April 23, 2014

Medina
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Russell W. Ranftl

Russell W. Ranftl, 72, of Hinckley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 4, 2013. He was born July 3, 1941, to the late Russell P. and Julia (nee Karcher) Ranftl in Cleveland. Russell retired as an operating engineer for Local 18. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a long-time member of the Euclid Hunting and Read More…

Alexander Kosa

Alexander Kosa, 88, of Valley City, went to be with his Lord peacefully, Tuesday, December , 2013. Al was born January 28, 1925 in Cleveland, to the late Alexander and Barbara (nee Skorvan) Kosa. He resided in Medina County since 1960. He owned Al Kosa & Son Auto Body in Chippewa Lake, retiring in 1984. Read More…

Rose Marie Goyette

Rose Marie Goyette, 75, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center. Miss Goyette was born August 15, 1938 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Caloger) Goyette. Rose was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church. She was employed by Read More…

Nurse relinquishes guardianship of Amish girl

A court-appointed guardian filed Friday to give up her power to make medical decisions for an Amish girl with cancer whose parents may have fled the area to avoid chemotherapy. Maria Schimer tendered her resignation as “limited guardian” of 11-year-old Sarah Hershberger, of Homer Township, in Medina County Probate Court, attorney Clair Dickinson said. “We Read More…

Harassment complaints levied against Medina building official

MEDINA — The city’s chief building inspector was placed on administrative leave last month for “alleged violations of the city’s sexual harassment policy,” according to his personnel file. Steve Vogel’s file, provided by Mayor Dennis Hanwell’s office Friday after a public records request from The Gazette, includes a Nov. 20 letter notifying Vogel that he Read More…

Police: Arrests not point of OVI checkpoints

The drunken-driving checkpoints throughout the year are designed to deter impaired driving, not make tons of arrests, police said. Medina County residents on The Gazette’s website and Facebook page have questioned the effectiveness of the federally funded checkpoints almost every time one is announced. The checkpoints test drivers’ sobriety in areas with histories of alcohol-impaired Read More…

Police taking kids on shopping spree

WADSWORTH — Police will be making spirits bright today in Medina County. The eighth-annual Shop with a Cop event begins at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Wadsworth High School. At 10 a.m., after the breakfast of pancakes, sausage and juice, police will load 101 children from underprivileged families across Medina County into police Read More…

Election 2013: Recount matches initial tally

Recounts in three Nov. 5 elections showed the same results — right down to the single vote. Members of the Medina County Board of Elections said Friday there were recounts in the races for Black River and Cloverleaf school boards and for Guilford Township trustee. Guilford trustee write-in candidate Gene Morris requested a recount after Read More…

Court report for Dec. 5

• The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Chad Colburn, 42, Garfield Avenue, Ashland, sentenced to three years in prison on one count of burglary, a third-degree felony. • Jodi Hensley, 22, Alpine Hill Court, Brunswick, sentenced to three years of community control Read More…