March 3, 2015

Medina
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Caretaker jailed for stealing meds from woman with cancer

MEDINA — A 24-year-old Sterling woman will spend six months in the Medina County Jail and five years on probation for stealing pain medication from an elderly woman with cancer. Chelsea R. Cottingham was convicted of four counts of drug theft, fourth-degree felonies punishable by up to 1½ years in prison. Cottingham was accused of Read More…

Man pleads guilty to raping girl 10+ years ago

Timothy Zimmerer

MEDINA — A 50-year-old New Hampshire man was convicted Tuesday of repeatedly raping a young relative of his more than a decade ago while she was living in Medina County. Timothy S. Zimmerer, of North Conway, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of rape as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors agreed to reduce the severity Read More…

Montville police rescue dog from frozen pond

MONTVILLE TWP. — Police thought buying an animal snare was a good investment to protect residents from stray dogs. They didn’t know they’d be using it to save a dog. Montville police officers David Pinkas and Justin Bennett responded to a distress call in the Brynwood neighborhood Tuesday afternoon after a Labrador fell through the Read More…

What benefits did you earn from military service?

Medina County veterans can learn more about the benefits they earned during their military service and what other help is available for them by attending a Veterans Resource Fair on Monday. The event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medina National Guard Armory, 920 Lafayette Road. More than 55 exhibitors will be Read More…

Heavy snowfall challenges plow drivers

The snow drift in the Brunswick Market Center plaza nearly obstructs the view of businesses in the plaza. Parking lots around the county are piling up the snow, but warmer temperatures on today and Thursday may bring a thaw. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

What a difference a day makes. Monday evening the area was buried by blowing and drifting snow. By Tuesday afternoon, the sun was out and temperatures climbed to 40 degrees. The rest of the week looks even better — except for residents in areas prone to flooding. According to the National Weather Service, Monday night’s Read More…

Districts look for ways to make up school days

Joshua Baird; Gabe Miguel, 11; Ali Miguel; Lilah Baird, 5; and Leslie Miguel, 6, cheer on Jonas Baird, 5, as he careens down the side of the hill at Medina First Christian Church in Montville Township on Tuesday. Parents who belong to the church said they brought their kids to sled because it was the first snow day without freezing temperatures. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Some local school officials are considering alternatives to waiting until June to make up lost snow days. Black River and Cloverleaf schools both have used 10 calamity days — double the five allowed — following Tuesday’s snowfall. Buckeye and Medina schools each have used nine, and Brunswick, Highland and Wadsworth each have used eight. District Read More…

Commissioners approve business area for Sharon Twp.

MEDINA — County Commissioners on Monday approved a resolution to create a community reinvestment area in Sharon Township. County officials said the township has heard from companies who want to build close to the Interstate 77 interchange at state Route 18 and the 223-acre reinvestment area would accommodate them. Bethany Dentler, executive director of the Read More…

Buses bought for routes returning to Medina Schools

MEDINA — Medina school board members agreed Tuesday to purchase 11 new buses for $865,709. The district plans to purchase another 11 buses for the same amount in July with the start of a new fiscal year. The buses will be purchased with capital funds the district gets from sales taxes, board members said at Read More…

Fracking opponents target Kasich’s State of State speech

Local and statewide environmental groups plan to demonstrate against fracking at Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address Monday. Members of Concerned Citizens of Medina County and Frack Free Ohio will gather at the main entrance of Medina High School about 5 p.m. Kasich is scheduled to give his speech at 7 p.m. in Read More…

Ludmila “Lillian” Minjarik

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Ludmila “Lillian” Minjarik (nee Karabasova), 67, of Brunswick, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to many who loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Ambrose Legion of Mary. She also enjoyed gardening. Lillian will be dearly missed by her loving Read More…