench’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot off Read More…

Randy Stepp sues to overturn state audit

Nick Glunt and Loren Genson | The Gazette MEDINA — Suspended Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp filed another lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Ohio Auditor’s Office of performing a biased and therefore illegal audit into his spending from a “carryover” fund held by the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center. The suit, filed in Medina County Read More…

Drunken driving arrests include loaded firearm

MEDINA TWP. — Suspected drunken drivers kept Montville and Medina township police busy over the weekend. Police arrested and cited three drivers for operating vehicle impaired within about two hours early Sunday within a 1.5-mile stretch of state Route 18. Medina Township police Officer Michael Oyler made two of the arrests — one that became Read More…

Date set for murder trial

MEDINA — The trial of a 30-year-old York Township man accused in the fatal stabbing of a Medina man last month is scheduled for Feb. 17. Aaron Furin, of 2701 Stone Road, is charged with aggravated murder and three counts of murder. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison, with either no parole Read More…

Road to renovation: ‘A firestorm of opposition erupted’

MEDINA — The restoration of the Medina County Courthouse almost didn’t happen. The courthouse, built in 1841, almost was torn down twice in the 1960s to make way for a new building. “A firestorm of opposition erupted,” said Elaine Lamb, a founding member of the Medina Community Design Committee. A group of residents campaigned to Read More…

Brunswick police log for Nov. 14

Brunswick police Friday, Nov. 1 6:15 a.m. — 1400 block Pearl Road, a business was broken into through a vent on the roof, and $100 was reported stolen along with $30 in supplies. The owner reported the theft most likely happened between 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and 6:15 a.m. the next morning. Thursday, Nov. 7 Read More…

PHOTO: Montville Twp. gearing up a hot new rig

Study: Bigger the county, bigger the fall

Kiera Manion-Fischer and David Knox | The Gazette Home values in Ohio and across the nation declined more in larger counties — those with populations greater than 65,000 — than in smaller counties since the end of the Great Recession. That’s the finding of a new Census Bureau study, released today. The report also found Read More…

Robert Melvin (Bob) Lee

Robert Melvin (Bob) Lee, 76, of West Salem, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 11, 2013 at his home. He was born January 24, 1937 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Melvin Jacob and Lorraine Shirley (Purdee) Lee. He moved to Ohio at the age of 16 and later served in the U.S. Army, having been stationed in Read More…

James K. Fitzgerald

James K. Fitzgerald, 46, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 9, 2013 at home. He was born October 7, 1967 in Lodi, the son of the Judith (Tipton) Fitzgerald of Delaware and the late Robert J. Fitzgerald. A graduate of Cloverleaf High School in 1986, he and his family then moved to Delaware. Jim worked Read More…