July 29, 2014

Medina
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Standoff in Medina Twp. resolved peacefully after four hours

MEDINA TWP. — A four-hour standoff with police ended peacefully Monday afternoon when an armed man who threatened to kill himself surrendered. Gary Grimes Jr., 39, of Brunswick, faces charges of abduction, a third-degree felony. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Grimes, who was armed with a 9mm handgun, arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s home Read More…

Nathan Stallard, Ciara Farnsworth named Medina County fair king, queen

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Nathan Stallard and Ciara Farnsworth were named Medina County Fair’s King and Queen Monday night. “Unimaginable,” Farnsworth said about winning the competition. “I am overwhelmed, shaking and crying.” Farnsworth will be a sophomore at the University of Akron. Stallard will be a senior at the Medina County Career Center. Four young men and nine young Read More…

Rides going up for Medina County Fair

A member of the Bate’s Amusements crew works 40 feet in the air to put together the final pieces of a funhouse Thursday at the Medina County Fairgrounds. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Life is looking good this year say the roustabouts of Bates Amusement who are setting up the Medina County Fair rides. “This season is going much better than last season,” Dan “Red” Sexton said with a toothless smile. The 35-person crew arrives one week before the fair starts each year to set up Read More…

Cleveland FBI releases photo of FirstMerit bank robber

The Cleveland Division of the FBI released this photo the man sought in Wednesday's robbery of FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St., Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — The Cleveland Division of the FBI has released a photo of Wednesday’s bank robbery at FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St. Special Agent Vicki Anderson described the suspect as a white man about 6 feet tall with an average build. She said he is estimated to be 30 to 40 years old and Read More…

Medina police save another from heroin overdose with Narcan antidote

MEDINA — Medina police may have saved the life of one of two Lafayette Township brothers on heroin by administering the antidote Narcan. Police reported finding Brent N. Barnum, 30, and Bradley J. Barnum, 27, both of the 6700 block of Ballash Road, on the bathroom floor of a Lafayette Road trailer Sunday. Officer Michael Read More…

Medina council wins bid, buys Masonic Temple at auction for $258,500

Medina officials won the Masonic Temple, 120 N. Elmwood Ave., at auction Thursday with a bid of $235,000. The bidding started at $45,000 for the historic building. Along with a 10 percent broker’s fee, the total cost is $258,500 — $8,500 more than what the city had offered to buy the building last fall before Read More…

Medina police seek suspect in connection with Union Square robbery

MEDINA — Police are searching for a Cleveland man wanted in connection with a robbery at the Union Square apartments. Antwan R. Gideon, 33, is charged with robbery, a second-degree felony, stemming from an altercation at the apartment complex on June 29. Police say a person was assaulted during the altercation and the victim’s cellphone Read More…

City Council calls special meeting to enter Masonic Temple auction

MEDINA — City Council will conduct a special meeting Thursday morning to authorize Law Director Greg Huber to bid on the Masonic Temple, 120 N. Elmwood Ave. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. — less than four hours before the auction will begin. If Council approves the ordinance, it would allow Huber to bid Read More…

Police looking for man who robbed South Court Street’s FirstMerit Bank

MEDINA — Medina police are searching for a man who robbed the 1105 S. Court St. branch of FirstMerit Bank on Wednesday morning. Police say the man is white and approximately 6 feet tall. He wore a blue mask with black hooded sweatshirt during the robbery at about 11:15 a.m. Police say he was seen Read More…

‘Spoonman’ performs musical shows at Brunswick, Buckeye libraries

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For 39 years Jim “Spoonman” Cruise has been slapping spoons on his thigh. On Monday, he brought his talents to the Brunswick and Buckeye libraries. In traditional country music, spoons are played holding the concave sides of two spoons outward with a finger placed in between both of the handles. The spoons are struck against Read More…