October 25, 2014

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Dozens arrested during holiday patrols

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. Police say that’s fine as long as the drinking does not involve driving. Law enforcement officers in Medina County were out to combat holiday-impaired driving between Dec. 20 and Wednesday, and they took more than 50 suspected drunken drivers off the roads. Ohio Highway Read More…

Police: Do donuts, face criminal damaging charges

MEDINA — Two men are charged with criminal damaging, accused of turfing the grass in a city park. Police said Daniel Urban, 25, 1072 Raymond Way, and Nicholas Veres, 24, 2788 Pearl Road, Medina Township, caused damage to the grass while doing “donuts” in a parking lot in Fred Greenwood Park on New Year’s Eve. Read More…

Man remains unable to stand trial, judge says

Eugene Riffle

MEDINA — Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler dismissed charges against a Burbank man Thursday after finding him incompetent to stand trial for the fourth time since 1996. Prosecutors are seeking to put 40-year-old Eugene A. Riffle in a mental institution. Riffle was accused of stealing a Lodi man’s pickup less than a Read More…

A year in jail for drunken driver who crashed car

MEDINA — A judge sent a 54-year-old Elyria man to the Medina County Jail for a year after he was convicted of crashing his car while drunk. It was at least Mark S. McCraw’s fifth drunken driving conviction in two decades. A jury found McCraw guilty in November on two charges of driving under the Read More…

During wicked weather, be aware and take care

Cindy Phillips, Regional Manager at First Merit Bank on Washington Street, spreads salt on the sidewalk outside the bank Thursday. DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE

Loren Genson and Kiera Manion-Fischer | The Gazette With snow piling higher and subzero temperatures expected next week, groups that work with seniors are reminding family and neighbors to keep an eye on the elderly. For seniors, it’s important to arrange for a daily check-in, either with a friend, neighbor or relative, said Sean Parker, Read More…

Even deeper freeze in future for Medina County

Northeast Ohio residents are in for a winter weather roller coaster ride. The National Weather Service is predicting today’s high will be 13 degrees. But Saturday promises to be almost balmy with partly sunny skies and a high in the upper 20s. Next week, however, it’s back in the deep freeze — with a vengeance. Read More…

Auditor’s motion disputes Stepp’s challenge of findings

Randy Stepp

State Auditor Dave Yost has asked a Medina County judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp challenging a special audit that found he spent at least $4,121 illegally. In a motion to dismiss filed Dec. 17, state attorneys general representing Yost stated there is no case law to support Read More…

Scott C. Schofield

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Scott C. Schofield, 45, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014, in Medina. Scott was born June 8, 1968, in Cleveland. He was enrolled at Windfall Industries for 28 years. Scott was an inspiration to his family and was the “wind beneath their wings.” He is survived by his parents, Carl and Catherine (DeFazio) Schofield; brother, Read More…

Catherine E. Claycomb

Catherine E. Claycomb, 96, of Medina, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, January 2, 2014 to join her beloved husband, Galen M. Claycomb, who preceded her in death. Born September 14, 1917 to Albert and Minerva Arnold, she grew up in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She had been an Ohio resident for over Read More…

William “Bill” S. Berry

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William S. Berry, 79, of Wellington, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, after a sudden illness. A son of the late Herbert and Opal (nee Motter) Berry, Bill was born in Ashland in February 1934. He lived his entire life in the Sullivan and Wellington areas. He graduated from Sullivan Read More…