September 17, 2014

Medina
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Fast-food wages protested

A dozen people stood in front of McDonald’s in Oberlin with signs Thursday, part of a national push for higher wages for fast-food employees. The group in front of the McDonald’s on Oberlin’s South Main Street was not affiliated with the restaurant. “I’m here because I’m a retired Ford worker and we made a decent Read More…

More than $1 million in electrical refunds coming

Approximately 19,000 former and current members of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will get an annual Christmas present of sorts in the form of refund credits totaling nearly $1.3 million. Checks were mailed to former members with refunds totaling $100 or higher, according to an LRME statement. LRME, which serves roughly 16,000 members in Medina, Ashland, Read More…

Man sentenced who scared girl during burglary

MEDINA — A 22-year-old Cleveland man who broke into a Litchfield Township residence in June while a teenager was home will spend two years behind bars. A jury found Matthew A. Poland guilty in October of burglary, a second-degree felony, because a 13-year-old girl was home when he broke in. The charge carries a maximum Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Dec. 6

Wadsworth police Wednesday, Nov. 27 4 a.m. — A woman came into the Police Department to post bond for an inmate at the Medina County Jail. Police discovered the woman had an active warrant through the Medina County Sheriff’s Office and Medina County Drug Task Force and arrested her. Tara Deem, 39, of Barberton, was Read More…

Building official put on leave to undergo investigation

MEDINA — Medina’s top building official has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a city investigation. Steve Vogel, who oversees the Building Department, was put on leave Nov. 20, Mayor Dennis Hanwell said Thursday. Hanwell said he could not comment on details of the investigation because it is ongoing. He did say it was Read More…

Prison time piles up for convicted burglar, thief

MEDINA — A 42-year-old Ashland man in prison for theft will spend almost 2½ more years there for stealing a purse from a Wadsworth home in May. Chad A. Colburn was convicted in October after pleading guilty to burglary, a third-degree felony. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler sentenced Colburn on Thursday to Read More…

Film crew makes hometown horror in Medina

A crew is in town this month to film a horror movie starring Robert Englund, famous for his role as Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” The cast and crew of “Fear Clinic” was filming Thursday afternoon on Medina’s Public Square, though they’ll be doing most of their local shoots at the former Read More…

Police train as shooting victims

The shooter burst into a small classroom, where a group of men silently waited. They didn’t move as he shot them one by one. The “shooter” was Lakewood Police Sgt. Kevin Fischer, and he was using Airsoft pellets to shoot below the hip. The men all wore masks to protect their faces from stray pellets. Read More…

Janet Lea Gilles

Janet Lea Gilles, 46, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Cleveland. She was born September 13, 1967 in Webster Springs, West Virginia. Janet was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She will always be remembered for her strong faith in God and was the prayer warrior for her family. Janet was a very strong person Read More…

Howard R. Gregory

Howard R. Gregory, 86, of Wadsworth, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Howard was born June 8, 1927, to the late Lock and Alice Gregory in Webster Springs, West Virginia. Howard retired from B.F. Goodrich. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. If Howard wasn’t watching the Cleveland Read More…