September 30, 2014

Medina
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Batchelder receives John M. Ashbrook Award

Marvin Krinsky, right, chairman of the Ashbrook Center board of directors, presents the 2014 John M. Ashbrook Award to Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina, on Thursday in Washington, D.C. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina, was honored Thursday with the John M. Ashbrook Award at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. The award, named after former U.S. Rep. John M. Ashbrook, of Ohio, is given to an individual each year at the conference who upholds the ideals of a limited constitutional government Read More…

County mirrors nationwide stats for leading causes of death

Heart disease and cancer accounted for more than half of the deaths in Medina County last year, according to the county Health Department. “That’s in keeping with what we’re seeing nationally,” Health Commissioner Krista Wasowski said. “There’s really nothing out of the ordinary in the data.” Of the 1,125 people who died in the county Read More…

High-speed chase ends in Westfield

MANSFIELD — A Cleveland man is in jail after he led state troopers on a 30-minute chase through four counties that reached speeds of up to 100 mph. A news release from the Ohio Highway Patrol said Jerry L. Key, 51, was seen driving a stolen 1992 Chevrolet S-10 pickup on U.S. Route 30 in Read More…

Accused meth-maker a no-show in court

MEDINA — An accused methamphetamine manufacturer failed to show up for a change-of-plea hearing Thursday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Adam J. Strader, 28, of Cleveland, was scheduled to change his plea from not guilty on charges of illegal assembly of methamphetamine and counts of aggravated methamphetamine and oxycodone possession. The charges are third- Read More…