September 17, 2014

Medina
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Buckets and buckets of ice water dumped in Medina Public Square

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More than 30 people braved autumn-like weather to dump buckets of ice water on their heads as part of an ALS challenge on Medina’s Public Square. Most of the people who took the Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday wished more people had come out to support the ALS Association. “I just wanted to pull people from Read More…

Hinckley Twp. couple designs disc golf course for Medina’s new park

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A new disc golf course is being carved out of the woods along the south side of the Champion Creek multipurpose trail as part of Medina’s new Stanbery and Maxine Nichols Park. The 11-basket course, which can be accessed from the parking lot of Sam Masi Park on Gates Mills Boulevard, off Shaker Drive and Read More…

Boil alert after water main break on South Court Street in Medina

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MEDINA — The 200 block of South Court Street in Medina will remain closed “at least until the weekend,” city Service Director Nino Piccoli said Wednesday. A water main broke early Wednesday during overnight road work on South Court Street, causing the closing. Additionally, Piccoli said 12 South Court Street addresses are on boil alert. They Read More…

Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in

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Two Medina men suspected of being involved in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of handguns from a Medina gun shop remained in jail Tuesday with bond set at $250,000 each. Brandon T. Flemming, 19, of the 200 block of West North Street, and Mason S. Farnsworth, 21, of the 500 block of Miller Read More…

Medina approves plan for backup water

Medina City Council’s Finance Committee has authorized the city to enter into an emergency water usage agreement with Medina County with the hope of avoiding future water crises. The agreement stems from a water crisis that began Jan. 7 when the city’s water supply from Avon Lake Municipal Utilities was interrupted due to the cold Read More…

Hinckley couple creates certified wildlife sanctuary in their backyard

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Bill and Connie Ogilvie have been carefully crafting their property into a wildlife sanctuary for more than six years. Their efforts to create a garden space that improves habitats for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife has gotten the attention of the National Wildlife Federation, which recently recognized their property as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Read More…

More than 80 police candidates test their mettle in Medina

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Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell began his career as a police officer in 1983. In the three decades since, he said not much has changed in the long process toward taking the oath to protect and serve. It is pretty similar in the way that it was set up back then, he said. On Saturday, more Read More…

Thousands of dollars worth of guns stolen from Medina store

Medina City Finance Director Keith Durham and his father, Dick Durham, the owner of the building that houses DC Guns, 218 North Court St., board up the front window Friday afternoon. Police say the front window of the gun shop was smash with a rock and 19 handguns stolen. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

Police say burglars made off with 18 handguns from DC Guns, 218 N. Court St. in Medina, after they used a rock to smash the front window. The gun store owner discovered the break-in Friday morning. Fifteen semi-automatic pistols and three revolvers — all name brands — were taken, reports said. Police provided a detailed Read More…

Medina mother of two dies of heroin OD

Medina police say officers were able to revive a heroin overdose victim last week, but were too late to save another victim, a 35-year-old mother of two, who died Thursday. Officers were not able to revive Lindsey Myers, who was found unresponsive in her basement, with the lifesaving drug for heroin overdoses Narcan early Thursday Read More…

Construction begins on trail connecting Lake Medina to Reagan Parkway

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Construction workers have broken ground on a 1.6-mile trail that will connect the state Route 18 parking lot at Lake Medina in Medina Township to the Reagan Parkway Multipurpose Trail in Medina. Trail construction was approved in 2010 after the county was granted $590,000 from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. Cost estimates rose and Read More…