November 25, 2014

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Wadsworth man in custody after leading police to body of missing Creston woman

Kevin Fisher

A Wadsworth man is in custody after leading authorities to the body of Lorrie Pratt, 49, of Creston, who had been missing since Oct. 25, Cleveland police said. Cleveland police said Kevin Fisher, 34, of Wadsworth, who was with Pratt the night she disappeared, led police to a field near East 131st Street and Coit Read More…

Lagerhead’s: Medina County’s sole maker of craft beer is expanding

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The building that will house Lagerhead’s new brewery on West Smith Road in Medina is gutted inside. That’s good news because it means that work on the expanded brew house is almost finished. Red-painted steel I-beams stretch across a 2,500-square-foot room giving way for the exposed wooden rafters 50 feet above the floor where 15 Read More…

Strongsville’s Roslyn Painter-Goffi gets seat on state Board of Education

Roslyn Painter-Goffi

Rosyln Painter-Goffi claimed victory in the race for the 5th District representative on the Ohio Board of Education. With more than 99 percent of precincts counted, Painter-Goffi, of Strongsville, was leading incumbent Brad Lamb, of Westlake, and two other candidates, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State. “I’m grateful to the supporters Read More…

Dave Hall begins fourth, last term as U.S. Representative

Dave Hall

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Dave Hall was re-elected Tuesday to his 70th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Hall, 53, of Millersburg, handily beat Democrat James E. Riley, of Sullivan Township in Ashland County, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “We got our message out and tomorrow I Read More…

Wadsworth police release more details on missing Creston woman

Wadsworth police released a more detailed description Monday of what a 49-year-old Creston woman was wearing on Oct. 25 — the night she disappeared. Lorrie Pratt, of 104½ Brooklyn Ave., last was seen leaving KC’s Sports Bar in Wadsworth, with 34-year-old Kevin Fisher for Cleveland. Fisher, of Wadsworth, also was considered missing until he was Read More…

Missing Creston woman’s car found in Cleveland; Wadsworth house searched

Lorrie Pratt

Wadsworth police have intensified their search for a Creston woman after her car was found abandoned in Cleveland. Lorrie Pratt, 49, of 104 1/2 Brooklyn Ave., last was seen Oct. 25 leaving KC’s Sports Bar in Wadsworth with Kevin Fisher, 34, of 573 Jessica Lane, Wadsworth, police Sgt. James Wilcox said. Pratt is described as Read More…

Early voters stream into Medina County Board of Elections

Poll workers were busy at the Medina County Board of Elections throughout the weekend as voters seized the opportunity to cast ballots early. “We were really busy today (Sunday),” Carol Lawler, director of the Medina County Board of Elections, said. “Between noon and 2 p.m. we had 130 people and between 2 p.m. to 4:30 Read More…

Mayor Hanwell: Medina doesn’t need $1M pool

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell thinks it will cost less and provide more bang for the buck to expand the indoor pools at the Medina Community Recreation Center than it would to rebuild the outdoor pool at Memorial Park. “What I wanted to do was give Council an alternative to spending $1 million on something that Read More…

Halloween prompts residents to go all-out with spooky decorations

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Halloween today is the spookiest time of year. It’s also the second-most, home-decorated holiday — after Christmas, of course — and displays are becoming bigger and scarier each year. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts haunt the yards throughout neighborhoods for little princesses, ninjas and wizards looking to get a treat or to be tricked. Endless hours Read More…

Police dispatchers in Medina seek new three-year contract

The Ohio Patrolman’s Benevolent Association and city are searching for common ground on hours and pay in a new contract for the Medina Police Department’s 10 dispatchers. In an Oct. 8 report, Susan Grody Ruben, a fact-finder for the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, rejected a request from the dispatchers to work four, 10-hour days Read More…