September 17, 2014

Medina
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Young professionals picked for leadership program

MEDINA — Twenty-one young professionals have been selected to be part of Leadership Medina County’s newest program. The program consists of six 2½-hour sessions designed for people at the start of their careers and covers personal strengths, intergenerational communication, and team and community building, said Lucy Sondles, program development director for Leadership Medina County. The Read More…

Woman heading to prison for smuggling pills into jail

Lynn Anspach-Grace

MEDINA — A 30-year-old Medina woman will spend two years in prison for smuggling prescription pills into the Medina County Jail. Lynn M. Anspach-Grace, of 309 W. Union St., was charged with illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in Read More…

Parolee gets prison for knife attack

Brandon Parker

MEDINA — A 28-year-old Medina parolee will spend four years in prison for attacking a West Salem man with a knife in October. Brandon M. Parker, of 766 Lafayette Road, Apt. B., pleaded guilty last month to charges of aggravated robbery and attempted kidnapping, second-degree felonies. Parker pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors to Read More…

Food drive looks to pack on 100,000 pounds

Eunice Roten and her daughter, Dawn Hensler, and 4-year-old granddaughter, Jackie, represented the Storehouse food pantry of York Township’s Buckeye Christian Assembly at the start of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s 2014 Harvest for Hunger campaign. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank brought its 23rd annual Harvest for Hunger campaign to Medina County on Thursday. This year’s goal is to raise $1,035,000 and to collect 100,000 pounds of food. “The Harvest for Hunger is our largest annual fundraising initiative and it’s vitally important to us,” said Daniel R. Flowers, president and Read More…

Brunswick’s economic development chief departs

Tim Smith

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick city officials are looking for a new economic development director following the unexpected resignation of Tim Smith. Smith, who served as Brunswick’s economic development director for the last six years, tendered his resignation Feb. 18, effective immediately. “It was just time. There were opportunities there, so I made the move,” Smith said Read More…

County court log for Feb. 28

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Lynn Anspach, 30, West Union Street, Medina, sentenced to two years in prison on one count of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility or institution, a third-degree felony. She also was Read More…

Scammers targeting grandparents with bail money ploy

David Knox and Nick Glunt | The Gazette MEDINA TWP. — An old scam with a new twist has surfaced in Medina County. Township police reported an elderly resident received a phone call from someone claiming to be the woman’s college-age grandson who was in jail in a Central American country and needed bail money. Read More…

Brunswick’s longest trail to be finished

Snow blows across a completed portion of the Brunswick Lake Trail on the east side of the lake Thursday morning. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Residents near Brunswick Lake will see work begin later this month on a long-awaited trail project. The Medina County Park District, which has taken over operations at the Susan B. Hambley Nature Center on Parschen Boulevard, plans to start work at the end of March to extend the trail around Brunswick Lake — connecting it Read More…

Daisy Bartholomew

Daisy Bartholomew (nee Bias) passed away Monday, February 10, 2014. She was the mother of Charles Bartholomew; sister of Calvary (Mary Ann) Bias; grandson, David (Hope) Barth; granddaughter, Adrienne (James) Brothers; nine great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bartholomew; son, David Bartholomew; great Read More…

Velmer J. Miller

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Velmer J. Miller, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Velmer was born July 1, 1928 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, to the late Lawrence Velmer and Bessie (Gregory) Miller. He retired from General Motors as a die setter after 37 years of service. Velmer was a member of First Baptist Church and was proud Read More…