July 25, 2016

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Special Olympics torch to pass through Medina, Montville Twp. today

MEDINA — Ohio’s Special Olympics torch will make its way through Medina and Montville Township on Monday morning at the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Montville Township police Sgt. Chris LaFond said the run will begin in Medina’s Public Square at 9 a.m. About a dozen officers are expected to participate.

Officers will run a 5.3-mile course south down state Route 3, then east on Poe Road toward the Montville Township Police Department.

“In years past, we’ve had the (Special Olympic) athletes join us either at the start or end of the run,” LaFond said. “This year will be no different.”

LaFond, who plans to participate, said the event is the only torch run in Medina County this year. In previous years, Wadsworth and Brunswick have hosted runs.

As a result, officers from many of the county’s law enforcement agencies will be participating.

“We usually have a pretty nice turnout,” LaFond said. “We’ve got guys who are runners and guys who aren’t, so we usually stick together in a group.”

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